Summer is here so it’s time to get to shopping for some cute swimsuits. It should get you excited just daydreaming about the possibility of being somewhere other than your couch this summer – since lockdown is hopefully over for good. Remember being at the beach or the pool? Those were the days. Designers like Jen Zeano have created cute one-pieces with sayings like “Carbona Pero Cute” that’ll have you feeling extra cute while out in the sun. There are so many trends to choose from and repping Latinx owned brands are what we love to see all over the beach this season. So here are 10 Latinx-owned swimsuit brands to help you get summer ready.
Maaji is a Colombian swimwear line that was created by sisters Amalia and Manuela Sierra. Their brand is influenced by their Colombian roots and they recently launched in the United States. Most of their suits are colorful and fun, and they offer many different silhouettes so you have plenty of options. The best part about their collection is that all of their swimsuits are reversible, which means you are basically getting two suits for the price of one!
Jen Zeano Designs
Jen Zeano is the founder of Jen Zeano Designs, a brand that celebrates Latinx culture and the ones behind the “Latina Power” tee. She recently told HipLatina during an IG Live that they created the brand to uplift and empower the Latinx community. They have three one-piece swimsuits with messages like “Soñadora” and “Carbona Pero Cute” which are all totally relatable and cute so it’s a win-win.
Carla Pallares is the woman behind YEMAYA Swimwear inspired by her Paraguayan and Spanish roots and her childhood growing up in South Florida by the beach. Pallares created styles and fits for every body type and you can mix and match any piece in the collection so if you like versatile styles and the freedom to pick and choose this one is for you. One of the most unique parts of this brand is that each swimsuit is named after women who she looks up to in her life. YEMAYA features a variety of styles but a majority of the suits are solid colors, which is very trendy this summer.
Venezuelan designer, Silvana Isaacs, created Antigua Collection, a resortwear collection with a Latin edge. You can take any of the one-pieces from beach day to night club, just throw on a cute pair of jean shorts and high waisted pants and you’ve got yourself a very Instagrammable outfit. The suits are ethically made in Venezuela and they offer worldwide shipping.
Martha of Miami
Martha Valdes is the Cubana behind Martha of Miami which has a swim collection featuring bold colored one-pieces with relatable sayings like “Latina AF,” “Bebidas y Salvavidas,” and “Cubana Bred.” Valdes also offers suits for men and kids so they’ve got the whole family covered. We like this brand because not only does it cater to the Cuban community, but it celebrates all Latin cultures.
Mauna Loa Beachwear
Designer Andreina Oliver Godoy created Mauna Loa Beachwear, inspired by Venezuelan culture and traditions. Each design is unique with soft yet vibrant colors and patterns with added trendy, feminine details. We love how you can mix and match pieces, regardless of the design – pair a flowered crop top with a solid forest green high waisted bottom for a cute beach look.
Milonga Swimwear, founded by Marina Paulina Toban, has a swimwear collection created by local Colombian artists. Then Macondo collection stands out with its vibrant and bold patterns with a variety of two pieces and if you like something more classic and colorful check out the Zamba collection.
Del Mar Swim
Berjheny Del Mar is the Venezuelan creator of Del Mar Swimwear who was inspired by her upbringing in Aruba which cultivated her love of the ocean. A majority of her designs incorporate the same shade of blue giving off major tropical island vibes. Her best-selling design is a halter one piece with a mesh insert that’s available in multiple colors and perfect for making a fashion statement.
Genesis Vega founded Ayra Swim in 2016 and has since been known in Los Angeles as the go-to brand for sexy swimwear. The brand was named after her mother and was inspired by South American and Caribbean cultures. If you’re a fan of strappy swimwear in solid colors this is the brand for you though we are partial to the hype one piece in rose.
Colombian designer Mauricio Esquenazi founded Peixoto Wear, inspired by his travels. The name “Peixoto” originates from his family name and the Portuguese word for “fish” (peix) which is obviously fitting for a swimwear line. They offer a variety of cuts and modern styles as well as swimwear for boys and girls.