Bikini Bottom Guide

Beach House Chloe High Waisted Bikini Bottom

Bikini bottoms come in all shapes and sizes, from a barely-there bottom to a full coverage swim skirt, there is a wide variety of swimsuit bottoms to choose from. The world of swimwear is a dynamic and ever-changing industry. Each swimsuit season, there’s always a new, fresh trend to look forward to.

Flirty Skirts
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Swim skirts have been a traditional swimsuit bottom option season after season. Women who seek more coverage but want to remain feminine and fashionable choose to wear skirted swim bottoms.

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The Emma Swim Skort is a sporty yet feminine swimsuit bottom. Shorts are layered underneath a skirt for maximum coverage and the most comfortable fit, especially when you’re chasing little ones around the beach! A functional zippered pocket provides room for keys or cash, so you can carry one less bag. (Trust us, that makes all the difference)

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The Charlotte Swim Skirt is available in a variety of colors to match back to any of the Beach House tops. The swingy skirt covers a modest bikini bottom for a comfortable and figure-flattering swimsuit bottom.

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One of our new silhouettes, the Adele Swim Skort is a trendy addition to the array of swimsuit bottoms available. Fashion-forward pleats make this swim skirt resort-ready.

High-Rise

Beach House Grace Smooth Fit High Waisted Bikini Bottom

Take a tip from your elders: The high-waisted silhouettes of the ’50s and ’60s enhance your curves and elongate your legs. If you desire more coverage than an itsy bitsy bikini bottom but still want to show some skin, a high waisted swim bottoms is your comfortable (and chic!) middle ground.

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For retro-glam style the Sophie Pleated Swim Skirt is a high-waisted bottom with a flirty and feminine pleat. Channel your inner Grace Kelly in these adorable high waisted bikini bottoms.

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Looking for a closet staple? Look no further than the Chloe High-Waisted bikini bottom. Dependable and versatile, this swimsuit bottom goes with everything – bikini tops and tankini tops alike. With a modest fit and full coverage, these high waisted bikini bottoms are sure to become your new favorite. Looking for a higher rise? The Grace Smooth Fit High Waisted bikini bottom offers more midriff coverage without compromising style.

Not So Basic Bikini Bottoms

Beach House Blake Side Tie Swim Short Bikini Bottom

Classic silhouettes will never go out of style. The versatility of a solid, traditional bikini bottom is the beauty of this style. The mix and match options are endless, so you can switch up your look with every wear.

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The Hayden Side Tie Bikini Bottom is a sporty yet chic swimsuit bottom. The adjustable side tie allows you to customize your coverage – for your most comfortable, best-fitting swimsuit bottom, ever.

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For a more athletic feel, the Blake Boy Short offers customizable coverage with adjustable side ties. Offered in a wide array of colors – you can match these bikini bottoms back to our various tankini tops to find a look you’ll love.

Prints, Please

Beach House Abbey Side Tie Bikini Bottom

Printed bikini bottoms are a fun way to liven up your swimwear. Available in various shades and trendy patterns, you’re certain to stand out on the shoreline.

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The best-selling Charlotte Swim Skirt is available in pretty polka dots or a bold medallion print.

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The Abbey Side Tie is a sporty, moderate coverage bikini bottom available in a variety of fun prints. Available in a tropical floral pattern, chic stripes or a leafy palm print. Make a statement in bold printed bikini bottoms.

With a wide variety of swimsuit bottoms offered, you’re certain to find a bikini bottom that suits you and your unique style.

Designer Studio Spotlight: Behind the Seams of Beach House & Beach House Sport

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 Take a look behind the seams in our designer studio spotlight! Find out what inspired our newest collections from Beach House and Beach House Sport.

 

Designer Spotlight: Beach House

Staying close to our roots for looks you’ve grown to love, the Cruise 2016 Beach House Collection is beautiful, refined, and modest. The collection’s colors are Admiral, Black, and Tiki Coral. These are based on a nautical color palette that meshes well with the Beach House vibe. The prints are classics with a lively twist. Structured stripes with modest ombre fading, polka dots contrasted with vivid geos, and a variety of floral prints for a tropical summer feel.

