I feel like my swimsuit game has been strong this summer, so while we still have some time left before it’s all blanket scarves and sweaters, I wanted to share my personal top picks for the best summer swimsuits. As you can tell by the collage below, I’m all about red, white, navy, gingham, stripes, and solids. I rarely stray from those in my swimsuit collection.
It’s funny because I don’t wear red that often but I have two red bathing suits that I wear on repeat. I have last year’s version of this suit that is crazy crazy flattering. It’s definitely pricey but worth it in my opinion because it really sucks you in. This classic scoop back also looks great on (I have it in black) but is on sale for $23 so no brainer there! If you’re into red one pieces this ruffle neck scoop back is an absolute dream. If I didn’t already have two, I’d be all over it.
As far as flattering suits go, I got this Kate Spade gingham one piece for an Instagram collaboration and love it. It’s super flattering on the stomach and has underwire so is great for a post-partum chestal area because it gives lots of extra support. It comes in a two piece version too.
I don’t own any striped and solid suits but people swear by them and I’ve had my eye on this classic striped one all summer long. I feel like I can’t justify one more this year but I just adore it!
As far as brands go, Victoria’s Secret used to make my favorite bathing suits. I’m not a fan of their bras or undies but their swim game was amazing because they sold bikini tops by your bra size and nothing has ever fit me better. IMO, there’s a void in the market now but maybe I’m missing something. J.Crew is obviously also a favorite for swimwear. Their suits are classic and they often have underwire options like this cute gingham bikini. The Kate Spade suits can be pricey but they fit really well and have fun patterns that make me happy.
Where do you like to buy your swimwear? See below for my top nine picks at the moment!
Photos by Julia Dags.