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.
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Brooks Nader in Medina Swimwear
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.
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Duckie Thot in Tropic of C
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.
Lorena Duran in Agent Provocateur
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.
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Josephine Skriver in JANTHEE
This JANTHEE Berlin is not only sexy and elegant, but the top can be tied 8 different ways.
Olivia Ponton in Melissa Simone
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.
Yumi Nu in 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.
Katie Austin in Akoia
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.
New School Americana
Marquita Pring in SAME Los Angeles
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 jewelry by KBH Jewelry: Shop rings, earrings, anklets and necklaces.
Marquita Pring in Polo Ralph Lauren
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 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.
Cindy Kimberly in Leslie Amon
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.
Hailey Clauson in Solid & Striped
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.
Tanaye White in Baben
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 earrings by BaubleBar: From hoops and studs to margarita-inspired earrings, we love the affordable and unique assortment of earrings from BaubleBar.
Christen Harper in Toxic Sadie
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.
Georgina Burke in Daze Dayz
Plaid is having (another) moment, and you should get into it.
For a Little Something Extra
Kate Bock in Monica Hansen Beachwear
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 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.
Kate Bock in Miguelina
Don’t be afraid to swap a bikini top for a fun crop top.
Hunter McGrady in Mara Hoffman
Swimwear is a great opportunity to play with prints you wouldn’t ordinarily wear. This Mara Hoffman look is the perfect youthful, elevated print.
Jasmine Sanders in Bahia Maria
Get tropical with this beautiful Bahia Maria swimsuit.
Leyna Bloom in Agua by Agua Bendita
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.
Natalie Mariduena in Verdelimon Swimwear
Calling all you health queens: Don’t just eat your fruit, wear it too.
Maye Musk in Maygel Coronel
Maygel Coronel suits are truly more than just swimwear. They are art. A go-to for a statement look.
Not So Basic Neutrals
Camille Kostek in 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.
Katrina Scott by Myra Swim
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.
also on sale ($50, originally $150).
Kamie Crawford in 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.