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Alyssa's Sporty Swimsuit Top

This might be my favorite piece in my summer wardrobe.

As someone with a slightly above-average cup size, let's just say that shopping for swimsuit tops has never been one of my favorite pastimes. In fact, I try to avoid it altogether, and instead, buy multiples of the same suit that are tried and true.

But just before July 4th weekend, a stylist friend of mine sent me this top by Beth Richards, and I've never been so smitten with a bathing suit before in my life. It has a high neck and ties in the back, and since it has more fabric than most bikini tops, it keeps me feeling secure. At the same time, thanks to the sheer mesh panel, it's still a bit sexy and doesn't leave me feeling too covered up for a day at the beach. Plus, it can pull double duty as a crop top, since those are clearly not going away anytime soon

The next time you find me poolside, I'll most likely be wearing this.

Beth Richards Faye top, $129, available at Shopbop.

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