Swim Style: The Mama Edition

Ahhh swimsuit shopping... every woman's favorite thing, right? (Insert monkey covering eyes emoji). Anyone else struggling to find a cute but practical suit that fits well, hides problem areas and highlights the things you love? Just me? I will say though that purchasing a bikini in January to wear in March is definitely great motivation to keep up with my daily workouts.

I had a long list of requirements for my suit. I wanted something flirty but somewhat modest, practical for beaching it with a toddler (read... it stays put), high quality that would withstand years of use, and versatile enough to wear on outdoor adventures. I searched high and low, ordered and returned countless suits until I found one that I love.. actually two! I ended up with a high-waisted halter bikini and a modest top that will function well over the next few years. Since I'm on the shorter side, many of the one pieces just didn't fit my torso, so I settled on mixing and matching two pice options. This will also be good going forward if I need maternity or nursing-friendly tops or bottoms. In hopes that my search will simplify the process for you, here are some of my favorites!

+ Hands down my favorite one-piece wasThe Vanessa by Raising Wild in Coral. SO sad it is out of stock and also love the onyx.
+ I fell for the sweet scallops on this Vanilla Beach coral top (which is much brighter and livlier in person!) and the floral print high waisted bottoms. This set was definitely a keeper! I also love the halter one piece option
+ The Weekender Crop by Albion Fit made the cut. I love the tie back on this one! It would be cute paired with these high waist bottoms from J. Crew, and I plan to wear it with some black bottom from J. Crew that I already have.
+ I love flounce detail and deep coral color of the The Dahlia by Albion Fit, but the torso was too long for my petite frame.
+ The South Beach Pastel Tie Plunge by Asos is simple and chic, plus it's a great pastel color.
+ I love the muted florals of The Asterid High-Waisted Bikini from Anthropologie - also great for a smaller bust!

Ok, your turn. Any favorite brands that I missed?