The first official day of summer was last week and that means one thing: beach, sun, and bikinis. The latter however can prove to be daunting for even the most trimmed and toned fashionista! Sure, rocking a skimpy bikini works for some, but definitely not all. We’re here to showcase beach looks that are gorgeous without being overly-exposed. Delicate cover-ups and glamorous one-pieces…we’re ready for you Mr. Sun.
The past few seasons have shown that the return of the one-piece bathing suit is here to stay. We absolutely adore the old school glamour of it all. The idea of a crisp white one piece a la Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer is beyond chic and sultry. Caftans and other beach cover ups have gone from dowdy to downright swanky.
Ted Baker London Halter One Piece Swimsuit
Elegant and flattering, this white one piece is just lovely. We’re loving the minimal structure of it and it’s crisp fresh silhouette. It’s the perfect modern update of Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic white one piece. Pair with some classic Chanel sunglasses for that timeless glam look! Va-va-voom.
ASOS Scuba Peplum Swimsuit
The peplum waist on this ASOS suit is super-flattering and totally on the scuba-material trend. With removable strap options and available in sizes 30A to 36D, we’re loving this versatile suit for summer frolicking.
Free People Pacific One Piece
A swimsuit with long sleeves that’s still cute and flirty? Who knew! Free People has the solution with their floral printed one piece with contrasting black sleeves. The result is this totally wearable one piece that covers up while still being darling.
Kiini Luna One Shoulder Maillot
Kiini might just be the best swimwear brand you’ve never heard of. With a plethora of flattering bikini tops, bottoms and one pieces that come in different colours with colourful embroidery, what’s not to love? This Luna One Piece is totally gorge. We love it in matte pink with a blue and orange trim. Oh, and did we mention each piece is handmade?
Eres West Beach Dress
French brand Eres has sophisticated beachwear down to a tee. This fun colour-blocked dress is bright and airy – just how we like our summer days!
Zulu & Zephyr Deep Sea Dress
Aussie brand Zulu & Zephyr offers up effortlessly cool beach essentials (and regular collections, as well!) for the quintessential beach girl. We’re digging this slouchy yet structured easy to wear beach dress with an ombre colour scheme. Throwing this on after a dip in the ocean is beach comfort at its best.
We Are Handsome Himalaya Silk Button Up
We Are Handsome has unique prints you won’t find elsewhere. From cheeky behinds (literally!) to neon florals, these caftans and swimsuits aren’t for the shy. We love rocking the Himalaya Silk Button Up over our suits on the sand. Made of silk and with a sharp floral print, it’s cool kid perfection.
Sea Dreamer Seeker Poncho
Okay, okay – we know crochet isn’t exactly practical for the beach but it’s just so romantic and lovely that we couldn’t help ourselves. The Aussies have done it again, this time with the brand Sea Dreamer. Their Seeker Poncho in white is the fringed, boho piece of our dreams.