Posted on May 21 2020
We all love the curve flaunting appeal of a cheeky cut bikini bottom or the sexy allure of a perfectly cut, low plunging neckline but we also know that for some activities these swimsuits just don’t fit the bill.
A frequent request we get from our customers is for swimsuits that are appropriate for family getaways with the kids or pool parties with the in-laws, swimsuits that are a little more “practical”, but here at Sandpipers we believe practical doesn’t have to be boring! To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite suits for casual cottage capers and backyard barbecues with the fam. So whether you’re chasing your toddler through the sprinklers, minding the grill, or just lounging in the sun with a good book, we’ve got you covered!
This ribbed bikini features a contemporary black and white floral print. We love the flirty little bow on the pullover bralette style top and the thicker strappy sides on the full coverage bottom.
The Body Glove Ibiza Aro Top & Ruby Bikini Bottom in “Rosewood”
Ribbed swimwear is a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon and we couldn’t be more thrilled! This little number features a scooped neck, pullover style bralette and a strappy side lower rise bikini bottom.
We love a sporty silhouette with some fun accents. The adjustable lace up back on the Sasha bikini top is the icing on the cake of this super comfy racerback bralette. The fuller coverage bottoms feature a flattering crossover detail at the front for added interest.
The Jets Double Strap One Piece Tank in “Amazon”
There’s a reason our customers (and staff too!) rave about the Jets Double Strap Tank. This is the ultimate no-fuss, comfy yet stylish swimsuit! The full coverage seat stays in place and the built in shelf bra and cute double straps offer moderate support. Trust us, once you try this suit you’ll want one in every colour!
The Jets Square Neck Top & Banded Regular Bikini Bottom in “Ink”
This supportive bikini top will make you feel anything but square! The removable bust cups offer superior shaping and the adjustable straps allow for a perfect fit. The back clasp closure make this top super simple to get in and out of. Paired with the Jets Banded Regular Bikini Bottom and you’ve got a match made in (full coverage) heaven!
The Kate Spade Daisy Buckle Underwire Bralette & Daisy Buckle High Waist Bottom
We are obsessed with the black and white contrast and vintage styling of this Kate Spade
bikini! The underwire bra style bikini top features an adjustable hook back closure and fully
adjustable shoulder straps. The cute daisy buckle on the belted high waist, full coverage
bottom is the perfect accent on this retro 60’s inspired dream of a bikini.
The Kate Spade Daisy Buckle One Piece Belted Tank in “Candied Lilac”
The “Candied Lilac” colour of this Kate Spade vintage inspired one piece swimsuit is the stuff
of our retro pastel fantasies! The yellow contrast details and playful daisy buckle belt add an
element of pure fun to this easy-to-wear tank swimsuit.
The La Blanca Island Goddess Underwire Maillot in "Wine"
Exude sophisticated elegance in this wine coloured one piece swimsuit. With higher
coverage across the back and built in underwire this suit offers excellent support as well as
fuller coverage. The shirred detailing across the front flatters the figure and conceals the
The Michael Kors Floral Border Bralette & High Waist Bottoms in “New Navy”
This longline, bustier style bralette features wireless, molded bust cups and a gorgeous vintage floral print. Matched with the Floral Border High Waist Bikini Bottoms and you’ll radiate French Riviera vibes even in your own backyard!
The Michael Kors Lingerie Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit
Flirty, feminine, and just plain lovely! We love the ruffled detailing on this full coverage one piece. The Vintage Blue is a fab pick for those who love a bright blue hue, or try the on-trend black and white Animal Print.
The Miraclesuit Rock Solid Revele in “Mineral Grey”
Who doesn’t love the figure flattering wonder that is a Miraclesuit Swimsuit! We love the versatility of this neutral coloured one piece. It looks great everywhere and with everything. The strategically placed ruched panels add curve hugging drama.
The Robin Piccone Ava Knot Bikini Top & Ava Twist Bottom in “Fiery Red”
“Red Hot” is how we would describe this crimson hued bikini from Robin Piccone. Our customers love the comfort of the luxe fabric and the cute tie front detail on the pullover bralette. Paired with matching twist front bikini bottoms and you’ve got an effortlessly stylish yet easy-to-wear bikini!
Robin Piccone Ava Bikini Tee & Ava High Waist Bottom in “Marigold”
We can’t keep this crop top style bikini tee from flying off the shelves! This is a great top to keep your shoulders from getting too much sun and looks so cute with the Ava High Waist Bottom or paired with cutoff denim for hangin' out in your backyard all summer long.
The Seafolly Active Hybrid Bralette & Active Multi Strap Hipster in “Olive Leaf”
This is another one of our best sellers! Devotees of the Active Hybrid Bralette come back every season to buy it in the current colours. This top offers support, adjustable straps, and a cute key-hole cutout detail for that extra little bit of flirt. Throw it on with the Active Multi Strap Hipster and you’re guaranteed a bikini that won’t have to be (ahem) re-adjusted during active pursuits like swimming or even chasing a toddler around the yard!
Seafolly Bandeau Top & Ruched Side Retro Bottom in “Chili Red”
While we love all our Seafolly swimsuits equally, there is a special place in our hearts for the tried and true classic that is the Seafolly Bandeau. The fabulous fit and unique versatility of this bandeau style bikini top are unparalleled. Wear it with the thicker tie halter straps tied at the neck or tie them around your back to avoid tan lines. This is a great top for mixing and matching with your fave bottoms. We love the chili red hue paired with matching Ruched Side Retro Bikini Bottoms for a classic style that will stay chic season after season.
And of course this list would not be complete without these two Seafolly pieces:
The Seafolly Roll Top Retro Bottom and Seafolly Boyleg Bottom!
If you like to mix and match different silhouettes as much as we do you’ll want these customer and staff faves in your swim wardrobe! The Roll Top Retro Bikini Bottom offers true full coverage and the Boyleg is a flattering boy-short style bottom for even more coverage. Both are designed with a roll top feature that can be adjusted to sit as high or as low on the torso as you’d like and the seamless finish on the roll top feature means it won’t pinch you at the waist. Goodbye muffin top!