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Swimwear You Need This Summer

In this blog post, Olivia + Laura share with you the bathing suits you need in your collection this summer.

There is only one month left in the most elite season of the year. As such, we are maximizing our outdoor time and, that includes time by the pool. Unfortunately for many women, being in a bikini is a source of anxiety because society has deemed one body type superior to the other. Well, we are here to say that all bodies are beach bodies worthy of wearing whatever they want.

Which is why we are sharing with you the must-have bathing suits of the season. We can guarantee there is a bathing suit for everyone on this list and if you have these items in your collection you are set for summer!

P.S: Many of these suits are on sale now as stores are liquidating summer clothing. So get your hands on them for this year and the next!



Triangle Bikini Top

Triangle bikini tops are the most versatile piece of swimwear to own. There is no right or wrong way to wear these tops. You might have already seen so many different ways to tie triangle bikini tops on Instagram, but here is a quick tutorial video in case you missed it. This is also a great way to utilize old bikinis and make them feel new again!

High-Cut Bottoms

The most flattering of all bikini bottoms. High cut bikini bottoms are known to accentuate your waist and elongate your legs - what's not to love! Not only are they so chic but they are so incredibly comfortable as well, truly one of our favourites! Also, if you are self-conscious about your stomach the high-cut hides your stomach pooch (not that it needs to be hidden).

Bandeau Top

Say bye to awkward tan lines with a bandeau bikini top! The effortlessly chic top that allows for fuller coverage while still being so stylish. Accessorize these tops with some layered necklaces and body strands! Keep in mind, this is usually your tanning bikini and can fade with sun-exposure so buying an inexpensive set might be your best bet. Check out this one from Shein that comes in multiple colours.

The Jane Bikini

We self-titled this bathing suit "The Jane Bikini", because it reminds us of something right out of the movie Tarzan. This bikini is low on coverage but high on sexy with its cloth-like bottom and top. As pictured below, this swimwear usually comes in earth tones but you can find something similar at Shein in many different colours.

Sexy One-Piece

We do not understand why more people are not wearing one-pieces; they are not exclusive to moms and grandmas! In fact, they are probably sexier than ever nowadays. Although not ideal for tanning, you can use these swimsuits to conceal the parts you are more insecure about and show off the rest of your body!

Strapy-String Bikini

The strappy string bikini is one of the trends coming out of summer 2021, and, honestly, we are here for it. Not only is it flattering on EVERYBODY but, it also makes it possible to mix and match with several bikini bottoms. Looking to get one? NastyGal Swim and 437 Swimwear have some great options.

The Ring Bikini

Like every good trend this year, the Ring bathing suit reminds us of the 90s. Revamped to match the 2020 energy, this bikini is a must in your closet. Throw on a ring top, bottom or matching set and will look like a vintage queen on the beach or by the pool. Are you sold yet? Well check out that light pink set (in the centre) by Canadian swimwear brand Ali+Liv.


Oversized Button Down

Your beach/pool outfit would not be complete without an oversized button down. Perfect to simply layer over a bikini to create a chic, airy look! The more oversized, the better — we love how effortlessly chic it looks!


You already know how much we love matching sets and that goes for swimwear too. We don't stop at the matching bikini, the matching sarong completes the entire look! A great piece to cover up at the beach while still being so fashionable. Instagram pictures are definitely a must with a matching three-piece set!


One of the newest trends of the summer is crochet. From crochet dresses to bottoms, everything goes! It is the perfect beach attire to show your best bikini through the hole-y pattern. A trendy piece that can be worn on and off the beach!


You've made it to the bottom of this post! Now you have everything you need to start or complete your swimsuit collection.

Thank you for reading this week's blog post! We had so much fun with this one because we're always looking for a pool or boat to be invited to and we need a cute bikini to pair with each adventure; hence, this article.

See you all next week! In the meantime, follow us on Instagram @oliviaandlaurablog



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