Photo:c/o Gil Rodriguez
My summer is looking a bit different this year: I don't have any international getaways planned, all of my group trips are on hiatus, and now 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.
Gen Z will appreciate this one.
Shop the matching Mileey Rope Bikini Briefs ($135).
This jewel-toned pink looks so luxurious.
Get some extra use out of your designer bikini tops and wear them with jeans.
Shop the matching Lydia Bikini Briefs ($189).
I'm always a sucker for an artsy abstract print.
Logo mania continues its stronghold.
Shop the matching Roman Collage Bikini Bottom ($50).
The designer makes more than cool sweatsuits and edgy tops. Her swim collection is really worth an extra look.
Emilio Pucci prints will forever be a timeless classic.
Shop the matching High-rise Gingham Bikini Briefs ($85).
The one-shoulder underwire top is super unique.
This almost feels too fancy to wear in the water, but I'll do it anyway.
This print brings instantly joy to my face.
I mean, come on, how incredible is this bikini?
The subtle approach to sporting logos.
Shop the matching Harper High-Rise Bikini Briefs ($138).
This is sweet, without feeling overly juvenile.
I'm all for a retro vibe.
Shop the matching Odessa Bikini Briefs ($185).
I'm already a huge fan of Christopher Esber's ready-to-wear collection, and the designer's swimwear line is equally modern.
Nothing like a dose of tangerine orange to brighten up a trip to the beach.
Who knew Bottega Veneta made bikinis?!