If I fall on my sword for one thing every year, it’s that retailers need to provide us with more appropriately modest two-piece swimsuits for our daughters. Last year was a tough year, with triangle bikini tops making the rounds. This year looks more promising!
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adorable, age-appropriate two-piece swimsuits for girls.
I hit some of our favorite go-to sites for a few recos for those of you mamas with similar girls’ bikini guidelines to mine: non-hoochie, no string bikinis, no provocative statements, no plunging necklines, limited sparkles and sequins, no teeny triangle tops meant to maximize cleavage. I mean, do little girls really need ruching at the boobs? Don’t answer that.
2-piece hibiscus palm print suit (polarn o. pyret, $22.40 on sale)
striped tide surfer two-piece (ll bean, $29.95)
girls’ butterfly tankini (zappos, $55)
kitchen check 2-piece bathing suit (polarn o. pyret, $22.80 on sale)
sporty halter bikini (target, $19.99)
black and white girls’ striped tankini (target, $14.99)
funky girls’ bikini tops and bottoms (mini boden, no longer available)
girls’ printed ruffle tankinis (old navy, $16.94)