Skip to main content

2022 SI Swimsuit Issue: Editors’ Swimwear Picks

Head into summer with these editors’ picks from the new SI Swimsuit Issue.

What’s the ultimate summer wardrobe piece? A swimsuit. And hopefully you’ll spend as much of your time as possible in it. That said, it may be time for you to pick up a new one. The swimwear market did not disappoint this year, so be prepared for tough decisions ahead. To help you on your journey, here are some show stopping suits pulled straight from the 2022 SI Swimsuit Issue.

The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.

Brooks Nader in Medina Swimwear 

brooks nader medina swimwear

Brooks Nader was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by Medina Swimwear
Ring by SOKO

Medina Swimwear’s craftsmanship is top tier, with timeless styles that are interesting and a fabric that is supple yet durable. The hardware on this suit gives subtle Halle Berry, which is always a plus.

Shop swimsuits by Medina Swimwear: The Marinehunter top and bottom (€180,00). Medina claims their production process is designed to have minimal environmental impact, and the fabric is 78% reginerated nylon, which is made from recovered fishnets and post-consumer waste.

Scroll to Continue

More from SwimLife

Shop rings by SOKO: From stacking rings to statement pieces, the 24K gold-plated brass jewelry is all handcrafted by artisans in Kenya and start at $68.

Shop more from 2022 photo shoot for Brooks Nader here.

Duckie Thot in Tropic of C

duckie thot tropic c swimsuit

Duckie Thot was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by Tropic of C
Earrings by Free People
Bracelets provided by New York Vintage

If you like something on the skimper side, but still tasteful, you can’t go wrong with a Tropic of C suit. Try one of their classic triangles; tie sides bottoms are sexy and easy to wear, and you can tie the tops a multitude of ways. 

Shop swimsuits by Tropic of C: Snag this unique spin on a classic triangle top. The Praia top in serpentine ($80) can be wrapped around the waist and tied at the back, or customize your look with a side tie. Match it with the Praia bottom in serpentine ($70). There are eight other colors for a mix-and-match look.

Shop earrings by Free People: These layered Zula Layered Hoop Earrings ($38) feature a hammered, textural effect and come in varying sizes and post-back closures. 

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Duckie Thot here.

Lorena Duran in Agent Provocateur

lorena duran

Lorena Duran was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by Agent Provocateur 
Earrings by SOKO

You can rely on Agent Provocateur for super sexy, luxurious suits. Perfect for a romantic getaway, or girls trip.

Shop swimsuits by Agent Provocateur: Davine bikini top ($395) Davine bikini bottom ($395). This gray bikini includes gold-tone rings and daring cutaway effects.

Shop earrings by SOKO: These Nyundo Hoop Earrings ($88) feature a layered, nest-like effect. Handcrafted by artisans in Kenya with 24K-gold-plated brass, it’s also available in silver. 

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Lorena Duran here.

Lorena Duran in netta

lorena duran swimsuit by netta

Lorena Duran was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by netta.
Earrings by Lisa Gozlan

Looking for a little extra sun protection? Here you go!

Shop swimsuits by netta.: The Everything bikini in olive ($195) and The Shrug in olive ($195).

Shop earrings by Lisa Gozlan: E001 in gold ($80).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Lorena Duran here.

Josephine Skriver in JANTHEE

Josephine Skriver was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.Swimsuit by JANTHEEEarrings by Michelle Ross

Josephine Skriver was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by JANTHEE
Earrings by Michelle Ross

This JANTHEE Berlin is not only sexy and elegant, but the top can be tied 8 different ways.

Shop swimsuits by JANTHEE: Create this look with the Olympia top and Brazilian-style Amy bottom.

Shop earrings by Michelle Ross: VAREN III ($148, sold out)

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Josephine Skriver here.

Olivia Ponton in Melissa Simone

Olivia Ponton was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.Swimsuit by Melissa SimoneEarrings by SOKO

Olivia Ponton was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by Melissa Simone
Earrings by SOKO

We’re going to be seeing a lot of these mini skirt cover-ups this summer thanks to Gen Z’s instance on bringing back lowrise.

Shop swimsuits by Melissa Simone: Kyra Bandeau Top ($90), Kyra Thong + Skirt Bottoms ($90). If you’re looking for a pop of color, you can find the Kyra top in blue and green (currently on sale for $65), and matching bottom.

