The Unknown Bikini Brand Everyone Keeps Asking Me About

Over the past few months, I’ve shared the swimsuit brands I always recommend to my friends, the “barely there” bikini trend celebrities are favoring this summer, the cutest $16 bikini I found on Amazon, and what string bikinis look like in 2018—these are only a few of my favorite features to prep you for vacation season this year. Today I’m adding to the list and sharing an unexpected bikini brand I can’t stop wearing this summer. Thanks to a PR friend of a friend, I was introduced to Monica Hansen Beachwear, an Italian-based swim line that’s recently become one of my go-to recommendations. I was first drawn to the line because at the time I was introduced to the line, I was looking for a string bikini bottom; a top-selling style of the brand I quickly learned. My first Monica Hansen bikini was the below yellow two-piece I wore while on a trip in Mexico.

Fast-forward a couple months and a few summer trips later, and I now own three different styles from Monica Hansen (all pictured below), and each bikini receives a solid amount of compliments and “need to know the brand” comments. The thing I really like about the brand is how uncomplicated the silhouettes are and the variety of solid color options. If I had to play favorites, I’d say the burnt orange set worn in the first photo earns the number one slot on my list out of the three I own. The top has a unique yet simple cut plus the neckline makes for the perfect excuse to be extra and accessorize your beach look like I did below with layering gold chain necklaces. Enough with the convincing—see how great the swimsuits are below and shop the brand I can’t stop buying bikinis from.