When it comes to choosing swimsuits, we tend to trust the professionals—as in, the women who wear them for their day job. When a model has posed in bikinis for Sports Illustrated and fronted campaigns for Victoria's Secret Swim (RIP… sort of), the suits she chooses while off duty are probably pretty great.
And naturally, Instagram is the first place we turn to see what today's supermodels are wearing on their beach vacations and poolside hangs, where you'll find Taylor Hill lounging in a hot tub in a modern-day Baywatch one-piece and Joan Smalls amid the Goa foliage in a tropical-print bikini. And even better: many of their suits are available to shop now, so you can scoop up Bella Hadid's velvet bikini or Chrissy Teigen's leopard-print number just in time for sunny days ahead.
Below, shop 15 model-approved swimsuits (or very close dupes) that you'll want to Instagram ASAP.
The sporty cut is made for swimming (or surfing, stand-up paddling, or just laying out on a yacht—up to you).
You came to slay.
The strappy front sets this suit apart from other string bikinis.
Do your best mermaid impression in this iridescent bikini.
Wear this sleek suit by itself, or dress it up with body chains à la Emrata.
The '80s-esque cut of this best-selling one-piece feels very right for 2017.
There's nothing prettier than white eyelet lace.
You'll never go wrong with a classic bandeau. (Bonus: J.Crew's DD-cup version also gets rave reviews!)
Yup, you can wear velvet to the pool now, too.
There's a reason these bikinis are so popular: They're über-flattering and very well made.
Totally worth the tan lines.
Even the beach isn't immune from a little millennial pink.
The "Baewatch" Instagram caption practically writes itself.
We've professed our love of smocked tops and dresses for this season, so a bikini is the logical next step.