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9 Indie Swimsuit Brands You Need to Know

When it comes to stocking up on swimwear, there are a few destinations we tend to turn to season after season. Places like Forever 21 and Target are two that usually always make it to the top of the list. While we do love a bargain, we definitely pay the price toward the end of summer – you know, when the elastic is all stretched out and the color is super faded? If you’re looking to expand your horizons this summer, go ahead and add some of these indie swimwear labels to your warm weather wardrobe.


1. Cali Dreaming: For all you minimalists out there, this is a label you’re not going to want to miss. Cali Dreaming is full of neutral tones that could easily be paired with more colorful tops. However, should you opt to purchase a full set, they have some super unique tops like this high-necked number ($99) or this one-shouldered piece ($99).

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2. Tori Praver Swimwear: You may recognize this Miami-based designer from her recent Target collab – some of which you can still find online. However, if you’re looking for something more, check out her online shop, which is full of wild prints, fun ties and flattering cuts.

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3. Nettle’s Tale: This line first came across our radar when they released a lookbook featuring girls of all different sizes. Each swimsuit is designed for and named after a particular woman whose body and story inspired the suit. An entire set from this Vancouver-based brand runs anywhere from $129 to $188.

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4. Mara Hoffman: Full of wild and patterns and fun silhouettes, this line is perhaps the most playful of them all. However, it’s definitely not the cheapest. This gorgeous swimsuit will set you back $226. If you’re prepared to spend a pretty penny for some awesome swimwear you might also want to check out this two-piece that could totally pass for a Lisa Frank illustration.

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5. Sapphire Bliss: With an accompanying lingerie line, this swimwear brand is full of sexy, feminine elements like extra straps and playful hemlines. Their bikinis and one-pieces are definitely worth a browse, but the piece that caught our attention was this nude kaftan ($148) that takes the scalloped edge to a whole other level.

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6. Zephyr and Zulu: If there’s one thing Australians know well, it’s how to make swimwear. Case in point: this amazing line. If you’re the kind of gal who likes to add a playful element to everything you wear, this floral bikini top ($50) or bold, striped one-piece ($140) will be right up your alley.

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7. Sea Dreamer: Slip back into the ’70s with this Australian brand. Ditch the spandex for the old-school, crocheted style Sea Dreamer is known for. Sadly, this stunner of a one-piece is currently sold out, but we’re also totally swooning over this purple and blue bikini ($50).

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8. Hackwith Design House: We’re going to go ahead and call Hackwith Design House the Everlane of swimwear. Full of neutral tones, you can pretty much pair any top with any bottom in this line. HDH only creates about 25 of each piece, making all of them uniquely rare and special. Because of that, the label doesn’t sell their clothing in collections but rather releases one new design every Monday.

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9. Giejo: If you like going bold when it comes to swimwear, try a suit from NY-based label Giejo. Here you’ll find bold florals, stripes and a super colorful Aztec print.

What’s your favorite indie swim line? Share with us in the comments below.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*