While Chicago winters are infamous for freezing temperatures and heavy snow, the summers can be just as infamous to Chicago residents. The brutal winters make the summers that much more appealing, especially when there are so many things to do in and around the Chicago area. Whether you're heading to the beach or just checking out your local pool, make sure your swimwear is on point this year. The previous article entitled "Best Swimwear Shops In Chicago" had some great picks but forgot a few favorites with a varying selection. Check out these specialty swimsuit stores to ensure you're ready for summer in Chicago this year.
7532 Janes Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517
For those looking for swimwear shopping that entails a bit more function, Swimmers Edge offers a wide selection of men's and women's swimwear. Located just outside of the city, in the suburb of Woodridge, the shop offers all of the top brands like SPEEDO and NIKE. Whether you're looking for a true swimmer's one-piece suit or a pro-style pair of athletic trunks, this is the place that will fulfill all of your needs. There are watches, electronics, custom swim caps and lifeguard accessories to make this a one-stop spot for all of your swimming necessities.
Belly Dance Maternity
1647 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago is lucky enough to be the only other city besides New York to have a Belly Dance Maternity. Pregnancy months can be a difficult time for shopping, especially when it comes to swimwear. Belly Dance Maternity offers some stylish alternatives to the typical maternity swimsuit. Whether you're looking for something with a retro style to conceal your baby bump or a bikini to really flaunt your pregnant status, there are suits for every trimester. Located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, there is everything from a standard black swimsuit or one with bold colors and patterns.
3331 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Located in the Lakeview neighborhood, this men's boutique features hip and trendy apparel and accessories. Top designers like Andrew Christian, Penguin, Diesel and much more is offered at Cram Fashion. There is an extensive swimwear and active wear section that caters solely to men. Unlike other stores that have a very limited selection for men, Cram Fashion is a boutique that can even make those who hate shopping into fans.
3317 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Also located in the Lakeview neighborhood, Windward Boardshop features apparel and accessories with changing products throughout the year. While the winter features everything for snowboarding and other cold weather activities, the summer transforms the shop to feature everything you might need for swimming in style. Offering styles for women, men and children; there is everything from the standard boardshort to swimsuit sets and separates. Finish off your shopping trip by picking up some sunscreen or even some wetsuit accessories.
1100 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Offering a huge selection of swimwear, Londo Mondo maintains its position as one of the best stores to buy swimwear in Chicago. There are items from designers like Robin Piccone, Lenny, Lucky and many more. Swimsuit tops come in A all the way to DD cup sizes and there are even some Brazilian-cut bottoms for those looking for something a little more adventurous. One pieces don't have to look so demure, especially when Londo Mondo offers one pieces with sexy cut-outs and trendy styles.
Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor's in Communication and is currently working on her Master's. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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