As much as I love summer, I despise swimsuit shopping. I mean, who does!? Rarely do you find a suit that checks all the boxes. And understandably, everyone's requirements are different: a suit for swimming, a suit for sunbathing, a suit with enough coverage, a suit without too much coverage . . . whatever it is and whatever you do, finding the ideal one can require a bit of trial and error. After trying on an obnoxiously insane amount of suits recently, in preparation of summer and in the comfort of my own home (I highly recommend shopping for swimwear online, btw), these are some my favorite brands to date. Now, let's go swimming!
Hunza G has made a comeback after a nearly 30 year haitus. The swimwear label first became popular after designing Julia Robert's iconic cutout mini dress in Pretty Woman. Today, the label is making one and two pieces from a unique sculpting seersucker fabric in a variety of chromatic hues. Each piece is highly stretchy and expandable . . . one size fits all!
Agua by Agua Bendita
Designers Catalina Álvarez and Mariana Hinestroza were inspired by Colombian artisans and the plants, flowers, fruits and marine life of their own Colombian heritage when launching their luxury offshoot Agua by Agua Bendita. The prints are just wonderful and I especially love the tiny details that make each piece so unique.
Left On Friday
Leave it to two former Lululemon executives to develop a line of premium active swimwear with the ultimate fit. Laura Low Ah Kee and Shannon Savage founded Left on Friday after a never-ending search for proper fitting swimwear that suited their active lifestyles. I love the quality of material, as well as the bold and vivid colors they use - all of which are meant to be mixed and matched.
Inspired by color, nature and her Nigerian culture, designer Dumebi Iyamah's label Andrea Iyamah is best known for her statement-making details. The gorgeous details, like ruffles, pleats and interesting underwire shapes, make each suit wonderfully eccentric and unique.