Shop earrings by SOKO: If you’re looking for a less traditional hoop earring, check out the Arlie Maxi Wood Hoop Earrings ($78). These earrings are carved from Sudanese teak wood and sustainably sourced by artisans in Kenya. 

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Olivia Ponton here.

Yumi Nu in Riot Swim

Yumi Nu was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.Swimsuit by Riot Swim

Yumi Nu was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by Riot Swim

Don’t sleep on one-pieces. They actually tend to be much more interesting. You may be sacrificing tanlines, but not sex appeal.

Shop swimsuits by Riot Swim: Shop the Blaise One Piece ($150) in red, coconut, matcha green, black and citrus.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Yumi Nu here.

Katie Austin in Akoia

Katie Austin was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.Swimsuit by Akoia Swim

Katie Austin was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.
Swimsuit by Akoia Swim

Crochet is great, but can be hard to nail as the fabric doesn’t often lend itself to actual swimming. Akoia Swim does beautiful, wearable crochet and this blush tone really elevates the suit.

Shop swimsuits by Akoia Swim: This signature crocheted design is sultry, handmade and intended to last, as the company claims to devote all of its sourcing, production and packaging to sustainable and ethical practices.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Katie Austin here.

New School Americana

Marquita Pring in SAME Los Angeles

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.Swimsuit by SAME Los Angeles Earrings by Maria Tash and Pamela LoveRings by Pamela LoveAnklet by KBH Jewelry 

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by SAME Los Angeles 
Earrings by Maria Tash and Pamela Love
Rings by Pamela Love
Anklet by KBH Jewelry 

This is preppy done right. Add some edgy jewels or accessories to keep an old school design modern.

Shop swimsuits by SAME Los Angeles: If you want to stand out on the sandy shores during your vacation this summer, check out this beautiful striped bathing suit. Create this look with the Lady Bra top ($140) and V High Hip bottoms ($85) in navy and cream.

Shop earrings by Maria Tash

Shop rings by Pamela Love: From serpents and scarabs to hearts and comets, this fun jewelry collection has something for everyone.

Shop jewelry by KBH Jewelry: Shop rings, earrings, anklets and necklaces.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Marquita Pring here.


Marquita Pring in Polo Ralph Lauren

marquita pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by Polo Ralph Lauren
Earrings by Maria Tash and Pamela Love and vintage
Rings by Pamela Love
Anklet by KBH Jewelry 
Shoes by Crocs

Nobody does preppy like Polo.

Shop swimsuits by Polo Ralph Lauren: This set is designed with a triangle silhouette and includes removable cups, and is embroidered with the iconic Pony motif from Ralph Lauren. Shop the Repeat Pony triangle bikini top ($90) and matching Repeat Pony hipster bikini bottom ($74).

Shop earrings by Maria Tash

Shop rings by Pamela Love: From serpents and scarabs to hearts and comets, this fun jewelry collection has something for everyone.

Shop jewelry by KBH Jewelry: Shop rings, earrings, anklets and necklaces.

Shop shoes by Crocs: Don’t miss this easy slip-on if you’re by the pool or beach. You can find every Croc color and pattern imaginable, starting at $35.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Marquita Pring here.

Cindy Kimberly in Leslie Amon

Cindy Kimberly was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.Swimsuit by Leslie AmonEarrings by En Route Jewelry

Cindy Kimberly was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by Leslie Amon
Earrings by En Route Jewelry

Get flirty with gingham and don’t be afraid to mix and match to keep your look feeling effortless.

Shop swimsuits by Leslie Amon: In search of the perfect swimwear, Leslie Amon combined her passion for travel along with the influences of her Swiss and Egyptian roots to create the swimsuits she had been searching for. Started in 2017, the namesake brand has continued to introduce new styles and patterns that we simply can’t get enough of.

Shop earrings by En Route Jewelry: Channel your inner vixen with the beaded Vixen’s DNA earrings ($28).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Cindy Kimberly here.

Hailey Clauson in Solid & Striped

Hailey Clauson was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.Swimsuit by Solid & StripedEarrings by Electric PicksNecklaces by Eklexic and Phoenix and Roze

Hailey Clauson was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by Solid & Striped
Earrings by Electric Picks
Necklaces by Eklexic and Phoenix and Roze

A well-fitting, simple, red bikini should be on everyone's shopping list. It will never go out of style and to be frank, it’s just hot.

