Hey, pretty girl!
Swimmie season is in full swing – which means stocking up for the year to come (especially for us Minnesota winter vacationers)! However, when it comes to swimsuits, there is always one thing I detest: buying ones that only last a single summer. Whether it be pilling, faded colors or ruined elastic, nothing is more annoying than spending money on something that doesn’t get good use out of it.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been buying up the Target swim section for the last three years in a row. And, while I love their styles and prices, there is a reason why I’ve had to buy new ones EVERY SINGLE YEAR. So this year, I decided I would be adventurous and extend beyond my typical Target swimmie haul. But y’all, in my search, I found that it is so hard to find a cute top/bottom combo that isn’t over $100.
Fortunately, in my search, I found these two stores – Red Dress Boutique and Lulu’s! With a multitude of style options – high waisted bottoms, one-pieces, wrap-top bikinis, belted and velvet AND many fun color options, I rounded up some of the best (and most affordable) swimmies on the market.
Red Dress Boutique: For bathing suits ranging from $40-$60 (even with a top/bottom combo), I was highly impressed by the quality of these swimmies. The material is soft, has not started to pill or lose color, and flatters your body shape! Their stuff tends to sell out fast, so make sure you buy something if you like it. I purchased a small in both the top/bottom high-waisted stripe bikini and the tropical print one-piece. I did not purchase a belted one-piece, but if you’re in for this trend – Red Dress would be the best place to get it from!
Lulu’s (10% off with UNiDAYS College Rewards): Their website STUNNED me with the amount of different style options to stay fashionable and trendy by the pool. While their bathing suit combos are typically more in the $70-$80 range, they are well worth a tad extra money – especially since UNiDAYS (the college-savings app) gives you a 10% off coupon for Lulu’s 24/7! For Lulu’s, I typically size down to an extra-small, but I recommend you keep your typical size in the bikini top as they run small. Also WARNING : the wrap bikini is so stinkin’ cute in royal blue but the bottoms they have linked DO NOT match. Please, do yourself a favor and purchase the black pair to go with it!
Now, go rock the rest of your summer with trendy swimmies that won’t break the bank!
With Love, Marin