While living in Canada, there are two months out of the year that almost everyone looks forward to- JULY & AUGUST! We have extremely long and cold winters, this year especially. We basically skipped right over spring and finally hit summer.
Therefore, I try to take advantage of the warm weather as much as possible. Almost every weekend I’m doing something on or near the water. That being said, bathing suits are an essential item to my summer wardrobe.
I get all of my swimwear from Bigley’s Beach House. They have over 25,000 suits to choose from. One-pieces, bikinis, tankinis, cup-specific suits, chlorine resistant suits, mastectomy suits, you name it, they most likely have it.
I’ve rounded up my top five favourite swimsuits for summer.
This darling bikini is by Seafolly. Seafolly is an extremely high quality, Australian brand. If you take care of your suit accordingly, it will last you for years (it’s recommended to wash your suit with baby shampoo). The print of this bikini was the first thing that caught my eye, but in addition to that, this is a new style of top that they just came out with this season. It provides the option to be crossed at the back (for extra support), or go straight down. It also has adjustable straps, which is extremely helpful when finding the right fit. There are two different options of bottoms in this print- the tie-side, or the hipster (in above photo). The hipster provides slightly more coverage then the tie-side.
This exquisite one-piece is by Maryan Mehlhorn. Maryan Mehlhorn has been designing swimwear for over 40 years, and has nailed the highest standards in quality and fit. Her swimwear is recognized for its magnificent prints and embroideries. This suit in particular immediately caught my attention. The detail is incredible. If you want to make a statement at the pool or beach this summer, this suit is calling your name. Maryan Mehlhorn suits are definitely a splurge, but the craftsmanship is so unique, they truly are one-of-a-kind.
This chic little bikini is by L-Space. L-Space is another high-quality, Australian swimwear brand. They’re by far the softest swimsuits I have yet to come across. I love the colour of this suit, and under-cross detail in the top. Although this suit in particular doesn’t provide a ton of support, if you’re looking for a trendy, comfortable suit that will last for years, this is a great option. This one has also been a top-seller at Bigley’s Beach House, so if you’re interested, I would jump on it while supplies last.
4. BODY GLOVE
This sporty one-piece is by Body Glove. I love the print and zipper detail. As I’m sure many of you are aware, one-pieces are a huge trend this season. I love wearing this one for “Sunday Funday’s” by the dock. I usually wear it with a pair of denim shorts (unless I’m going in the water of course). Body Glove suits are a great price point, and great suits for water activities. This print is also available in numerous bikini styles as well.
This gorg suit is again by Seafolly. This colour has been my absolute favourite lately, and it’s very on trend in the swimwear industry right now. I love these high-waisted bottoms because they hide the tummy, but look stylish at the same time. The top is not only super cute, it provides a good amount of support as well. The perfect neutral and classy suit for summer.