Shop swimsuits by Solid and Striped: Solid & Striped was established in New York in November 2012 with a mission to design and produce a timeless collection of swim and loungewear made with the highest-quality European and Japanese fabrics available.

Shop button-downs by Rowing Blazers

Shop earrings by Electric Picks: Ali Hoops ($68)

Shop necklaces by Phoenix and Roze: Similar style, Diamond Shark Tooth Charm necklace ($1,750)

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Hailey Clauson here.

Tanaye White in Baben

Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.Swimsuit by BabenEarrings by Baublebar

Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by Baben
Earrings by Baublebar

Adorn yourself in feel good sayings like “kiss the sky” and “this is the day” in this Baben “Valley Girl” suit, which seems to poke holes in stereotypes. Not only cute, but a conversation starter. Pair it with their board shorts which the brand says are “Borrowed from the boys. Fit for Women. From the beach to the streets”.

Shop swimsuits by Bāben: Valley Girl Bikini Top ($128) and Valley Girl Bikini Bottom ($123).

Shop earrings by BaubleBar: From hoops and studs to margarita-inspired earrings, we love the affordable and unique assortment of earrings from BaubleBar. 

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Tanaye White here.

Christen Harper in Toxic Sadie

Christen Harper was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.Swimsuit by Toxic SadieHat by Lack of Color Accessories Shoes by Converse

Christen Harper was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by Toxic Sadie
Hat by Lack of Color Accessories 
Shoes by Converse

This feminine ruffled suit pairs great with playful accessories like a bucket hat and classic Chuck Taylor’s.

Shop swimsuits by Toxic Sadie Swimwear: Shop the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit collection.

Shop hats by Lack of Color: Shop this look with the Wave Bucket Beige Terry hat ($99).

Shop shoes by Converse: We love the Custom Chuck Taylor All Star ($95), which can be customized, including the body, tongue, heel strip, stiching and colors.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Christen Harper here.

Georgina Burke in Daze Dayz

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.Swimsuit by Daze DayzEarrings by BaubleBar

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados.
Swimsuit by Daze Dayz
Earrings by BaubleBar

Plaid is having (another) moment, and you should get into it.

Shop swimsuits by Daze Dayz: Match this look with the LIV string bikini top ($110) and LIV cheeky brief bikini bottoms ($111).

Shop earrings by Baublebar: Say hello to your new layering hero, the Dalilah hoops ($42). These huggies pack plenty of punch on their own and also wear well with a wide variety of other styles.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Georgina Burke here.

For a Little Something Extra

Kate Bock in Monica Hansen Beachwear

Kate Bock was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.Swimsuit by Monica Hansen BeachwearEarrings by SVNR

Kate Bock was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.
Swimsuit by Monica Hansen Beachwear
Earrings by SVNR

This suit is not so much business in the front but is definitely a party in the back. It hits the curves in all the right places and is universally flattering.

Shop swimsuits by Monica Hansen Beachwear: Shop this look with the Icon Spaghetti Strap One Piece ($185).

Shop earrings by SVNR: Create a fun look with this Positano earring ($120). The Positano single earring features a soft pastel palette inspired by the sunset-hued houses built into the Amalfi cliffside.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Kate Bock here.

Kate Bock in Miguelina

Kate Bock was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.Top by MIGUELINABottoms by Hunza GNecklace by Cleopatra's Bling

Kate Bock was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.
Top by MIGUELINA
Bottoms by Hunza G
Necklace by Cleopatra's Bling

Don’t be afraid to swap a bikini top for a fun crop top.

Shop tops by MIGUELINA: The Aline Filet Lace Tie Bra ($310) is hand-crocheted by women artisans in Brazil using a centuries-old weaving tradition and no two pieces are alike.

Shop swimsuits by Hunza G: Shop a similar style with the Gigi Seersucker Bikini ($230).

Shop necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling: Severan Necklace (€259).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Kate Bock here.

Hunter McGrady in Mara Hoffman

Hunter McGrady was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.Swimsuit by Mara HoffmanEarrings by SENIA

Hunter McGrady was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.
Swimsuit by Mara Hoffman
Earrings by SENIA

Swimwear is a great opportunity to play with prints you wouldn’t ordinarily wear. This Mara Hoffman look is the perfect youthful, elevated print.

