New Swimsation

It’s a funny thing, isn’t it, that even though summertime is miles away, we are all already scoping out new swimsuit styles. After all, many a Canadian gal is heading down south this winter, and you can surely justify a new suit or two for a sojourn to a sunnier climate, right? With that in mind, I wanted to point you in the direction of La Vie En Rose’s awesome swimwear collection – and highlight a few of my fave styles, along with some great accessories to go with!

La Vie En Rose Sea-Through

La Vie En Rose One-Piece Crochet Halter Swimsuit – $69.95
La Vie En Rose Neutral Beach Bag – $18.95
Stella & Dot The Wanderer Cuff – $39
One of the BIG trends this season for La Vie En Rose is the use of crochet, which quite frankly, I’m obsessed with. It gives you the feeling of being more covered up while still allowing a bit of a peek-a-boo sex appeal. I love it so much in fact, you’ll see some of their other crochet suits later in this post, but this cool one-piece is definitely a standout. Finish it off with some equally colourful cool accessories, like this super affordably priced beach bag and a fun friendship bracelet-inspired cuff.

La Vie En Rose Tropical Swimsuits

La Vie En Rose ‘Queen of the Jungle’ Swimwear – From $29.95
La Vie En Rose Palm Tree Beach Bag – $24.95
Tropical Blooms Fashion Sunglasses – $31.37 @
One of the things I most love about what La Vie En Rose is doing with swimwear is how they’re really democratizing swimsuits. What I mean by that is virtually all of their swimwear comes in a range of fully mix-and-match pieces to suit however much or little coverage you want, including tops for D+ girls that offer extra support. Case in point? The cute lime green and jungle pieces you see above can go from a teeny Brazilian bikini bottom to a retro-inspired high waist style, but each offers their own bit of fun detail in the form of corset-inspired weaving and thin straps. When you’re wearing a suit with a dramatic impact like one of these, tone it down with the accessories – a hint of tropical accent on your bag or glasses is all you need.

La Vie En Rose Retro One Piece

La Vie En Rose Deep V One-Piece Swimsuit – $62.95
La Vie En Rose Beach Hat – $22.95
La Vie En Rose Thong Sandals – $22.95
If you’re really not feeling a two-piece, have no fear – there are plenty of one-piece styles that still offer plenty of style. My personal fave is this slightly retro inspired option, that features a figure-flattering deep v, open back, and foldover waistband. All you need is a stylish sarong, studded sandals, and a classic floppy hat to take this stylish monokini from the beach to the bar my friends.

La Vie En Rose Sporty Trend
La Vie En Rose ‘Sporty Trend’ Collection – From $26.95
Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunblock Lotion SPF 100 – $10 for 2 @
La Vie En Rose Metal Nose Bridge Sunglasses – $9.95
What’s also cool is the range of inspiration La Vie En Rose is using in their swimwear these days. They’ve incorporated a crazy array of trends, from fringe to colour blocking to fitness wear-inspired looks, like the swimsuits you see above. Combining mesh with sporty silhouettes and lime green accents, these suits are great for the gal that loves to actually swim instead of just hitting the beach. Of course, every beach bunny knows, it’s key to protect your eyes (sunnies!) and your skin (hardcore waterproof sunscreen!) Cause if there’s one slight drawback to all these cool cuts and mesh fabrics, it’s the potential for some gnarly tan lines if you don’t apply proper sunscreen.

La Vie En Rose Swimwear 2016

Now I couldn’t leave all of you potential snowbirds (or at least temporary sun birds) without a great giveaway! La Vie En Rose has agreed to give one lucky winner the swimsuit of their choice! Want to win? Here’s how you can enter:

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by March 2, 2016 that includes a link to your favourite product(s) from La Vie En Rose’s swimwear line.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 3, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow La Vie En Rose on Pinterest and Pin something from their swimwear collection onto your Pinterest account. Leave a link back to your Pin in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow La Vie En Rose on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag them in your post. Leave a link back to your image in a separate comment below.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow La Vie En Rose on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them + me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Leave a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

170 Responses to “New Swimsation”
  1. Sherry K says:

    Love this bathing suit. I have not thought of La Vie en Rose for suits before.

  2. S. Hirano says:

    I wish it was warm enough to swim! I like one-piece bathing suits so this is my pick:

  3. sojeles says:

    i subscribe and i love this suit the most thanks!

  4. AliKira says:

    This one is probably my favourite: but I know they fit differently in person and so I’d probably pick out a different thing in the store, knowing me! That said, I’m going on vacation to warmer climes tonight, so I’m happy to already have some La Vie En Rose swimsuits to wear!

  5. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    I love most of their swimsuits but really like the one piece swimsuit in black thank you

  6. Anna says:

    I really like this one with the matching boyleg bottoms!

  7. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    Love this one..the colour would look amazing with a tan. Inspiration to book a vacay! ☼ ☼

  8. janine willingham says:

    love the crochet swimsuit

  9. Debra F says:

    I really like the one piece bathing suit. Especially the Aqua color.

