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If you are still wearing your old swimsuit from two years ago, now is the time for a new suit! With all the amazing swimwear brands offering styles for everyone, there is no reason not to order some swimwear right this minute. Find your dream bikini! Your swimwear should suit your body and your personal style. You can have high fashion combined with comfort, support, and quality if you shop in the right place.
Here are Daily Mom’s picks for the best swimwear of the season 2017.
If you didn’t believe that silky smoothness and a barely-there design in your bikini could also keep you feeling confidently in-place and covered, then you haven’t met Elle Mer yet.
Their Kona Bikini Top is a lightweight, gently lined two-layer piece that is made with the softest material we’ve ever felt in a swimsuit. The nylon spandex blend features a seamless design with no ties, hardware, or padding, making this a classically sexy bikini top for those who live and breathe simplicity. The flattering, triangle style front and uniquely chic T-strap back allows you to move as you please, in beautiful comfort.
Pair the Kona Top with the coordinating Kohala Bottoms, for a match made in heaven. These seamless bottoms are made with the same fabric as the top, guaranteeing a deliciously comfortable and secure fit. The string bikini style gives you the barely-there feel you crave, without the hassle and stress of ties, and the minimal coverage back gives your tush some sun kisses. Made in California, this bikini set will become the most beautiful and treasured suit in your arsenal this summer.
About Elle Mer
Elle Mer is a luxurious swimwear and loungewear line that is inspired by the romance of old Hawaii, with all of their modern and simplistic designs made right in the USA and shipped straight from the islands. Based on the founder’s rich family heritage in beautiful Hawaii, she designs her pieces around the natural beauty of her breathtaking backyard and has created an upscale line of seamlessly constructed apparel that marries both romance and practical athleticism, for a chic, well fitting look that every stylish adventurer can appreciate.
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If you’re a fan of ultra chic crop tops, and not taken aback at all by jumping into a pool in one on a sweltering summer day, then this suit was made just for you! Fulfill all your childhood (and adult if you’re anything like us!) dreams of being a mermaid, by wearing this unique Merbabe suit while floating through the ocean or diving into the lake.
The Merbabe top is a one-size-fits-all design, giving you a custom fit simply by tying the front handkerchief section in a knot. Part crop top, part bikini, yet you have coverage that is still sexy and flattering. The shiny, silver “Merbabe” graphic across the front lets everyone know that you’re a mermaid babe, and a sassy one at that. Available in two bright, summer style colors, this is a must-have suit for girl’s beach trips and summer bachelorette parties.
The seamless bottoms are just as unique and fabulous as their matching top. In a tiny, cheeky cut with ruched sides, fully lined for maximum coverage, and in the same luxe, silky smooth fabric as the top, you’ll be soaring through the waters in style and comfort. The best part is, when you buy this swimwear set, you’re giving back to helping preserve and restore the Brazilian rainforest and its inhabitants, as a portion of the purchase goes to the Iracambi charity.
About Salty Mermaid
Only last year did this swimwear brand start, but boy what a fun and giving shop it already is! Coming from the brainchild of long time best friends Sarah and Kara, Salty Mermaid empowers women to be comfortable and feel beautiful in swimwear that is unique and not limited to the middle of the beach. They also believe in giving back in big ways to the world around them, so with each purchase, a generous amount is donated towards a charity, which is hand selected for each of their collections.
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Can a swimsuit be more than a swimsuit? It can when it is designed with high fashion in mind. Aqua Blu creates swimwear that is beautifully stylish, using the latest trends, exclusive fabric, and a variety of options for every design.
We love how versatile this brand is and how easy it is to get your dream bikini from Aqua Blu. Every season they offer a variety of exclusive prints in several different cuts for the top and bottom. You pick the style and size you prefer for the top and bottom, and your perfect suit is on the way to you. This makes it simple to get a suit that works for your body.
Inca is one of Aqua Blu’s gorgeous prints this season. The blue, geometric Inca print is mesmerizing. In the Inca Triangle Bikini Top, the print is trimmed in white. This molded cup top is suitable for B-C cups and has tie halter straps and a gold nickel-free back clip. It is stretchy, supportive, and stays in place. Dive right into the water with confidence. Your girls aren’t going to escape!
We paired the triangle bikini top with the Inca Caged Side Bikini Bottom. This bikini bottom gives you a regular fit with moderate coverage. The white contrasting sides match the trim on the bikini top and gives you just a hint of skin that is incredibly sexy. This bottom is fully lined and totally comfortable.
Aqua Blu also offers stylish swimwear for men in several styles: briefs, shorts, trunks, and boardshorts.
About Aqua Blu
Aqua Blu hails from down under. This iconic Australian designer creates swimwear that is all high fashion. When you choose a suit from Aqua Blu, you know you will be at the height of style and are sure to stand out at the beach or pool. This swimwear is created with the highest quality standards. Aqua Blu uses exclusive prints, colors, and fabrics. We love that this company is inspired by confident, powerful women. They offer designs with everyone in mind, from string bikinis to cap sleeve one piece suits, Aqua Blu comes in Australian sizes 8-18 and cup sizes up to DD/E.
