Summer is around the corner (finally!) and you know what that means – it’s time to buy a bathing suit. To help get you excited about poolside style, we picked out some of our favorite swimwear looks so far this season.
It’s not every day a bathing suit this hot comes along, so when it does, we suggest snapping it up. This itty bitty bandeau bikini is covered in an eye-catching, multicolored feather print we love (net-a-porter.com, $195). The brightly-hued suit features a sexy V-wire top (with optional halter neck strap) and cute low-cut briefs.
Make a stylish splash in this '70s-inspired one-piece halter swimsuit in multicolor knit (calypsostbarth.com, $295). The flattering fit, adjustable neck and waist and bold yet sophisticated colors make for a bathing suit you won't be able to wait to wear. Add a long skirt and floppy straw hat and you're ready for post-pool cocktails.
We're going gaga for this sexy striped string bikini (revolveclothing.com, $109) that will make you the star of any beach or pool party – guaranteed. The sultry suit is stylishly simple and perfect for creating a high-energy, confident beachside look. Add your most faded cut-offs and favorite pair of sunnies to complete the look.
Color block beauty
Kill two trends with one suit wearing this vintage-inspired, color block one piece – the vintage vibe and color block being two hot swimsuit trends to try out (topshop.com, $64). Coral on top and cobalt on the bottom make for a bold summer-ready look perfect for lounging by the pool in style.
Little miss sunshine
We couldn’t resist this sunny yellow one-shoulder one piece with a sexy side cut-out (anthropologie.com, $148). The sleek swimsuit mixes glamour with a splash of playfulness from the fun, look-at-me hue. Not only is the cut-out totally on-trend, it’s sexy without being too revealing. Not to mention the color is totally summer-ready.
That’s a wrap
If you’re looking for a sophisticated swimwear option that oozes elegance, look no further than this gorgeous one piece featuring crisscross ruching. This unique design feature creates a pretty draped effect (jcrew.com, $115). Choose from four shades, including green, blue, black and earth, and also note that this bathing suit is made from fabric that offers SPF 50 protection.
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