From Seea to Shining Sea

One last swimwear hoorah


Buying a bathing suit this close to Labor Day is like Prince Harry playing strip billiards — it’s a brazen middle finger to common sense.

But the game changes when Seea swimwear is on the table.

Orange County-based designer Amanda Chinchelli Greer has racked up a winning collection of nylon/spandex creations that meld bold prints and color blocking with retro cuts (skirted bottoms, playsuits).

An avid surfer, Greer ensures each design can go seamlessly from beach to long board: Bikinis eschew frills to fit comfortably underneath wet suits, one-pieces have hangtag hair bands (lest you forgot your lucky scrunchie), and long-sleeved rash guards mean you don’t have to paddle back to shore every hour to reapply sunblock.

A fall/winter collection keeps you warm in an apres-surf terry cloth wrap.

It’s seriously on cue.

Available at Mollusk Surf Shop, 1600 Pacific Avenue, at Windward Avenue, Venice (310-396-1969 or mollusksurfshop.com); at theseea.com, $40-$150.

Photo: Courtesy of Seea

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1600 Pacific Ave
@ Windward Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90291