Browse around for retro swimsuits, sexy bikinis and tips to enjoy your next beach holiday.

Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Women's swimwear come in all sorts of designs nowadays, and when it comes to sheer variety it's hard to beat Victoria Secret bathing suits. Though the brand is primarily known for its lingerie offerings, its swimwear line has nevertheless enjoyed immense popularity over the years.

New Victoria Secret bathing suits collection 2012 with bikini models Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel

This year promises to be no different. In March 2012, the company launched its summer 2012 swimwear collection with an event at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. There was a mini-fashion show, featuring two Victoria's Secret Angels: Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel, who provided a sneak peek of the swimwear collection by modeling some of the bathing suits.

There are numerous styles featured in the 2012 Victoria Secret bathing suits series. These include bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, halters, and bandeaus. There's also a full complement of cover-ups to complete one's summer beach ensemble. Inspired by Brazil, the collection is unsurprisingly filled with bold colors and bright patterns.

Red Victoria Secret magicsuit swimwear with adjustable straps, foam padding, fully lined and full bottom coverage using spandex.

One doesn't necessarily need to have a body like that of a Victoria's Secret Angel in order to look ravishing in a Victoria's Secret bathing suit. There are several swimwear brands from the company, and some items in the collections are designed to help shape the body and provide firm support. The Magicsuit line, for instance, promises "sexy support and shaping," and features halter tankini tops, convertible swim dresses, and retro one-piece swimsuits, among others.

Women with a small bustline would welcome the new Forever Sexy Collection. The available sizes in the line are from 32A to 38DD, and the push-up bras come with removable padding. Styles include tankinis, halters, bikinis, and skirted bottoms. Other swimsuit brands offered by Victoria's Secret are the Beach Sexy, Gorgeous, Very Sexy, Forever Sexy, BioFit Swim Tops, and Bombshell Swim Tops.

Victorias Secret bikini mixer mixes and matches bikini tops and bottoms from different styles and different designs

Women can opt to shop by bikini top or bikini bottom, but because of the large variety of offerings, it can be overwhelming to choose which top goes with which bottom. To that end, the Victoria's Secret web site launched the Bikini Mixer feature. This helps shoppers mi x and match from among the various styles and designs in order to come up with the mix that's just perfect for them. Aside from the official web site, Victoria Secret bathing suits are also available in various retail stores in the U.S. and Canada.