Let's talk about what makes a great swimsuit for summer – besides just covering the essentials (wink!). First and foremost, it's all about how it makes YOU feel. Confidence is the sexiest accessory you can wear! Whether it's a sassy triangle bikini, a flattering one-piece with a halter neck, or those trendy high-waisted bikini bottoms – amidst all the trend talk, the real magic happens when you find the swimsuit that sparks joy within you.
Personally, I love high-waisted bikini bottoms–they're very 50's if you ask me. Plus, they're the ultimate tummy-tamers. Plus, I have a belly button piercing so it's a great way to hide it when I'm with the in-laws (not like I or they care, but just... you know. I don't know).
For that, I've curated a list of 10 of our favorite swimwear pieces that are guaranteed to make you feel like a superstar. From playful prints to elegant cuts, there's something for every sun-loving soul out there. Life's too short to wear boring swimsuits anyway. So without further ado, let's dive in.
Let's Dive In: 10 Iconic Swimwear Styles
1. Awake White Swimsuit
This white strappy one-piece swimsuit is a showstopper! If you're like me, you know it can also two-time as a bodysuit any time of year. For this one, I'd add a wide-brimmed floppy hat for that touch of old Hollywood glamour, and slip on a pair of oversized sunglasses. A delicate body chain can accentuate the strappy details and add a hint of allure. And don't forget a breezy, sheer cover-up to complete the look – perfect for transitioning from the beach to a beachside cafe or restaurant (you know the rules).Shop now
2. The Elipse Swimsuit Gather Nutmeg
Nothing like a good square neck to show off those shoulders and neck, regardless of if you have big boobies or not. This brown square neck one-piece swimsuit is a classic beauty, and it calls for earthy accessories that complement its natural charm. Go for pair of woven leather sandals and some denim bermuda shorts for that boho-chic vibe, and top it off with a floppy straw hat – the epitome of summer style. A fringed kimono or a lightweight sarong in a matching shade will add a touch of flair as well.Shop now
3. Lyn Magenta Bikini Top
I really love the deep wine color on this one. It's also a great option to wear if you're going for a more structured look, or if your chest is smaller. This red bikini top definitely demands attention, and you can wear it as a bra or just a top, depending on the weather. Pair it with high-waisted denim shorts – a classic combo that never fails. Slip into some comfortable espadrille wedges to add a touch of height and elongate those legs. Red is all about confidence, so go for bold gold hoop earrings and a stack of bracelets to exude a touch of glam.Shop now
4. The Cone Cream Swimsuit
This white strapless one-piece swimsuit adds such a sensual touch with its open back, so the accompanying outfit needs to stay simple and subtle. Keep it chic with a wide-brimmed straw hat that frames your face beautifully, and a delicate body chain or anything similar that cascades down your back, highlighting the open design. What I usually do with square necks is wear a neckerchief, if that's your thing. As for shoes, a pair of stylish metallic sandals or even some very simple ballet flats will do the trick.Shop now
5. The Higher Red Swimsuit
Baywatch, anyone? Baywatch with a halterneck, that is. This bold red swimsuit will go great with a pair of oversized cat-eye sunglasses that scream diva. To accentuate your figure, opt for a maxi skirt and even wide waist belt with gold accents – it's the perfect touch of bling! Complete the look with strappy espadrille wedges that elevate your style and provide comfort for day-long adventures.Shop now
6. The Cylinder Bikini Bottom Toile De Jouy
We love a touch of Biarritz chic with this timeless toile de Jouy print. This high waisted belted bikini bottom goes especially well with big old sunglasses and a wide-brimmed straw hat (have I been suggesting these too much? Sorry, I'm obsessed). Enhance the look with a delicate pearl necklace and matching earrings, and as for the shoes, some easy strappy sandals or espadrilles will do. Don't forget to bring a beach tote or even a cute picnic wicker basket.Shop now
7. The Loop Scacchi Rusty Red Bikini Top
This gorgeous red underwire bikini top has a very hot balcony bra shape, and also comes with a matching thong bottom. For this look, I like a simple pair of denim shorts. and perhaps a lightweight, open vest on top. I'd also wear a pair of matching strappy sandals with it (heeled, if you're brave enough) and some chunky gold hoops if you're going out later.Shop now
8. The Pentagon Bikini Bottom High Scacchi Multicolor
This high-waisted checkered bikini bottom is an absolute dream. If you know us, you know we're big scacci die-hards, and we adorn any piece we can with it. A great way to embrace this print is by pairing it with its matching top for some coordination, and a simple white top on top. This outfit requires some retro charm, so go for bold chunky platform sandals and play up the checkered pattern with a checkered headband or scrunchie. Voilà!Shop now
9. The Cube Swimsuit Gather Black
This black open back one-piece swimsuit is extremely eye-catching, so wear an outfit that lives up to the hype. A wide-brimmed black floppy hat for an air of mystery and allure works great, plus a pair of oversized sunnies for those incognito celebrity vibes (always fun to get accidental paparazzi chasing you. It's never happened to me but perhaps with this outfit it will). Accentuate the open back design with a delicate gold or silver chain. As for bottoms, perhaps some simple linen drawstring trousers, or instead, a white or ecru linen skirt.Shop now
10. The Arrow Swimsuit Kaleidoscope Multicolor Lilac
This multicolor one-piece swimsuit is a mouthwatering blend of lilac, orange, yellow, and red hues, and honestly it reminds me of those tropical colored, twister ice lollies. Some colorful chunky sandals work wonders here if you want to go for a bold kitsch look. To add an extra touch of whimsy, accessorize with a stack of beaded bracelets in all the colors of your suit. If you're looking for something a little more adult and civilized, wear some simple white bermuda shorts and strappy sandals.Shop now