Summer's Hottest Swimsuits for 2010
Women’s Swim Essentials Paisley Halter Bikini Top and String Bikini Bottom
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.
Anika Gleaming Pewter Maillot
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!
Rosa Chá Spun Strap Bikini Top and Bottom
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.
L*Space Peacock Parade Loreli Choker One Piece
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.
Bandeau Swim Suit in Chartreuse
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.
Plunge-Neck Ruched Halter Suit in Sapphire
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.
Issa Color-Block Plunge-Front Swimsuit
The plunging neckline oozes sex appeal, but the gorgeous color-blocking keeps it more “sophisticated sizzle” than “Playboy pool party.”
Seafolly Hyper Stripe Maillot
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.
Letarte Tie Dye Shirred One-Piece
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.
Cynthia Rowley for Roxy Bond One-Piece Swimsuit
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.
Structured One Piece in Grey Dot
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!
Jersey Lomellina Ruffled Tank in Dark Slate
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.
Carmen One-Piece in Tropical Garden
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.
Kena Bandeau and Surfs Up Bottom in Hotty Pink Mini Floral Punch
We love a twist—literally—on this bandeau. There is nothing that screams summer more than a Lilly-fied print in sunny colors.
Cinch One-Piece Printed in Limeade Coral Me Crazy
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.
Women’s Ruffled Swimsuit in Brown Dots
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.
Vix Louise Lolita Top and Ruffle Bottom
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?
Milly Chevron Bikini Top and Bottom
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.
Zimmermann Orchid Twist One Piece
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.
Red Carter C132R300T Top and C132R080B Bottom
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.
Red Carter C102R110T Top and C102R220B Bottom
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!
Red Carter Nubuc Triangle Bikini Top and String Bottoms
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.
Sailor Chic One Piece
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.
Caffe Showstopper Maillot
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.