5 Best Body-Positive Swimsuit Brands to Support this Summer
If you're looking for a new bikini for summertime, we have five incredible body-posi brands you need to check out.
Why is body positivity important in the brands we support? Besides the fact that it's always good to support companies that align with our values, it's also better to find a suit that fits your body. Most big companies carry and make suits for one particular body type and size, but as we know, bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, and you can't expect everyone to fit in the same style.
Companies that are body-positive acknowledge that we all have uniquely beautiful bodies and make suits that empower everyone. Let's start summer looking cute and feeling great! The best way to feel like a 10 this summer is to buy from companies that believe you're a 10 too.
Chromat is a fantastic bodywear brand dedicated to creating suits that fit all body shapes and sizes. Chromat's goal is to design swimwear that empowers everyone and reinforces the idea that beauty is not a single look. They have a variety of swimsuits, from bikinis to one-pieces, and swim cover-ups. They use diverse models on their page, and it's so refreshing to see a variety of people modeling instead of a single type. Chromat guarantees ethical, safe and fair-wage payments for their employees, and they're environmentally friendly. They create their swimwear with sustainable regenerated nylon, woven together with fishing nets and recycled plastic bottles recovered from the ocean.
Tennille McMillan, the owner and designer of NAKIMULI, started the brand in 2009. A young Tennille felt like she didn't fit in due to her unique style, so she created NAKIMULI to celebrate color, shapes and prints. If you're looking for bright show-stopping colors this summer with suits that nobody else will have, NAKIMULI is your brand. NAKMULI embraces loving your body at every size and individuality, which is evident with their inclusive sizing from S-3X. All their suits have different models to see how they would look on different body types, which is super helpful when shopping. The business is still run in Brooklyn by Tennille, meaning you directly support her and her fantastic mission to inspire self-love and bold style.
Summersalt wants all to know that every body is a Summersalt body. Their brand is one of the most inclusive, with models of all different sizes, ethnicities, abilities and ages. They even have an accessibility adjustment guide on their website to ensure their website is accessible to everyone! In the spirit of inclusivity, they took 1.5 million measurements from 10,000 women to create a fit for everyone. They have over a hundred different suits with countless color and style options. Summersalt turns insecurities into strengths, and bonus, they use recycled material and packaging.
The L.A.-based swimwear brand LD Los Angeles wants to change the swimwear industry based on insecurity to a community that promotes confidence. One of the ways they tackled this is by changing their sizes to the names of goddesses. For example, if you're typically a medium, you would be a size "Athena." It changes the focus from numerical measurements that we can get hung up on to remind us that you are beautiful at every size. Their suits, made from regenerated nylon, are all adorable and come in a variety of styles. They have neutral and bright colors for every preference. LD Los Angeles is more than a swimwear brand—it's a space for women to empower one another and find their confidence.
Kitty and Vibe specialize in swimwear designed to fit your body. They match your specific hip and butt measurements to their sizing system to guarantee you have bathing bottoms that are comfortable and flattering. They have every type of swimsuit style like from high-waisted bikini bottoms to backless one-pieces, and they come in adorable patterns like checkered Lilac and simple blue floral print. Kitty and Vibe hires customers as models, which is a great way to show your appreciation to supporters and showcase realistic bodies. They are another company that uses ethical labor as well as recyclable material and packaging. Kitty and Vibe say they exist to "awaken and fuel self-love for a kinder world," and who wouldn't want to support that?
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