9 Unique, Handmade Bathing Suits

A few weeks back, I shared a gallery of vintage bathing suits with y’all. I believe in buying green, so vintage is always one of my preferred ways of shopping. I also completely condone shopping handmade, as it is also usually eco-friendly and helps your style stay so uniquely you. So in this vein, I’ve decided to share another roundup of bathing suits – this time, handmade! These suits will be custom-made for you in your measurements, and often you can request specific additions or adjustments that will make you feel more comfortable in your swimwear. This is perfect for any gal who storms out of Target every summer, frustrated after having spent an hour trying on ill-fitting suits in ugly patterns.

Double layer tank suit from CalaossiDiana. Made with thin Italian jersey, the suit can be worn as shown or separately. Comes in white on white, black mesh on solid black, and lapis on deep sea.

Red bathing suit with belt from 1979swimwear. “Jean” is very flattering on curvy figures and has a detachable neck strap. Available colors: black, red, purple, dark green.

Black swimsuit with extra long fringe from Mimi Hammer. 85% nylon.

“Monroe” lace swimsuit from Itsav Glamour. “Scalloped edge lace one piece is a jaw dropper. High waisted for a smaller waist line, and a low cut front for a sexy but classy look. Mesh back for extra support.” Great as a statement piece.

Ruffled sailor one-piece monokini from CynababySwimwear. Ruched bottoms, halter top and gold plated anchor buttons adorn this chic suit. This look is rated “moderate coverage.”

My personal favorite of the group – this polka dot swimsuit from Kooj is handmade in New York. Removable bust padding, fully lined and hook back with adjustable slots.

Want to start a vintage meets handmade trend? This colorful one-piece from RuffeOHeartsLilsnoty is a favorite of singer Kelis and is a color break dream.

The “Puss Ion” one piece from ThePussPuss was inspired by the Alesis Ion. “Made in the EU with love using top quality fabric from Italy. All swimsuits are double lined for maximum covering even when wet. Please hand wash only in cold water.”

“Gennia Maillot” one piece with ruffles from NilsaPuig is comfortable, cute and perfect for your next beach trip!


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Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

Creative+a good idea...but these ones are not very flattering. Thanks

Nimue Pendragon

I don't think so.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

Nice, but I wouldn't wear any of these.

Hayley Cruze
Hayley C.3 years ago

Good ideas, but not a fan of number 2!

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago

no thank you. ick.

Amanda S.
Amanda S.4 years ago


Phillipa W.
Phillipa W.4 years ago

some look interesting and that I'd consider, others not so much.

Bechi C.
Bechi Currier4 years ago

Interesting designs.

Bechi C.
Bechi Currier4 years ago


Bechi C.
Bechi Currier4 years ago