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9 Sexy Canadian-Made Swimsuits Because Who Needs Clothes Anyway?

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We are bored, horny, and ready to re-launch our social lives. Welcome to Hot & Bothered, our guide to safely and stylishly getting out (and getting off) this summer.

Depending on where you live in Canada, making summer plans of any sort — including deciding what new clothes to buy — has probably been a challenge, thanks to all of the uncertainty around re-opening plans, travel rules, and even outdoor gathering limits. But if you’re ready to hop on that “one-dose summer” (thanks, Justin Trudeau) train, a fresh new swimsuit should be your first stop: one splurge-worthy buy for a season where only outdoor activities are a certainty. Summer in Canada is a short-lived affair, but this year especially, we can look forward to making the most of it with trips to the local pool, lake swims, and park hangouts with friends we have not seen in way too long.
 
There are more stylish, Canadian-designed swimwear labels than ever, whether you’re in the market for a custom-made suit, or something easy and budget-friendly. Many independent swim brands are also locally produced, and there has been a growing focus on inclusive sizing and eco-friendly materials — although there’s still a lot of room for growth in these areas, especially when it comes to more affordable swimwear options.
As far as trends go, less is more right now. While celebs like Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber may be rocking tiny triangle bikinis, we’re more into the suits with cool cutout details being worn by style-world influencers (and Canadians!) like Lauren Chan, Grece Ghanem, and Winnie Harlow. Body-con but also comfortable — and versatile enough to be worn with jeans or a flowy skirt away from the water — cutout suits are sexy and sleek, but still offer more coverage and support than your classic bikini. Plus, you can go for cutouts that draw attention to the areas you love most. 
 
One pieces with side and/or front cutouts, as favoured by Kim Kardarshian West, are the most popular variation of the trend right now. But we’ve also seen swimwear with cinched-out shapes, wide slits, and eye-catching V-shaped cutouts that are wired to hold their shape. Basically, do what works for you. Forget about the so-called quarantine glow-up or the absurd pressure to look a certain way after a year indoors. This summer is all about stepping out in the sunshine — be it on your own tiny patio, or at a local pool — and feeling hot; both literally and figuratively.
 
Have at ’em! Just remember to apply (and re-apply) sunscreen.
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