Bridal Swimwear Gets A Makeover

Beverly Hills-based designer Stefana Tabacaru has expanded her  line to include dreamy styles using bridal techniques



Whether you’re jetting off to the Amalfi Coast for a beachside honeymoon or setting sail to a far-flung island with your bridesmaids for an unforgettable bachelorette weekend, your bridal swimsuit should feel just as special as the rest of your wedding wardrobe.



Enter Beverly Hills-based designer Stefana Tabacaru, who has expanded her eponymous swimwear line to include a collection of dreamy styles featuring traditional bridal techniques like embroidery and applique, along with fanciful details like linen flowers and playful oversized bows (both of which detach from the swimsuit for practicality). “I love the fantasy around weddings,” says Tabacaru, who cut her teeth working for British Vogue, Moda Operandi and New Zealand-born, ready-to-wear designer Emilia Wickstead, through whom she met her now illustrator, Milly Jean Wall, who hand paints everything for the brand, including botanic watercolor patterns. The designer also fosters a greener approach to her business by using recycled fabrics and biodegradable packaging and offers an option to offset carbon emissions when placing an order. “Weddings are no longer a single event,” says Tabacaru. “They’re two or three days long and brides have opportunities to showcase different looks at different times, so with that in mind, these pieces can work for your warm-weather trips or can be worn as a bodysuit with a skirt for your bachelorette.”


Feature image: Tabacaru Carolina black-tie swimsuit, $265, now also available for purchase through Over the Moon.


This story originally appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of C Weddings.

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