Artizia's in-house athleisure brand Tna just can't seem to slow down. Hot on the heels of its recent limited-edition collaboration with Vans, the sporty arm of the Vancouver-founded retailer has announced the launch of a swimwear collection Tna swim dropping on June 1, just in time for summer.
In honour of this latest addition to the pantheon of swimwear options, we have rounded up our picks for the best bathing suits this summer.
Tna is keeping the designs of the swimwear collection under pretty tight wraps but the little sneak peek we have suggests that this is workout wear that doubles as bathing suits. Think halter bikini tops and bike shorts, like surfing chic which is perfect for people who do plan to take to the waves or play volleyball on the beach this summer. It's giving the cool girl on the Gold Coast in Australia vibes.
American Eagle's sub-brand Aerie is easily the best and most affordable swimwear around right now. Their signature V-shaped crossover bikini bottoms accentuate the waist, elongate the silhouette, and look stunning on all body types. This is why they're our top pick for a bathing suit this morning because they can be matched with any style of bikini top from triangle to scoop neck, bandeau to halter and they come in all kinds of bright colours and patterns, or neutrals if that's more your jam.
It wouldn't be a Vancouver swimwear list without mentioning our home-grown inclusive brand Nettle's Tale. Our pick for this summer is the Margaret bikini in checkerboard which is on-trend and fun without being overly loud. Or for a more flowery and feminine option, the Whitney top in Gingham is adorable and unique with cute little flowy sleeves and a plunge crossover neckline.
This Canadian ethically made swimwear brand makes custom-made bathing suits in a variety of styles with 204 different fabrics to choose from. Sizes run from XS to 4X and all suits are made to order. The one-piece and two-piece suits range from basic like the Diana bra bikini top which offers support for the girls with a hint of sexy to wild with the Pañuelo Scarf, a handkerchief headscarf that doubles as a top that can be paired with bikini bottoms in matching fabric.
Hallelujah, a Canadian brand that ethically makes one-pieces that aren't super basic and are a little sexy. Beth Richards swimsuits aren't overly colourful or patterned but they play around with silhouettes and small details that set them apart from the average bathing suit. Our top pick would be the Bardot one piece if it wasn't sold out but the Twist one piece is a close second (get it in white if you're bold enough, it's such a look).