Summer's Hottest Swimsuits for 2009

Market and Beauty Editor Lindsey Ellis Beatty picks the season's best.

Rainbow Palm Halter One-Piece

Courtesy of Tommy Bahama

Rainbow Palm Halter One-Piece

"The halter style of this suit flatters a small bust, and the palm print is fun and tropical.”

$144, Tommy Bahama; tommybahama.com

Sea Glass Halter Suit in Sky

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Sea Glass Halter Suit in Sky

“Love the pattern. Love the plunge. Love the scarlet embellishment!”

$178, Anthropologie; anthropologie.com

Leda Ruffle-Bottom Bikini in Mineral Blue

Courtesy of Hayden Harnett

Leda Ruffle-Bottom Bikini in Mineral Blue

“Channel Ava Gardner circa 1941 in this old-school two-piece. Glamorize the look with an oversize sun hat.”

Top, $88, and bottom, $98, Hayden Harnett; haydenharnett.com for retailers

Lustre Halter One-Piece in Cerise

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Lustre Halter One-Piece in Cerise

“This has the coverage of a one-piece but with flirtatious cutouts on the sides.”

$189, Jets 2009; 866/794-6932 or swimwearboutique.com

Tally Swimsuit Ruffle in Pink Le Petit Snail

Courtesy Lilly Pultizer

Tally Swimsuit Ruffle in Pink Le Petit Snail

“This pattern would be perfect for a seaside picnic.”

$158, Lilly Pulitzer; lillypulitzer.com

Swingin’ Step Bikini in Lavender

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Swingin’ Step Bikini in Lavender

“I love the ruffles and the right-this-minute color of this happy suit.”

Top, $118, and bottom, $108, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com

One Love Swimsuit

Courtesy of Everything But Water

One Love Swimsuit

“This plunging one-piece is anything but modest, and I love the festive fringe.”

$135, L*Space, available through Everything But Water; everythingbutwater.com

Promenade One-Piece

Courtesy of Jessika Allen

Promenade One-Piece

“Sail in style with this nautical suit accented with a delicate white bow.”

$177, Jets 2009, available through Swimwear Boutique; swimwearboutique.com

Scalloped Triangle Bikini

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Scalloped Triangle Bikini

“A basic black bikini is elevated with sassy scalloped edges.”

$230, Chloe, available through Net-A-Porter; net-a-porter.com

Boyleg Swimsuit in DGR

Courtesy of Boden

Boyleg Swimsuit in DGR

“Preppy polka-dots give this sporty one-piece a retro vibe.”

$74, Boden; bodenusa.com

Women’s Regular Modern Capri Solid Bikini in White

Courtesy of Lands' End

Women’s Regular Modern Capri Solid Bikini in White

“This all-white bikini is the epitome of poolside glam.”

Top, $42.50, and bottom, $28.50, Lands’ End; landsend.com

Paltrow Patch Bikini

Courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer

Paltrow Patch Bikini

“Look good and do good in this colorful ensemble designed by Gwyneth Paltrow. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of suits in this celebrity-designed collection will go to support the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF), which funds research and treatment for EB.”

$178, Lilly Pulitzer; lillypulitzer.com

Polka Dot Bikini

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Polka Dot Bikini

“I'm obsessed with the adorable blue-and-khaki pattern and buttons on this superflirtatious suit.”

$380, Chloe, available through Net-A-Porter; net-a-porter.com

Super Sunflower Swimsuit in BRN

Courtesy of Boden

Super Sunflower Swimsuit in BRN

“Cheery sunflowers create a bold pattern in this well-cut suit, and the halter ties are super hip.”

$74, Boden; bodenusa.com

Solid Twist-Front Bandeau Tank in Oasis Green

Courtesy of J. Crew

Solid Twist-Front Bandeau Tank in Oasis Green

“This suit features a removable halter strap and comes in an array of sparkling colors.”

$80, J.Crew; jcrew.com

 

Published May 2009

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