Over the last year I have really enjoyed exploring the world of small business swimwear brands! Quite a few of the brands are woman owned, sustainable swimsuits and some offer extended sizing. I love the creativity in the cuts and prints of these small business swimsuit brands. They feel a bit more one of a kind than the big box retailer swimsuits.
As with shopping small business in any industry, it’s important to remember that there’s a reason the price points a little higher than what you’d pay at some other stores. But you are getting a higher quality piece- often sustainable swimsuits- and you are directly helping the business owner and their family with your purchase.
I’m a big fan of always sharing about brands I love with friends or strangers, but every extra shoutout online or in person helps these small business swimwear brands build. So don’t be afraid to tell your friends, post online, leave a review, help a stranger find their website when they compliment your suit at the beach, etc!
9 Small Business Swimwear Brands You Will Love
Enough chat, let’s dive into the details of these incredible small business swimsuit brands! Be sure to let me know if you try any of them out.
Kitty and Vibe Swimwear
Kitty and Vibe is one of my favorite woman opened small business swimsuit brands! The owner, Cameron, is so passionate about what she’s doing… and she’s doing some amazing things! Kitty and Vibe suits are designed in NYX, the fabric is digitally printed in Bogota, Columbia and moves to a family owned factory in Bogota and produced in small batches. They’re a swimwear brand that helps instill the importance of self love and body confidence.
Kitty and Vibe sizing for bottoms is different than anything I’ve come across. The Kitty Size takes into account your hips and butt to make sure that bottoms aren’t too skimpy or too saggy! Sizing starts at small (with 2 variations) and goes to 5XL. Bikini tops go up to H cup– I wear J and can wear the H cup in the scoop style, for reference!
Night Dive Swim
Night Dive swim is the brightest, boldest and most inclusive of the small business swimsuit brands that I’m familiar with! Not to mention they are woman owned and ethically made. Their motto is DO GOOD FEEL GOOD- unretouched, inclusive, spread love and empowered.
The swimsuits styles are all unique and fit your body in ways I never knew could happen. And let’s talk about these colors, shall we?! A bright color for some bright and beautiful ladies! I love mixing and matching the different bikini separates from Night Dive.
Youswim is a small business swim brand made in England. They are an innovated brand creating one size to fit 7 different sizes (more on that below). They offer 4 main styles of swimsuits and within that you can find shorts, low rise bottoms, high rise bottoms and one piece options. There are lots of gorgeous to colors to chose from! In their words, the fabric is a EU-sourced premium quality nylon yarn. This reduces material transportation emissions, is produced within EU labour, manufacturing, safety and waste management regulation and ensures a long-lasting swimsuit that will avoid landfill by continuing to stretch and adapt to you for many summers.
I found the one piece to not have enough support for my chest, but love the Aplomb bikini.
Youswim sizing is one size fits “quite a few”. They advertise that the suits comfortably fit seven sizes in one, from a 2-14, however I personally would said it’s more like size 18. I am a size 14/16 and still feel like it would be fine if I go up in size or wanted to let someone a size or two larger borrow it. They are working on another suit to extend the sizes offered. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, or click here to shop!
Wild Isles, a small business swimwear brand created by two busty besties, is women’s swimsuits for d cups and up! They’ve made it their mission to make better options for fuller busts- and for that, I am thankful. Also, Wild Isles swimsuits are made from fabric is made in Italy of 100% regenerated nylon. The bikini tops are adjustable and underwire free. The high underarm coverage and convertible straps are some of the best features!
The Wild Isles bikini bottoms sizing go from 2-24 and bikini top sizing for the band goes 28 to 44 inch with cup sizing C to H (US). The actual bikini sizes are 1-4+. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, or click here to shop!
LDLA is a small business swimwear brand that said see ya later to numbered sizing and believes in beauty at every size. One of my favorite details about LDLA is that they include “wonderfully made” imprinted on every suit.
LDLA suits are made with regenerated nylon. The sustainable techno-fiber fabric provides UV protection, muscle control, shape retention and two way stretch. LDLA swimsuits are proved to be two times more resistant to chlorine than other swimwear fabric and are ethically made- learn more HERE.
The Cheeky Bikini
This woman owned small business swimsuit brand is extra sexy, The Cheeky Bikini! As you could have guessed by the name, The Cheeky Bikini is your new go to for fun, cheeky swim. I love these high waisted cheeky bikini bottoms more than I expected to. The cut is just *chefs kiss*! I know the name says bikini, but they also have a one piece style that is adorable.
The Cheeky Bikini sizing is from XS to XXL, the only exception being a few tops stop at XL. I wear XL bottoms and have the XXL top. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, or click here to shop!
HallaxHalla is a small business swimsuit brand that believes in ethical, sustainable and durable swimwear pieces. To learn more about the journey of collecting, recycling, manufacturing and packing- check this out. Not to mention their swimsuits are truly some of the most unique prints I’ve ever seen. They believe we are all wonderfully unique in our ways, so why shouldn’t our swimwear reflect that? You can mix and match the bikinis in so many ways because they’re reversible suits!
Lilly and Lime Swimwear
Lilly and Lime is an Australian small business swimsuit brand owned by two women! The brand specifically focuses on serving the ladies with D cup and up sizing. I would say Lilly and Lime is one of the more traditional small business swimwear brands that I wear when it comes to cuts, colors and patterns. They are fantastic to mix and match with!
Lilly and Lime bikini top sizing goes from 28D to 40HH and the bottoms go from size 4 to 18 (US sizing). I wear my normal bra size or sometimes sister size for tops, and true to size 14 in bottoms. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, or click here to shop!
Other Small Business Swimwear Brands On My Radar
Additional Swimsuit Resources
If you found this post helpful, here are a few more resources to check out. This post is all about ethically made swimsuits, this one is for swimsuits for big boobs, while this one focuses on one pieces and this one bikinis.