Best Bikinis for All Women

In Honor of National Bikini Day…

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In honor of National Bikini Day we wanted to celebrate the beautiful history of the once controversial “bikini” and share with you our top 5 best bikinis for all women here at BeachCandy…


“Evidence of bikini-style women’s clothing has been found as early as 5600 BC, and the history of the bikini can be traced back to that era. Illustrations of women wearing bikini-like garments during competitive athletic events in the Roman era have been found in several locations, the most famous of which is at Villa Romana del Casale. Partly due to material rationing after World War II, French engineer Louis Réard introduced the modern bikini, modeled by Micheline Bernardini, on July 5, 1946, borrowing the name for his design from the Bikini Atoll, where post-war testing on the atomic bomb were taking place.

French women welcomed the design but the Catholic Church, some media, and a majority of the public initially thought the design was risqué or even scandalous. Contestants in the first Miss World beauty pageant wore them in 1951, but the bikini was then banned from the competition. Actress Brigitte Bardot drew attention when she was photographed wearing a bikini on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. Other actresses, including Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner, also received press attention when they wore bikinis. During the early 1960s, the design appeared on the cover of Playboy and Sports Illustrated, giving it additional legitimacy. Ursula Andressmade a huge impact when she emerged from the surf wearing what is now an iconic bikini in the James Bond movie Dr. No (1962). The deer skin bikini Raquel Welch wore in the film One Million Years B.C. (1966) turned her into an international sex symbol and was described as a definitive look of the 1960s.

The bikini gradually grew to gain wide acceptance in Western society. According to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard, the bikini is perhaps the most popular type of female beachwear around the globe because of “the power of women, and not the power of fashion”. As he explains, “The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women.”[1] By the early 2000s, bikinis had become a US$811 million business annually, and boosted spin-off services like bikini waxing and sun tanning.” – Wikipedia


1. ALEXA Classic String Bikini

The ALEXA Classic Supportive Triangle Top & Tie Side Bottom have been with the BeachCandy Brand since day 1. This swimsuit has swept countless women off their feet, having them order one in each color each season. Why since this is such a common style? The quality, support, and engineered comfort in our swimsuits make women feel their best in a timeless and unspeakably elegant way. We absolutely recommend this swimsuit for all women around the world!

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2. RACHEL Seamless Halter & Brazilian Boyshort

Another timeless style that has been with us from the beginning as a staple for all our BeachCandy Babes. This halter is a phenomenal fit for all bust sizes but truly shines for women who are a DD-F Cup. The RACHEL Brazilian Boyshort is a fabulous pick for women looking for 3 things: tummy coverage, no-squeeze at the hips, and a little cheeky sass in the back. We couldn’t love this Classic BeachCandy Style more!

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3. ELLEN Push Up Corset Halter & SKYLER High Cut Slimming Bikini Bottom

The ELLEN Push Up Corset Halter Top is a new member as of 2018 to the BeachCandy Collection and its fit and problem solving features make this a piece that is here to stay! Not only does it lift and supports all bust sizes from A-E Cup but it does not tie around the neck and has an undeniable fashion forward look. The SKYLER High Cut Slimming Bikini Bottom is a gem, literally every woman that tries, buys. It is that good. When a bottom “hits” in all the right places from tummy to booty to hips… that is a priceless feeling. This is what we specialize in at BeachCandy Swimwear. We are IN the fitting room with each and every client taking notes on what works and what doesn’t. After 10 years of doing this… We KNOW what women want.

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4. JENNA Handkerchief Bikini Top

What a wonderful top this is…. such effortless elegance and coverage. We love everything about this top and the way it makes our BeachCandy Babes feel. You get a cute flirty top that overs a bit of tummy coverage while remaining breezy, tropical, and fancy free on the beach. Timeless. Beautiful. Empowering. This top is a fabulous must-have staple for any savvy mama looking for tummy coverage and a strapless tan.

5. VICTORIA Sexy Cut-Out Kini

The VICTORIA is a knock-out! Designed for all women alike with coverage and support in all the right places! If you want to show some skin while having a supportive lift in the bust line and moderate coverage on the bum…this is your kini! Inspired by last year’s BeachCandy Babe Victoria we named this timeless jewel of a swimsuit after her as we do with all our swimsuits.

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