We have also refreshed our silhouettes with some new key pieces. New additions include flouncy ruffled tankini tops, a chic high-neck tankini top, and a pleated skirted swimdress.

Sporty styles got a makeover with our durable racerback bra top, rib-knit camisole style tankini top, and a spliced racerback tankini featuring supportive underwire construction.

Beach House is known for its tried and true Americana style, unparalleled support, and incomparable comfort. This collection encapsulates each of those details we’re famous for. For a fresh spin on classic summer essentials, shop the new collection.

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Designer Spotlight: Beach House Sport

Dive right into your active lifestyle in the Beach House Sport Cruise 2016 collection. This latest collection of fashionable swimwear and fitness attire includes pieces you can wear 9-to-5, and straight through your workout session.

It’s intended as an of-the-moment, performance-minded collection of sports bras, tanks, leggings, cover ups, active shorts and dresses that are perfect for the gym but also have street appeal. It takes fashionable practicality to an entirely new level.

New pieces include a zipper front maillot with an attached bra, a high-neck racer back tank top with an illusion mesh inset, and a stylish cover up dress to throw on after your workout.

Bold geometrics lend a twist to traditional silhouettes and mesh paneling gives our styles a sporty yet trendy edge. The collection’s colors of black, white, and inspire blue keep it neutral with a pop of color to create a cohesive collection of essential active wear.

The main inspiration behind the collection was our clientele. Created for those ladies who are constantly on the move, those of us who want to be comfortable yet stylish, on trend without sacrificing function, and most importantly pieces that can take you from spin class to smoothies in a flash.

Designer Studio Spotlight: Be Pink

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with that, comes our annual collaboration with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “Be Pink” by Beach House is inspired by the brave women fighting every day in the ongoing battle against breast cancer.

The team behind the pieces wanted the swimwear to make our customers feel strong and beautiful. The collection is both sophisticated and chic, with tried and true silhouettes.

Our key shapes this season are the twist front tankini, the figure-flattering bandini, ultra-feminine skirted bottoms, and our beach to boardwalk cover up dresses.

The color palette for “Be Pink” is a rich Admiral, bright Coconut White, and our vibrant Baja Pink. Time-honored traditional stripes, ornate florals, modern geos, and textured pique fabric create elevated and gorgeous swimsuits.

Shop the collection here and shop for a cause. 

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5 Reasons To Wear A Tankini

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Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to update your swimwear with new looks that are both fresh and fashionable. To get the most out of your swimwear collection, try the tankini. With so many options – like skirts, high-waisted bottoms, bandeau necklines and halter tops – you can reinvent your beach look time and time again. Whether you’re looking for a modest two-piece that keeps you safe from the sun or something to keep you cool and comfortable in the blazing heat, check out our selection of tankini separates at Beach House.

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MIX & MATCH
One of my favorite things about wearing bikinis was that I could dictate my style and comfort by buying separate tops and bottoms to fit my mood, taste, and body. Luckily, I can still keep my favorite tops and just replace the bottoms with a size up or down. The adjustable Bottoms pictured allow customized coverage with the side-tie feature. Love them! 

Mix-and-matching is also a great way for me to showcase my best self. For instance, I’m a bit pear-shaped, so matching a fun top with darker bottoms helps distract the eye from my larger bottom and adds emphasis to my struggling bust. This Ship Shape Stripe Tankini uses mixed patterns to bolster the bust, while the high-waisted bottoms subtly smooth my curves and give me the coverage I need.

COVERAGE FOR THOSE CURVES
Speaking of coverage, I really like walking around a bit more covered up. With the right tankini, more coverage doesn’t have to be less sexy. In fact, it’s even possible to look slimmer in the right style. Fitted tops like this Castaway Geo top can do so much more for a girl with curves than can an exposing bikini. And for those who want that extra protection from the sun, save the greasy sunscreen and wear something a little more modest instead. Sometimes, more is more.

