Best of Summer Swimwear

by SheKnows
May 6, 2009 at 9:13 p.m. ET
Color block dresses are everywhere these days, and that fashion trend has carried over into swimwear this summer. This color-block bandeau bikini is a cute choice. It features a removable halter strap and bold stripes. The top ($78) and the bottoms ($74) are sold separately at Saks Fifth Avenue.

1 /49: Azzaro Turquoise Swimsuit

1/49 :Azzaro Turquoise Swimsuit

This brilliant turquoise swimsuit from Azzaro certainly is a show-stopper. It features cutout ring details and halter neck. You can get this one-piece swimsuit at Net-a-porter but it will cost you a pretty penny. This designer swimsuit is $1,050.

2 /49: Betsey Johnson Black Magic Bikini

2/49 :Betsey Johnson Black Magic Bikini

This black crochet bikini is sexy and sweet. You can find this Betsey Johnson two-piece swimsuit at Saks Fifth Avenue. The top is priced at $126, while the bottoms are $92.

3 /49: Burberry Check String Bikini

3/49 :Burberry Check String Bikini

Burberry isn't all about trench coats and handbags, they make some terrific swimwear as well. This string bikini features the classic Burberry check print. It's priced at $275 at Neiman Marcus.

4 /49: Calvin Klein Twist Front Swimsuit

4/49 :Calvin Klein Twist Front Swimsuit

This raspberry red swimsuit by Calvin Klein will garner some serious attention at the pool. It has a twisted front for some extra emphasis at the bust. You can find this bold swimsuit at Net-a-porter for just $110.

5 /49: Camilla and Marc Ruffled Bikini

5/49 :Camilla and Marc Ruffled Bikini

Ruffles are big in fashion right now and this bikini follows suit. This yellow Camilla and Marc swimsuit has tiers of ruffles covering the triangle top and bottoms. You can order this bikini from Shopbop for $199.

6 /49: Carmen Marc Valvo Tankini

6/49 :Carmen Marc Valvo Tankini

This black mesh halter tankini is an adorable choice when you are looking for some extra coverage. It features a gently pleated design and boy shorts bottoms. The tankini top ($154) and bottoms ($92) are sold separately for better sizing. You can find this swimsuit at Saks Fifth Avenue.

7 /49: Chloe Polka Dot Bikini

7/49 :Chloe Polka Dot Bikini

This blue bikini from Chloe has khaki polka dots and trim. This bikini has lots of interesting details, such as the buttons and detachable shoulder straps. You can find this cute bikini at Net-a-porter for $380.

8 /49: Diane von Furstenberg Maillot

8/49 :Diane von Furstenberg Maillot

If you are looking for a little more coverage, a maillot is the way to go. This fabulous blue swimsuit from Diane von Furstenberg features a halter top and beaded straps. This maillot is available at Shopbop for $230.

9 /49: Diane von Furstenberg Ring Bikini

9/49 :Diane von Furstenberg Ring Bikini

This red bikini from Diane von Furstenberg offers classic styling with its halter top. The cups are joined by a ring. There are also rings at the sides of the bottoms. This red bikini is at Shopbop for $190.

10 /49: Diane von Furstenberg Silk Cover-up

10/49 :Diane von Furstenberg Silk Cover-up

When you step out of the water, step into something beautiful such as this flowing silk cover-up. It's softly gathered so it hangs nicely. It's perfect for a get-together on the beach. This Diane von Furstenberg cover-up is priced at $285 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

11 /49: Dolce & Gabbana Metallic Leopard Bikini

11/49 :Dolce & Gabbana Metallic Leopard Bikini

This triangle bikini gets glamorous with a shiny metallic leopard print. It's laminated to give this swimsuit an always-wet look. You can purchase this designer bikini at Saks Fifth Avenue for $275.

12 /49: Ella Moss Dip Dye Bikini

12/49 :Ella Moss Dip Dye Bikini

Dip dye is everywhere this season -- even in swimwear. This dip dye bikini from Ella Moss is features bead detailing and a braided tie between the cups. You can find this 60s-inspired bikini at Shopbop on sale for around $80.

13 /49: Emilio Pucci Classic Bikini

13/49 :Emilio Pucci Classic Bikini

This classic bikini from Emilio Pucci comes in a blue mosaic print. You can find this bikini at Neiman Marcus. This designer swimsuit is priced at $490.

14 /49: Emilio Pucci Tunic Cover-up

14/49 :Emilio Pucci Tunic Cover-up

When you come out of the water, don't cover-up with a towel or t-shirt. Pull on this Emilio Pucci print tunic instead. You can get this cover-up at Neiman Marcus for $675.

15 /49: Gottex Skirt Cover-up

15/49 :Gottex Skirt Cover-up

This semi-sheer red silk skirt is a sexy cover-up for the beach or pool. It has a gold tie at the waist for easy wear. You can find this Gottex cover-up at Saks Fifth Avenue for $218.

16 /49: Gottex Wild Orchid Swimsuit

16/49 :Gottex Wild Orchid Swimsuit

Floral prints are very popular in swimwear this summer. This black and gold swimsuit features a wild orchid print. This beautiful swimsuit is available at Neiman Marcus at $178.

