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Swim, Surf or Sail. Are You Ready For Summer?

Beach with birds summer swim

Swim, Surf or Sail. Are You Ready For Summer?

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Can you feel it? Time to break out the summer swim gear!

This week is the first time I’ve felt the hint of summer weather approaching. It’s an estimate high of 19°C (66°F) and sunshine all day. Compared to the temperatures just last week, this is almost tanning weather. And I have to say, when I got home from walking our dog Jax, the first thing I did was check out bathing suits online.

Now because of the current pandemic which is still keeping our city and province under a “stay at home” order, shopping will have to be done online. The guidelines for our lockdown is that only essential items will be sold, even at the big box stores, and I’m pretty sure bathing suits are not essential.

The Season Looks Good

This summer swim season looks to have some great trends in prints, shapes and accessories. The options are endless and so are the places where you can purchase the perfect swimwear. I’ll admit that I am not a fan of online shopping when it comes to clothes, and especially intimates and bathing suits. However, since shopping from home is the new normal I have learned to embrace the change and have essentially fallen down the rabbit hole.

I have compiled a small list of my favourite websites to shop for your perfect summer swim suit and also added a few links to my personal favourites.

Sizing

One more thing before we begin. Sizes. Before you put items in your checkout cart and click on that pay button, make sure you have the right size. While most companies have decent exchange and return policies, avoid the hassle by taking your own measurements. Most sites will have a size guide to help you find the perfect fit. Use them. That’s what they’re there for.

If you’re not sure of how to measure for a bathing suit, check out these instructions (courtesy of Venus)

Now that you know what size you need, let’s check out some websites and the swimwear.

Beachsissi

Beachsissi is an online store focusing on the latest women beach wears like summer swim suits, cover-ups, casual dresses, etc. In the past 3 years, beachsissi has shipped over 2 million orders to customers worldwide, and are constantly improving their product quality and customer services. Their commitment is to provide customers high quality, trendy fashion summer swim wears at affordable prices.

Beachsissi twist front drawstring side high waisted bikini set

Twist Front Drawstring Side High
Waisted Bikini Set
Details:

  • Solid color
  • Cross back&front
  • High waist
  • With padded
  • Shell Fabric: chinlon, spandex
  • Lining Fabric: polyester, elastane
  • Size: S, M, L, XL.
  • Reference: model try on SIZE S, height 5’4″, weight 125 lbs, bust 34”, waist 26”, hip 37″
Beachsissi Leaf Print Low Waist Bikini Set

Leaf Print Low Waist Bikini Set
Details:

  • Leaf print
  • Low waist
  • Padded
  • Skin friendly
  • Shell Fabric: chinlon, spandex
  • Lining Fabric: polyester, elastane
  • Size: S, M, L, XL.
  • Reference: model : SIZE S, height 5’4″, weight 125 lbs, bust 33”,
    waist 24”,bottom 34”.
Beachsissi Halter Neck Retro Stripe Cute 
One Piece Swimsuit

Halter Neck Retro Stripe Cute
One Piece Swimsuit
Details:

  • Halter design
  • Open back
  • with padded bra
  • High leg cut
  • Shell Fabric: chinlon, spandex
  • Lining Fabric: polyester, elastane
  • Size: S, M, L, XL.
  • Reference: model : SIZE S, height 5’4″, weight 125 lbs, bust 34”,
    waist 26”, hip 37″ 

Swim Suits For All

From the “About Us” page – We celebrate all bodies big and small. We believe women should be
proud of their bodies and should be comfortable in their skin. We offer swimwear for all women between sizes 4-40. When it comes to style, we’ve got options— and a promise that
you will find your perfect fit. You deserve to feel great!

Swim Suits For All HOLLYWOOD COLORBLOCK 
WRAP BIKINI SET

HOLLYWOOD COLORBLOCK
WRAP BIKINI SET

Wrap front with mesh detail. Soft, wire-free removable bra cups. Fully self lined top. Keyhole back with G-hook closure, 3 adjustments. Fully lined wrap bottom, with Power Mesh tummy-control front panel

Suit your size! Are you one size on top and another on bottom? Mix and match your top and bottom sizes for your perfect fit.

High waist. Moderate bottom coverage
Swim Solution: Tummy Control
Bottom: side seam measures 6″ on size 20

Swim Suits For All ASHLEY GRAHAM CEO LACE UP 
ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

ASHLEY GRAHAM CEO LACE UP
ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

Plunging V-neckline. Soft, wire-free removable bra cups. Self-tie cross back strap. Fully lined swimsuit with Power Mesh tummy-control front lining. Lace-up detail with gold grommets. High-cut leg opening.

