Make a splash this July in one of our top 5 swimsuits for those sweltering hot summer days!
Eco-friendly swimsuits and bikinis are making their way to the mainstream in a big way this summer, with our favorite brands offering up a range of styles and colors that are right on trend. From sultry maillots, barely there cut-outs, and more modest tube suits and halters, eco chic swimsuits are your ticket to a cool and conscious poolside or beach experience.
1. In the Wave One Piece by Odina
Sexy but suitable for surfing and swimming all day long, this one piece from Odina is made entirely from recycled materials. Manufactured with sea-respecting love in California, all Odina suits are designed to be surfed throughout the world. The T-back halter and booty short will stay on even in the biggest of waves, while the cut out detail adds a touch chic sensuality. Odina, $140
2. Deep U Shape One Piece by Bantu
Sexy, sleek and simple, this one piece from South African label Bantu is just as gorgeous as it is comfortable. Available in various prints, the elegant design shows off just enough skin but also stays on in the water – you can even wear it as a top to and from the beach! Made from traditional African wax cloth designs by local artisans, helping support ethical and sustainable local business. Bantu, $185
3. Milano One Piece Swimsuit by La Blanca
Stay cool in this cute and chic monokini from La Blanca, whose designs are sophisticated yet playful. The suit is designed to flatter curves with ample and well-placed shirring, and offers great support for ample chested women. We love the simple black and white design, and think it would be perfect paired with a floppy hat and some bright red lipstick.
4. Fashion Wrap Monokini by Mallory Curlee
Undeniably chic, this monokini from eco friendly designer Mallory Curlee is dramatic and drop-dead gorgeous. The excess fabric can be fashioned in numerous ways, while the attached, high-waist brief is elegant and modest. Better suited for lounging by the pool or picnicking on the beach, this suit can nonetheless take you from morning tanning sessions to dinner and a night out. Made entirely by hand in the USA from recycled materials.
5. Shirred Swimdress by Eco Swim
Modest but romantic, this shirred swimdress is forgiving, feminine and so easy to wear. Part of Eco Swim’s new 2014 collection, this suit is made from recycled materials and part of the proceeds go toward dolphin protection and research for sea life preservation. Perfect for a strap-free tan line!
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