I Don't Own a Yacht, But It Looks Like I Should in These Bikinis
Even as the glow of my recent vacation to Italy wears off, I'm still trying to re-create that coastal beachy vibe at home. And my patio has become my source of capturing that vacation feeling. As I sit on my outdoor chairs and sip on a homemade (and poorly mixed) cocktail, in my mind it's an Aperol Spritz and I'm aboard a yacht along the pastel shores of the Amalfi Coast. It's a bit of a stretch, and a long way from anywhere in Italy, but what's been helping me at least transport there mentally, is wearing a chic designer bikini.
As much as I love a good bargain, even I succumb to the beauty of a designer swimsuit. From the luxurious-looking fabrics to the one-of-a-kind details, it's really hard to pass up a fancy bikini when the design is right. Right now, I've been loving brands like Mara Hoffman and Oseree, who really bring it with their prints and fabric choices. Even if I don't make it to the beach, my swimsuit will surely spark some joy. Below, I'm presenting 25 bikinis that really bring it with the luxury vibes. You may not own a yacht just yet, but wearing one of these, you'll certainly feel like you do. Keep scrolling to check them all out.
A balconette bra can help create the illusion of a lifted bust.
Shop the matching Crepe Bikini Briefs ($99).
Flossing tops are a big bikini trend taking over this year.
Exaggerated ruffles give this a sophisticated edge.
Get some extra use out of your designer bikini tops and wear them with jeans.
Logo mania continues its stronghold.
Shop the matching Printed Bikini Briefs ($325).
The designer makes more than cool sweatsuits and edgy tops. Her swim collection is really worth an extra look.
Shop the matching Lure Bikini Bottom ($80).
This Ganni print was already a favorite of mine this season, so imagine my shock when I found out it's also featured on a bikini.
Shop the matching Printed Bikini Briefs ($85).
Emilio Pucci prints will forever be a timeless classic.
The bright orange halter top is super unique.
Shop the matching Butterfly Bikini Briefs ($192).
This almost feels too fancy to wear in the water, but I'll do it anyway.
Gil Rodriguez is a master at creating figure-hugging pieces that mold to your every curve.
Shop the matching Isla Margarita Bikni Briefs ($98).
Shop the matching Ceres Bikini Bottom ($118).
It's taking everything in me not to buy five Cult Gaia swimsuits. They're that good.
This is sweet without feeling overly juvenile.
Shop the matching Harper High-Rise Bikini Briefs ($138).
There's something that feels very Bond girl about this.
Shop the matching Cindy Hot Pants Bikini Bottom ($116).
I'm already a huge fan of Christopher Esber's ready-to-wear collection, and the designer's swimwear line is equally modern.
Shop the matching Odessa Bikini Briefs ($185).
This is already en route to my mailbox.
Shop the matching Fullweave Satin Bikini Briefs ($185).
Nothing like a dose of tangerine orange to brighten up a trip to the beach.
Shop the matching Bikini Briefs ($115).
The delicate pearl details are next level.
Shop the matching Bikini Briefs ($220).