With the sun is still shining fiercely in Seattle, I decided to share my list of FAVORITE swimwear brands and where to buy them. I went through all my swimsuits (trust me I have A TON) and picked the brands that I go for most. Below is a list of my tried and tested brands to keep you fashionable AND comfortable this Summer.
**For reference I am a size 34B in bra sizing and wear a size 8 in lululemon bras. In bottoms I am a size 6 in lululemon.**
Maaji hails from Columbia. I love their mix and match quilt-like silhouettes. The patterns are whimiscal and sure to draw attention. They also make solid-to-reversible suits. Wear matching sets, or mix your tops and bottoms for endless combinations. They also make mens swim trunks and kids swimwear. I would recommend sizing up from your usual size. A size medium would best fit a size 6-8 womens.
#2 Beach Bunny
Beach Bunny is a luxe swimwear brand based out of Orange County, California. Expect to pay around $200+ per suit. Some vintage suits (new or pre-owned) will sell on the secondary market for exorbitant prices. You’ll see a lot of their suits in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami. I love their Siren (sequin) and Lady Lace suits. The bottoms run small, but the tops mostly run true to size (TTS). If you’re a beauty on a budget, Chic Grace sells an awesome sequin bikini dupe for only $11!
#3 Luli Fama
Luli Fama is based out of Miami, Florida. They considered a luxe brand swimwear. I love their fringe and strappy designs. Their prints have been by far the most interesting. I have a leopard bikini that lights up under blacklight, making it perfect for a night time pool party. You’ll see a lot of their suits in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami. Their fabric is comfortable but does tend to snag a little when worn. I would definitely wash these by hand and hang dry. Luli Fama runs true to size.
#4 Vitamin A
L*Space was created by Monica Wise and offers some amazing silhouettes! They’re based out of Orange County, California. SoCal sure knows how to outfit the beach babe. I acquired a fringe Starburst one-piece 5 years ago and still wear it to this day. The sizing does run small so I would definitely size-up. I wear a medium top and bottom in this particular brand.
#6 Solid and Striped
Solid and Striped offers minimalistic and modern silhouettes. Solid & Striped offers chic swimwear from bikinis to one-piece that are suited for any setting – wear them poolside or take it on your Mediterranean vacation. Created with the desire to create effortless essentials for all your leisurely pursuits, Solid & Striped is perfect for when you want to relax. Sizing is tricky in this brand. I have been able to fit into both a Small and Medium. I would go with whichever you feel more comfortable with in terms of compression. If you are between a size 4 and 6, definitely go for a size Small.
Seafolly is a swimwear brand from Australia. The quality is top notch! If you need additional support for the gals, Seafolly offers a variety of wire to wireless support. They also offer petite to large sizes, making their suits suit-able for women of many sizes. Make sure to take note of their Australian sizing. I wear a 10 in AU sizing which translates to a 6 in US sizing. I would say they run TTS.
Marysia Swim offers timeless silhouettes with a classy scalloped detail. The pieces are not lined and I would not recommend them for big busted gals. Their pieces do not offer support in the chest area if you’re larger than a B or small C cup. I would order these in your regular size as I’ve found they run TTS. They also stretch a bit when submerged in water.
What are some of your favorite swimwear brands? Let me know if the comments!
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