I’ll be honest: I’m not really a big fun-in-the-sun beach person. Summer is one of my least favorite seasons, right above winter, because I can’t stand the extremity of the weather. I’m much more a spring and autumn, and fifty degrees Fahrenheit is my perfect temperature.
That being said, I love fashion. I also love jumping in a cool, chlorinated pool as much as the next person, so I still occasionally browse swimsuits from time to time. These are my favorite swimsuits I’ve come across so far, and even though I probably won’t buy any of them, they are stunning! It’s also noteworthy to add that a few of these bathing suits are very expensive, particularly the ones from Unique Vintage and ModCloth.
The first swimsuit I fell in love with is this retro-style sailor bikini set. I think red is a universally flattering color for all skin types, and the high-waisted shorts would make me feel more comfortable about having a bit of a belly. I love that this bathing suit is covered up in all the most important places, but still remains sexy and flatters all silhouettes. It’s also noteworthy to add that the top and bottom are sold separately, as are all of the two-pieces. It’s a bit on the pricier side, but I know from personal experience that all Unique Vintage items are extremely well-made and designed to last for years.
You guys, I am OBSESSED with this one piece. This is the 1950s Barbie one piece that the original doll wore, and it really encompasses that vintage glamour I love and adore. This bathing suit is perfect for small-chested people like me, who can go strapless to the beach without worrying about a nip slip. I absolutely love the sweetheart neckline as well. This bathing suit retails for $88, which is a little pricey for a one piece, but is still slightly cheaper than buying the red bow halter set.
This is actually the first bathing suit I saw that caught my eye and inspired me to write an article about my favorite swimsuits. Isn’t this two piece just absolutely darling? The design feels very romantic and French to me, and yet again, has that vintage twist I adore. For some reason, it reminds me a lot of something Jane Birkin would wear in the 1960s. I also love that the bottoms are high-waisted, because that’s usually a deal breaker for me when shopping for swimsuits. This bathing suit comes in three other patterns, so pop over to ModCloth’s websites and see their other choices!
How could I not love this bathing suit? It’s from ModCloth, high-waisted, and super gay. I love it already, and I haven’t even worn it. This particular swimsuit set is cheaper than the others, and additionally, it has all five-star reviews. This swimsuit also comes in seven other prints, so if you love the cut but not the print, fear not. You’re bound to find another print you like- I particularly love the floral print as well! As I’ve become more comfortable with my homosexuality, I’ve began expanding my wardrobe into more rainbow attire. If I were to purchase a new swimsuit, this one would definitely be a top contender.
I used to not be a fan of long-sleeved bathing suits, but I’m starting to come around. For someone like my mother, who spends a lot of time in the sun and could easily contract skin cancer, I can understand how this swimsuit would be ideal. I love this pattern as well- it feels youthful to me, and the horizontal stripes have a slimming effect on the waist area. This bathing suit is also comparatively cheaper than the other swimsuits, but still has a four-star review from Amazon. It also comes in a huge variety of other funky fresh prints!
Last but certainly not least, I was intrigued by yet another affordable Amazon swimsuit. This bathing suit has 4.5 stars from 131 reviews, and comes in a variety of adorable patterns. My personal favorite is this cutesy light blue one; it has a vintage feel to it, but the cut and texture both appear very modern. I normally would be wary of trying cheap clothes from Amazon, but the reviews state that this bathing suit is stretchy, well-made, and well-fitting. There are pictures to prove it, and I can confirm- this bathing suit is true to the picture.
Those are my top six favorites, but like I said, I probably won’t have a reason to purchase another swimsuit this year. I’d love to hear which ones are your favorites, and if you’ve purchased any of these, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
Red Bow Halter (top and bottom sold separately): https://www.unique-vintage.com/products/vintage-style-red-bow-halter-swim-top
Yellow Floral High Waisted Bikini (top and bottom sold separately): https://www.modcloth.com/shop/swimwear/the-sissone-high-waisted-bikini-bottom-in-yellow-floral/163973.html
Rainbow High Waisted Bikini (top and bottom sold separately): https://www.modcloth.com/sho\=
Long Sleeve Swimsuit: https://www.amazon.com/TracyGirl-Protection-Printed-Swimsuit-Swimwear/dp/B07CQLD4D4/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3LULVN09YDHME&keywords=swimsuits+for+women+long+sleeve&qid=1561342837&s=gateway&sprefix=swimsuits+for+women+long%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-4
Bandeau Bikini: https://www.amazon.com/Aleumdr-Womens-Printed-Strapless-Swimsuit/dp/B07P9XK9T2/ref=sr_1_44?crid=6KNASNDO0Z79&keywords=swimsuits+for+women&qid=1561342864&s=gateway&sprefix=swins%2Caps%2C207&sr=8-44#customerReviews
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