We’ve all heard of investment fashion pieces like handbags, jewelry or a must-have leather jacket, but let’s talk about investment swimwear. Those luxury pieces that are worth the pricey tag.
If you’re like me, a $300 swimsuit is simply outrageous, but every once in a while it’s time to treat ourselves. Swimwear is such an intimate item to purchase so if you’re spending big, you want it to count.
Here’s what you want to look for:
THE PERFECT FIT.
Reviews are there for a reason, so use them! You want a piece that will fit your body perfectly. When I finally tried a luxury swimsuit I was shocked at the difference in fit - you really get what you pay for.
A TIMELESS CUT.
If you’re shopping on Net-a-Porter or Moda Operandi you’ll be bombarded with hundreds of expensive swimsuits of various styles. But let’s face it, we’re not all Hailey Baldwin who can afford the trendiest luxury items, so focus on those basic styles that will transfer from season to season. Make this suit your new go-to and leave those trendy pieces for your more affordable brands.
This may be the New Yorker in me, but I can’t stress enough how useful a luxurious black swimsuit is. It works for all occasions and with almost every cover up. Not into black? Stick to simple colors like white or nudes. These colors will stay on trend every season while our neons and jewel tones will change in and out.
Now, who do we trust? Try out any of the brands below and you won’t be sorry. Treat yourself, you earned it.
FENDI: Fashion trends come and go, but solid colors are forever. While a high-end logo piece sounds tempting and on trend right now, trust me, it won’t be for much longer. Instead, opt for a simple solid one piece. The fit is impeccable and will feel like your second skin.
OYE: A trusted SI Swimsuit brand for as long as I can remember. The fit will have you feeling confident poolside with the kids or on your girls trip to Turks and Caicos. Don’t want to buy something totally basic? Check out their Ela cutout two-tone bikini giving you a little fun with contrast and peekaboo skin.
Rudi Gernreich: There is a reason Rudi Gernreich’s designs have remained current and relevant even 35 years after his passing: they are simply timeless. Complimentary to all figures without compromising sexy, which will always be on trend for swimwear, these pieces will accentuate your curves in all the right ways. Plus, if you are shopping for swimwear, always trust the Aussies.
HAIGHT:Love a high waisted bottom? You’ll die for HAIGHT’s stretch-crepe set. Featured on SI Swimsuit models and various celebrities, this suit is a must-have if you’re looking to splurge. The fabric is unmatched and won’t stretch out overtime which is a major factor to think about when you’re shopping.
Marysia Swim: If you’re going for a white swimsuit, go Marysia. SI Swimsuit Editor-in-Chielf, MJ Day, has always said that the most flattering swimsuit color is white (hard to believe, I know). While you can’t trust every brand’s white bikini to hold up in water or not turn yellow over time, you can trust Marysia. Try their twisted swimsuit for all your summer beach trips.
Araks: This was my first luxury swimsuit and I will never regret the purchase. I’ve had my Araks black suit for almost five years and it still looks brand new! Elegant and comfortable, this is a must have in my book.
Mara Hoffman: You can’t talk about luxury swim without mentioning Mara Hoffman. Designed for every woman, Mara Hoffman should always be your first stop for your next everyday swimsuit. The Persephone suit is cut from sculpting stretch fabric to give you the most flattering look.