At SI Swimsuit, we work with hundreds of swim and resort wear brands, from household names like ROXY to luxury, emerging brands like Maygel Coronel to independent designers that have dominated social media like Heavy Manners. And many, many more that are under the radar and deserve recognition and a spot in your suitcase.
We are always on the lookout for newcomers, especially those who work to innovate in sustainable ways, give back, and are more than just a brand. To keep you on the cutting edge of what’s hot in the world of swim, our fashion editors will be collecting and sharing their favorite suits on a monthly basis as part of our Editor’s Rack series.
For our November Editor’s Rack we wanted to introduce not only swoon-worthy swimsuits, but some of our favorite cover-ups, vacation-ready looks and accessories as well. The beach is not a fashion show, but it might as well be if you ask us!
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The Details: Sun Triangle Bikini ($240)
The Why: Sara Cristina makes swimwear that promises to enhance your overall beachwear aesthetic. The Sun Triangle Bikini is made with Italian lace and fully lined with regenerated nylon, featuring a simple silhouette complimented by delicate stitching. This is one of the rare suits that will still be in style six months or five years from now.
The Details: Whitney Swimsuit ($214)
The Why: This is a classic suit that will last you many vacations to come. It has a built-in bra shelf, a durable fabric that is quite flattering, and an accented belt to accentuate curves.
The Why: Mara Hoffman consistently makes silhouettes that are stunning on everyone—the brand offers a size range of XS-3X. This suit is no exception. The fabrication is smoothing while the high-waist bottom and criss-cross top give a feminine feel and hourglass shape.
The Details: The Flora One Piece ($225)
The Why: As adorably seen on pregnant Blake Lively recently, this one piece is both girly, playful and understatedly sexy.
The Details: Lavender One Piece ($320)
The Why: The Colombian swimwear and ready-to-wear brand set out on a mission to redefine the meaning of femininity through swimsuits. The Lavender one piece is the perfect example, with its feminine floral pattern contrasted by dramatic sleeves that exude power. If you are looking to make a statement, this Dos Marquesas suit will do just that.
The Why: You may be familiar with Miaou for their highly coveted corsets, but we consider it our duty to also draw your attention to their swimsuits. Miaou’s suits are offered in extended sizing and are perfect for mixing and matching. This postcard print in particular has left us dreaming of our next tropical getaway.
The Why: Hand knit, this is arguably the softest bikini we’ve felt. The stretchy knit material made of modal spandex allows for this comfort, but ensures the suit’s shape both in and out of water. Indah is a veteran in the swimsuit industry, making swimsuits in Bali for 20 years now and their expertise shows with each product.
The Details: Ulmer Dress ($375)
The Why: The Ulmer dress is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Celia B’s charming RTW pieces. Founded by Celia Bernardo in 2012, the namesake brand designs pieces that incorporate many different aesthetics, colors and patterns. The result? Garments that celebrate cultural and artistic diversity in a way that exudes pure joy.
Calle Del Mar
The Why: Calle Del Mar makes non-seasonal knitwear pieces that will last a lifetime. The Los Angeles-based brand designs and produces all products within just a 30-mile radius of its studio, maintaining a commitment to reducing the company’s carbon footprint while also supporting the local community. The luxurious knits are all hand-loomed and hand-crocheted in small batches.
The Details: Island Cabana Sun Visor ($135)
The Why: Sun hats can take up a distressing amount of space in luggage, but we’ve found a super stylish and unique solution from Australian brand Lorna Murray. This textured handmade visor is not only a statement piece, but it also protects against the sun. They do make a similar version of this in a hat, but for those looking to get some natural hair highlights, a visor is a must.
The Details: Yara Dress ($698)
The Why: This vintage-inspired beauty is made of silk organza and features the most beautiful paisley embroidery. The California based brand behind the endearing piece was founded by sisters, Margaret and Katherine Kleveland.
The Why: The Lucia set brings everything to the table when it comes to great beachwear. Medium-weight knit makes this set not only super soft, but also perfect for lounging on hot or cool days. Asta Resort is one of the few brands who release swim collections throughout the entire year, deeming themselves a “summer all-year-round” brand. You can only imagine how excited this endless summer mantra makes us.