I never would’ve guessed I would be modeling swimwear in my 30’s but here we are!
I was working on an article about the benefits of coconut water when I came up with the idea of a beach photo. I wasn’t too excited about wearing a bikini on film but I used this discomfort to motivate myself at the gym.
Then shopping day came. I tried on 50 bathing suits but none seemed to flatter my shape. Being petite and having a naturally high waist can be a difficult combo to flatter. When I came across Montce and their cheeky, modern designs I rushed to their store in Fort Lauderdale to try them on. I fell in love with their high-waisted sets that fit me so perfectly, flattered my waist, made me look taller and the smooth material was comfortable. Score! Since then I have purchase several more.
What keeps bringing me back is the unique designs. I have linked some their new styles that are truly distinctive compared to the rest of the swim industry. Montce was the first designer to carry high-waisted and high hip items. They have a large selection of custom fabrics and prints that you can’t find elsewhere.
Here are my tips: If you have a store near you check out the sale bins. The majority of the difference between the sale pieces and the new pieces is the color and fabrics. A lot of the sale pieces are just as beautiful.
- All the tops come without padding. For a few dollars more you can add a thin pad. I like to add the padding for structure. and I feel like everything is more secure
- The suits run small, sizing up is usually a good idea.
- They have a variety of butt coverage styles. If you’re ordering online make sure you study the coverage chart before selecting. Their version of Brazilian bottom might be different than yours.
Here are some of my favorites from their newest collection with links!
Pampas Ruffle One Piece– Available on Intermix.com If you sign up for their emails you can get 15% off your order. It comes in petite!
Canary Stripe Tamarindo Ruffle Bikini: Available on Montce.com (click on the link) Sign up for their emails they have season sales!
Cabana Bikini: This is available on Revolve.com. Singing up for their emails will give you 10% off your first purchase. This pattern comes in several styles including high waisted.