Sporty Swimsuits With California Roots

If you love swimwear with an athletic aesthetic, here are three brands to put into regular rotation



Having officially debuted in May 2018, Left on Friday styles are designed in Vancouver and made in California. Using what it calls an Italian “Smoothing Dream Fabric” that flatters every angle, won’t fade in the sun, and is snag-resistant and insanely comfortable, this hot brand is now a need-to-know name in bikinis and one-pieces in classic silhouettes.


Bromelia Swimwear was created by Lauren Amber Quinn, who was inspired to mingle the essence of Brazil with the cool vibes of California’s coast in her beachwear. Every style is designed and handmade in Rio de Janeiro, with some of the separates and one-pieces featuring tropical flora and fauna. Quinn says she makes swim styles for many shapes, colors and sizes — meaning bohemian globe-trotters, yogis, surfer girls and anyone else who moves, moves, moves.


Founded in 2011 by sisters Jessica and Nicole Tracy, Kore Swim is designed and made in Los Angeles. Named after the Greek word for “maiden,” the brand has since grown beyond its initial collection of modest one-pieces to also include bikinis, cover-ups and men’s trunks. The label’s latest maillots are some of its sportiest styles, reaffirming Kore as a go-to choice for women who want to feel confident and powerful in flattering yet functional swimwear.


Feature image: KORE SWIM Dion maillot, $268.


This story originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of C Magazine and has been updated as of July 10, 2019.

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