20 Bathing Suit Styles That Won't Make You Cry
Hot summer days are upon us which means wardrobes have shifted to all things light and breezy. Whether you're fortunate enough to be sitting poolside, or just happy to feel the park grass on your toes, the perfect suit is the ultimate summer staple. To get you started, we've round up 20 swoon-worthy bathing suit styles and accessories you'll want to flaunt in the sun.
Selfish SwimwearHandmade in Montreal by designer Naomie Caron, Selfish Swimwear encourages women to embrace their imperfections in their ethical, sustainability-focused swimwear. This sports bra style top features a flattering square neck and offers great support for those with medium to larger chests. We love the colour blocking with a hint of bold tangerine — bonus that it’s made from 100% recycled fibre fabric! Perfect for frisbee in the park or worn as a street style bra top with high waisted trousers.
Gabrielle Bikini Top in Night Blue, $90
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UnikaUnika comes from the Latin word “Unica” meaning one of a kind and unique, which is fitting that these suits are made to order by hand in Toronto. Custom body-specific designs take out the frustrations of finding the perfect suit and keep you feeling confident that you won’t suffer any wardrobe malfunctions. The Elaina one piece is throwing it back with a “Baywatch” silhouette — classic, simple and sexy. The high cut bottoms elongate your legs while the subtle scoop offers light cleavage without sacrificing support. Try it as a bodysuit with jean shorts to maximize its wear.
Elaina One Piece, $ 159.00
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Imagine PerryFor those looking to keep things stylish on the beach, this polka dot ruffle one-piece checks all the boxes. Made with 88% recycled polyester, this suit is feminine and comfortable a low scoop back and ruffle details and includes a compression fit to flatter and hold.
Sand Brush Ladies Ruffle One Piece, $130
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437Toronto-based brand 437 was started by two best friends designed to showcase your curves. The brand has already gathered a cult following and has been seen on celebrities such as model Winnie Harlow and Artist Karrueche. This trendy prairie-inspired top comes in classic shades of white and black, as well as dreamy pastel lilac and baby blue. It can be worn as a bandeau or halter style, ensuring minimal tan lines.
The Layla Top, $91
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HonubelleEqual parts sexy and supportive, this strappy racerback top is sure to look good on everybody. In addition to looking good, you can feel good that your suit is made from 100% regenerated yard Italian lycra and supports the health of our oceans. No tie straps and a seamless design ensure no fuss and can easily be worn under clothing. The suit comes in 27 different colours and patterns, but we think this bright yellow is universally flattering.
Willows Top, $30
Londre BodywearThis Canadian-made asymmetrical top looks like it was made for Barbie and will look equally adorable on you! A one-shoulder top with an adjustable bow tie is cute, feminine and sustainably made from recycled plastic bottles. Double-lined compression material offers you coverage, while small pockets allow for the option to insert your own padding.
The Asymmetrical Top, 92
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Left on FridayDesigned in Vancouver and founded by two female athletes, Left on Friday suits were made for those who like to get active outdoors. This suit is perfect for lounging, swimming, and sports, with a medium-cut leg and bum coverage for peace of mind. The low scoop front flatters cleavage while the peekaboo cut out adds some interest. This suit dried quickly, is fade and snag resistant and love chlorine and saltwater, making it ideal for sunny days by the pool.
Peak Suit, $200
Solid and StripedThe ’70s are back in a big way with this retro striped, high waisted bikini bottom. A high cut leg and high waist offer flattering full coverage in on-trend coloured stripes of Kelly green, chartreuse, and bright white. The removable belt offers two looks depending on your mood. We think these bottoms would look equally great worn with the matching top or with a solid green triangle bikini.
The Cora Bottom ,$84
June SwimwearYou can’t help but feel fun and flirty in bright cherry red! June swimwear is made in Quebec and offers feminine, minimal beach staples. Created with a ribbed fabric and delicate tie straps, the Jackson bikini top offers great support without sacrificing style.
Jackson Bikini Top , $69
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Mimi & AugustDesigned in Montreal, this fun papaya print is one of a kind and sure to stand out, as well as digitally printed to reduce water waste. A comfortable high-rise fit reached just over your belly button, creating an hourglass shape. Mix and match with a variety of solid coloured tops to keep the focus on your cute bottom(s)!
Paloma Papaya High Waisted Bikini Bottom , $60
FenntessaEqual parts sexy and cool, leopard print is a fashion girl staple for a reason. And in a classic bombshell shape, this bra top with unwire support is sure to turn some heads. Made in Vancouver, Fenntessa creates environmentally friendly and eco-processed swimwear you feel good about buying and wearing. Wear it with high cut black bottoms for a retro feel or get a little cheeky in a V-shape thong.
>Betty Top, $60
Nettle's TaleWe love a wrap top for its versatile and universally flattering fit- bonus points if it can be worn in multiple ways. This cranberry one piece is giving your swimwear a bit of romance, with a lace-up back and low v neckline, while central panel gathering keeps you feeling confident. As if this suit wasn’t already perfect, 10% of the profits from the sale of this suit will be donated to the BC SPCA.
The Kelsey, $149
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Minnow BathersThe Toronto owned and operated Minnow Bathers is known for bringing artist flair to their made to order swimsuits. As well, the company proudly donate $1 from each sale to the Ocean Conservancy to support the world’s oceans and its wildlife This bralette style top offers a unique design of contrasting stripes and solids and features a metal closure for a secure fit. Pair it with matching bottoms or ones in a solid neon hue for an 80’s feel.
Shell Top, $88
AerieIf you’re looking to bronze with minimal tan lines the bandeau bikini is the style for you. This playful cheetah print top can be easily mixed and matched with different coloured bottoms or worn as a top with shorts. Removable padding compliments all chest sizes, and a shiny strap detail adds a bit of fashionable flair. We love that it’s made with REPREVE® recycled fibres made with recycled plastic water bottles, ensuring the beaches we love to lie on stay beautiful.
Keyhole Bandeau Bikini Top $30
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H&MClassic nautical print gets a sexy upgrade when paired with an ultra-flattering high cut leg and low scoop front. Adjustable straps let you show as little or as much cleavage as you feel comfortable and offer supports for those with fuller chests.
High Leg Swimsuit, $14
ZafulAs seen on spring/summer 2020 runways, teal is official trending. Sold in a one and done set, you can’t beat the price of this sea green bikini, which includes a cute easily adjustable tie-front top. The ribbed texture offers structural support, which the high cut bottoms slim a fuller hip. Rated 4.93 stars out of 5, you’ll want them in every colour.
Tie Front Ribbed Bikini Set $13
BillabongWhen you can’t decide on one colour, we say wear them all! This multicoloured stripe kimono compliments just about any colour suit or can be worn with a tie belt as a breezy tunic. Ideal for lounging poolside, the long, relaxed sleeves are cool enough in the sun and transition well into warm summer nights.
Parisian Nights Kimono Top, $76
Sand CloudTie dye has been popping up everywhere this year and we love the idea of bringing it with us in the form of a lightweight towel. Each Wanderlust Tie dye is handmade and one of a kind in its colour, woven with soft 100% Turkish cotton. Its lightweight design banishes any bulk, allowing it to fit easily in your tote bag, and allows for fast drying.
WanderLust Blanket, $ 47
Tofino Towel CoThis limited-edition towel is the product of a collaboration with Canadian surfing phenom Mathea Olin, who was set to make her debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games, now due to take place in 2021. The chic print is perfect for any summer setting, and its highly absorbent and fast-drying material means you can tote it home without any mess. We love the contrast of polka dot against the fun-loving summer peach hue.
The Mathea, $70
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