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The Bruges bikini features a tropical print in a beautiful navy and white motif. The padded top is adjustable and supportive and does wonders for your overall silhouette. The top ties in a criss-cross in the back for a pretty detail. The bottoms tie on the sides and it is full cut, giving you coverage that is still sexy. Both the top and the bottom are reversible so you can change up how you wear the suit, making it seem like more than one suit!
The Ada is a feminine bikini. The triangle top is padded with adjustable shoulder straps giving you the perfect fit and lift. The bottoms are full cut. Both the top and bottom are lined in white with a blue geometric, diamond pattern. We love the gold accessory on the top. The bottom is reversible.
For another navy style, check out the Costa from Khongboon. The zebra-like stripes are stylish and summery. The top and bottom feature a navy trim, and the bottom is reversible. The top is an adjustable triangle top with padding. The bottom is low cut and Brazilian style if you want to show off a little more of your booty!
Khongboon is a luxurious brand offering the best in swimwear and activewear. Everything Khongboon creates is sexy. Feel empowered and beautiful in a one piece or bikini from this designer this summer whether you are chasing the kids around the pool, playing a game of beach volleyball, or just soaking up the sand with a drink in your hand. The mission of Khongboon is for women to live their best active life so they create swimwear and activewear that can keep up! Their designs are modern, high quality, and comfortable.
With the name “Pepper” coming from a common volleyball term, these suits are silky soft, highly durable, and feature two-in-one designs, giving you more bang for your buck. With lots of style offerings in different prints and solid colors, you’ll be able to rock a different suit all week long during your beach vacation or volleyball playoffs.
The Huntington design is named after a popular California beach well known for surfing and volleyball, and gives you the best of both worlds, a chic, simple black suit on one side, and a neon palm leaf print on the other, leaving you to mix and match and flip around for a possibility of four different looks in one suit! The non-adjustable, lightly lined top fits snug, like a sports bra, and stays in place all day long, with a unique v-back design that doesn’t only look cool, but takes pressure off your neck and shoulders for an even comfier feel.
The Huntington bottom gives you two options for wear, cheeky or modest, depending on how much skin the day calls for showing off. With seamless stitching, a small Pepper Swimwear logo on the side, and a snug, secure fit, these bottoms will be a staple in your swimwear wardrobe.
The East Beach design is named after a popular volleyball beach in Santa Barbara, California. We love this design on the high neck reversible top. The braided ladder detailing in the front is sexy and just revealing enough. The back criss-crosses. This top is just full of fun details including the bright, beautiful floral print. The yellow is flashy and fun making you the center of attention at the beach!
The East Beach bottom is comfortable and versatile with its reversible design. This sport bikini bottom features double straps on the sides. Wear it as a yellow bottom or with the East Beach floral pattern showing. It looks amazing either way. The moderate rise and moderate back coverage gives you comfortable coverage with just enough skin showing.
About Pepper Swimwear
Pepper Swimwear came to fruition when moms Bridget Dome and Sibylle Postley saw the need for high quality swimwear that wasn’t only stylish and practical, but was able to function properly when it came to their favorite pastime, beach volleyball. With each piece designed and created in California, these beautiful and fully reversible suits stay in place whether you’re sleeping on the beach for hours or spiking balls all afternoon.
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It’s tough these days to find a beautifully made, flattering swimsuit that doesn’t cost you a small island, so we were excited to find that every set of Kulani Kini’s swimsuits can be purchased for under $100! And these are definitely not your average Target suits; they are silky smooth, with eclectic designs and reversibility.
If splashing around with your kids makes you nervous you might experience a nip slip at the Y, then cover up a bit more, while still maintaining your sexy vibe, with the High Crop Bikini Top. Keeping your girls safely in place, the securely fitting elastic band under the bust and intricate crossing back straps, not to mention the incredibly smooth Italian lycra fabric, makes this the perfect slip on top for summer water activities and sand side sunbathing.
Pair with the Cheeky Bikini Bottom for a matching or coordinating look as these bottoms are reversible, giving you a funky print to rock or a more muted, solid style. With a seamless design and the same incredible Italian lycra material as the top, you’ll feel as though you’re wearing nothing.
The Bermuda Bikini from Kulani Kinis is so much fun! This suit is soft and silky. It is well designed and stays in place for a swim or a game of volleyball. The bright neon pinks and blues are vintage and funky. The Bermuda Top is fully lined but not padded. You get the perfect fit with adjustable bra straps.
The Cheeky Bermuda Bikini Bottom gives you the Hawaiian “cheeky style” that is so trendy right now. Show off that beautiful butt of yours. With a seamless design and Italian lycra, this will be the most comfortable bikini bottom you’ve ever worn.
About Kulani Kinis
Kulani Kinis is a swimwear slash women empowerment brand that brings the beauty of Hawaiian inspiration to the everyday affordability that founders Dani and Alex wanted in their company. Living in Sydney, Australia, and traveling frequently to Hawaii, this pair has been designing and creating high quality and beautifully unique swimwear since February 2015, and delivers their suits to girls across the globe for a reasonable price, spreading their philosophy of “swim.sweat.sparkle” to the masses.
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Photo Credits: EveryAvenue Girl, Dani Nicole Photography