Friday Distractions: Say Hello to the Sanitas

Friday Distractions: Say Hello to the Sanitas

At Carve Designs, we’re always trying to translate our favorite trends into comfortable and flattering clothes that can keep up with our active, messy, sweaty, real lives. Every now and then, though, we design something so beloved by every woman who wears it that we know we keep brining it back in new colors and prints, year after year.

Not sure what we mean? May we please present: The Sanitas bikini. Inspired by the high-neck swimsuit trend but with our signature flair for accommodating movers and shakers of all sizes, it was an instant classic and has only continued to grow in popularity over the last several years.

A perpetual best-seller and an Instagram darling that’s been featured in countless swimsuit guides as well as on PopSugar, the Sanitas pairs one of our most full-coverage tops with one of our cheekiest bottoms for a magic trick of a bikini that checks all the right boxes.

The high neck, full-coverage top flatters small to large-chested women alike, providing medium support in a totally seamless design that never pinches, squishes, or flashes. The bottoms feature a lower front rise and rear coverage that's just a bit cheeky, with seamless edges that stay put without ever digging in.

And did we mention that the Sanitas bikini is fully reversible? Turn one bikini into four by switching up the top, bottom, or both. Oh and if that wasn’t enough, it coordinates with our leggings, boardshorts, and sunshirts, so you can take it from the beach to the lake to the trail to the yoga studio.

The Sanitas has developed such a cult following that we designed a one piece swimsuit and and a swim dress in its honor, all designed to flatter a variety of body types in a variety of activities just like the bikini that started it all.

It’s fun to be trendy. But you don’t have to sacrifice function or comfort to feel fashionable. If you need proof, try on the Sanitas bikini and see for yourself.


No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without a classic Margarita. The best Margaritas are always the simplest, made with fresh ingredients and quality spirits. The result is a timeless blend of sweet, sour and earthy flavors. Subtle, elegant, boozy and bold—the perfect cocktail, really. Get the full recipe and get ready to unwind this weekend! 


Over their 10-year career, Ra Ra Riot have swung between extremes, from the literary baroque pop of their breakout The Rhumb Line to the electro-pop of Beta Love. On their new album Need Your Light, they find a sweet spot, finding a bright synth-pop sound not too far from Passion Pit. Their hit song "Water" gives us all the warm weather feels. 

Want to hear new tunes like this? Follow our Friday Distractions Playlist on Spotify.  


To kick off the warmer weeks ahead, we're giving away a Sanitas Bikini of your choice, because life's better in a bikini. The Sanitas Reversible is a crowd pleaser for good reason. Throw it on and head to the beach, yoga or out for a run- it's your active, sweaty go-to top. 

Check out our Instagram to see how to enter. The winner will be selected next Friday (5/11). Good luck! 


Speaking of warm weather, summer is just around the corner… and you know that that means: vacation! But, what do do and where to go? From local and nourishing cuisine, to a welcoming tribe, and all the surf and yoga a soul can desire (of course), it can be tough to find trips that fill all your intentions. That’s why we love SwellWomen's boutique wellness retreats, which whisk yogis and surfers to exotic destinations all around the globe. It’s like relaxing in paradise, while experiencing the type of luxury that allows you to truly step away and turn inward.
Take it from us: there’s nothing quite like a fresh wardrobe to prepare you for summer’s inevitable wanderlust — because the bliss of flowing in Rote and surfing in Maui is doubled when you’ve got bright swimwear, rashies and leggings that get the job done. Check out SwellWomen's upcoming epic retreats. 
SwellWomen Surf & Yoga Summer Retreats:
Can’t travel this summer? Sometimes, nothing more than the thought of a new bikini is needed to whisk you away on a moment’s mid-conference call reverie. 
Have a great weekend and #CARVEON!
The Carve Designs Team
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