New trend alert! And it’s… 3-piece swimsuits? That might sound a little ridiculous at first, but it’s not as weird as it seems.
So, what actually is a three-piece swimsuit? Despite being trendy, it’s nothing new. It’s just your typical swim top and bottom, paired with a matching skirt or coverup. These swimsuits have gone somewhat viral on TikTok and Pinterest, and why wouldn’t they?
It’s such an easy way to upgrade a traditional bikini. Pair it with some sustainable sandals and eco-friendly sunglasses, and you’ve got yourself an easy, breezy beach day outfit. But when it comes to taking part in trends like this one, it’s important to always try to do it mindfully.
It’s easy to be swayed by what’s hot and cool, but remember that most trends don’t remain that way forever. If you’re looking for a three-piece swimsuit for yourself, make sure to find high-quality and sustainably-made pieces that will last far beyond one summer. You could even try thrifting a skirt or coverup that matches a bikini you already own.
If you’re in the market for a three-piece swimsuit, we’ve gathered a handful of options that will let you participate in this fun new trend sustainably.
4 Sustainable 3-Piece Swimsuits to Try
Cool is a Construct’s pieces are made from deadstock and custom-printed fabric in New York. They make adorable 3-piece swimwear that’s made-to-order, and you’ll find it in fun tropical prints perfect for soaking in some sun.
2. Hunza G Mini Skirt, $120
Hunza G is a carbon-neutral company that makes sustainable swimwear locally in the UK with a small team of less than 10 people. Not only does this skirt come in tons of colors (there’s bound to be one that matches your favorite bikini!), but it also doubles as a tube top. Aka you’re definitely getting bang for your buck.
If you’re not a fan of skirts, why not try shorts instead? These shorts by Frankies Bikinis are made with sustainable viscose fabric and are great for lounging by the pool or strolling on the boardwalk.
This wrap skirt by Summersalt can do it all. The brand makes many of its garments with recycled or eco-friendly materials, and the swimsuits are made with 78 percent recycled polyamide. You can wear this skirt as you dig your toes in the sand, then keep it on when you go out to dinner at your favorite beachside eatery.
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