NECKLINES KEEP IT FRESH
Another thing I loved about bikinis (that carries over into tankinis) was being able to play with the neckline. Halters, bandeau, and over-the-shoulder tops all carry different functions. Halters tend to provide more support, while over-the-shoulder gives more of a classic look and feel. I usually go for bandeaus that come with removable straps so I can achieve a better tan but still have support when I need it. I also really like unique features, like the chain strap on this Fly Away Tankini. It’s fun, chic, and all kinds of classy.

EASE AND COMFORT
I don’t know about you, but my life is complicated enough; I’m not looking for ways to make it harder. And let’s be honest, it’s not easy getting in and out of a one-piece swimsuit. Tankinis are comfortable, easy to wear, and perfect for a hassle-free vacation. The best part: many styles can easily be mistaken as street clothes, meaning no more changing in and out of swimwear for that quick run to the store. (Take that bikini!) My favorite look pairs a cute top with a chic skirt (see Montauk Dot Tankini) for functional fashion at the beach and beyond.

DRESSING IT UP
I might be a mother, but I still like to play dress up. That’s right, I feel pretty in a nice dress, especially one that keeps me cool and comfortable in the summer’s hot sun. This Myrtle Beach A-Line Tankini mimics those feelings and is perfect for those who like to dress it up. It’s light and flowy with a bow feature that adds a nice feminine touch. I love that it hides my midsection, accentuates my bust, and offsets my pear-shaped body.

Summertime Secrets for Fun in the Sun

headerSummer is coming, and we couldn’t be more excited about warmer temperatures, longer days, and – most of all – fun in the sun. To help get you ready for beach season, we’ve compiled a short list of summer secrets to enhance your experience. (Also, don’t forget to step up your summer swim style with our latest swimwear collections.)


01USE A SANDWICH BAG TO KEEP YOUR PHONE OUT OF THE ELEMENTS.
Have you ever dropped your phone in the water, gotten sand in the speakers, or spilled sunscreen all over it? These are annoying occurrences at the beach or pool, but you can’t just leave your phone at home. Try sealing it in a clear sandwich bag to keep it safe. The best part: the touch screen will still work!

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02KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SAFE IN A NON-DESCRIPT CONTAINER. 
No matter where you go, there will always be people out to get you (and your stuff). Yeah, some public beaches have lockers to secure your personal items. Or, you could make grandma stay back as a watchdog. The better solution: put your things into an old lotion bottle (non-transparent), unused diaper, or anything that doesn’t scream, “I’m expensive!” If someone steals your diaper, shame on him!

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03SPRINKLE BABY POWDER ON YOUR FEET FOR EASY SAND REMOVAL.
There’s nothing more annoying than coming back to the car after a long day at the beach and getting sand all over the interior. What’s worse is walking sand into the house or getting it stuck in your upholstery. While some locations have showers and feet washing stations, it’s a hassle and sometimes still impossible to effectively remove every grain. Next time, try rubbing baby powder on your feet and watch the sand fall right off. It’s magic!

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04TRANSFORM YOUR BEACH SPACE INTO A SAND-FREE ENVIRONMENT WITH A FITTED SHEET.
On your next beach trip, bring along a light fitted sheet to use as a sand barrier. Simply place bags or coolers at each of the corners and pull the sheet upward to create walls that will keep sand and stones out of your space. Hint: stay away from heavy flannel or dark-colored sheets to keep things cool.

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GIVE YOURSELF A NEW SUMMER ‘DO WITH SOME CITRUS.
Nothing says you’re ready for summer quite like some healthy highlights. Many people’s hair naturally lightens with exposure to the sun. Others elect to take frequent trips to the salon to achieve the look. Did you know that you can accelerate your natural ‘lights with lemon juice and a few hours of sunshine? It’s subtle, natural, and healthy for your hair!

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Beach House and Haymarket Designs!

We’ve partnered with our friends at Haymarket Designs to bring you the ultimate summer giveaway! Enter to win a Custom tote bag filled with a custom koozie, Beach House swimsuit of your choice, and tumbler! Giveaway ends August 3 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Enter on the form below – good luck!

