Natori Swim Part 2

Not that I am in any position to wear or buy a swimsuit, but I am still coveting several Natori swim items from this season S/S 2012. This past March, I bought the Leopard Bandeau Bikini and tried my hardest to rock the look 8 months pregnant in the Caribbean (don’t worry — no pictures of me in the bikini were taken or will be shown). The fit was absolutely perfect and uber comfortable, too.  Once I get my hands on something I like, my tendency is to start hoarding…. so, it looks like I am going to have to get some more suits (but save them for next year…because I sure am not going out in public bearing my post-pregnancy belly anytime soon.) These suits are too good to pass on!

Swimsuit Bikini: Dara Print Dragon Bandeau

Pink bikini

I am head-over-heels in love with the Dara Print Dragon Bandeau Swimsuit. I love the bright colors, the print, the coverage on the tush, and the cut of the top. I honestly feel that this style of suit is one of the best on the market. For reals. The straps on the top are removable, so you can wear it like a bandeau without any tan lines.

Full body view.

Swimsuit One Piece: Red Push up Plunge

Maybe it is because I am a mom now, and therefore act like a mom a lot of the time, but I am secretly in love with one pieces (which in the past I only associated with moms). This one piece in particular is heaven. The halter straps are retro and the shirred silhouette provides the most flattering fit. Not only that, but the side ruching offers tummy control. SOLD!

Retro, rad and red.

Cover-up: Shirred Black Tunic

Remember back in the early 2000’s when Juicy Couture had a terry cloth cover up that EVERYONE wore to the pool/beach? Well, I do, because I had a navy version of it and it was hideous. Everyone looked the same with the same teeney-bopper cover up. This Natori cover up on the other hand, although very discrete and subtle, is more about the perfect fit. This slinky shirred tunic has kimono sleeves, hip shirring for slimming effect, and ruched sides for adjustability in length.

cover up

Not a statement piece, but versatile and perfect.

Natori also has some more vibrant, loud, beautiful, and original cover ups, a seen here.

Hot, wild, bright, summery fun!

Towel: Red Sahana Ikat Beach Towel

Natori beach towels are a best seller, and for good reason. The patterns and prints are unique, the heavy weight veloured fabric is soft and the size is oh-so-perfect-for-the-beach. These towels scream PERFECT ACCESSORY for the day at the beach. No need for the perfect sunglasses when you have the perfect towel! Natori beach towels are also great presents as no one can have too many beach towels.


I love the ikat print with the bright colors.

All of these items can be purchased at (You can see my other Natori Swim faves here.) Happy Summer!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. Natori beach towels are amazing! and affordable! I have the blue dragon one and get comments on it all the time.

  2. Love Natori! I have always been a fan of their sleepwear. The prints are incredible and to see them on a swimsuit is so exciting!!!

    • Thank you! I am a big fan of the swimwear! The prints are so original and fun.

  3. The beach towels are AMAZING!!! I have the Bengal set… the swimsuit, cover up and towel… let me know if you guys make flip-flops!

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