Swimsuit inspiration



We’re back from our fantastic, sunny work-cation in Palm Springs!

I’ve got some photos of the swimsuit I made for the trip that need editing, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some of the suits that inspired me.

In the end, I went for full support with underwire, a midrise bottom (love the high waist look, but an extreme high waist is not for me), and a really awesome photo print.


I particularly love the Malia Mills suits. They are pricey, but I love that they are sized by cup, mix and match, and include slightly larger cup sizes.

If 2 pieces aren’t your thing, be sure to check out my swim pinterest board, because I rounded up some awesome one-pieces there as well.

[images: (1) striped suit from Bona Drag, (2) Dolce & Gabbana floral bodysuit, (3) DVF bikini, (4) Malia Mills Chrysan top in DD/E, (5) Minnow Bathers swimsuit, (6) Jason Wu printed bikini, (7) Malia Mills Gabi top in DD/E, (8) H&M swimsuit]

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Nicole C

Edge. Of. My. Seat.

Can’t wait to see it!


Can’t wait to see what you made, Sarai!


I’m so curious to see what you made! Oh, and I love that Dolce and Gabbana bikini!

Lady ID

Looking forward to related posts. I’m looking for a good, vintage inspired swimsuit as well. Perhaps I will be inspired to make one.


Have to say this is the first time Ive ever anticipated seeing a picture of a woman in a bathing suit. But you have done your job well. I await with baited breath!


Ohhhhh why oh why oh why is that DVF bikini sold out??!? My heart!!!


Ha! I’m currently sewing a swimmsuit wchichs pattern is very simillar to no. 3!

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