Shed your winter wardrobe for the summer’s bittiest bikinis and most wonderful one-pieces
Time to break out the exfoliating scrub and the self tanner, and prepare to bare—bathing suit season is back! Nothing pushes away the memory of winter’s windy chill like a serious dose of Vitamin D, but no one wants to start summer o in last year’s suits. Here’s a rundown on the hottest trends to celebrate the return of the warmth.
Vix is the beautiful brainchild of a Brazilian-born designer, so it’s no surprise that the designs are every bit as glamorous, daring, and effortless as the beach-bound culture it originates from. Her curve-conscious designs are perfect for jetsetters and beach bums alike, in luxe fabrics, with striking patterns. For a figure-flattering foray back into bikini season, opt for one of the bottoms with signature gold accents and a matching triangle top that is universally complementary on any body type. The 2016 collection takes a walk on the wilder side, with animal prints from bold leopard to subtler zebra patterns, all undeniably sexy.
Mara Hoffman’s striking prints popped up everywhere this last year, thanks to collaborations with J.Crew and Anthropologie, but their popularity doesn’t make them any less unique. Inspired by bohemian and tribal patterns, the designs feature bright neon color schemes and creative cutouts. Try a subtler look with one of Mara’s solids, but don’t be scared to find a unique pattern trim or unexpected shape. For a more festive look, indulge in one of her tropical prints or flirty silhouettes! Her Moroccan- inspired resort collection features exotic tile patterns and fringe, which will have you dreaming of the deserts of Marrakech while you’re in the sands of Southampton.
If you’ve been wondering where your favorite celebs get that amazing bikini you saw them in on Instagram, odds are the answer is Kiini. The brand’s iconic design features solid interiors of a triangle bikini outlined in beautiful hand crocheted designs. Though the shape is skimpy, the suits are super flattering, hugging the body without tugging or sagging. The aesthetic is chic and fun, with bright colors and unique handmade details. This is the kind of bikini you can’t wait to put on, and is sure to get compliments wherever you wear it.
Whether you’re ducking inside to the beach club for lunch, or you’re headed out on the boat and want to cover up against the evening chill, Letarte’s endless assortment of beachy styles has you covered….and covered up. Our favorites from the summer collection include peek- a-boo beach pants in a see-through eyelet pattern, keeping you covered without sacrificing your sun-worshipping style. A simple sheer, sequin-trimmed is a sparklier selection, adding the right amount of spice to a simple suit.
Vitamin A Swimwear
Vitamin A Swimwear was created as the perfect complement while you’re absorbing some Vitamin D. It’s all in the design, with a funky mix of coverage and unexpected peeks of skin, from cropped rashguards to an itty-bitty booty short. The Adeline Maillot one-piece is perfectly classy, with a high neck, a flirty keyhole, and a flattering belted waist. The Olivia Bralette proves that the more strings a bikini has, the sexier, with straps looping across the hips and ribs in a color-blocked pattern. The collection includes something for everyone, including light linen jumpsuits and comfy jersey rompers to wear home from the beach.