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Stylish Swimwear Buys with Anava Paris

July 29

We're just as susceptible to Instagram ads so #wegotyoucovered. We're featuring 5 of the coolest Instagram brands to know and their hottest modest pieces. Brands for the casual, the chic, the bold but always the beautiful reigning from all corners of the world. Here are five brands we love, our picks from them, and the reasons why you should love them too!

Maria De La Orden

Her colorful vacation-esque designs are always fueled by two goals: affordability and luxury. The European taste comes through while all the pieces are practical to wear whether you are trend-savvy or not!

The founder, for which the company is named after is inspired by her childhood and experiences through places she’s been, vintage stores she’s found and books she’s read.

They make an effort to stay sustainable by only choosing natural fibers in their designs. Think Linen and silk, cotton and cashmere, etc., and when possible they use upcycled fabrics from couture fashion houses to create their capsule collections

The Diarrablu

Presenting you with authentic African fashion produced in Senegal, Diarrablu is a celebration of all the bold prints and cuts, rich colors associated with the culture

All the pieces are designed with a geometric and algebraic background to echo the founder’s strengths as a creative mathematician.

They pride themselves on prioritizing sustainability by making their clothing adjustable, and convertible, and lasting through the years so as to not contribute to waste.

Lanhtropy

A dedication to the sand, surf, sun, and all things summer, Lanhtropy uses linen as the fabric to all of their designs for a sophisticated, easy look that can handle the heat

Their Miami roots and their minimalist designs make them more than qualified to bring us comfortable, breathable summer wear

Sustainability and personability is a core value of theirs that drives them to use eco-friendly treatments as a part of their handmade process

Aura the Label

Minimalism meet comfort meets vintage equals Aura The Label, the go-to for boho feminine flair.

They have plus sizing available because there's should be no barrier to entry for a woman to feel her best self

Their pieces are made handmade, sustainably by skilled Balinese craftsmen so you can rest assured your pieces will last you through the years

Dissh

An all-female Australian brand, for women.

They take their jobs in the fashion industry seriously: that means good fabrics, long-term wear, earth-conscious packaging to alleviate your conscience.

They want their pieces to last long, and give to the earth so not only do they use mostly natural fibers like biodegradable linen but they design their pieces with sustainability in mind so the style can also transcend seasons and years

Sometimes going to the pool wearing a one-piece isn't enough. Looking around you feel more covered than the rest but its not enough for you and it's tough to figure out where to go from there. We felt the same until we found Anava... classy and flattering and fashionable. We tested them out and wore them on our summer vacays- women in their usual bikinis from Utah, LA, Miami, and more were stopping us to find out where our swim was from!!
Make sure to use code “Reflective15” for 15% off all swim on Anava’s website!!

Reasons We Like Them

These chic pieces are designed in PARIS and produced with the utmost quality and attention to detail in BALI. Need we say more!?

The whole outfit is completely waterproof and can also be work separately for your preferred level of coverage! Pair back your favorite swimsuit with your own sarong or skirt...

They support local employment in whatever country because they care about others

They make their accessories using only upcycled materials and their swimsuits with recycled polyester and no harmful chemicals because they care about the Earth

Totally affordable for a high fashion swimsuit! Bikinis these days average for the same price! And it's 1/10 of the material!

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Levana set // $217
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Levana long sleeve orange  // $182.46

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Ella swimsuit + Skirt // $225
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Full Set Levana // $241
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Levana Swimsuit + Elina Skirt // $225
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Ella set // $217
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Reasons We Love Them

1. Thumbholes - Like what??? This small detail helps to slim and elongate your arms and I can't explain how cool it looks.

2. All the prints are vibrant and edgy while also having a feminine spirit, aka win-win

3. The slip dresses have an adjustable strap to fit any height

4. The turtlenecks on the tops make it perfect for layering!

Zadie Top// $38

Turtlenecks

Shailene Midi Dress// $88

Slip Dresses

Sheer Long Sleeve Dress// $36.97
Mesh Bodycon Midi Dress// $60.60
Mesh Bodycon Midi Dress// $60.60

Elsa floral print V-neck dress // $434
Lunette Blossom Sequin-embellished
Embroidered Tulle Gown - Orange// $819
Nancy Sequin-embellished Ruffled Tulle
Gown - Pink // $553
Bijou Ruffled Smocked Floral-print
Tulle Gown - Pink // $529
Bijou Rose Smocked Gown // $529
Clarabelle Ruffled Tiered Point D'esprit
Gown - Pink // $689
Snowdrop Sequin-embellished Tulle
Gown - Pink // $581
Rose embroidered woven gown // $560
Garland floral-print frilled tulle gown // $455

For more wedding dresses, shoes, and accessories, check out last week's Dress Edit!

$420
Floral Print Velvet Green Skirt $89
$30
$405

Ganni

Copenhagen-based brand GANNI embraces the free spirit     with its colorful, fun and effortlessly cool collections.          And although many of the industry’s major influencers wear GANNI on the daily, most outfits range from $100-$200.Photo Credit: GANNI
Floral Print Velvet Green Shirt $119
$395
$48
$445

Never Fully Dressed

Flattering and effortlessly feminine fashion for literally every shape and style. We vouch for the brand’s decent quality without the hefty price tag!! Most dresses are under or around $100.Photo Credit: Pinterest
Purple Gradient Print Dress $243
$455
$55
$445

O.P.T.

