My game plan upon entering an Anthropologie store tends to involve speeding right past their clothing and making a beeline for their housewares. While I adore their home goods, I find their clothes to be a bit on the frumpy side. When it comes to the home, I'm all about the well-worn, cozy vibe, but where my wardrobe is concerned, I prefer a cleaner look, so their ruffle-bedecked collars, flouncy floral parlour dresses, and cardigans piled with cutesy flourishes don't do it for me. I hadn't bothered to check out the clothing in a while, so I was surprised when, flicking through the latest catalogue, I happened upon an amazing selection of swimwear. I'd expected their suits to be a little too retro or just plain boring, but what I found were playful pieces with a healthy dose of sex appeal. Three examples that are making me rethink my stance:
Calypso's Calm One-Piece, $128. Absolutely adorable, and the low-cut neckline prevents it from looking too much like a vintage bathing costume.
Natalie One-Piece, $148. A Marilyn-esque redux that looks even better wet.
Between-the-Lines Bikini, $78 each for top and bottom. Sophisticated stripes that bare just the right amount of skin.