Many women say they never feel more radiant and confident than during their time as a bride. And nothing keeps you riding that self-positivity wave right after you've said "I do," like the perfect honeymoon swimsuit. Picture it—you're stretched out on a sandy shore in a suit that makes you feel every bit as glorious as you did 24 plus hours ago, while a bright sun bakes that bridal glow into full stunner-mode. Enter, Kortni Jeane—the swimwear line dedicated to fitting the unique body type and personality of every single one of their clients. The twenty-five-year-old founder slash designer Kortni Jeane Niccoli launched the toddler brand (just three-years old!) back in May of 2014 with one simple, smart purpose: Kortni Jeane hopes to bring people super-specialized swimmers that express personal style, but without the lofty cost that usually accompanies a custom suit.
After all, no one deserves to feel like the only girl in the world more than a bride, right?
"These swimmers are perfect for brides because they can mix and match to customize completely for themselves," says Niccoli. "And the most fun thing about it is that they're catering to and expressing themselves so they stick out, but in something they're comfortable in."
Another of Kortni Jeane's main goals is designing suits that "anyone can fall in love with, no matter their body type, because everyone deserves to feel beautiful and unique." And to their credit, a scroll through their Instagram or Facebook reveals the brand actively answering specific questions from customers regarding fit and the most flattering design options—happy to discuss the "pooch," "flat chest," or "postpartum fluff" of anyone who asks.
"Honeymoons are exciting, but they can also be nerve-racking and stressful because everything feels so new," acknowledges Niccoli, who had just begun work on Kortnji Jeane when she got married, and wore her own swimsuit design during her all-inclusive honeymoon to Mexico. "With Kortni Jeane, it's so nice to have something that when you look back, it's just like, 'oh, good. I didn't have to compromise or wear something I was embarrassed by. I was just completely confident the whole time.'"
As fans of her mission and her ultra-precious swimmers, we recruited Niccoli and her staff for a fun mix-and-matching game of our own. If we gave them thirteen of the top honeymoon destinations, could Kortni Jeane come up with a swimsuit pairing for each one? "Absolutely."
Find your getaway locale's pairing below, or browse all of the latest collection to cop a top and bottom combo you've decided is so you — and one you can't wait to see vibrantly pop in the honeymoon pictures you'll look at for years to come.
The colors of the islands supposedly don't exist anywhere else, but you're guaranteed to match a few with the Green Abstract Circle Back Top and Deep Royal Peplum Bottoms that, Kortni Jeane says, "go perfectly with the blue waters of the Caribbean."
"When you think Italy, you think of walking the streets of Milan in your most fashionable outfit—why should the beaches of Italy be any different?" says Kortni Jeane, which is why they recommend packing KJ's newest skirt, the Who Wears Short Skirts, as the perfect bottom that could easily pass for stunning streetwear.
American Beaches (Hawaii, Florida, California)
One-pieces are all the rage as of late, and Kortni Jeane is betting their new ruffled scoop-back option is a "soon-to-be favorite for all." Pair this playful floral print with some all-American denim shorts and "you're ready to run around the boardwalks."
Double Ruffle One-Piece, $85, kortnijeane.com
The ethereal draping of the Ruffled Around Top atop this heavenly cloud pattern "will make anyone feel like a Greek Goddess," says Kortni Jeane.
Just in case you're feeling nervous about a few days with those croissants, Kortni Jeane assures us that, "thanks to the adjustable front knot, our Tie-Up Front Bottoms are flattering on everyone." Wear them with the High Rise 2.0 Top in black that KJ says "perfectly matches the effortlessly chic French feel."
"Our Netted Sweetheart Top provides the flirtiness of our sweetheart neckline, with the coverage of a high-rise neckline," Kortni Jeane says—a rare and appreciated find for larger-chested ladies. "You'll feel like Spanish royalty, walking the streets of Barcelona in our Coral Floral print."
Stand out while you lounge the day away in a tropical paradise with this Limelight Cross-Over One-piece. And if you do decide to get up for an adventure, Kortni Jeane says, "this suit is not only cute, but it provides all of the support and comfort you'll need for any diving expeditions you might go on."
Cross-Over One-Piece, $85, kortnijeane.com
Whether you're sight seeing at the Kintamani Volcano or walking around the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, to survive the humid air Kortni Jeane suggests this Off The Shoulder Silver Metallic Top. "Pair it with our Limelight Hip Ruffle Bottoms," the team says, "and you're destined to be a show stopper at any Indonesian beach."
"¡Bienvenido a Mexico!" Kortni Jeane says the "bright color and the spicy one-shouldered style" of their Tangerine Over the Shoulder Top will channel spring break vibes "during any beach, excursion, or resort."
The Racerback top "provides that comfort and coverage that everyone seeks from a swimmer top, while still remaining cute and flirty," says Kortni Jeane. You'll be set for any jungle hiking or elephant riding. And with the sexiness of these Gold Metallic Peplum Bottoms, KJ says "you'll fit in perfectly at the Full Moon Party."
Prepare for the cutest display of wordplay you've ever seen, mates. For your trip to the land down under, Kortni Jeane says, "We can't think of a better combo than our Over the Shoulder Top in Pink Squiggles and our Down-In-Front Ruffle Bottoms in Peach."
When escapading through Fiji, Kortni Jeane recommends their Scoop Back Top and All Ruffled Up Bottoms in Flamingo Floral for "constant island vibes" and "instant good feels."
In Costa Rica, "Pura Vida," which translates to “simple life” or “pure life," is more than a saying. "And nothing fits the easygoing "Pure Vida" lifestyle of Costa Rica quite like our Swing Top in Green Abstract," says Kortni Jeane.