Best Stores for Swimsuits in the D.C. Area

May 20, 2014 8:00 AM

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The official first day of summer is just around the corner. Whether you’re searching for an itsy, bitsy bikini or something a little more modest, shopping for a swimsuit can feel a bit overwhelming. Visit these best stores for swimsuits in the DC area to find the perfect swimsuit.

3030 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 625-0893

Attention fashionistas. If you’re looking for the latest trends in swimsuits, then check out Cusp where you will find a gorgeous selection of bikinis, tankinis, one-pieces and coverups. The variety of styles range from simple and stated to wild and vibrant. Choose a sassy leopard-print one-piece or a geometrical bikini. Other styles featured at the store include fringe, lace, stripes, tribal and pin-up. Cusp also provides beautiful swimsuit coverups including lacy jumpsuits, long-sleeved shirts, rompers, shorts, robe-style kaftans, maxi and high-low dresses.

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Sylene of Washington
4407 S. Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 654-4200

Known for its beautiful collection of lingerie, sexy accessories and sleepwear, Sylene of Washington also offers a variety of swimsuits to match your unique sense of style. Choose from sassy two-pieces, modest one-pieces or just-as-sexy tankinis. Sylene of Washington also offers the option to purchase separate swimsuit pieces to mix and match as well as swimsuits that help support women who have had surgery, such as a mastectomy. Don’t forget to purchase a cover-up like a gorgeous kaftan, chic tunic or a pair of crochet shorts. Sylene of Washington also offers cute hats.

Sport Fair
5010 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 524-9500

If your Speedo is looking a little worse for wear, then head over to Sport Fair where you will find a large selection of the popular brand. Sport Fair provides a wide selection of competitive swimwear and accessories as well as swimsuits for the entire family. Choose from a wide variety of styles and designs. The shop also provides swimming gear like goggles, swimming fins, caps, swimming assistance devices and sunblock. With spacious fitting rooms, feel free to try on a swimsuit before you buy it.

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South Moon Under
100 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 567-0511

Label lovers will love the collection of swimsuits found at South Moon Under. Shop famous name brands like Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren and DKNY. Choose from a variety of fashionable bikinis, tankinis and one-pieces. South Moon Under also offers famous name brands for men, including Billabong, RVCA and Hurley. Complete the look with a stylish tunic, flare pants or 3/4 sleeve top. South Moon Under also offers swim accessories like bags, backpacks, floppy hats, sunglasses, flip flops and beach towels.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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