Twinning: Mommy & Me Swimsuits

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Aside from a wedding a couple of years ago where my dress came from Target, and I happened to find the exact same mini version at Baby Gap (fate!), I don’t dress like my daughter. I dress like I’m 35, and I dress her like she’s 4. But then summer rolls around, and I’m all, “Let’s wear the same bathing suit!!” Luckily, she’s also all, “YES, Mommy!” Did I mention she’s 4? Reach out to me again when I’m presenting her with “samesies swimsuits” at age 16, and I have a feeling her opinion might be slightly different.

Honestly, what’s the allure here? I have no idea, but it’s just really fun to wear the same bathing suit as your daughter at the beach. The fact that she tells people she “looks like Mommy” just makes it funnier. It’s like the generational gap momentarily vanishes, and we are just two like-minded gals out to enjoy the sun and sand together.

And who says you can’t do this with your son? Not me! There’s no real age limit here other than when your particular child will stop willfully agreeing to this nonsense, so my unsolicited advice is to roll with it while you still can! Below I’ve compiled some of my faves for mommy/daughter/son bathing suits that fit every budget and range from completely matching to simply complementary.

A Steal

I absolutely love this mama one-piece, and pairing it with a coordinating kiddo suit would be the cutest.

Women’s Cold-Shoulder Swimsuit, $45, Gap
Girls’ SO Crochet Tiered Tankini & Bottoms, $23.80, Kohl’s
Boys’ Wonder Nation Swim Shorts, $7.98, Walmart

I would not shy away from dressing my family in a set o’ slices. Cheesy? I know. Dat pizza, dough. Okay, I’ll stop.

Women’s Pizza One-Piece, $16.99, Girls’ Pizza One-Piece, $13.99, PatPat.com 
Boys’ Pizza Swim Trunks, $12.99, Gymboree

Slightly Spendier

Kelly green looks so gorgeous on everyone, and I just love this trio below!

Women’s Phax Bandeau One-Piece, $89, SwimStyle
Girls’ Floral Colorblock Swimsuit, $39, Janie and Jack
Boys’ Sailboat Swim Trunks, $20.99, Janie and Jack

Stripes and coordinating colorblocks for the win!

Women’s Santorini Swimsuit, $76.50, Boden
Girls’ Pretty Bikini Top, $13.50, Bottom, $12, Boden USA
Boys’ Mini Swim Trunks, $13.50, Boden USA

Dark gingham works on both children and adults, and these options are a great way to incorporate this trend.

Womens’ Check Yourself One-Piece, $76, LuLu’s
Girls’ One-Shoulder Two-Piece, $39.95, Abercrombie Kids
Boys’ RVCA VA Board Shorts, $45, Nordstrom

Straight-Up Splurge

Maaji is one of my favorite swimsuit brands because they are so eclectic and mix up prints in unexpected ways. Best of all? All of their suits are reversible, so you get two suits in one! “It makes it so much cheaper because of that!” says me… to my husband… as I justify like a pro.

Womens’ Maaji Currant Colombia One-Piece, $152, Zappos.com
Girls’ Maaji Currant Lollipop One-Piece, $66, Zappos.com
Boys’ Maaji Bommie Swim Trunks, $44, Kayokoko Swimwear

The brand Marysia is seriously beautiful — and seriously expensive. Do with that what you will.

Womens’ Biarritz Top, $165, Bottom, $165, Marysia
Girls’ Bumby Honolulu Maillot, $129, Marysia
Womens’ Antibes Maillot Swimsuit, $348, Marysia
Boys’ Sea Foam Swim Trunks, $99, Marysia

And if matching is really your thing, you are in luck my friends! Target recently came out with a collection from the Genuine Kids line with OshKosh, and you can match the whole family head-to-toe, if you so choose!

Happy shopping and swimming!

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Abbey Busch
Abbey Busch is a momma of two wildly spirited children, a pediatric oncology nurse to some amazing kiddos, and the Regional Coordinator of Florida for Nurse and Nurture. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she moved to Florida to start a life with the guy she met when she was 16 years old on Spring Break. She and Ryan, along with Hayden and Ella, enjoy bike rides in their neighborhood and spending evenings at the beach with picnic dinners. She’s passionate about childbirth, breastfeeding, babywearing, and traveling with children. Right now she’s enjoying supporting her son trying out different sports, indulging in dressing her daughter in vintage clothes, and making sure her children know how loved they are. Her family is her priority, her husband is the funniest person she’s met, her faith keeps her grounded, and it’s her constant goal to seek joy in the mundane and to find the humor in it all.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I love the idea of wearing the same bathing suit for ‘cuteness’, but to also allow me to find her easier if playing with friends.

    The only issue I have with bathing suits, being a single mom, is the cost behind it. It is something I would love to do, but some of us do not have $76 + $50 to purchase them. Heck, I would have an issue just buying the $50.

    Regardless, this idea I think is absolutely ADORABLE if you can do it. ;o)

  2. Kortni Jeane swim wear has matching FAMILY bathing suits too so even Dad can have a swim trunk with the same style.

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