WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Accomplish your bikini shopping mission with the help of these popular swimwear boutiques.
Finding the perfect bikini can be almost as difficult as finding true love. Fortunately, you can have more than one bikini and not feel guilty about it. To help you out on that end, we have compiled our favorite Orange County swimwear boutiques and lines, offering unique, fashion-forward styles to help you find that one – or more – perfect bikini.
BeachCandy Swimwear by Brit B.
BeachCandy’s 2011 collection is comprised of 16 ready-made, mix-and-match pieces, including sleek bikinis, a one-of-a-kind monokini, high-waisted bottoms, a one-piece, and a signature bandeau top. A few of these styles are available in 14 different sun-kissed colors and each piece includes hand-selected Swarovski crystal candy elements. BeachCandy Swimwear is designed with the beauty of the individual woman in mind, which makes this Orange County swimwear line a must for the bikini season. 2824 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar :: beachcandyswimwear.com
Molly Brown’s Swimwear
This boutique is known for having the hottest designer swimsuits and apparel in Orange County. Molly Brown swimsuits have graced the covers of magazines including Shape, Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire. If you want a unique and fashion-forward bikini, Molly Brown’s should be at the top of your list. 2116 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach :: mollybrownsswimwear.com
Beach Bunny Swimwear
If you are looking for a sexy and extravagant bikini, Beach Bunny Swimwear is the place to go. These flirty swimsuits are great for any Southern California native who likes to stand out and make a statement. Beach Bunny Swimwear has been featured in magazines including Sports Illustrated and InStyle, and supermodels from Victoria’s Secret and Guess have also sported these bikinis. With collections receiving worldwide recognition, Beach Bunny is the perfect store to purchase a one-of-a-kind bikini. 950 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach :: beachbunnyswimwear.com
With several locations in Orange County, this bikini boutique is a great place to find a variety of selections and styles. The store has mix-and-match colors and patterns, making it easy for customers to find exactly what they are looking for. Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach :: dianesbeachwear.com
With a reputation for having the hottest designers at the most affordable prices, this boutique is also known for selling separates for an easy mix-and-match of patterns, styles and fits. Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach :: merrileeswimwear.com
Laura’s Beach Boutique
If you want one-on-one customer service, drop by for some personal attention from owner and image consultant Laura Noss and she will help you navigate through her one-of-a-kind Brazilian bikinis. At Laura’s Beach Boutique, customers find a swimsuit that will perfectly fit their body type by choosing from a variety of mix-and-match styles, prints and colors. 2820 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach :: 949.723.0533
Island Girl Beachwear
A small bikini boutique known for custom bikinis, you will leave the store with a bikini you will not see anywhere else. Pick and choose from a variety of patterns and styles, then add accessories, for a truly unique bikini. 28142 Camino Capistrano Ste. 102, Laguna Niguel :: islandgirlswimwear.com
Other Notable Lines
Created by lead designer, Monica Wise, of Corona del Mar, this swimwear line was inspired by 1960s sophisticated beach chic meets glam surfer girl. With a variety of mix-and-match colors, shapes and sizes, L*Space bikinis are perfect for any body type and fits any personality type as well. These bikinis have been worn by celebrities Kate Hudson, Gwen Stefani and Cameron Diaz. Available at Diane’s Beachwear and Molly Brown’s Swimwear :: lspace.com
Pucker Up Bikini
With a signature style of ruched (puckered) bikini bottoms – hence its name – including a laced or mesh overlay, Pucker Up Bikini sets itself apart by offering sexy bikini styles fitting a variety of body types. The line allows you to choose the size and the amount of coverage you are comfortable with for a classy, sexy and comfortable bikini at an affordable price. Available at Fringe by Dali Boutique, 7151 Yorktown Ave. Ste. 106, Huntington Beach :: puckerupbikini.com
If you're looking for lace, stones, mix-and-match colors, one-pieces, or a monokini, Voda Swim’s 2011 catalog is just for you. Voda has selected bright and playful graphic prints as well as a variety of solid colors this season. Through its Stone Collection, using hand-picked stones, you can add a touch of sparkle and glam to your beachwear. For a bikini that is sexy, sweet and dramatic, check out the Lace Collection. Voda Swim’s most popular item, the Envy Push Up, is back for a second season, creating a noticeable increase in your bust of up to two cup sizes. Available at Intimacy/South Coast Plaza :: vodaswim.com