The 2023 Sports Illustrated Best of Awards Winners

The SI Swimsuit team picked its favorites across a number of important categories: swimwear, beauty, accessories, health & wellness and travel.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has been at the forefront of swimwear, fashion and women’s lifestyle since 1964. For years, our editors have traveled the globe searching for the most beautiful locations, fashion and trends. This year, we are pleased to introduce the winners from the franchise’s first Best of Awards. Brands across several industries submitted entries for a chance to get their products and places recognized by our roster of cover models, expert makeup artists, hairstylists and editors as we voted on the best in swimwear, beauty, fitness and travel.


  1. Best of Swimwear 
  2. Best of Beauty
  3. Best of Apparel & Accessories 
  4. Best of Health & Wellness
  5. Best of Travel 

Best of Swimwear 


There are a few main factors to take into account when embarking on the search for the crème de la crème of swimwear: cut, fit, material, sustainability, functionality and, of course, style. Luckily, here at SI Swimsuit we consider ourselves to know a thing or two about great swimsuits. In the making of the Swimsuit Issue each year, we source hundreds, even thousands, of suits. Check out our winners for the best swimsuits among six style categories: Sporty Swimsuit, Statement One Piece, Statement Bikini, Triangle Bikini, Sexy Swimsuit and Sustainable Swimsuit.

Read more about all of our best of swimwear winners here.

Sporty Swimsuit Winner: GIGI C Riley Surfsuit

Statement One Piece Winner: Eunoia Olympus One Piece

Statement Bikini: SAME Rose Triangle Top and Rose 90s Bottom

Triangle Bikini: JADE Kyla Bikini Top Sheen

Sexy Swimsuit: Monica Hansen Beachwear Starlight Cutout One Piece

Sustainable Swimsuit: Natasha Tonic Yin and Yang One Piece Swimsuit

Best of Beauty


As consumers of the beauty industry have become more conscious and selective with the ingredients they choose, brands are offering more transparency than ever. Beauty routines are ever-evolving and during the pandemic, as we spent more time at home, skincare became prioritized over makeup. The SI Swimsuit team picked its favorite beauty products that will leave your skin feeling fresh and looking glowy—all from brands with clean ingredient philosophies.

Read more about all of our best of beauty winners here.

Best Facial Sunscreen: Saint Jane Luxury Sun Ritual

Best Serum: Agent Nateur Holi Glow Eye and Lip Serum

Best After Sun Care: Dr. Barbara Sturm Calming Serum

Best Body Sunscreen: Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil

Best of Apparel & Accessories 


Everyone knows that accessories are what complete a look—and finding timeless staples that never go out of style can be difficult. SI Swimsuit picked the perfect additions to elevate your wardrobe and your beach day.

Read more about all of our best of accessories winners here.

Best Beach Accessory: Electric Picks Tara Earrings

Best Beach Chair: Sunflow Beach Bundle

Best of Health & Wellness


Health and Wellness has always been a pillar of the SI Swimsuit franchise. Models are up to date with the latest and greatest ways to stay healthy and get active and our brand partners are always seeking and sharing advice on how to live up to our potential. The SI Swimsuit team picked a holistic winner—that prioritizes and was founded on the idea of physical fitness paired with mental and spiritual health.

Read more about our best of health and wellness winner here.

Best Fitness App: Alo Moves

Best of Travel 


The SI Swimsuit team has traveled to every nook and cranny of the world for various photo shoots and has experienced hundreds of landscapes, cultures, languages, experiences and, of course, hotels. Looking for a destination for your next girls trip? We have the most perfect suggestion.

Read more about our best of travel winner here.

Best Girls Vacation Spot: Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa

SI Staff