It’s finally time to bust out our lawn chairs—margaritas in hand—and soak up some of that much needed sun at the beach. Now ladies, even if you won’t admit it publicly, we all know every day is treated as a runway day. So, if you’re looking for a swimsuit to impress your girlfriends (or significant other) here are a few Tampa bay area swimwear shops that are packed with runway worthy swimwear. Too good to believe? Check them out yourself.

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Bunny Couture
Sold at Georgette’s
141 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33609

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

When us girls go shopping for swimwear, we want to make sure no one on the beach will have the same bikini. We want to stand out amongst the rest—we want to be unique. At Bunny Couture, unique is what you’ll get with your purchase—as well as some sparkle. With a fashion designer from the bay area, Bunny guarantees its customers that they won’t find anything like their swimsuits anywhere else in Tampa. Each piece is custom made to satisfy every special taste you may have. Like the sparkles on a cupcake, Bunny Couture tops its bikinis off with shiny crystals.

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Two Coconuts Swimwear
3314 East Maritana Drive
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 367-8435

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tankinis, one-piece bikinis, and other styles of swimwear can be found at Two Coconuts Swimwear. Renee Scarborough, the genius behind Two Cocunuts, has been running Coconuts for over 15 years now (so you know she knows her stuff) and is very helpful to any customers who want custom made bikinis. Why stop at just swimwear when you can glam up your outfit too? Find a few accessories to go with your new swimsuit. Two Coconuts has hats, sandals, and even sunglasses available for purchase. No one said you can’t use the beach as a runway.

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Suits You Swimwear
29184 US Hwy 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
(866) 855-1011

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Suits You Swimwear is great for not only its selections but also its delivery. Feeling a bit patriotic or even thinking about letting out your inner hippie out? Don’t worry, from flower patterns to American flag prints, Suits You has a swimsuit for every occasion. The store also specializes in outfitting women for pageants and body building competitions. Go ahead and check out its collection of swimsuits and don’t be afraid to experiment with any of these fun prints.

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JesAla Couture
(813) 758-6604

Jessica Pesano has been studying fashion in the bay area for quite some time now. A graduate from the International Academy of Design (right here in Tampa) she has been around the fashion industry long enough to know exactly what kind of style us Bay area women are looking for. Jessica’s styles focus on all body types and even those who don’t want to be too over exposed at the beach. She can even create custom swimwear to ensure your suit fits just right. Recommendation: the animal print halter top swimsuit is puurrfect for those looking to impress at the beach without revealing too much skin. To get started on the swimsuit of your dreams, schedule a consultation via phone or email.

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Figure Fair Lingerie & Swimwear
6798 Crosswinds Dr. North
St. Petersburg, FL  33710
(727) 344-1830

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Figure Fair has been serving women in the Tampa area since 1957. With styles and sizes to fit every woman, you’re sure to find the suit that best complements your body. Figure Fair offers personal service and private fittings to help you learn which styles are best for you. In addition, this independent shop can find the best post-mastectomy garments around.

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Geraldine Sanchez is a student, fashion blogger, and freelance writer struggling with a case of restless fashion syndrome. She is currently curing it with large doses of retail therapy throughout the Tampa Bay area. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at