Why You Should Cop Velvet Swimsuits This Season

When I’m on my way home from work, stuck in traffic I scroll through online stores looking for clothes to spend my payday cash on. More often than not, I gravitate towards shops that sell swimsuits. Maybe because I am constantly fantasizing about my next trip to the beach or a music festival I’ll be attending. It doesn’t help that there are so many styles to choose from. Bikinis, one-piece swimsuits with cut outs, crochet sets, cheeky bottom options, and the list goes on.

Recently, there is one style that has caught my eye: velvet swimsuits. Yes, the velvet trend has carried over to the summer staple. I find these suits quite versatile as you can dress them up for a night out or a beach party. They also have that added bonus of making your photos Instagram-worthy as it gives off an iridescent glow when the sun hits the fabric just right.

We’ve rounded up some stores where you can cop a set (or four) of your own. 


If you are a fan of Eighthmermaid, then you are in for a treat. They have added a velvet option, aptly named “Dewy,” to two of their bikini styles. These come in a variety of colors like nude and rose clay. Go for the wine option if you’re feeling extra daring. Available online.

Dort Swimwear

Everyone has been raving about one-piece swimsuits as more styles have come up. If you are on board with the one-piece trend then you can add this piece to your collection. Available online.


These lush velkinis from Crow are definitely at the top of my list. The top has a hook closure and adjustable straps for that comfortable fit. If you’re not afraid to show some skin then these very cheeky bottoms are the perfect choice. Available online.

Island Boheme

Island Boeheme lets you mix and match their different top and bottom options. You can choose from string bikinis and bottoms with several coverage options. Mix the colors as well to create your own pair. Available online.

Happy shopping, everyone!


Photo courtesy of Island Boheme’s Instagram account

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