In the Swim

A roundup of this season’s hottest swimsuits

This summer’s crop of swimwear styles takes a cue from recent fashion trends. Saturated colors, muted pastels, skin-revealing fabrics, off-the-shoulder tops and more are making a splash this season. You can find them all at local swim shops—there’s literally thousands of suits among them—so hurry over and get set for dips in the pool and lounging by the lake.


1. Oye Swimwear Chiara bikini, $365, at Birdies in the Crossroads

Retro high-waisted bottoms and a modern high-neck top with geometric cut-outs combine for a suit that makes a statement on the beach and beyond.


2. Robin Piccone Sophia crochet one-piece plunge halter, $158, at Nani Nalu on the Country Club Plaza

It’s crochet all day. The pastel-blue overlay of this flattering halter style simultaneously bares and covers, all while channeling crochet’s free-spirited boho vibe.



3. JETS by Jessika Allen Aspire mesh-insert plunging one-piece swimsuit, $227, at Nani Nalu on the Country Club Plaza

If you love mesh panels on your yoga pants, you’ll be fond of the way they define the waist and plunging neck of this suit. They’re cool, breathable, sultry—and help the suit walk the line between one-piece and two.



4. Helen Jon Oasis reversible retro halter top and tunnel side hipster bottom, Top, $112, bottom, $82, at

A delightful, feminine print and classic crisscross back soften the sporty, high-neck shape of this top.


5. Hilary Brown The Eileen custom suit, $125 and up, at

Local swimwear designer Hilary Brown creates custom suits like this one so you can get exactly what you’re looking for. A ballet-slipper hue gives this gathered bandeau top and bottom a pretty elegance, but it can be made with other fabrics (including prints and solids) and has an optional neck strap.



6. Polo Ralph Lauren Isle Ditsy off-the-shoulder ruffle bikini top and navy hipster bikini bottom, Top, $94, bottom, $46, at Swimwear Solution in Hawthorne Plaza

A flirty ruffle, delicate floral print, and off-the-shoulder silhouette combine for a coquettish of-the-moment look. It’s also available in solid navy for the minimalists out there.