Warmer weather is soon approaching, which means we’re only that much closer to bathing suit season. Everyone has their own style, whether they feel the most like themselves with a little bit of edge, sexiness, or the right amount of subtlety. Whatever it may be, some places you might not see on the regular are guaranteed to have just what you need. These are the best in-store and online places to buy a bathing suit for the summer.
This first place is known for its California beach-inspired goods, and it just wouldn’t be right if their swimwear didn’t show the same culture. Curated in Los Angeles in 1980, this blank company has been “dedicated to delivering an exclusive collection of the most relevant brands and styles to a community of inspired youth.” Brands include Kendall & Kylie, MinkPink, ONIA x WEWOREWHAT, Roxy, TWIIN, and VYB.
If you were once a young preteen girl who loved to shop like I was, then you’re probably aware of the items that have helped make outfits stand out. This includes their swimwear. They know that whether you’re hanging out on the beach or on a tropical getaway, “you should always have a cute swimsuit on hand! It never hurts to have a few extra pairs on hand, too (just in case you feel like changing up your look!) The classic one-piece is always a winner. It provides ample coverage and there’s no risk of an exposed wardrobe mishap. Between all of the different cuts and styles, your one-piece swimsuit options are really endless.” They feature Various styles for all personalities including floral flounce swimsuits “with a ruffle that extends across the chest and arms.
The flounce style is perfect for photo ops and doubles as a one-piece too if you want to wear it away from the water! Just layer it underneath your shorts or trousers like a bodysuit and you’ve got a winning outfit!” If you want to add a little fun to shopping for a bathing suit, you could always mix and match the different cuts, patterns, and colors of the bikini pieces if a one-piece isn’t your thing. So the patterns don’t clash, make sure both pieces “share a similar color palette. Say you choose a navy swim top with a red cherry print. For your bottoms, go for a red color to match the cherries! They’re not exact matches, but they’ll look great next to each other! Crochet bikinis are one of our top-selling styles. Consider it a modern revamp of your grandma’s old knitting techniques. It looks great in a fun, bright hue like coral. The bikini top can also be worn as a crop top or bralette! Layer it under an oversized jacket when you decide to get out of the water and onto the boardwalk. Pick your favorite swim top and swim bottom for the ultimate beachy look.”
This is another brand that channels what young adults want to say for themselves in their wardrobe. Whether you’re looking to be more “playful at the beach or lounge by the pool, trendy swimsuits are a key part of any woman’s wardrobe, and we have the hottest styles right here. From teeny bikinis to on-point one-pieces, we’ve got you covered with our wide selection of cute women’s bathing suits, and our affordable prices mean that you can switch up your style to fit your mood without breaking the bank.” And, they’re another brand that focuses on every person’s character, as they are all different.
Everything from one-pieces to the many forms of bikini bathing suits and separates “in a wide range of styles, from string bikinis to halter tops to low-rise bottoms and cheeky cuts to edgy lace-up and one-shoulder designs. Can’t decide which of our trendy bathing suits is right for you? Nobody said you had to pick just one style. Use interchangeable tops and bottoms to mix things up, or try a reversible bathing suit to get two colors in one versatile piece. Of course, with our great prices, it might be tempting to fill up your closet with a different swimsuit for every day. Go ahead; we won’t tell!”
At Fashion Nova, they have one goal that they do an incredible job of achieving; to make it easy and affordable “for you to be your own fashion icon. We believe you deserve to look like a million bucks, without breaking the bank.” The variety of styles and bold colors really are made for women of every shape and size to only feel “bad-ass, fashion-forward, and in control of their own destiny. “Nova style” is making the rules, and breaking the rules; our customer is the leader of the pack, the last one standing, in the front row, and always on the list.”
It is pretty common knowledge, even if you’ve never owned a single piece from them, that this next place presents the hottest trends to make a woman feel at her sexiest, especially for their swimwear. Whether you prefer one of their bikinis or one-pieces is totally up to you, and some may not see it right away, but the choices they have really do suit every woman’s style that they like to present on the daily.
This next place has literally everything you can imagine, especially when it comes to finding a bathing suit that fits your individuality. Especially if you’re a Seattle resident like me, Nordstrom has always had an incredible eye for “what’s next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, we’ve worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping our customers express their style—not just buy fashion.” Brands such as Madewell, Gucci, Fendi, and Billabong are just some of the hundreds to choose from. Another great option is their sister store Nordstrom Rack (or as I like to say, the “Rack”).
They hold the most current trends “and the brands you love for 30-70% off original prices—each and every day. And because we’re obsessed with finding new ways to help you shop the way you want to shop. It’s all about serving customers on their terms: in-store, online or through mobile and exciting flash sales powered by HauteLook. Whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or crave the thrill of treasure hunting at one of our many stores, we’ve got you covered.” For only a small chunk of the original price, you can mix and match brands such as Athena, Billabong, Tommy Bahama, TOPSHOP, and Nicole Miller
It’s just for punks and band t-shirt wearers anymore. This next place has evolved from the goth/emo kid’s paradise into a way for every movie, TV show, and pop culture superfan can wear all their favorites. Along with bold prints such as checkers, cherry blossoms, and even galaxy, one bathing suit can turn you into Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Lilo from Lilo and Stitch, and even Wonder Woman.