Sun’s out, bum’s out. Well, I mean, kind of. Summer has always been my favorite season due to its long days, short nights, endless sunshine, and summer heat. Throw in a poolside margarita and I am one happy gal. I feel my best in summer and I also feel like I look my best! Glowing with a bronzed tan definitely makes me look more alive than an anemic, porcelain doll in the wintertime.
Swimsuits are among my favorite possessions, and I am always ready for a secret swimming-hole adventure with bathing suits stashed in the back of my car. I also deeply appreciate swimsuits tailored with a curvier body in mind. It’s never fun to make a 20-foot dive off of a cliff and into the water only to discover that your swimsuit top has all but disappeared! Or for the bigger-bummed folks like myself, how about those moments strolling around the pool when you realize that your swimsuit bottom seems to have slipped right into your crack? That has not been one of my crowning moments. So without further ado, I am going to guide you through my personal summer-approved swimsuit list for the season. Take a look at some of my favorite swimmers and try them for yourselves.
First up, we’ve got that to-die-for strappy trend. I’ll admit, this suit isn’t for the faint-hearted, but when it fits correctly? *Chef's kiss!*
If you’re not feeling the scanty cover, try this Agent Provocateur piece with fuller coverage.
This Reformation piece is not only sexy but supports fuller cups. Definitely big bosoms–approved.
The one I’m opting for in the photo above is Netta and made in Bali. It’s an It-girl brand that makes a chic suit.
Next up are one-pieces. These bad boys have been around seemingly forever, and with good reason. They provide coverage and stay in place! Why not go for a funky and colorful print to stand out?
Bower swimwear makes small batches and ensures its pieces are ethically made. Its prints are fabulous and I can confirm that they provide full coverage.
Get funky with an off-the-shoulder option! Yes, it might leave tan lines, but it always looks très Marseille.
Andie swimwear is another ethical label you should know. Its one-pieces are no-frills but amazingly supportive.
Next, we have the two-piece that is curve hugging and activity-friendly. Two pieces are great for a stomach tan, and they still feel so sassy.
For those who want more coverage on their chest and a sportier look, opt for a bikini tee.
Shop the matching Ava High-Waist Bottoms ($78).
I love all of the Oséree swim pieces. They’re so shiny and luxe, and you can become your own personal mermaid.
For the fuller-busted gals, we need more support. Luckily Cupshe was designed for that.
Classic String Bikinis
Next up, we have your standard but essential string bikini. These are a staple in every beach-goers wardrobe, and for good reason. They are no-frills, give you almost no tan lines, and are generally a no-brainer.
I like the Faithfull the Brand string bikinis because they have such fun prints.
Shop the matching Hazel Bikini Bottoms ($85).
Here is another from the cult Aussie brand, perfect for a dip in the bluest of lagoons.
Shop the matching Gordes Triangle Bikini Top ($95).
The new EmRata swimwear line has some promising string bikini styles in an array of prints. Perfect for minimal tan lines this summer.
And lastly, another of my favorite swim styles for this summer is the drawstring suit. These swimsuits are customizable! You can pull them and tie them tighter or looser for a different look. They are also devilishly practical because you can tighten them up right before you dive under a wave to lock it in place.
This one by Isa Boulder is graphic and artistic in the best way. Like your own personal summery Matisse.
The one I am wearing in the image above is by Robin Piccone. This suit has the perfect seasonal yellow color with cute drawstring ties on each side.
I like a back drawstring suit, like this one from Jolyn. Super cute from the back and perfect for weight fluctuation.