A Canadian Girl And Her Love of Swimwear.
Well I can’t say summer has arrived here in Vancouver 🌧, but we can do our best to be prepared! If you are reading this from somewhere warm & sunny, please send good wishes our way! In today’s blog, I am sharing with you my favourite swimwear of 2022.
I consider swimwear one of my love languages, as if that’s really a surprise to anyone. When I put on a swimsuit, my body feels like a delicious snackkk that deserves to be seen & celebrated. Even on bad body image days, a swimsuit reminds me that my body is unwaveringly allowed to be here. (Side note, does anyone else sniff sunscreen so their brain lights up with thoughts of the ocean, sand, and hot bois?? No just me? Okay 😅.)
To celebrate my favourite time of the year, below are my top 10 swimwear picks for 2022. These are swimsuits I either already own, plan to own, or know you will love!
Let’s Shop Sustainably!
I have tried my absolute best to share swimwear companies that are sustainable to our earth and feature fabrics that are longer-lasting & eventually can be recycled. Thankfully, it is becoming a-lot easier to find brands that focus their efforts on using eco-friendly materials such as: plastic from the ocean, ECONYL ®️ (recycled nylon), recycled polyester, & REPREVE ®️ to create their lines.
I also tried to ensure the brands shared had a decent plus-size range, but sustainability & plus-size options have a long way to go. Remember, before adding any new items to your cart, always make sure to research the company to avoid being caught up in greenwashing. Of course, the most sustainable option is to wear what is already in your closet.
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Christine’s Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Stylish Swimwear of 2022
- Frankies Bikinis Fawn Ruffle One Piece
- Samudra Swimwear Kohola Bikini
- Arrow + Phoenix Wilshire One Piece
- Faithfull The Brand Galarosa Print Bikini
- Othersea Bikini Serena Top & Cléo Bottom
- Form and Fold Base Top & Form Bottom
- Londre Bodywear The Minimalist
- Dippin’ Daisy’s Vision Top & Retro Bottom
- L✩Space Allegra One-Piece
- The Saltwater Collective Amanda Top & Bettina Bottom
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1. The Fawn Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit
80% NYLON + 20% SPANDEX.
SIZES XS - XL // This one-piece is giving me "frolicking in a field in Greece" vibes. A new launch from the Frankies Bikinis X Gigi Hadid collab, The Fawn Ruffle features cheeky coverage and a low-back. Although a less sustainable option, I personally believe this suit can be worn from the beach to the bar, getting the most possible wears. Additionally, the proper care of nylon can make a suit last longer so it will stick by your side for some time. Frankies Bikinis is made locally in the US.
Fawn Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit
2. The Kohola Bikini Top and Bottom
91% ECONYL ® + 9% LYCRA
LINING: 73% NYLON + 27% LYCRA
SIZES S-L // The Kohola Bikini is comfortable & supportive and I am obsessed with the tie at the back! Samudra Swimwear is made in an environmentally conscious facility located in Portugal. Leftover fabrics from the manufacturing process are either reused for scrunchies or donated to schools of fashion, NGOs and other social and educational centres in Spain. All products are vegan.
Kohola Bikini Top
3. The Wilshire One Piece
80% ECONYL®// 20% SPANDEX.
SIZES S - 3X // I know this one-piece will be a staple in everyone's swimwear collection as it never go out of style! All swimwear from Arrow + Phoenix are made-to-order locally in the US and use recycled eco-nylon fabric. $5 from each swimwear and t-shirt sale goes to The Coral Restoration Foundation to aid in beach clean up efforts & restoration of coral reefs. They also offer a recycle program where you can get a discount off of your next purchase by sending in any of your old bikinis, no matter the brand.
Arrow + Pheonix
Wilshire One Piece
4. The Cassia Top & Dylla Bottom in Galarosa
78% ECONYL® NYLON 22% ELASTANE;
LINING: 90% REPREVE® 10% ELASTANE.
SIZES XS - 2X // The Cassia Top is a bandeau style bikini featuring adjustable over the shoulder straps. The Dylla Bikini Bottoms are a flattering high waist fit with my favourite cut, the high-thigh cut ooh la la!! Faithfull The Brand products are handmade locally in Indonesia, where the company started.
Faithfull The Brand
Cassia Top in Galarosa Print
Faithfull The Brand
Dylla Bottom in Galarosa Print
5. The Serena Top & Cléo Bottom
80% ECONYL® REGENERATED NYLON;
SIZES XS - XL // The Serena Top is 100% in my cart right now. I love how this supportive style is basically a bralette and can be worn even when there is no water is in sight. The Cléo Bottoms offer a bit more coverage and are reversible! Othersea Bikini is locally handmade in Quebec :) Use my link to get $5 off your order!
6. The Base Top & Form Bottom
78% RECYCLED NYLON, 22% ELASTANE
SIZES 30D - 38G; BOTTOMS SIZE 6 - 16 // The Base Top is basically a bra you can swim in. Design lines trace the natural curves of the bust whilst strategic seaming, underwire and recycled sculpting fabric engineer a rounded shape and lift. Form and Fold is for sizes D+, so my bigger bust ladies have fun!!! The Form Bottoms offer mid to full coverage and are very stretchy!
*Note: I was gifted this suit from a previous partnership.
Form and Fold
The Base Black Top
Form and Fold
The Form Black Bottom
7. The Minimalist
MADE OF OEKO TEK CERTIFIED RECYCLED BOTTLES AND CHITOSANTE SIZES XS - 5X // Ah the Minimalist. The easiest one-piece to purchase because there will be no regrets! I own this suit in blue and there has never been anything bad to say. It is made to fit snug as it will stretch out so shop true to your size! Also there will be a 100% chance of side boob and we are here for it. The Limited Edition Kendall Leopard version of The Minimalist will donate $15 per sale to the Rainbow Refuge. Made in Canada :)
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The Minimalist One-Piece
8. The Vision Top and Retro Bottom
85% RECYCLED NYLON 15% SPANDEX, TRIPLE LINED
SIZES XS - 2X // Do you know many people who own a bikini top like this? Well I don't! The capped sleeves and knot at the front will look absolutely fly on everyone, I just know it. Matched with the Retro Bottoms, you get that sweet V-cut front with a fair amount of coverage at the back. Dippin' Daisy's swimwear is locally made in the Los Angeles.
*Note: My discount code is DDXCHRISTINE but only 10 humans can use it so move quickly!❤️
9. The Allegra One Piece
89% NYLON REPREVE®, 11% SPANDEX
SIZES XS - XL // The Allegra One Piece is a game-changer with it’s daring deep V-neckline and flattering high leg cut
that can be worn multiple ways. It also looks so comfortable!! This likely would not be the best option for my bigger chested babes but I also don't want to tell you want to do! ROCK IT! L'Space Swimwear is made in a local factory in Santa Ana, California.
Allegra One Piece Swimsuit
10. The Amanda Top & Bettina Bottom
Saltwear Collective swimsuits are ECONYL®.
SIZES XS - 3X // This one is for my sporty babes who love to tear it up waves or the beach courts, but want to look cute without worrying about flying body parts. The Amanda Top is a take on a classic Tankini. Minimalist and super flattering with a straight across neckline and spaghetti straps, this tank covers the torso until just above the belly button. // The Bettina Bottom is the perfect trendy, high-waisted bottom with medium/full coverage. Make sure to wear sunscreen because safety first & those would be some unforgiving tan-lines. Saltwater Collective is made in Canada :)
The Saltwater Collective
The Saltwater Collective
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