A Red Bikini for Every Occasion

banana moon red bikinis

Bold fashions frequently follow the end of conflict and tragedy. Embracing something new is a way of marking a transition and declaring hope. Invented in 1946, the bikini was one of many bold new garments evidencing hope for the future. Despite ongoing struggles, it’s clear that most people are embracing the summer in hopes of returning to some of the activities that were lost during the heights of COVID-19. Bold fashion choices are emerging as part of the new normal.

A red bikini has long been iconic—a sexy bold color that will make you feel confident at the beach or poolside. We recently discovered the Californian Sunwear brand Banana Moon whose new collection encompasses something for everyone and every activity from a classic glamourous red bikini to the perfect style for a day full of water sports. With timeless California style and European know-how behind its quality, we had to share! Whether you are sunbathing with a good book, playing a game of beach volleyball, or diving off the bow of a boat—there’s a Banana Moon red bikini perfect for the occasion.

1. Picnics

LILIO & PAEA HABANA RED TWO-PIECE BIKINI banana moon

It’s the cap sleeves and scoop neck on the Habana Red top that makes this a truly versatile piece. Summer means a return to rose all day whether it be poolside, lakeside, or just in your nearest park. Pair this bikini with a casual skirt or high-waisted shorts and you can easily merge picnicking and sunbathing. I love this suit for an impromptu after-work poolside drink with friends.

2. Sports

TAIDO & LAPTA JOGGER RED 2-PIECE SWIMSUIT banana moon

This is my pick for anything that involves running or jumping on the beach. There’s also an option for a top with wider straps depending on how much support you’re looking for. These bottoms allow a little more coverage if you’re diving for a volleyball in the sand or running after a frisbee. It’s a tasteful sporty option suitable for all activities.

3. Lazy Beach Day

BALCO & MIKTA SUNNYSIDE RED TWO-PIECE BIKINI

Red is bold but patterns can dramatically change the mood. From animal prints to florals to stripes there’s a red pattern for every occasion. I see these fun florals on the Sunnyside Red as a family day by the water when you’ll break up chapters with a refreshing dip.

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4. Summer Nights

MAHO & DASIA MONTARA RED LEOPARD 2-PIECE SWIMSUIT banana moon red bikinis

The leopard-like print of Montara Red kicks the already bold palette up a notch. I think of this as your choice for bonfires on the beach or by the lake. Pair it with an oversized linen or chambray button-down if it gets cool when the sun goes down.

5. Anchors Away

JULIO & JANA MALIBU PINK TWO-PIECE BIKINI

To me, stripes will always be linked to sailing. There’s something so intrinsically nautical about a blue and white or red and white stripe like in this Malibu bikini. The orange straps add a slightly unexpected fun touch. So, if you’re spending the day on a boat, this is perfect for lounging on the deck or taking a swan dive into turquoise waters.

6. What I’m Ordering

RED EYRO & ZAPPA SPRING TWO-PIECE TRIANGLE SWIMSUIT

I’ll always go for a vintage vibe, and the high-waisted bottoms with a twist front top give more than a nod to the days of pin-ups or Gidget. This would slip on comfortably under a wetsuit for a morning spent surfing, but be just as comfortable for a relaxing afternoon. Banana Moon has adapted the red bikini for any occasion but this proves they can elevate the classic.

This is your reminder to be bold this summer! Wear the bikini and embrace all that summer has to offer—all that you have to offer. Ultimately, the color and the cut of any suit should only set off your own fierce side.

Words by Emma Voigt


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