With summer just a week away, it’s time to start planning for summer pool parties, beach get-togethers, and days at the lake. These are the days we’ve waited all year for—the long, hot summer days surrounded by friends and family—and we can’t wait to enjoy them! To help us ring in the best season of the year, we’re sharing the top six must-have swimwear pieces for your next summer event. From family reunions to company parties to lazy summer afternoons at the beach, we’ve got you covered with the best new swimwear pieces to complete your summer swim wardrobe. Check it out below!
Before we dive into our must-have swimwear items, check out our swimwear checklist to make sure you’re ready for swim season with the best pieces for you. Use this checklist to find the right swimwear and accessories for your next summer event or get-together.
Comfort is key. Choose a swimsuit that you feel comfortable and confident wearing. It should fit well and not be too tight or too loose. Consider the style, fabric, and any features that might enhance your comfort, such as adjustable straps or underwire support. Remember if you don’t feel comfortable, you won’t feel confident—so pick a suit that makes you feel your best.
Pick a style that flatters your body type. Different swimsuit styles flatter different body types. Consider your body shape and choose a swimsuit that accentuates your best features while providing the desired level of coverage and support. For example, high-waisted bottoms can create the illusion of a smaller waist, while padded tops can enhance the bust area.
Have fun with your swimsuit fashion. Opt for a swimsuit that reflects your personal style and complements the overall theme of the pool party. You can choose from a variety of styles, such as one-piece swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis, or midkinis. And, remember to have fun—your swimsuit is a fashion piece where you can be a bit experimental and have fun with it. If you’re dying to try a new seasonal trend, like a bold print or bright color, a swimsuit is a great way to try it.
Functionality, functionality, functionality. Think about the activities you might engage in during the pool party. If you plan to be active and participate in water sports or games, consider a swimsuit with secure straps and good mobility. Alternatively, if you prefer lounging by the poolside, you may prioritize aesthetics over functionality. You may also pick very different swimwear if you know you’ll be with your coworkers vs being with your partner or significant other.
To each their own: coverage. Determine the level of coverage you're comfortable with and want in a swimsuit. Swimsuit bottoms come in various styles, including high-cut, moderate, or full coverage. You can wear anything from a cheeky euro-style bikini to boy shorts or a swim skirt. Tops can range from minimal coverage, such as a bikini triangle top, to more coverage with tankini or one-piece options. Choose a swimsuit that aligns with your comfort level and the event's atmosphere.
Sun protection, always. Since you'll be outdoors, consider the level of sun protection offered by your swimsuit. Look for swimwear made from UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) fabric, which provides a higher level of sun protection. The great news is every swimsuit within the HAPARI collection is made from UPF 50+ fabric. Lastly, consider what other items you may want to bring for additional coverage—a wrap, cover-up, or wide-brimmed hat—can help protect you from harmful sun rays.
- Finish the outfit with accessories. Don't forget to consider the accessories that will complement your swimsuit. This can include sunglasses, a hat, beach bag, flip-flops, or sandals. Accessories can enhance your overall poolside look while providing additional functionality.
Remember that the most important aspect is to feel comfortable and confident in whatever swimsuit you choose. Enjoy the party and have a great time by the pool!
6 must-have swimwear pieces
Now that you know what to look for and prioritize in your swimwear pieces for this season, below we've compiled our top six must-have swimwear recommendations. This list consists of some of our most-loved and fan-favorite pieces and some of our newest collection items. Together, they make the ultimate summer swim wardrobe that will ensure you're ready for all the beach and pool days this summer. Check it out!
Luxe Tankini Top in Reverie: First up, we love the Reverie Luxe Tankini Top for summer 2023. This gorgeous tankini top features a white background with light and dark blue florals. It has a stylish, athletic fit with a scooped neckline and a sporty double criss-cross strap style in the back. Mix and match this top with any style swim bottoms—from bikini cut to boy shorts to a swim skirt—to complete the look. This top will be on repeat all summer long!
High-Waisted TummyTuk Bikini Bottoms in Navy: We love the Navy TummyTuk Swim Bottoms. These swim bottoms are a classic go-to that matches almost any and every swimsuit. They work perfectly with the Reverie Luxe Tankini Top above or mix and match with your favorite two-piece bikini top. Featuring our renowned TummyTuk technology, these swim bottoms are designed to flatter your midsection and create a slim silhouette.
Strappy High-Neck Tankini Top in Mellow Yellow: One of our new releases that we’re absolutely swooning over is the Strappy High-Neck Tankini Top in Mellow Yellow print. This gorgeous print features lavender, pink and gold flowers against a dark background. The high-neckline offers optimal bust support and coverage, and the back straps can be adjusted to create just the right fit. This print is one of our new faves for the season and one you’ll love wearing again and again.
Swim Skirt Cover-up in White: We love swim skirt cover-ups and the White Cover-Up Swim Skirt is the best of the best. These often overlooked swim pieces are a fantastic accessory to add to your summer closet. You can wear these as a cover-up over bikini bottoms or you can wear it in the water. The white color looks crisp and clean and goes with any top you can think of—with this much versatility, you’ll be wearing this on repeat all summer long.
Classic Bandeau Tankini Top in Cheetah: Ready for a bold, standout piece? The Classic Bandeau Tankini Top in Cheetah is the standout piece of the season and the must-have addition to your closet for a bold swim look. With it’s removable straps, the classic bandeau can become strapless—ideal for basking in the sun without the tan lines. Pair this top with some black swim bottoms and you’ll have a eye-catching swimwear set!
Vitti Wrap in Blush: Last but not least, you’re going to need a wrap cover-up to add to your summer collection. The Vitti Wrap in Blush is the perfect throw-on, wrap-around, cover-up you’ll wear over and over and over this season. The Vitti Wrap in Blush is soft, sheer and stylish. Wear it your way as a shoulder wrap, sarong or head scarf. Pairs perfectly with your swimwear and loungewear. One size fits most.
Our HAPARI customers say it best
While you’re shopping for your new swimwear for the season, check out the review below from a fellow HAPARI customer:
“Hapari does not ever disappoint! Such stylish, comfortable, and flattering suits. Sizing is accurate and quality is unsurpassed. The tops and bottoms are fun to mix and match and I like that they show different examples of matches so that my suit looks more creative than I would have designed for myself. While I do always try to find and purchase my suits when there’s a sale, which happens often, they are definitely worth the full price. I am a repeat customer, and these will be my lifelong suits. No need to try any other brands as I have found my favorite! Best swimsuits ever!” - Lora. T. April 2023
Shop now and save 30% OFF with code SUMMER30
While you’re shopping for new swimwear pieces, don’t forget about our summer sale where you can score swimpieces, including all of our new collection swim pieces, for up to 30% OFF! Another awesome perk—you can stack this code on top of sale items to get an additional 30% OFF the sale price. It’s an incredible sale and one that will not last long; we’ve set aside a set amount of inventory to be included in the sale and when it’s gone, it’s gone. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to stock up on swimpieces to last you the entire season.
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