These Swimsuits Are Meant to Be Worn as Regular Clothes, Too
No shirt, no problem.
Swampy, sticky, and sweltering are all words that can be used to describe New York City in the summertime. Any Manhattanite will attest to the fact that it takes about .5 seconds to begin sweating once outside in the stale, humid weather, and the fact that walking is a common mode of transportation in the city certainly doesn’t help the situation.
To cope with the muggy air, everyone has their own method of dressing: some wear lightweight linen fabrics, others wear flowing caftans, and more still opt for moisture-wicking workout attire as often as possible. Recently, I developed a new summer wardrobe hack for minimizing the number of shirts that inevitably end up coated in sweat stains after even the quickest outing in my neighborhood. I’ve been trading in my go-to t-shirts for swimsuits, and I’ll never go back.
No, I’m not talking about walking around the streets in a string bikini top—though there are days when that feels like a valid option. Instead, I’ve found a few stylish tankini tops and one-piece swimsuits that pass for tight bodysuits and form-fitting crop tops. Only instead of your typical bodysuit or crop top, these wick away moisture like it’s their job (because it is!) and keep me cool and dry no matter how much of a sweat I work up.
All of my new favorite pieces are from Hermoza, a swimwear brand that actually encourages shoppers to wear its suits beyond the pool or the beach. It has an entire section dedicated to swimwear that was designed to fit and function like bodysuits. They come with built-in shapewear and removable cups for bra-like support, so not only can you ditch heat-trapping fabrics, but you can skip the bra, too. Plus, they’re made with high-quality Italian fabrics that look as sleek as they feel.
You can pair the tankinis with anything from a stylish slip skirt to casual cut-off shorts if you’re comfortable baring a bit of midriff. Or you can style a one-piece suit underneath any bottoms for a more modest look. Either way, you’ll stay comfortable and won’t have to worry about a trail of sweat appearing on your back or under your boobs in the summer heat.
Convinced to give swimwear a try on dry land? Keep scrolling to shop some of Hermoza’s stylish (and genius) designs.
Gaby One-Piece Swimsuit
Shop now: $118; thehermoza.com
Cecilia One-Piece Swimsuit
Shop now: $76 (Originally $108); thehermoza.com
Grace Two-Piece Tankini Swimsuit Top
Shop now: $94; thehermoza.com
Marisa One-Piece Swimsuit
Shop now: $108; thehermoza.com
Tiffany Two-Piece Tankini Swimsuit Top
Shop now: $69; thehermoza.com
Victoria One-Piece Swimsuit
Shop now: $138; thehermoza.com
Leonor One-Piece Swimsuit
Shop now: $128; thehermoza.com
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