17 /49: Jean Paul Gaultier Baby Doll Cover-up

17/49 :Jean Paul Gaultier Baby Doll Cover-up

With this baby doll cover-up, you can go straight from the beach to a beach party. It features a ruffled neckline and violet jewel print. This cover-up by Jean Paul Gaultier is $545 at Neiman Marcus.

18 /49: Jean Paul Gaultier One Shoulder Swimsuit

18/49 :Jean Paul Gaultier One Shoulder Swimsuit

The one-shoulder dress is very trendy and that has carried over into swimwear. This suit features a purple jungle print. You can get this one-shoulder swimsuit at Neiman Marcus for $460.

19 /49: Juicy Couture Halter Bikini

19/49 :Juicy Couture Halter Bikini

This yellow halter bikini features a Bohemian-inspired print and flirty ruffled hem. This Juicy Couture bikini is flirty choice this summer that will stand out at the beach or pool. You can order this bikini from Saks Fifth Avenue. The top is $85 while the bottom is $76.

20 /49: Juicy Couture Ruffled Tankini

20/49 :Juicy Couture Ruffled Tankini

The tankini is a two piece swimsuit that has a tank top, rather than a traditional bikini top. This tankini from Juicy Couture is all dressed up in ruffles. The pink tankini has a golden butterfly print. You can get the top for $102 and the low-rise bottoms for $72 at Neiman Marcus.

21 /49: Juicy Couture Swimdress

21/49 :Juicy Couture Swimdress

Flirty and feminine, this teal blue Juicy Couture swimsuit has a halter top and shirred bodice. The ruffled trim adds a nice touch. You can get this swimdress at Neiman Marcus for $172.

22 /49: Karla Colletto Snake Print Swimsuit

22/49 :Karla Colletto Snake Print Swimsuit

Go exotic with this gorgeous snake print swimsuit from Karla Colletto. This beautiful suit features cutout details at the center for some extra sex appeal. You can find this one-piece swimsuit at Neiman Marcus for $297.

23 /49: Kushcush Sophia Leopard Maillot

23/49 :Kushcush Sophia Leopard Maillot

Drive them wild in this leopard-print halter maillot. It has a cutout under the cleavage for extra sex appeal. You can get this Kushcush one-piece swimsuit at Shopbop for $185.

24 /49: Larsen Gray Skinny Dip Bikini

24/49 :Larsen Gray Skinny Dip Bikini

This bikini from Larsen Gray is made from woven organic cotton, so it's cute and eco-friendly too. This string bikini is priced at $152 and available now at Shopbop.

25 /49: Lilly Pulitzer Gwyneth Paltrow Bikini

25/49 :Lilly Pulitzer Gwyneth Paltrow Bikini

This limited edition bikini was designed by Gwyneth Paltrow for "A Colorful Cause," which means that 15% of sales will be donated to charity. It features a cute print, halter neck, and bamboo ring accents. This Lilly Pulitzer bikini is priced at $178 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

26 /49: Loeffler Randall Zipper Bandeau Bikini

26/49 :Loeffler Randall Zipper Bandeau Bikini

If you need a little more coverage in the stomach area, this bikini from Loeffler Randall is a good choice. The black bandeau top is paired with high-rise bottoms. The highlight of this bikini is the double zipper detailing. You can get this swimsuit at Shopbop for $205.

27 /49: Loose Change String Bikini

27/49 :Loose Change String Bikini

It's not a yellow polka dot bikini, but it's close. This dark blue bikini features a print of gold coins. This swimsuit has chain straps with coin charms. You can get this Red Carter bikini at Shopbop. The top and bottom are sold separately at $80 each.

28 /49: Marc by Marc Jacobs Kissing Fish Bikini

28/49 :Marc by Marc Jacobs Kissing Fish Bikini

This black bikini is covered with a cute kissing fish print. The bikini top ($80) has triangle cups in a traditional string bikini design. The top and bottoms ($72) are sold separately at Shopbop.

29 /49: Marc by Marc Jacobs One-Shoulder Tankini

29/49 :Marc by Marc Jacobs One-Shoulder Tankini

This black tankini features a one-shoulder top with a fish graphic on the shoulder. The bottoms offer medium coverage with adjustable side ties. This Marc by Marc Jacobs tankini is priced at $182.

30 /49: Matthew Williamson Stained Glass Bikini

30/49 :Matthew Williamson Stained Glass Bikini

This multi-colored bandeau bikini features a beautiful print inspired by stained glass. The top has a detachable halter strap. Available at Net-a-porter for $360, this bikini is a gorgeous choice.

31 /49: Melissa Odabash Cutout Swimsuit

31/49 :Melissa Odabash Cutout Swimsuit

If you are headed on a cruise, a glamorous swimsuit is a must. Check out this gorgeous one-piece suit from Melissa Odabash. The cups of this swimsuit are embroidered with sequins and beautiful beading. This swimsuit has cut-out sides and is priced at $340 at Net-a-porter.

