I have never understood the people who choose mountains over beaches. Granted, snow-capped mountains have a certain serene charm to them but there is no feeling better or more relaxing than standing in the waves and feeling the sand between my toes. I am a beach bum. At any given moment, I am ready to pack my bags and head to a warm, tropical location where I can sip pina coladas and soak in the sun (with ample sunscreen smeared across my face and body, of course!). And in all the times that I actually have lived out this perpetual desire of mine, I have realised that finding the perfect swimsuit is part of the excitement.
Sure, it may seem like a chore considering the options that come flooding in when you’re shopping. But when you do find a swimsuit that is comfortable (by that I mean isn’t trying to stop you from breathing), hugs your curves in a way that makes you feel confident and sexy and is stylish, the satisfaction is like nothing else. So, to help you look and feel your best before your next visit vacation, we’ve curated a list of swimwear brands that cater to every body type. These won’t let you down.
The brainchild of Shrijal Dave and Zoheib Jilani, Womanlikeu has only one aim—to create comfortable swim and beachwear pieces that induce confidence by flattering every body perfectly. The brand does this by bringing various patterns, prints, textures and materials into their designs. Their personal styling experience makes it easier for you to not only understand your body type but also feel sexy and at ease in your own skin.
Whoever said swimwear needs to be boring, didn’t know where to shop. Guapa is for all those of you who want to add a pop of colour or some abstract and floral prints to your vacation wardrobe to make it more chic yet effortless and comfortable. Drawing from the concept of free spirit, these swimwear pieces, designed by Reby Kumar, blend fun and functionality together to make every moment a memorable one. With a number of styles and patterns to choose from, Guapa’s swimwear is made from sustainable econyl fabric. The collections go beyond swimwear and also include cover-ups, kaftans and co-ord sets.
Shivan & Narresh
Launched in Cannes at ‘Mare di Moda’ in 2008 its 100% stitch-free swim line, this luxury swimwear brand can be described as bold yet sophisticated. With travel and holidays being at the core of its essence, this brand’s design aesthetic focuses on sharp cuts, bold colours, whimsical prints based on nature and technologically advanced fabrics. One look through their website will make you want to pack your bags and jet off to some tropical paradise!
The Summer House
Founded by Rekha Datla and Shivangini Parihar, The Summer House believes in form and functionality. While their swimwear pieces (and everything else the brand has to offer) are simple in design, the fabrics they are made from and the craftsmanship used are rooted in sustainable and ethical practices. If you want to liven up your beach bag with swimwear that is timeless, sustainable and caters to your curves, The Summer House is the page you should be scrolling through.
Drawing inspiration from the fluidity of water, Nadi Nadi was founded by Rishi Baweja and Bhaavya Bhatnagar as an extension of their jewellery brand, Hannan. This brand was born out of their love of playing around with various fabrics, materials and styles without boundaries or limitations. Their aim is to create pieces that they would use in their everyday lives.