Who cares if it’s still freezing out?
So what if the first day of spring was followed but yet *another* crazy snowstorm in the Northeast? We’ll continue dreaming of warm sandy beaches and fruity drinks topped with an umbrella or two. Denial—and a vacation—is how we’re choosing to cope, thank you very much. That also means a few more swimsuits are in order, from French-inspired one-pieces to sexy (and comfortable!) bikinis. There’s nothing better than discovering a new swimwear brand, so we went ahead and revealed our favorites—24 swimsuits in all! Now just book that flight, bring a few friends, and enjoy the sunshine. You deserve it.
1. Matteau Tri Crop Triangle Bikini: Sometimes you just want a classic two-piece swimsuit with an impeccable fit, and Matteau delivers on both. I’m scooping up a few of their Tri Crop bikinis for the summer, starting with this cherry-red version. I can’t wait to board a plane to Jamaica in May and wear it all week long!
2. Flagpole Classic Ali: Flagpole makes the best suits for sporty girls, and their cutout one-pieces are some of my absolute favorites. The Ali comes in a ton of fun colors, but I’m partial to the black. All I need is a pair of huge sunnies, a straw bag, some striped espadrilles, and I’m basically French.
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1. Lively Havana Print Swim Set: As a long time LIVELY fan, I was ecstatic to see their launch of the new Havana Swim Series on April 24th. The new Havana print is first on my list for swimwear this summer, for sure!
2. Rebecca Minkoff Nicki Bikini Set: I would describe my style as pretty minimal, so I’m always looking for a good staple swimsuit during the summer—one that will go with almost everything.
3. Bond Eye x BOUND The Marley Bikini Set: Off-the-shoulder anything, I feel, is very flattering on my body type and accentuates my shoulders (thank you, Overthrow Boxing). Sure, this bikini may not make for a good tan line, but it’s cute as hell, so I can’t complain.
1. Made by Dawn Arc Bottom: I’m Spanish, which means I have a deep appreciation for the flamenco girl emoji and a good ruffle. I’ve never seen a bathing suit incorporate one in such an elegant way, but I want this bottom so bad so I can pair it with the Shell Picker Top and a good wide-brim Jacquemus hat.
2. Sidway Karen Hi Rise Bottom: There’s nothing more flattering than a good high-waisted bathing suit, and I’m convinced this look will never go out of style. The polka dots and color on this Sidway bottom have a vintage feel and would look good with so many different tops.
3. Rixo London Mila and Bora Printed Halterneck Bikini: I had no idea Rixo London made bathing suits, but I have never been more excited about a bikini. They make the most amazing patterns, and outer space and the beach are definitely a match made in heaven.
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1. Basic Swim Zip Top: This is one of my favorite bikini top styles: no strings to fuss with tying—and inevitably re-tying throughout the day—and moderate coverage. I also love the zipper detail.
2. Hunza G Solitaire Embellished Seersucker Swimsuit: I took the death of Prince very hard and often honor him by wearing a t-shirt from his Musicology tour. I see this purple bathing suit, which looks so comfortable, as another way to pay homage to my all-time favorite artist.
3. Mikoh Balboa Top: I’m very into the level of plunge happening here (low, but not so low that I’d worry about spilling out of it), and, if you haven’t realized by now, I really like solid swimsuits. This one is getting added to my rotation.
1. Sidway Lisa Low Leg One Piece: I can already picture this bathing suit paired with a wide-brim hat and a cocktail, complete with a fun straw.
2. Solid & Striped The Juliette Wrap-Effect Swimsuit: I’m all about pulling double duty, or rather, heading out to dinner after a trip to the beach. Add a maxi skirt to this Solid & Striped number—complete with its eye-catching button details—and I’ve got myself an easy, cute, and *restaurant-appropriate* look.
3. Rye Hoot Scallop-Edged Triangle Bikini Top: Green and pink is one of my current favorite color pairings, so it was only a matter of time before this squiggly Rye bikini made its way into my cart.
1. Mara Hoffman Lydia High-Waist Bikini: This is so chic and is a really nice way for someone who hates to wear two pieces to wear a two-piece.
2. ModCloth Good Volley, Miss Molly! Bikini: This is inexpensive and sporty—perfect for a day trip to jump into dipping pools and creeks near Woodstock, NY.
3. Lisa Marie Fernandez Genevieve Seersucker Bikini: I love how very retro this is in cut and color. It would make me feel like Marcia Brady in the best way.
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1. Marysia French Gramercy Maillot: I’ve lusted after Marysia’s adorable scalloped swimwear for some time now, but this maillot takes my obsession to the next level. The deep V in the front and back keeps it sultry, but the flouncy skirt makes it totally appropriate for splashing around in the waves, too.
2. Karla Colletto Prisma One Shoulder One Piece: One-pieces don’t have to be frumpy, and this playful suit proves just that, with colorful peeks of skin and a one-shoulder cut. And because I’m constantly slathered in SPF, tan lines are no obstacle here.
3. Emma Pake Monica One Piece: I love that this classic one-piece gives the illusion that it’s actually two separates. I can already imagine it looking fabulous in pictures because the sheer panels show off my most flattering points while also keeping me comfy and covered.
1. Lovers + Friends Good Times One Piece: Last summer my favorite swimsuit to wear was a slightly sexy millennial-pink one-piece. However my Instagram feed has seen that one far too many times. For this season, I’m going for the same vibe, but in a different hue. Gen-Z yellow is super hot right now, so I think this one from Lovers + Friends is the perfect fit.
2. Ganni Ipanema Shirred Floral-Print Halterneck Swimsuit: I’m very much in love with Ganni’s microfloral dresses, so when I realized their swimwear has the same prints, I knew I needed to own one. This one-piece is great because it can be worn as a halter or as a bandeau. Plus, the ruched detailing is super fun.
3. Triangl Twinnie - Razz Set: I was born and raised in a small beach town, and therefore I always think about the *actual* practicality of my swimwear. One-pieces are great, and I do love them, but the tan lines? Not ideal. In reality, the best thing to wear while you’re soaking up the sun is something like this set from Triangl. A simple bandeau, cheeky bottom, and made from neoprene (what surfers’ wetsuits are made from), so you won’t lose your ensemble in the ocean waves.
Top photo fashion credits: Rheya Swim
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