32 /49: Michael Kors Polka Dot Swimsuit

32/49 :Michael Kors Polka Dot Swimsuit

This navy one-piece swimsuit features white polka dots all over. It is cinched at the waist with a matching removable belt. This throwback swimsuit by Michael Kors is available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $265.

33 /49: Michael Kors Yellow Bikini

33/49 :Michael Kors Yellow Bikini

This sunny yellow bikini is trimmed in white. It features a bandeau top with straps that crisscross in the back. The hipster bikini bottoms have button details at the sides. You can get this Michael Kors bikini at Saks Fifth Avenue for $186.

34 /49: Michael Kors Zebra Bikini

34/49 :Michael Kors Zebra Bikini

Take a walk on the wild side with this zebra print bikini from Michael Kors. This bikini has a halter neck and small bow at the center chest. You can find this Michael Kors bikini at Neiman Marcus for $186.

35 /49: Milly Plunge-Front Swimsuit

35/49 :Milly Plunge-Front Swimsuit

This one-piece swimsuit from Milly has a coral print on a white background. This swimsuit has a plunging neckline that is accented by orange and gold beads. This Milly swimsuit is $220 at Net-a-porter.

36 /49: Miraclesuit Halter One-Piece

36/49 :Miraclesuit Halter One-Piece

This sexy one-piece swimsuit is created with Miratex fabric to give three times the holding power of spandex. If you are looking for a shaping swimsuit, this one is an adorable choice. It features a sweetheart neckline and halter straps. You can order this swimsuit from Saks Fifth Avenue for $130.

37 /49: Missoni Reversible Bikini

37/49 :Missoni Reversible Bikini

The Missoni print isn't just for scarves. Here you find the famous print on a classic string bikini. This bikini is like getting two swimsuits in one; it reverses to a multicolored floral print. This Missoni bikini is available at Neiman Marcus for $470.

38 /49: Ralph Lauren Green Bikini

38/49 :Ralph Lauren Green Bikini

This gorgeous green bikini features the Ralph Lauren polo pony embroidered in yellow on the top. The bottoms tie on the side and have oversized yellow grommet rings. The top ($65) and bottoms ($53) are sold separately at Saks Fifth Avenue.

39 /49: Red Carter Belted Swimsuit

39/49 :Red Carter Belted Swimsuit

This one-piece swimsuit from Red Carter features a pretty peach color that is accented with silver details. It also comes with a silvertone belt to accentuate your waistline. You can get this halter swimsuit from Neiman Marcus for $380.

40 /49: Red Carter Guitar Swimsuit

40/49 :Red Carter Guitar Swimsuit

For something a little funky, check out this black swimsuit with a white guitar print. It's perfect for any music lover. This Red Carter swimsuit is available at Neiman Marcus for $260.

41 /49: Rosa Cha Bandeau Bikini

41/49 :Rosa Cha Bandeau Bikini

This two-tone bikini has a bandeau top in two shades of purple. The bottom is accented with pretty ruffle trim. This fashion-forward bikini is on sale at Shopbop for under $160.

42 /49: Rosa Cha White Halter Swimsuit

42/49 :Rosa Cha White Halter Swimsuit

This white halter swimsuit from Rosa Cha is highlighted with its amazing beaded neckline. It's like you are wearing a necklace with your swimsuit! You can find this one-piece suit at Neiman Marcus for $588.

43 /49: Shoshanna Ruffle Bandeau Bikini

43/49 :Shoshanna Ruffle Bandeau Bikini

This pretty melon pink bikini features a bandeau top. It's a frilly feminine swimsuit with ruffled trim. For a better fit, the top and bottom are sold separately at Shopbop. The top is $108, while the bottom is $66.

44 /49: Star Print Triangle Bikini

44/49 :Star Print Triangle Bikini

This traditional string bikini comes in a star print fabric. It has removable padding in the triangle cups. You can get this Bikini at Shopbop for $126.

45 /49: Stella McCartney Hannah Bikini

45/49 :Stella McCartney Hannah Bikini

This marine blue bikini has a vanilla bird allover print. It's a very feminine choice with ruffled detailing and sexy halter style. This Stella McCartney bikini is priced at $545 at Neiman Marcus.

46 /49: Tara Matthews Peace Sign Bikini

46/49 :Tara Matthews Peace Sign Bikini

This black halter bikini is dressed up with a multi-colored sequin peace sign design. The bottoms have a wide waistband and big bow on the side. You can get this Tara Matthews bikini for $315.

47 /49: Tibi One-Piece Swimsuit

47/49 :Tibi One-Piece Swimsuit

This one-piece swimsuit from Tibi comes in a trendy tribal print. This sexy suit has a deep V-neck and deep scoop back. You can get this Tibi swimsuit for just under $200 at Shopbop.

48 /49: Trina Turk Ikat Print Swimsuit

48/49 :Trina Turk Ikat Print Swimsuit

This pretty swimsuit features a multicolored ikat print. It has a plunging halter neckline and beautiful details. You can get this swimsuit for $127 at Neiman Marcus.

49 /49: Zimmerman Triangle Bikini

49/49 :Zimmerman Triangle Bikini

This playful bikini has a colored checked print and tie fastenings. Available at Net-a-porter, this Zimmerman bikini is priced at $220.