I won’t tell you all the cliché stuff that usually goes with bathing suit articles, like “shopping for a bikini is just as enjoyable as a Brazilian wax performed with tweezers». That kind of statement implies from the get-go that you don’t like your body and thus, showing it in public sounds like your worst nightmare.
Girl, really? No, that’s enough. I’m far from being 100% comfortable with my body (often quite the opposite), but I want you to focus on the fun side of bathing suits today. “Swimwear” means summer, beach vacay, afternoon at the spa, weekend at the lake, aperol spritz, Pointe-Calumet’s Beach Club (that one was a joke)… In other words, if you need a bathing suit, it means that you’re about to do something exciting. So forget about you 10 extra pounds around your ankles and consider yourself lucky to even have the occasion to wear a bathing suit.
Now that’s off my chest, here are a couple of my faves of the season, which are not only gorgeous, they’re also ethically made (environmentally and socially). Bikinis, high-waisted briefs, one-pieces, everything here will just highlight how much of a hottie you already are.
Araks| Made from 100% recycled nylon
Mara Hoffman| Fabric made from recycled plastic water bottles
Hackwith Design House | Made in Minnesota
All Sisters| Sustainable fabric made from recycled polyamide
Beth Richards| Made with love in Canada
June Swimwear (in collab with Vichy)| A Montreal brand which, by the way, is super flattering for small breasts!
Hot As Hell| The fabric is made with corn sugar-based polymer
Her Line| An Australian brand producing locally
Lacausa| Designed and produced in bikini heaven: Los Angeles
Her Must| A line designed and produced in Montreal
Mimi Hammer| A Montreal-based company celebrating the female’s body in all of its diversity
Mymarini| Designed in Germany, cut from sustainable Italian fabric, produced ethically in Europe
Reformation| Made with eco-friendly fabrics in Los Angeles
Reformation| You read that right, I put two bathing suits from Reformation. I could have put three – THEY’RE ALL SO PRETTY!!!
VYB| Made in the USA
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