Each year starting around this time, I get a lot of questions on swimwear so I've jump-started my "research" for you guys this season. This is my first time trying LOFT swimwear (online only) and I was very happy with the quality and fit. It looks like most of their pieces are lined with removable bra cups, which a lot of brands actually do not include (which truly baffles me, because who wants pokey nips at the pool?). The fit was great on me with good coverage, unlike ASOS swimwear which I also love and recommend, but their swim bottoms offer skimpier rear coverage.
For covering up, I love the tassel trim on my white cotton caftan from Sole Society. They also have a cute striped one and a floral print one with pom poms. Please note their cover-ups are longer and best suited for someone taller in order to fit like on the models. This one was initially long on me, but as it is 100% cotton I was able to shrink it down in the machine dryer. For additional sun protection, I go for big floppy hats that keep the majority of my face and neck shielded. This striped one is a good fit on my head and is listed as a "packable, crushable" piece for trips - I have yet to put that to the test though!
As you guys can see in this post, I wore this suit twice already over this long weekend! The same print also comes in a tankini, bikini, and sarong wrap. Going through the reviews on LOFT's one-piece swimsuits there are a few low ratings, but if you give them a careful read, much of those are due to the pieces running small or short in the torso. This could be good news for petite ladies who usually find swimwear to run too long. I can see how this suit in a 0 regular may be too short in the torso for someone several inches taller.
For anyone shopping for a summery tote, I recently got this little summer one from Macy's for just $36. I wanted something with a poolside vibe but smaller, for times that don't call for my large Mar Y Sol one shown above. Macy's is also having a Memorial Day weekend promo with lots of items on sale plus free ship on orders $50+. Would recommend my Maison Jules cotton embroidered dress and these lace-up flat sandals (front strap runs narrow) if you're shopping that sale!