Top Swimwear Hip Hop Collaborations of 2021 Summer
By Darralynn Hutson
Cross-brand collaboration has become one of the defining features of a musical artist's career. This past season alone has seen Adidas' iconic partner with Beyonce, Rihanna reaching billionaire status with her team up with LVMH, and H&M’s joint line with the Weeknd. Nike even tapped Drake to create a footwear teased this week on his social media. Which lines are the best?
With the new wave of female rap leaders assuming positions of prominence in the world, fashion brands have begun to mirror hip hop’s time-honored approach to creativity; how to ooozzz sex appeal with rocking almost nothing, as well as being totally covered. Both are included in the list so everyone can feel that summer love. You still have time to get it in.
These top five female rap Swimwear collaborations show and prove; offering affordability to a sexy as hell summer lifestyle. Here’s our list of body-positive collaborations swimsuit lines to shop today before the end of summer.
City Girls & Icon Swim
Yung Miami and JT announced their new collection on April 30th with fast-fashion (About Icon Swim?) company Icon Swim, just in time for the hottest season. “Get Ready!” and “Act Up” rappers shared a photo featuring one of our favorite pieces, JT wearing a chocolate brown bikini and Yung Miami rocking a sheer, strapless dress in the same pattern. In another they were wearing a tiger print dress and jumpsuit to announce the capsule.
Saweetie and Matte Collection’s Swimwear Line
The Bay Area rapper officially launched her line with Black-owned swimwear brand Matte Collection (Date?) The 12-piece collection features orange and blue-colored swimsuits and four three-piece neon-colored swimsuit sets, priced at $30 and $32 on MatteCollection.com. According to the company’s Instagram, Saweetie held an official launch party at their flagship store in Atlanta. (About Matte?)
Megan Thee Stallion and Fashion Nova
Days after the kickoff of her scorching award-winning season, Megan announced a swimwear collection with Fashion Nova, along with a number of sizzling shots of her in the 80s Miami-themed numbers. While the new swimwear collection features several show-stopping pieces like the string bikini, which is available in black latex, pink and neon yellow, it also includes modest items like cover-ups, dresses and accessories. Most importantly, the new line is meant for all kinds of body types, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $49.99. Order Here.
Tammy Rivera expanded her T-Rivera swimsuit line with TPLUS, a plus size swimsuit line ranging from sizes 12 – 28! Rivera said herself that when she conjured up the idea to expand her line, she wanted it to look “exactly like the standard line.” She noticed too much of the drab plus size swimwear lines adding humble skorts to cover-up or only featuring black/white options. To her, it wasn’t “sexy enough.” She wanted a plus size line that was just as sexy as the standard line, so she decided to create a line by not changing the piece itself, but adjusting the cut of the piece so that it was comfortable and flattering. Shop Here.
Inspired by Latto's ferocity, the Core Collection features eye-catching swimwear in various styles including bikinis, shorts, monokinis and gowns. “If I could describe this line with one word it would be ‘Authentic’. Throughout this whole process, it was very important that I stayed true to myself, Nobody knows sexy like me.” Icon Swim is best known for working with artists who the world believes to be undeniable the most authentic icons of their time. Latto's music and personality makes her an equally unique artist to create a capsule swim line. The Core Collection features colors ranging from earthy and aquatic to fiery and rocky with design features that include keyhole cutouts, laces, high-waisted thongs and open backs/shoulders. The swimsuits will also be made from textured and ribbed fabrics. Shop here.