Swimsuit season is finally upon us. Rejoice! While you undoubtedly still have a go-to style in your drawer from last year, what better way to celebrate the start of summer than with something new? To fill you in on the best styles to try this season (and the ones to avoid!), we tapped some of the coolest experts in the biz to give us the lowdown.
Keep scrolling to check out just how you should suit up this summer.
In: "Modern femininity at the beach and pool. The Ballerina one-piece is the perfect example of that: The slimming waist enhances a woman's shape, and the high leg is subtly sexy in a powerful way. Clean lines and simple color-blocking are a great way to represent your sweet side. Color incorporated in with Solid & Striped's silhouettes is a sure way to look modern but not futuristic. The Belle/Bridgette is another great suit—it's a hint of nostalgia made super cool when color-blocked in black and cream."
Out: "The ruffle days are behind us." — Michelle Copelman, Solid & Striped
In: "This season, I've been loving high-neck tops! This style is great at highlighting the collarbone and shoulders—giving both a sexy and modern flare while still keeping the girls secure. Not to mention that it looks amazing on any body type! Ours is unique in that the base is a bandeau, so you can flip down the halter top and have a strapless option for sunbathing."
Out: "Cutouts and hardware are styles swimwear can be without. They are tacky and remind me of a bad hangover poolside in Vegas or Atlantic City. Please let them be forgotten forever." — Gabby Sabharwal, Giejo
In: "Botanical. I'm excited about all the exotic floral prints, especially ours."
Out: "Out is caring what other people think is in." — Mara Hoffman
In: "For summer, I am loving sporty, clean shapes with unique detailing that are multifunctional and can be worn beyond the beach. The Wrap Top and Braided Botttom from our Rocky Barnes x Vitamin A capsule collection perfectly embodies this aesthetic. It's the perfect classic bikini with a twist—simple enough to wear every day yet detailed enough to still make a statement."
Out: "Anything with heavy embellishments or too much bling factor are definitely not happening this summer." — Amahlia Stevens, Vitamin A
In: "This summer is all about sleek, minimal, and modern silhouettes: Think halter styles, macramé detailing, and barely-there bikini bottoms. We are loving graphic all-over prints, anything tropical, and bright, punchy colors."
Out: "We're seeing less of overly embellished styles." — Oleema Miller, Mikoh
In: "We believe that classic silhouettes with subtle design details and clean finish will never go out of style... suits that fit beautifully, enhance the figure, and feel like a second skin. Sexy and seamless."
Out: "Overly complicated construction, bulky hardware, underwire, a lot of extra padding, etc. Anything that detracts from a woman's natural ease and grace." — Camille and Jackie Brady, Cami and Jax