Blake Lively Just Wore the Swimsuit Trend That's Never Going Away

As much as it pains me to admit it, I don't have any spring break plans this year—it's quite a bit harder to schedule a getaway in adulthood than it was in my college days. Blake Lively, however, is living her best vacation life right now. And thankfully, I can live vicariously through her Instagram photos, which racked up nearly 5 million likes in less than 48 hours. 

In one photo, Lively posed poolside wearing an ab-baring cutout swimsuit by Solid & Striped. Her exact swimsuit is sold out in nearly all sizes, but I found an excellent $80 alternative that's fully stocked in a range of sizes (XXS to 4X) and even has special sizes for those with long torsos. Genius. The cutout trend shows no signs of slowing down, so it's a smart purchase in my mind. Scroll down to shop for similar black one-piece swimsuits.


(Image credit: @blakelively)

On Lively: Solid & Striped Esme Swimsuit ($145)

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.