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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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