Local Bridal Guide: 8 Philly Places to Shop for Swimwear Before Your Honeymoon

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It’s no surprise that most of the shopping that goes on around the time of your wedding either involves the Dress, accessorizing the Dress (including lingerie), or choosing the dresses that your bridesmaids will rock down the aisle. Obviously we’re totally onboard with shopping of this nature, but we’re also advocates for picking up a few new things for your honeymoon too, which can oftentimes get overlooked in the midst of it all.




And since the majority of your trip will likely be spent in a swimsuit, why not start there? Do yourself a favor and take a peek at the collection of bikinis you've accumulated over the years. Sure, there may be a couple of keepers, but chances are a few of them have overstayed their welcome and therefore do not belong on your honeymoon. Buy some new ones and thank us later.

To jumpstart your honeymoon shopping, take a trip to one of the swimsuit retailers we've rounded up below.

Cameo Water Wear
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: For over 60 years Cameo has been outfitting the Philadelphia and South Jersey area in suits of all styles and sizes. Stop in for swimwear and cover-ups by designers like Nanette Lepore, BCBG, Ralph Lauren, and more.

Everything But Water
Where: King of Prussia Mall and Suburban Square, 51 St. James Place, Ardmore
What: Swimsuits, resortwear, and accessories are aplenty at this honeymoon-shopping haven where the racks are lined with one- and two-pieces by Trina Turk, DKNY, and Mara Hoffman to name a few. While you're here, stock up on all of your beach necessities from totes and hats to jewelry, sunglasses, and footwear too. Read more about the recently opened KOP store here.

J.Crew
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: There's a reason you'll find this popular retailer listed on most of our local guides—they literally have everything, swimsuits included. Shop a colorful array of tops, bottoms, and one-pieces in a variety of styles, and don't miss out on their pretty selection of beach cover-ups.

Lily Pulitzer
Where: King of Prussia Mall and Suburban Square, 25 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore
What: The bright, colorful prints made famous by this King of Prussia-based brand are perfect for whichever tropical paradise you chose for your honeymoon. At Lilly Pulitzer you'll find classic triangle and bandeau bikini tops as well as casual cover-ups, tunics, and beach pants. 

Nordstrom
Where: King of Prussia Mall
What: This one-stop wedding shop has honeymoon shopping down pat, complete with a personal stylist to guide you through it all. Shop on your own from a selection of suits by Tory Burch, Splendid, and Tommy Bahama, or speak to a stylist to have them pull a few styles that'll fit you best. 

Papilio
Where: 1700 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse
What: Don't let the massive array of stockings, leggings, and tights distract you from picking up a few bikinis to pack for your 'moon. Patterned designs from French brand Antigel by Lise Charmel are most popular here.

Shirley & Co.
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: You can easily spend the whole day perusing the  never-ending selection of swimsuits at one of Shirley & Co.'s local locations. Their inventory of designers ranges from Badgley Mischka to Vix Swimwear, with trendy styles for all sizes and body shapes. Shop their summer sale now through August. 

South Moon Under
Where: 1731 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse and 205 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
What: Bold patterns take center stage at South Moon Under, where you'll find bikinis, tankinis, and one-pieces swathed in eye-popping colors and designs. Stop here for options from Billabong, Maaji, Robin Piccone, and more.

RELATED: Honeymoon-Shopping Haven Everything But Water is Opening at the King of Prussia Mall Tomorrow

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