Are you a lake person, or maybe you prefer the ocean? Or you could forget about nature for the manmade pleasures of a pool. No matter where you swim, you’re going to need a great suit and coverup to get you there and back. Our favorite suits are supportive, stylish, and comfortable. You won’t find any flimsy string bikinis here (but if you’re still wearing them, more power to you!). Shop our summer swim edit now, so you’re prepared for all the summer fun.
Swimsuit shopping can be personal, so I’m drawn to silhouettes that make me feel good in them. Old Hollywood style ruching and a halter in black and white are flattering and glamorous, like something Rita Hayworth would’ve worn. J.Crew’s plain black one-shouldered version is a classic option, too. This Bleu by Rod Beattie swimsuit is belted with thin straps, and it comes in black or white. On the more colorful side of things, this hot pink number with a deep v and ruffle would look particularly good with a glass of rosé by the pool.
On the sportier side, I’ve found that a surf shirt is a stylish way to keep your arms protected from too much sun. Or from you feeling too self-conscious about your arms, if that’s a concern. Helen Jon’s dark navy zip-up version is a great one. And when it comes to coverage, you can always rely on a cute cover up. I love J.Crew’s long white beach shirt in Irish linen, La Blanca’s white crochet tunic, or a cheerful, colorful sarong number for maximum effortlessness.
If you’re going to splurge a bit for the swimsuit of the season, Tory Burch is a good place to start. On the more supportive side, this blue floral number has underwire to keep the girls comfortable. I love this gorgeously striped one-piece from Tory Burch. The champagne and black diagonal stripes are a dramatic and flattering statement with a 70s spin, and you can throw on this gorgeous cotton tunic by the pool and later when you go out for drinks.
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