My Summer Swimwear Picks

Wednesday, April 1, 2015



Last year I discovered the brand MIKOH Swimwear, and I have to say it was a game changer for me. In the past I would buy three new suits at the beginning of the season, only to have them fall apart by the end.  Sure, I would like my suits, but I would be hard pressed to say I loved them.  I would often wait for a sale, pick up what was left over, and call it a day.  Once I discovered MIKOH, all that changed for me.  Yes, their swimwear is slightly on the pricy side, although their adorable coverups I would argue are less than most, but let me tell you these are pieces that last.  This last March I wore the same three suits I bought the year before, with the addition of two new ones, and they still were in the same perfect condition that they were the day I bought them.  Considering the fact that I wore them 14 hours a day, for 10 weeks in Costa Rica (which is not gentle on suits) I'd say that's a pretty big deal.  Now I wait until they go on sale on shopbop, or when I see a sample sale on their Instagram, but the reality is I can't even say I'm in the market for a suit anymore since these ones don't seem to die.

I will say, these are some skimpy suits, and certainly not for everyone.  Do I wear these to Gray's swim class? Absolutely not.  Will I let my booty hang out a little in Central America where even I thong is considered "full coverage?" You bet.  If there wasn't an incentive for all the squats I do in the week, really what would be the point? ;) That being said, aside from my barely there favorite suits, I actually am a huge fan of the one piece. I've mentioned it here before, but I just think a good one piece is so much more chic than a bikini, and I love how it looks with a simple sarong, or chambray shirt styled over it. Even with cutoffs, a one piece can help a you look so more pulled together when bopping around for sandwiches or ice cream after a long beach day.  So, yes, I'll admit this post is a little one piece heavy, but I really tried my hardest to include something for everyone. 

Below you will find my favorite picks from where I tend to find the best suits.  Many of these are on sale with discount codes right now, so make sure to double check that if you find one you love!

SHOPBOP

This one piece by Nanette Lepore is probably my favorite of the season! I love the black detail!

A great traditional black one piece with a little sexy edge to it.

I love this fuller coverage suit for those chilly morning ocean dips.

My dream suit... too bad it costs as much as 3 combined!

Anthropologie 


This bikini with its cool cut and tribal pattern would look amazing with a summer tan!

The print and cut on this Trina Turk one piece is incredibly figure flattering! 

I purchased this one piece in blue a few years back, and to this day it is still one of my favorites. 


J. Crew

I LOVE the print on this one piece by Mara Hoffman. P.S. It also comes in a bikini!

A metallic gold bikini in a "french" cut.  That is tres chic in my book!

This 90's throwback suit is so sexy in its simplicity. The low scoop back brings me back to those Baywatch days and the fuller coverage is great for all those poolside events!

MIKOH

The "Namotu" top by MIKOH (as shown on me above) is my new favorite bikini in color Fiji, you can mix and match bottoms depending on how much coverage you are looking for. 

I love the print and design on this "Kahala" top by MIKOH. Again, find your perfect bottom in the same print or black to mix it up. 

My FAVORITE suit of all time, "Santorini" by MIKOH 

I'd love to know what you all prefer? Are you a one or two-piece girl? Are there any favorite suits I'm missing? 

2 comments :

simone antoniazzi said...

I saw your holiday photos on Instagram & everything looked fabulous - apart from your son's injury....hope he is recovering okay :)

You look amazing in that bikini but it's definitely a one piece for me these days...sadly! In Europe, it's all about the two piece though, women of all shapes, sizes & ages wear them, which I really like. I feel out of place & just old when I wear a one piece! I need to get back to the gym :)

Laura Scott said...

Got to love gorgeous swimwear! I have just done a personalised review on my favourite picks for 2015 :) www.shehearts.net