Thanks to our friends at Hypersweep.com, ContestHound.com, and LuckyContests.com for featuring our giveaway!

Time for a Daycation

The summer, while meant to be relaxing and calming, can easily be the most stressful time for those of us with kids. Instead of lovely days lounging by the pool, we’re packing the Suburban full of kids, and hauling them off to playdates, summer camps, birthday parties, and school orientation. By time Labor Day rolls around, we barely feel as if we’ve connected with our children on their time off, let alone had any time to enjoy the beautiful weather. What’s a woman to do? It’s time for a daycation.

Daycation

First things first – figure out when is best for your family. Is there a day your kids can miss camp, or a Saturday where there isn’t anything planned? Once you’ve got the date planned, try and check out what the weather is going to be (if it’s within the next ten days, otherwise you might not be able to check!). If you’re thinking of an outdoor activity, you might want to have a backup plan in the case of in-climate weather – nobody wants to be trekking around on a family hike in the pouring rain.

Next, figure out what activity you’d like to do most that you might not have done as a group before. Trips to the local water park, amusement parks, or even to see the minor league baseball team play are always great, and get the family out of the house for some memory-making time. Try to appeal to as many preferences as you can! One great way to plan several day trips is to each pick a place, put them all in a hat, and pick out who goes first, second, third, etc. It provides an easy way to decide where you’re going , but you’ll have to approve the trips before putting them in the hat –  someone will ALWAYS request Disneyworld!

Thirdly, try to limit use of electronic devices during your outing – we all tend to get wrapped up in our digital worlds and lose sight of true communication! This is the time for bonding, so make the most of it while you can!

 

Where are you planning to daycation this year? 

Design Your Ultimate Swimsuit!

Are you still on the search for that elusive perfect suit? We’re here to help! One lucky winner will have the chance to work with our design team to create their ultimate swimsuit – a one-of-a-kind piece that’s fit and designed specifically for them!

Enter on the form below – good luck!

Swimwear Anywhere Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Swimsuit Season! We’re so excited for the sunny weather that we’re giving away a $125 gift card to one lucky winner!

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The gift card can be used across all Swimwear Anywhere brand sites (Beach HouseCoco ReefCoco RaveRoxanne, and Gabar), allowing you to find the best fit for your beautiful shape. Enter now for your chance to win!

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Workout Wednesday: Count it Down

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We’re counting down the weeks to summer with this count-down style workout! This full body workout will tone, burn, and help you on your way to that summer body. I would recommend doing this up to three times a week – the squats and planks will hurt more than you realize at first, and you never want to over-do your workout!

NOTE: I am in NO WAY a fitness professional. Please do not take my comments to be professionally backed, nor do I know what is best for every body. I am simply sharing my personal experiences with these workouts. If you are unsure if you should be doing a particular workout, please consult your doctor first.

Beach House Count Down

Positives: The constant changing of moves kept me from feeling bored during my workout. The count down style also helped me to keep moving whenever I began to feel like I wanted to give up – knowing that the next step was ten less was a great motivation factor! I definitely felt the burn in my legs and abs, since I’m typically a runner rather than a core-workout girl, and this worked a completely new set of muscles for me. Another benefit of this is being able to do it whenever and wherever you are able – the whole workout takes under ten minutes and since you don’t need any props, you can do it without going to the gym.

Negatives: I felt the need to check online that I was doing the right postures for some of these moves, particularly the squats. If you’re doing it wrong (extending your knees over your toes), you’re actually not really doing much, and the time you’ve spent working out has basically become null and void. It’s definitely something you’d want to have a friend oversee, so you can ensure you’re doing everything properly.

Reaction: You absolutely feel the burn. Since it’s a full body workout, you feel it just about everywhere, which I both loved and hated. Muscles I’d never worked were aching the next morning, and immediately after I felt like I had really done a great workout.

Overall: I’d give this a 7/10. I love the circuit of the count down, and was a lot more tired from this than I anticipated. However, I struggle with maintaining proper form, which makes this something I have to really concentrate on to make sure I’m doing it right.

 

Tried this workout? Have another one you’d like us to try? Let us know