Diving Into Swimwear — for Moms and Kids in Seattle


Tininha's Boutique

Sure, it’s fun to sort through polka-dotted suits and ruffled-bottomed bikinis for your tot. Whatever you choose, she’ll look adorable. But when swimsuit shopping for ourselves, we hardly expect the mirror to reflect the same cuteness.  But there’s hope for finding that flattering fit that will make you want to grin and bare it.  Visit one of these local swimwear boutiques dedicated to helping you look hot (and the kiddos cool) in the best swimsuit styles by the pool this summer.

Coastal – Check out this cool surf/swimwear boutique located on Alki in West Seattle. It offers an array of swimwear brands and styles for adults (don’t miss the new Patagonia Swim suits for women!), as well as for kids, who will love the surf and snowboard-inspired brands, such as Roxy, Billabong, and Quicksilver. Mention Red Tricycle at checkout and get 15% off any one item.

Sylvia’s Swimwear – With locations in Northgate and Bellevue, Sylvia’s has great selection of swimwear, ranging from competitive to vacation wear.  Find styles for women, men, juniors and kids (toddler sizes and up). Staff are said to provide honest feedback about what styles fit well and look good.

Tininha’s – If you’ve got it and want to flaunt it, then check out the selection of bikinis and sizzling maillots at Tininha’s, a bikini/resortwear boutique in Fremont (offering women’s styles only). Red Tricycles subscribers get 15% off any single item in the store by using the code redtri at checkout. Offer is valid for the entire month of June.

If you’re swimming for two this summer, you’ll definitely want to visit Bump Maternity in Bellevue Square for the best selection of flattering maternity swimwear. If you’re suited up but still looking for new swimsuits for your kids, a stop at University Village is sure to be worthwhile. Kid’s Club, Hanna Andersson, and Crewcuts all offer great styles, as well the the Original Children’s Shop in Madison Park.  With various locations throughout Seattle and Bellevue, Nordstrom has a nice selection as well. Cute but more affordable styles can be found at Target or The Children’s Place.

Hope your shopping goes swimmingly!

—Erin Sirianni