1. I live in a city where you can only really wear a bikini MAYBE 4 months of the year.
2. I’m currently pregnant and growing further and further from a “sexy” swimsuit body.
And yet I manage to be completely obsessed with bikinis- to the point that I consider myself a solid resource for finding pieces in places most don’t think to look.
Here are some of my favorite brands & sites for swim season:
My friends Meggy and Melissa introduced me to this brand and it’s quickly become one of my favorites for a few reasons. Price: every suit is around $79 bucks- for both the top and bottom. Fit: As a girl who used to wear an XS small top and now needs an XL, I can truly appreciate a suit that adds support and flatters a fuller bust. Color: the neon colors really pop against tan skin and are extremely flattering.
Disclaimer- I’m pretty sure this style isn’t available anymore, but before it ran out of stock I also picked it up in gold.
Don’t fret… almost every single suit on the site is simply incredible. I’m a huge fan of their line of bright solid suits with metal accents and the way these things fit. Nothing is worse that a suit that accents the wrong curvy parts and these do nothing but flatter.
Speaking of bright colors, metal accents and the SIIICKEST fit ever- meet French brand Pain de Sucre.
I stumbled upon this line while in St. Barth’s and was shocked by how flattering their pieces were. There is something about a simple solid suit that fits perfectly that can stand out more than one with a super crazy pattern- not that those aren’t fun too- but when you want the LBD version of a bikini…this is your brand. Luckily they also have an on-line store.
Beach Bunny will always be my #1 OG brand- mostly because I was wearing one of these suits (including the above bottoms) when I fell in love with my husband.
The majority of my bikini collection is Beach Bunny because their suits are; fun, trendy, SUPER sexy and they go on sale often.
When I say *sexy* I mean it…their bottom cuts range from tiny to dental floss…so this summer most of my Bunnies will be packed away till post baby- but TRUST ME when I tell you that getting back into them is major motivation.
Revolve is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of bikinis and swimwear. It doesn’t matter how modest or skimpy you want to go- they have multiple options.
PLUS- they send you a pre paid envelope with return shipping so you can order as many as you like, try them on at HOME in your mirror and send back the rejects. Because let’s be honest- a suit may look beyond on a model but make you look like a stuffed sausage. (yes, I’m speaking from experience)
And remember- a spray tan makes EVERYONE feel better while trying to find their perfect summer staple.