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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress

1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

The Trendiest Fashion One-Piece Swimsuits for Women

Fringed One Piece Swimsuits:  Fringe was a breakout swimsuit trend last year, and it's just as big for 2014. This year it comes on all different types of swimsuits, from a plunging fringed monokini to a one piece fringed bandeau swimsuit. It's the perfect swimsuit for a laid back boho-chic kind of gal.

Pictured Above (left to right):  L*Space Women's One Piece Fringe One Piece Bandeau Monokini Swimsuit  /  ASOS Fringed Studded Bandeau Swimsuit  /  ASOS Fringed Side Plunge Swimsuit  /

Sporty One Piece Swimsuits:  Last year Tommy Hilfiger introduced a line a super sporty one pieces, while earlier this year peter Pilotto included a selection of rash guard tops for his Target capsule collection. Stores that aren't typically sporty, like J. Crew, also have a large selection of rash guards this spring and summer. Even designer brands like Nanette Lepore and Mara Hoffman have included several rash guard tops in their spring summer 2014 collections. It's one of the top swimsuit trends for 2014 by far. You can get the trend in a one piece version with a long sleeve surf suit.

Tank-style sporty one pieces are also in for 2014, often featuring illusion color blocking on the sides, cool zippers in the front, and sometimes mesh overlay panels.

Pictured Above (left to right):  Fit 4 U Women's Color Blocks Zipper Tank One Piece Swimsuit  /  Cover Long Sleeve One Piece Swimsuit  /  TYR Women's Flirt Zipper Front Maillot  /

Cutout One Piece Swimsuits: The cutouts trend last summer was...well, a bit hoochi. The trend was seen mainly on super skimpy monokinis that may have well been string bikinis considering how little they covered. For 2014 the cut-out swimsuit trend is much more wearable and appropriately more conservative than a bikini, yet it's still sexier than the traditional one piece.

Pictured Above (left to right):  BCBGeneration Women's Bound To The Future Cosmic One Piece Swimsuit  /  Volcom Women's Simply Solid One Piece Swimsuit  /  Volcom Women's Stone Void One Piece Swimsuit  /

Black Sheer Mesh Swimsuits: I covered this swimsuit trend a lot in 2013, and like most new swimsuit trends from last year, this one continues to get more and more popular for 2014 as well. I love it because you can show skin without really showing skin, so you don't have to worry about anything popping out. The sheer mesh offers coverage but still has some sex appeal. This type of swimwear looks so glamorous and really goes well with gold accessories. I love to pair mine with my Magid Metallic Gold Straw Tote.

Pictured Above (left to right):  La Blanca Women's Sheer and Present High Neck Mio One Piece Swimsuit  /  La Blanca Women's Sheer and Present Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit  /  Profile by Gottex Women's Martini V-Neck Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit  /

One-Shoulder Swimsuits:  This is a trend that actually wasn't around much last season but is seen for 2014 in several collections including Michael Kors, Trina Turk, and Kenneth Cole. A one-shoulder swimsuit is a glamorous alternative to the traditional tank-style one piece.

Pictured Above (left to right):  Trina Turk Women's Prisma One Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit  /  Kenneth Cole Women's Haute Wave One-Shoulder Swimsuit  /  Kenneth Cole Women's Deco Dence One Shoulder Mio  /

Strapless Bandeau One Piece:  This is the most prevalent silhouette among fashion one pieces. It's often seen on graphic print swimsuits. Some of my favorites for 2014 are by Becca by Rebecca Virtue and Gottex. A bandeau one piece with shirring, color blocking, or side-swept pleating can really help create the illusion of a slimmer waist.

Pictured Above (left to right):  Gottex Women's Alexandria Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit  /  Seafolly Women's Goddess Pleated Bandeau Maillot One Piece (also in emerald green)  /  Ella Moss Women's Veranda One Piece Swimsuit  /

Swim Dresses:  These one piece swimsuits help balance out a pear-shaped figure. Often made with shirring or pleating, they help to cover the tummy, and the sweetheart neckline creates a vintage pinup girl look.

Pictured Above (left to right):  Jantzen Women's Lady Dot Retro Swim Dress  /  Jessica Simpson Women's Seashells One Piece Swimsuit  /  Profile by Gottex Women's Tutti Fruti Bandaeu Swim Dress  /

Ruffle-Top Swimsuits:  Ruffles are pretty much always in for spring and summer, though last year did include the rise of the flounce-top swimsuit trend. It's still in for 2014 and can be seen on anything from a flounce-top bandeau swimsuit to a ruffle-top plunging neckline swimsuit. It's the perfect swimsuit to add a little extra volume to the bust area.

Pictured Above (left to right):  Ella Moss Women's Savannah One Piece Swimsuit  /  Ella Moss Women's Rem Soft Cup One Piece (also in black)  /  Seafolly Women's Take Flight Cascade One Piece Swimsuit  /

Boy-leg Swimsuits (left to right): This vintage inspired swimsuit trend has been around for a few years now, and let's face it, it isn't going anywhere. The vintage trend only continues to increase. For the ultimate vintage pinup style swimsuit, go for a boy-leg one piece with seems down the sides and shirring in the middle, a halter strap, and a sweetheart neckline.

Pictured Above:  Seafolly Women's Goddess Boyleg Maillot One Piece  /  Seafolly Women's Summer Garden Boyleg One Piece  /  Seafolly Women's Harlow Tie Front Retro Maillot One Piece  /

Criss-Cross Pleated Swimsuits: This swimsuit trend for 2014 is a gift from the hide-my-fat gods. Pleating alone helps to camouflage the tummy, but combine it with a side-swept criss crossing design, and you've got the most figure-flattering one piece for creating a smaller waist. Criss cross pleated swimsuits come in all different types from one-shoulder to strapless bandeau to halter strap so you can tailor the look to the rest of your body as well..

Pictured Above:  La Blanca Women's Island Goddess One Piece Bandeau  /  Gottex Women's Beach Goddess One Piece Bandeau (also in black)  /  Gottex Women's Metallics One Piece Bandeau  /

Plunging V Neckline:  This is another one of my favorite swimsuit trends for 2014. It's a really sexy way to show some skin without worrying about the tummy or bum hanging out.

Pictured Above:  Kenneth Cole Women's Hot Purr-Suit Plunge One Piece Swimsuit  /  La Blanca Women's Lets Bond Belted Pludge Mio One Piece Swimsuit  /  Kenneth Cole Women's Palm-Print Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit  /

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  1. I have a black sheer mesh/solid combo swimsuit from over 12 years ago. Thrilled to see it's back in style... and I still fit it. I might have to wear it this year.

    Great picks here Krisztina!

    1. Thanks, Jenn. That's cool that you still have it.


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