Best Beach Bikinis
I did a ton of shopping for our Aruba honeymoon, and am extremely picky when it comes to bikinis. It only made sense to share some of my fave bikinis and give reviews one the ones that flopped.
I want to start off with how sad I was when Victoria’s Secret dropped their incredible swim collection. And honestly, I was devastated, when they stopped their catalogue. I loved getting that thing! Apparently swim was just 1% of their total sales, but seriously I lived for those bikini sales. They’d have mix and match sales where their $40 bikini pieces dropped to like $7. It’s been a few seasons (since living in NYC, I virtually never bought swimsuits), and mine are in poor shape so I had to replace them all.
I was fortunate enough to discover several fantastic places to purchase bikinis (and if you’re more of a one piece gal, I’ll link a few, too!).
What To Look For In A Quality Swimmie
All of the fashion bloggers I follow (and admire) buy their swimsuits on Revolve. Let’s be honest, spending $300 on a bikini sounds really ridiculous. I won’t spend that on shirts I will live in, so why will I spend it on one bikini?
For my honeymoon, I was determined to find most affordable finds, however, I let myself splurge on a a couple and I realized it was well worth it!
After searching on Revolve for hours, I found myself jetting back to the KOA swim brand.
I splurged on THIS bikini and got a screaming deal on another one (which isn’t in stock). When they arrived I was insanely impressed. The materials felt so soft, they hugged my body perfectly (like no weird areas where the sides push in) and almost molded to my skin.
I’ve decided my new all time favorite find is KOA swim. I ended up going back for another sale bikini about a week before our trip, and their shipping took literally 2 days (SO fast).
PRO TIP: If you sign up for the KOA email list, they’ll let you know when they have flash sales. (I scored this bikini in black for just $80!).
Middle of the Road Brand/Fit
I always find bikini’s at PacSun, but sometimes the downfall is that I prefer the top over the bottoms or vice versa.
I found two bikinis that I liked. One I ended up liking a lot, but the other I ended up hating the bottoms and not bringing any others that would complement them.
I’d say just make sure you like them before you buy them. Their sizes run pretty big. I’m almost always a small in bikinis (top and bottom), somehow I’m an XS in theirs. No complaints, but if you’re truly petite an XS isn’t going to work for you.
Guys, sorry I won’t be posting any pics or links of the flop. Stick with the brands above! <3
Cupshe. Hands down, worst bikinis I’ve ever spent money on. I realize they’re inexpensive (like dirt cheap, bikinis are about $20), but you honestly get what you pay for.
All of the Amazon reviews are SO good. I swear these women must have been paid to say how nice these fit, because they don’t come as advertised. The bikini material is so cheap and uncomfortable, and the fit is absolutely awful.
The small bottoms pushed into every side I have, and I realize I’m petite, but I’m muscular and have worked out extremely hard over the past year for this wedding body of mine…. and these made me feel the opposite of beach ready! It’s super unflattering.
Check out my wellness routine HERE.
No matter what you wear to the beach, just make sure feel confident in your body! I honestly believe a good bikini helps you feel that way, so for me, it’s worth spending a little extra to feel my best.
Here’s a few fun accessories and cover ups that I love for beach vacay’s too!