  10. Rae D. says:

    La Vie En Rose ‘Queen of the Jungle’ Swimwear for D+ tops. with the high waist bottoms.

    I can’t think why the one pieces don’t come in D+ top too. That’s a shame. And why stop at 38D for the tops, too? Average size busts these days mean almost 50% of women may not be served at this store.

  11. Karen petrychko says:

    I really really like the the queen of the jungle style and from the site it is the tanking!

  12. corkrose says:

    I like the one piece suits & this one in particular is really nice,

  13. debra says:

    Like 4716321-62-one piece in pink or black

  14. Myra says:

    Quite swimmingly !!

  15. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite products from La Vie En Rose’s swimwear line would be their
    302-682-0-61 Halter Tankini Top
    302-684-1-61 Bralette Bikini Top
    302-693-0-61 Boyleg Bottom
    897-614-0-00 Multi-way Convertible Top

  16. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Followed La Vie En Rose on Pinterest and Pinned something from their swimwear collection onto my Pinterest account

  17. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #2: Followed La Vie En Rose on Instagram and Regram/shared a photo from their site onto my own Instagram

  18. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #3: Followed La Vie En Rose on Twitter and sent out a Tweet

  19. Christine Holliday says:

  20. Lin123 says:

    Great looking swim suits. Something for everyone. I like

  21. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. 🙂 This is my favourite – I have always loved that white, eyelet-looking stuff. And I like that it is a one-piece.

  22. Jason Quarrie says:

    My gf’s favorite was the pink tankini:

  23. linda p says:

    I like the Sporty Trend styles

  24. KellyPC says:

    I love this one! It’s one piece but it’s almost not!

  25. bonus entry please followed and pinned

  26. sonny says:

    Love this one La Vie En Rose One-Piece Crochet Halter Swimsuit

  27. kristen visser says:

    I have my eye on a couple one pieces. going tomorrow to buy one 🙂 I think i like this one the best

  28. kristen visser says:

  29. kristen visser says:


    A photo posted by 🌺Kristen🌺 (@krisha4444) on

  30. Janice says:

    This one piece is so cute! I don’t typically like one piece but I think I could wear this one.

  31. ann says:

    I love this super cute turquoise one piece bathing suit!!

  32. Linda B. says:

    Love this for a little extra coverage on the bottom area.

    • Grace F says:

      Sorry the first post never appeared to show up so I re-entered…oh well disqualified myself, but good luck all! 🙂

  33. Grace F says:

    Bonus #1:
    Following & here’s my pin:

  34. Grace F says:

    I love these one piece swimsuits and typically I usually only go for two pieces, but these are amazing:

  35. karen c says:

    La Vie En Rose ‘Sporty Trend’ Collection – From $26.95

  36. alexa says:

    love the lime green and floral

  37. Debp says:

    This tankini print is the perfect bathing suit for me –

  38. Holly MacRitchie says:

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  40. Kim Hamilton says:

    I love La Vie En Rose’s newest collections this season! They are so fresh and new. I am obsessed with this fringed cutout one piece w/stripes! So hot and flattering on everyone!

  41. Angela Erickson says:

    I love La Vie En Rose’s One-Piece Crochet Halter Swimsuit in Blue

  42. Shelley N says:

    I just love this black and white one piece -It would be very flattering for many body types

  43. beewbedard says:

  44. I follow them on pinterest and pinned!

  45. Janine says:

    I love the colour and back of this bathing suit top. Love all their bathing suits tho lets be real

  46. cookie3 says:

    I’m loving the beach accessories, the wide brimmed hats & this beach bag

  47. Margaret H says:

    I like the wide brimmed hats and beach bag https// 22418

  48. kevin snyder says:

    my daughter would love any of the bathing suits

  49. jennamarynowski says:

    Love the high neck bikini top – pretty and functional!

  50. sarah says:

    I love this one piece They had so much to choose from though, it was a hard decision.

  51. sarah says:

    I follow on Pinterest and pinned here:

  52. aly3360 says:

    I used to really like their one pieces. My favourites this year are the push up top and high wasted bottoms in the aqua pink print. .

  53. aly3360 says:

    following them on twitter and tweeted

  54. aly3360 says:

    I pinned an item from their collection on pinterest!!

  55. I really like the green one-piece. Retro and cool, but looks comfortable.

  56. Bonnie Humphrey says:

    My favorite one piece halter crochet swimsuit size 14-16 (L)…would

  57. Pam says:

  58. stacey h says:

    i really like this one:
    i feel most comfortable in bralette tops – the matching bottoms are great too!

  59. Amber says:

    Love this bag ! Perfect for any day at the pool or beach .

  60. Susan T. says:

    I love this top:
    and this bottom:
    The print is so tropical and just makes me happy. 🙂

  61. Susan T. says:

    Bonus entry #1: I follow as @suekitty13
    My pin:

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