In the Swim
Ten swimwear picks that let you reveal – or conceal – as much as you dare
1) Mara Hoffman Tut High-Waist Bikini
Known for her bold prints, designer Mara Hoffman’s high-waist bikini marries a retro silhouette with a modern sensibility. The graphic print and crisscrossing ladder cutouts make this the perfect suit for the girl with a wild side.
Bikini, $220; available at madewell.com.
2) Tory Burch Block Plunge V-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit
Tory Burch’s v-neck one-piece swimsuit is colorblocking done right. It’s darkest on the bottom with a waist-defining pop of color at the narrowest part of the body – so figure flattering!
Swimsuit, $105; available at toryburch.com.
3) J.Crew Prickly Pear String Ruffle Top and Hipster
A cute, quirky take on the itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny polka dot bikini, J.Crew’s prickly pear print ruffle top and side-tie hipster bottom beg to lounge poolside with a margarita.
Top, $44, and bottom, $44; available at jcrew.com.
4) Herve Leger Summer Swimsuit
Not for the faint of heart, Herve Leger’s eye catching, bright lime bandage bikini shows off every curve.
Swimsuit, $490; available at herveleger.com.
5) Zinke Starboard Bustier Bikini Top and Gidget Hipster Bikini Bottoms
With its vibrant geometric print and lingerie-inspired details, Zinke’s bustier bikini top is sure to turn heads – especially when paired with a bum flattering ruched back bikini bottom.
Top, $99, and bottom, $66; available at shopbop.com.
6) Shoshanna Gingham Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top and Ruffle Bikini Bottoms
Throw your hair up in a messy beehive and channel Brigitte Bardot in Shoshanna’s #tres chic# ruffled bikini. With its supportive underwire top, moderate coverage bottom, and baby pink gingham print, this bikini captures Bardot’s beguiling mix of sexy and sweet.
Top, $132, and bottom, $88; available at shopbop.com.
7) J.Crew Garden Floral Triangle Halter Top, Hipster, and Board Short
A lush, painterly floral print gives this classic halter and hipster combo a feminine edge. The wide band under the bust provides all-day support, and the coordinating board shorts are perfect for those who want more coverage.
Top, $48, hipster, $44, and board short, $68; available at jcrew.com.
8) Michael Kors Colorblock Scuba Swimsuit
With a half-zip front, full seat coverage and belted waist, Michael Kors’ scuba-inspired one-piece swimsuit let’s you indulge your Bond Girl fantasies while still leaving plenty to the imagination.
Swimsuit, $327; available at neimanmarcus.com.
9) Marc by Marc Jacobs Colorblock Bandeau Bikini Top and Peplum Hipster Bottom
With a flirty peplum skirted, full coverage bottom and fold-over bandeau top with detachable straps, Marc by Marc Jacobs’ adorable colorblock bikini is pin-up perfection.
Top, $94, and bottom, $89; available at shopbop.com.
10) Nanette Lepore Hula Gal Stargazer Top and Pin-Up Skirted Bottom
Give your bust a boost and cover your hips and tummy with Nanette Lepore’s Hula Gal swim separates. The top has figure enhancing sewn-in molded cups, and the high-waist bottom flatters with ruching and a full coverage, retro fit.
Top, $84, and bottom, $96; available at nanettelepore.com.
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