It’s easy to rely on the big swimwear brands from Revolve and Bloomingdales when you’re shopping for your poolside looks, but take it from someone with a rolodex of about 1200 swimwear designers, sometimes small independent brands are where it’s at. Plus? We love supporting small businesses especially in today’s climate.
I can’t begin to explain how much I love this brand. My go-to for every photoshoot because you can always rely on their fit and style. Featured on the 2018 SI Swimsuit cover with Danielle Herrington and you can find them in just about every story of the magazine (sometimes more than once!) If you’re looking for your new favorite tiny bikini - look no further than Ola Vida.
Remember the stringy white one piece Kate Upton wore on the 2017 cover? We have Charmosa to thank for that! Their buttery material is unmatched in this industry. Best part about Charmosa? They’re sustainable and all their fabric contains SPF 50!
Swim Like a Mermaid
This is a brand to watch! Swim Like a Mermaid is my favorite package to unbox before a photoshoot - I can always count on designer Sarah to create trendy stylish pieces for every story. Based out of LA, Swim Like A Mermaid, works with small family-owned fabric companies to support local businesses!
We love a brand with a mission. Designer, Theresa Marie, created KRAHS with the intent to encourage women to love themselves. KRAHS is the brand for every woman, offering a full range of sizing (XS-XXL) without compromising on style.
My latest obsession thanks to Instagram. I stumbled upon this brand a few months ago and thank goodness for that. I guarantee these suits will be your second skin - weightless, comfortable, and chic AF. Bonus: They offer the cutest loungewear collection and who doesn’t need a new pair of sweats?