Being a Caribbean person, I can’t help but love swimsuits that are on-trend, affordable and as sexy as humanly possible. I am here to share my knowledge today.
This season, Greek-inspired white and gold bikinis are hot. However, be careful with white. The cheaper the white suit, the less likely it is to be well lined. Accessorize with gladiator sandals and over-sized aviator sunglasses.
Both pinup photos and surf culture inspired many suit designs this year. This season features colorblock swimsuits, dots, rainbow glitter, paisley, “mod” inspired suits, retro-fits, animal prints and patterns.
Where to Shop!
Victoria’s Secret (Worldwide)
Be careful when shopping for swimwear at VS. The materials used in their swimwear are often, in a word, suspect. They use blends of random man-made fibres and most suits are shinier in person than on the website, so they sometimes look cheap. Do you want to be that girl in the pool adjusting her non-breathable swimwear sticking to her skin? No – so remove the extra padding – it feels and looks weird. I still love VS because they carry brands for cheaper than you would find them in Nordstrom’s, like Opi, Vitamin A, DKNY and Vix. Moreover, there is a sale every two minutes.
Guess and Marciano (Worldwide)
Guess/Marciano swimwear is affordable and reliable. However, G/M offer little by way of extra support in bra construction. Still, their swimwear is sturdy and will last a good few years, even if you swim a lot.
Club Monaco (Worldwide)
Club Monaco has introduced swimwear this season, retailing full-priced swimwear at $89!
Malia Mills (Soho, NY)
I have an infamous denim bikini that generally stops people dead in their tracks that I found here when I was 20. They carry size 2 to 16, cup 30AA to 40DD. It’s a gold mine, sales go up to 70%.
Molly Brown’s (Newport Beach, CA)
Amazing selection of gorgeous mid-to-high end bikinis. They follow magazine trends very closely. Their sales pop up randomly and without warning, and are never much more than 30% off.
Macy’s carries recognizable brands for around 65% off. The time for the best swimsuit deals are from Fall to Winter.
Every imaginable style combined with every imaginable price range.
As with everything else the site carries, Bluefly has tons of options. They are not as well-stocked as Figleaves, but as you already know, literally everything is on sale at Bluefly!
Laraine’s carries whole pieces only!