O.P.T offers a fresh take on femininity. Founded just a year ago, O.P.T is full of lighthearted, romantic silhouettes with just the right amount of modern edge, and is already carried by Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop.com!! Photo Credit: Shopbop
Blue Jacket $199
$650
$48
$330

Soaked In Luxury

Urban chic without the price tag -- check out Soaked In Luxury for edgy prints and muted tones to balance out the colorful trends we’ve been seeing this summerPhoto Credit: Soaked In Luxury
lignt Green Sweater $189
$455
$48
$280

RIXO

For those of us that don’t think we can pull off print mixing, we turn to RIXO to help us master the look. All original prints inspired by the founders’ discoveries while traveling flea markets around the world.Photo Credit: RIXO
Retro Long-Sleeved Floating Dress $328
$650
$24
$480

Nanushka

For when you’re looking to splurge on a subtle statement, Nanushka is the go to. Strong feminine silhouettes marked by their neutral tones and staple all leather pieces (vegan, of course).Photo Credit: Nanushka
Denim Jacket $299
$550
$48
$445

STAUD

The former fashion director at Reformation branched out on her own to create cult favorite, STAUD. Inspired by downtown street art and vintage clothing -- lucky for us the new label is all about sleeves and covered-knees. Photo Credit: STAUD
Blue Irregular Skirt $139
$295
$34
$505

Baum Und Pferdgarten

Huge fan of this one aside from the fact that we DEF can’t pronounce it. The sister of Danish based Staud is our go to for all our stripe, gingham, plaid and polka dot needs.Photo Credit: Harvey Nichols
Green Mesh Shirt $59
$495
$68
$415

Cynthia Rowley

For pretty-meets-sporty, we depend on the one and only CFDA award winner Cynthia Rowley. Especially for those surf-suit turned modest swimsuit moments!!Photo Credit: Cynthia Rowley
Red Chic Style Shirt $89
$590
$52
$345

Sister Jane

For the thrift shopper -- Sister Jane was inspired by the founder's favorite one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Photo Credit: Sister Jane
$420
Floral Print Velvet Green Skirt $89
$30
$405

Ganni

Copenhagen-based brand GANNI embraces the free spirit     with its colorful, fun and effortlessly cool collections.          And although many of the industry’s major influencers wear GANNI on the daily, most outfits range from $100-$200.Photo Credit: GANNI
Floral Print Velvet Green Shirt $119
$395
$48
$445

Never Fully Dressed

Flattering and effortlessly feminine fashion for literally every shape and style. We vouch for the brand’s decent quality without the hefty price tag!! Most dresses are under or around $100.Photo Credit: Pinterest
Purple Gradient Print Dress $243
$455
$55
$445

O.P.T.

O.P.T offers a fresh take on femininity. Founded just a year ago, O.P.T is full of lighthearted, romantic silhouettes with just the right amount of modern edge, and is already carried by Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop.com!! Photo Credit: Shopbop
Blue Jacket $199
$650
$48
$330

Soaked In Luxury

Urban chic without the price tag -- check out Soaked In Luxury for edgy prints and muted tones to balance out the colorful trends we’ve been seeing this summerPhoto Credit: Soaked In Luxury
lignt Green Sweater $189
$455
$48
$280

RIXO

For those of us that don’t think we can pull off print mixing, we turn to RIXO to help us master the look. All original prints inspired by the founders’ discoveries while traveling flea markets around the world.Photo Credit: RIXO
Retro Long-Sleeved Floating Dress $328
$650
$24
$480

Nanushka

For when you’re looking to splurge on a subtle statement, Nanushka is the go to. Strong feminine silhouettes marked by their neutral tones and staple all leather pieces (vegan, of course).Photo Credit: Nanushka
Denim Jacket $299
$550
$48
$445

STAUD

The former fashion director at Reformation branched out on her own to create cult favorite, STAUD. Inspired by downtown street art and vintage clothing -- lucky for us the new label is all about sleeves and covered-knees. Photo Credit: STAUD
Blue Irregular Skirt $139
$295
$34
$505

Baum Und Pferdgarten

Huge fan of this one aside from the fact that we DEF can’t pronounce it. The sister of Danish based Staud is our go to for all our stripe, gingham, plaid and polka dot needs.Photo Credit: Harvey Nichols
Green Mesh Shirt $59
$495
$68
$415

Cynthia Rowley

For pretty-meets-sporty, we depend on the one and only CFDA award winner Cynthia Rowley. Especially for those surf-suit turned modest swimsuit moments!!Photo Credit: Cynthia Rowley
Red Chic Style Shirt $89
$590
$52
$345

Sister Jane

For the thrift shopper -- Sister Jane was inspired by the founder's favorite one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Photo Credit: Sister Jane

More Underrated Brands

The Diarrablu

Presenting you with authentic African fashion produced in Senegal, Diarrablu is a celebration of all the bold prints and cuts, rich colors associated with the culture

All the pieces are designed with a geometric and algebraic background to echo the founder’s strengths as a creative mathematician.

They pride themselves on prioritizing sustainability by making their clothing adjustable, and convertible, and lasting through the years so as to not contribute to waste.