Okay, fine, I'll admit it: I have a bit of an obsession with bikinis. (Did the story title give it away?) Truthfully, I can't really go a day without browsing the new swim arrivals section of my favorite retailers. But, hey, I'm an L.A. girl, so beach season is pretty much year-round here. And just because my favorite beaches are closed for lying out (I'll be there soon, Malibu!), doesn't mean I'm not shopping for suits I'll be wearing this summer—starting on my balcony.
After trying on what felt like one million suits (I'm a 32DD and picky about my tops!), my swim drawer is now overflowing with all the bikini styles you could think of—bandeau, triangle, sporty, balconette—and I'm not mad about it. Keep scrolling for the 10 bikinis I'm declaring my absolute favorites, plus a few more I'm obsessing over.
I love, love, love anything from Monday Swimwear. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I swear by anything Tash and Dev create since they have bigger busts like me. Since I'm a DD with a smaller band size, I'm always in between sizes, but because of the tie in the back, I'm able to adjust the top to make it fit perfectly.
I was skeptical about this bikini since I'm usually one to want a little bit more fabric for my chest (as you can tell from my tan lines here—ignore them!), but I ended up falling in love with it. Not only is the color super fun, but the cups are pretty adjustable (and the straps tie on the top and bottom) so you can choose how much coverage you want.
I'm a big fan of bandeau tops. A lot of people think that with bigger boobs, it's harder to wear the style. Sometimes that's true, but you just have to find the right brand. When there's enough fabric and it's tight enough on your body (but not too tight that it smushes the girls down), it looks and feels so good.
I've been eyeing everything tie-dye these days (I blame Instagram), and this suit did not disappoint. The color is so bright, and I love that the cute tankini style makes me feel a little nostalgic about my childhood.
I'm not sure why I decided on a mini tree pose for this photo, but here we are. I'm always super intrigued by swimsuits on Amazon because they're so cheap, but I'm always a little worried about the quality. This one, however, pleasantly surprised me (enough so that I'm going to add to the 1000+ good reviews on the site). I also love this color—it looks expensive.
I originally got this suit for Coachella (sad!), but it works perfectly for this summer as well. The style is so unique and makes me feel chic (something about that balconette). I also love the cut of the bottoms.
More Styles I Love:
This is officially my new favorite suit for tanning.
This color? Yes. And the fabric is super soft.
I'm really feeling anything with ribbed fabric lately.
I've been seeing a lot of these one-shoulder tops lately, and I'm here for it.
PacSun swimsuits are always a favorite. They're so cheap and cute.
Another amazing suit option from Monday Swimwear. A red bikini is always a must.
You really can't go wrong with gingham print.