See our picks for the best new looks this season.
Courtesy of Lands' End
Top, $39.50 and bottom, $34.50; 877/877-1963 or landsendcanvas.com
A punchy print with a pretty price tag—no complaining here! Plus, we’re loving Canvas, Lands' End’s new line that takes a fresh approach to fashion.
Courtesy of Anthropologie
$168; 800/309-2500 or anthropologie.com
Mix a gorgeous one-shoulder silhouette with shimmering metallic fabric and you’ve got a modern rendition of Grace Kelly goes to the beach. So go ahead, get your shine on!
Courtesy of Anthropologie
Top, $100 and bottom, $60; 800/309-2500 or anthropologie.com
Brazilians know swimwear. Case in point? This fabulous maillot! Who knew that crochet could be so hot? And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, they threw in summer’s ultimate trend: the twist-front bandeau.
Courtesy of L*Space
$122; 800/695-1229 or beachbliss.com
For the accessorizing challenged: The choker neckline on this suit gives you an instant built-in necklace, not to mention extra pizzazz. Throw on some gold hoops for the ultimate glamazon getup.
Courtesy of Newport News
$39; 800/688-2830 or newport-news.com
The color gives this suit the updated twist it needs on vintage pin-up swimwear. Stack a wristful of neon and Lucite bangles for a poolside pop.
Courtesy of Spiegel
$39; 800/222-5680 or spiegel.com
This is the right way to do a swim dress. Stay away from flowy swim skirts—more-fitted options create a flattering look without seeming too covered-up. Still have the backside blues? Tie a blue printed pareo around your waist for extra style points.
Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
$250; 800/481-1064 or net-a-porter.com
The plunging neckline oozes sex appeal, but the gorgeous color-blocking keeps it more “sophisticated sizzle” than “Playboy pool party.”
Courtesy of Seafolly
Rules about horizontal lines don’t apply here. The small cutouts on the side create a slimming effect, and the twisted bust keeps interest up top instead of at the tummy.
Courtesy of Letarte
$180; 203/372-8301 or letarteswimwear.com
If a full-coverage one-piece makes it into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, you know it’s got to have a secret weapon! This suit does wonders for the bod: Tie-dye creates the optical illusion of ruching, and the center halter straps give a little extra lift up top.
Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley for Roxy
$135; 800/892-2281 or roxy.com
Get beach-to-board style with a suit that’s sure to get a few double takes. The neon side stripes on this neoprene bandeau create a slimming effect that would make the hottest Bond girl green with envy.
Courtesy of Spanx
$198; 888/806-7311 or spanx.com
Jiggles and wiggles, rejoice! As if Spanx hadn’t transformed our lives enough already, the company now has expanded its slimming skills with a new swimwear line—run, don’t walk!
Courtesy of J.Crew
$175; 800/562-0258 or jcrew.com
This tank is so pretty you could almost throw a pair of jeans over it and no one would ever know it’s a swimsuit. Pair it with a wide-brim hat and oversize shades for a beach glam ensemble à la Jackie O.
Courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg
$345; 888/472-2383 or dvf.com
Jump on the banana boat and take a ride with Carmen Miranda! Diane von Furstenberg is the grande dame of prints and she doesn’t disappoint with this retro throwback.
Courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer
$78 (top) and $68 (bottom); 888/725-4889 or lillypulitzer.com
We love a twist—literally—on this bandeau. There is nothing that screams summer more than a Lilly-fied print in sunny colors.
Courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer
$128; 888/725-4889 or lillypulitzer.com
Palm Beach approved! Not only is this suit high on style, it’s charitable, too. Every Lilly look in the Limeade Coral Me Crazy print—the maxi dress is amazing—supports the protection and preservation of coral reefs.
Courtesy of Old Navy
$29.50; 800/653-6289 or oldnavy.com
Hands-down the ultimate bargain of the summer! We’ve scoured every nook and cranny in the swimwear world, and this suit reigned supreme in the “Bargain Bombshell” category. We want it in every color.
Courtesy of Vix
Top, $72 and bottom, $72; 877/623-7946 or southbeachswimsuits.com
Fabulous print? Check. Flirty ruffle? Check. ’50s pin-up halter with a twist? Double check. Kudos to Vix for letting you choose the print and style of tops and bottoms. Who doesn’t love playing designer for the day?
Courtesy of Milly
Top, $95 and bottom, $93; 888/888-4757 or neimanmarcus.com
How could we resist our favorite summertime color combo? Nothing is more decadent than coral, turquoise, and gold. And the adjustable ties allow you to custom fit your shape.
Courtesy of Zimmermann
$245; 800/481-1064 or net-a-porter.com
The intricate draping, bodice, and sweetheart neckline on this fuchsia suit is stunning. You’d be hard-pressed to find a one-piece on the market with more elegance and craftsmanship.
$66 (top) and $64 (bottom); 877/746-7267 or shopbop.com
Red Carter is sultan of swimwear for Miami’s South Beach area, and he knew those built-in baubles would make us swoon! Plus, the central straps offer more support than a typical halter top.
Top and bottom, $66 each; 212/826-8900.
Every sun goddess needs a nautical suit in her swimwear wardrobe. It will always be a sand-to-surf staple. We love the gold-bead details for beachy bling!
$73 (top) and $70 (bottom); 877/746-7276 or shopbop.com
Nothing gets us more excited than a good embellishment—bonus points if it’s turquoise. This bikini is the perfect example of tasteful stone details: dazzling, not bedazzled.
Courtesy of Aqua Di Lara
$245; 888/844-9396 or aquadilara.com for retailers
This one-piece is like modern art: clean lines, minimalistic, structured, and striking. This high-end swimwear line knows how to make a statement without any gimmicks—just gorgeous design.
Courtesy of Caffe
$258; 800/309-2500 or anthropologie.com
Caffe raided the treasure chest with this bejeweled beauty! Stones, sequins, beads, and crystals—you name it, this suit’s got it. Style essential: The deep V and low back amp up the glam factor.
Courtesy of Heidi Klein