Shop swimsuits by Mara Hoffman: Extended Lydia Bikini Bottom ($155) extended Raina Bikini Top ($165)

Shop earring by SENIA: Large Wavy Hoops ($150).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Hunter McGrady here.

Jasmine Sanders in Bahia Maria

Jasmine Sanders was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.Swimsuit by BAHIA MARIANecklace provided by New York Vintage

Jasmine Sanders was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.
Swimsuit by BAHIA MARIA
Necklace provided by New York Vintage

Get tropical with this beautiful Bahia Maria swimsuit.

Shop swimsuits by BAHIA MARIA: Shop this look with the Amanda sleeved ($330) in four colors.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Jasmine Sanders here.

Leyna Bloom in Agua by Agua Bendita

Leyna Bloom was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.Swimsuit by Agua by Agua BenditaEarrings by H&M

Leyna Bloom was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.
Swimsuit by Agua by Agua Bendita
Earrings by H&M

The Columbian line, Agua by Agua Bendita is one well worth investing in. Try this bold, embroidered one piece that can be worn on or off the beach.

Shop swimsuits by Agua by Agua Bendita: The Limón Waraná Noche One-Piece ($490).

Shop earrings by H&M

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Leyna Bloom here.

Natalie Mariduena in Verdelimon Swimwear

Natalie Mariduena was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize. Swimsuit by VERDELIMON SWIMWEAREarrings by 8 Other Reasons

Natalie Mariduena was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize. 
Swimsuit by VERDELIMON SWIMWEAR
Earrings by 8 Other Reasons

Calling all you health queens: Don’t just eat your fruit, wear it too.

Shop swimsuits by VERDELIMON SWIMWEAR: Moa top ($139) and Bauta bottoms ($147).

Shop earrings by 8 Other Reasons.

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Natalie Mariduena here.

Maye Musk in Maygel Coronel

Maye Musk was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.Swimsuit by Maygel CoronelBracelet by Viktoria Hayman 

Maye Musk was photographed by Yu Tsai in Belize.
Swimsuit by Maygel Coronel
Bracelet by Viktoria Hayman 

Maygel Coronel suits are truly more than just swimwear. They are art. A go-to for a statement look.

Shop swimsuits by Maygel Coronel: Cande ($345).

Shop bracelets by Viktoria Hayman: Stackable Gold Bauble Bracelet ($125).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Maye Musk here.

Not So Basic Neutrals

Camille Kostek in Riot Swim

Camille Kostek was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.Swimsuit by Riot Swim

Camille Kostek was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.
Swimsuit by Riot Swim

Riot Swim’s material feels like a second skin and has the perfect stretch that forms to your body for the most flattering fit.

Shop swimsuits by Riot Swim: A second selection by Riot Swim, this Phoenix one-piece stunner is also on sale ($50, originally $150).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Camille Kostek here.

Katrina Scott by Myra Swim

Katrina Scott was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.Swimsuit by MyraEarrings by Martha CalvoBody chain by Child of Wild

Katrina Scott was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.
Swimsuit by Myra
Earrings by Martha Calvo
Body chain by Child of Wild

Rocking a bump this summer? Don’t get lost in boring maternity suit sites. Opt for a suit you love in larger size and that has extra stretch, like this Myra Swim suit.

Shop swimsuits by Myra: Check out this deep-plunging V-neck swimsuit ($205) by Myra. Sleeveless with cross-over straps at the back, high leg and slight coverage at the back.

Shop earrings by Martha Calvo.

Shop body chains by Child of Wild.

 also on sale ($50, originally $150).

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Katrina Scott here.

Kamie Crawford in Thaikila

Kamie Crawford was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.Swimsuit by Thaikila

Kamie Crawford was photographed by Derek Kettela in St. Croix.
Swimsuit by Thaikila

Wrapping it up with this super sexy bronze crochet number from Thaikila. May you all enjoy many golden hours like Kamie this summer!

Shop swimsuits by Thaikila: Shop this look with the Sanctissima top ($159) and matching bottoms ($159). It boasts a hand-painted crochet top with a subtle lace and frill detail. If you wonder about getting it wet, worry not—the company claims it’s designed to contract and hug the body when wet. 

Shop more from the 2022 photo shoot for Kamie Crawford here.