Buying a swimsuit for many becomes stumbling block: on the one hand, you always want to find the perfect one that will delight every vacation. On the other hand, I do not want to spend a significant amount on a thing that can be useful to many only for a week a year. Kudos to the sales: In the height of summer, bikinis for an upcoming trip can be found for modest money. We will tell you which models to pay attention to.
Text: Tanya Reshetnik
A budget lingerie brand that has plenty of fun swimwear. This particular one - pink with peppers - is available in three versions at once: separate with several bodice shapes and one with a deep cut on the back. It's also a great example of how red and pink go well together (if you're still in doubt!).
On ordinary days, it is almost impossible to find a swimsuit cheaper than 6,000 rubles in COS, although I really want to: the Swedes succeed in laconic models with a good service life. In the season of sales, you will have to look for your size, but there is always a chance to meet that very bikini for lifting money: COS has an impressive selection of beach items. We vote for a laconic one-piece model of universal colors, which will be relevant in five years.
& Other Stories
A one-piece swimsuit with a color-block pattern is what you need if you are bored of your own selection of solid bikinis. This model will look good paired with dark bicycles or a loose caftan made of light linen. We won't see & Other Stories in Russia (at least until next year), but you can always go on a trip light and buy a swimsuit on the spot.
Crinkled swimwear is a hit this summer. If you are looking for a model from more expensive brands, but do not want to spend money before the trip, pay attention to the budget version of Monki. Firstly, we are attracted by the juicy color, and secondly, this shape of the bodice, although it does not guarantee tangible support, will appeal to girls with large breasts - no hard fasteners pulling thin straps or biting bones into the skin.
The British mass market almost does not carry beachwear to Russia (apparently, it understands everything about our climate), which is a pity: Topshop's summer collections have swimsuits for every taste and wallet. With a 50% discount, you can now grab a three-tone model with a bodice with wide straps and classic bikini briefs. We love the contrast piping and the fact that the top looks like a classic crop top, which means it's great for walking around town (just throw on a shirt or jeans).
At Zara, swimwear was dared in the early days of the sale, but the brand's younger sister, Bershka, still offers a dozen models for every taste. We like the leopard-print bikini with ties - the pattern does not look too predatory due to the laconic style, and the price allows you not to worry if the purchase does not take root in the wardrobe.
Actually, H&M copied the classic model of the expensive swimwear brand Marysia, but it's up to you to judge them or not. In the end, you don't have to expect much from a swimsuit for 3000 rubles. But H&M succeeded in coloring: feel free to take pajama shorts and a pinstripe shirt with you on your trip and wear everything together. You're on vacation!
A white swimsuit is a special luxury: if you wear a light one in the city, you do not risk it, because you are afraid of street dust, with a white one on the sea, everything is much easier. The one-piece Fila model looks simple in an amicable way, besides, the brand's swimwear cannot boast of such replication as massive sneakers. So even after a couple of seasons, the thing will look relevant.
Sports brands also have quite fun swimwear - and even with a good quality guarantee. The zebra print model from the Stella McCartney line will surely keep your companions from losing you on the beach or in the waterfront café.And in it you can learn the basics of surfing or play ping-pong and beach volleyball - unlike a bikini with thin strings, you don't have to worry about the swimsuit staying in place.
Another brand whose store is not a sin to wrap up in on a trip (or order your favorite swimsuit at ASOS if you prefer to go on vacation with everything ready). Made from recycled polyamide, this resilient model has been increasingly focused on the problems of overproduction, wasteful use of raw materials and environmental pollution in the Swedish mass market. We like this trend.
The transitional model is neither a one-piece nor a two-piece swimsuit for those who cannot decide in any way. Due to the interesting cut at the waist on vacation, it is quite capable of replacing a top or body, add loose light trousers and shoes with thin straps to it - and the look for an evening out is ready.
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