It’s the height of summer and pool parties are on everyone’s agenda. That is unless the thought of your swimsuit style is enough to turn on the waterworks. To save you a few tears and an endless search of the perfect pieces and cover-ups, European Wax Center and 303 Magazine put together the following list of local boutiques and included the city’s top swimwear designer to help turn the tide in your battle.
And to get you fully ready for the peak of the season — European Wax Center is giving you your first wax free. While the offer is for new guests only, you can get your eyebrow, underarm or bikini line complimentary or you can upgrade to bikini full or Brazilian for half price. Men can cash in too for a free eyebrow, ear, or nose wax. Whatever you choose, decided to strut in your new suit with poolside confidence.
Hailee Grace Boutique
Where: 1421 Larimer St., Denver
When: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
The Lowdown: Having recently celebrated five years, Hailee Grace Boutique is a trusted staple in Larimer Square. Owners Grace Buttorff and Hailee Satterfield take great care to blend East and West Coast style in a continually rotating selection of clothing and accessories. The duo selects moderately priced swim separates and one pieces in contemporary styles from brands that are often under the radar, so pieces sell out quickly.
Where: 3070 Blake St., Ste 100, Denver
When: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Mondays
The Lowdown: Boulder native, Sophia Lucas and her husband, Colton Joseph, started Meraki Moon as an online and mobile boutique in 2014. Since that time, the company has grown to include a store located in RiNo. The range of clothing, accessories and housewares is designed for free-spirited trendsetters who want to look both chic and bohemian in one outfit. Meraki Moon’s selection of barely-there separates make a bold, confident poolside statement.
Where: 246 Milwaukee St., Unit A, Denver
When: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Mondays
The Lowdown: Le Soutien was started nearly 25 years ago by Sharon Nelson, to arm Denver women with high-quality bras that actually fit and provide support. Nelson spent 40 years in the lingerie and department store industry prior to taking the leap to open her boutique. In addition to bras, lingerie and specialty sleepwear, Le Soutien carries swimwear in bra sizes to ensure each woman finds a suit that actually fits. The suits are only available through August so time is of the essence.
Stephanie Carlson Designs
Where: Available online
The Lowdown: Stephanie Carlson recently launched a high-end Resort 2019 collection of sexy swimwear for sizes zero to 24. Carlson took great care to make sure the swimwear construction, support and length fit the needs of every woman no matter what her body type may be. The collection also features a unique take on cover-ups in styles that go beyond traditional kaftans and kimonos.