Hand wash with mild soap. Roll suit in towel & squeeze out excess water. Dry flat; avoid washers & dryers.
Imported
Moderate bottom coverage
Swim Solutions: Tummy Control

Swim Suits For All DIVA HALTER BIKINI SET WITH FOLDOVER BRIEF

DIVA HALTER BIKINI SET WITH FOLDOVER BRIEF

Sewn in, soft wire-free cups with Power Mesh bra frame. Side bra boning. Self-tie halter straps. Double G-hook closure with 2 adjustments. Fully lined, fold-over brief.

Suit your size! Are you one size on top and another on bottom? Mix and match your top and bottom sizes for your perfect fit.

Customize your rise with adjustable, foldover brief. Full bottom coverage.
Bottom: 4.5″ side seam + 5 inch foldover waistband

Hand wash with mild soap. Roll suit in towel & squeeze out excess water. Dry flat; avoid washers & dryers.

Speedo

The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand’s heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand.

Speedo PEBBLE TEXTURE ONE PIECE

PEBBLE TEXTURE ONE PIECE

A pebbled texture takes this swimsuit from basic to statement status so you can feel confident when you step onto the deck. Cut from a shape-retaining fabric to make it last longer, this suit is designed with a high neckline and contoured wide straps at the back for support.
Style #  7723146-001

Speedo STRIPE LOGO SWIM TOP

STRIPE LOGO SWIM TOP

Dive into any activity wearing this swim top. The ribbed style boasts a sports bra design with its contrasting logo band and racerback featuring a cutout detail. Chlorine- and pilling-resistant fabric ensures durability and sun protection with Block the Burn UPF 50+ built in.
Style #  7734235

Matching bottoms can be found here.

Speedo RACER BACK BIKINI TOP

RACER BACK BIKINI TOP

Go for a sporty look with this swim top. The racerback design features removable cups and is made from pill-resistant fabric with UPF 50+ protection for safe fun in the sun.
Style #  7734291

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Bellelily

Bellelily Mandala Floral Halter Bikini Set - Purple

Mandala Floral Halter Bikini Set – Purple

Package : 2 pieces
Material : Polyester
Pattern Type : Print
Season : Summer
Sleeve Length : Sleeveless
Strap Type : Adjustable
Style : Bohemian
Support Type : Wire Free
Waist : Low Waist
With Pad : Yes
Swimwear Type : Bikini Set
Push Up : No
Pad Removed : Yes
Collar : Halter
Item Weight : 120.00 gram

Bellelily Color Block Halter Bikini Set

Color Block Halter Bikini Set

Package : 2 pieces
Material : Polyester
Strap Type : Halter
Support Type : Wire Free
Waist : Low Waist
With Pad : Yes
Swimwear Type : Bikini Set
Push Up : No
Pad Removed : No
Pattern Type : Color Block
Item Weight : 145.00 gram

Bellelily Floral Splicing Swimsuit without Necklace

Floral Splicing Swimsuit without Necklace

Package : 1 piece
Material : Polyester
Pattern Type : Floral
Strap Type : Adjusted-straps
Support Type : Wire Free
With Pad : Yes
Swimwear Type : One Piece
Push Up : No
Pad Removed : No
Item Weight : 155.00 gram

All of these summer swim suits are beautiful. My person favourite would be the ones from Bellelily, both because of the design as well as the price point.

Men’s Summer Swim Wear

But we can’t leave out the men. Here are a few swim trunks for the guys.

Lululemon - Current State Board Short 9"

Lululemon – Current State Board Short 9″

These board shorts are a vacation essential, complete with ample storage options and a flat waistband stays put when you’re in the waves.
Water-repellent.
Streamlined fit that gives glutes and thighs breathing room.
Front pockets to store essentials.
No seam on the inner thigh to help reduce chafe

American Eagle - AE 10" Topical Color-Block Classic Board Short

American Eagle – AE 10″ Topical Color-Block Classic Board Short

These shorts are Real Good: made in a factory that meets our standards for water recycling and reduction.
Ne(x)t Level Flex moves with you
Durable fabrication made to dry fast
Fly closure and drawstring waist for a smooth feel
Back pocket with water-draining grommets
Style: 0133-7105 | Color: 487

92% Recycled Polyester, 8% Spandex
Machine wash
Imported

Old Navy - Color-Blocked Built-In Flex Board Shorts for Men -- 10-inch inseam

Old Navy – Color-Blocked Built-In Flex Board Shorts for Men — 10-inch inseam

  • Contoured waistband, with lace-up panel at center front.
  • Adhesive, secure-close fly.
  • Patch pocket at back right, with adhesive secure-close tab, interior bungee-cord loop and grommet drain.
  • Smooth, quick-drying twill, with pieced color blocks.
  • Engineered with innovative Built-In Flex stretch technology. Equal parts comfort & movement. Flexin’ on ’em.
  • Built-in UPF 40 sun protection; excellent UV protection

Well, that is just a small selection of the websites and the products that they offer. What site or suit was your favourite? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for visiting, and happy summer!