- 1 Deep Sea Top by Lululemon
- 2 Palm Print Reveal Drawstring Swim Trunks by Express
- 3 Plus-Size Underwire Swimsuit by Old Navy
- 4 Phantom One And Only by Hurley
- 5 Frill Bikini Set by Topshop
- 6 The Banzai E-Waist Trunk by Bonobos
- 7 Active One-Piece Swimsuit by Folly
- 8 Cut-out Swimsuit by H&M
- 9 Heidi Bikini by The Reformation
The Best Swimsuits for Your Next Vacation
Is there a better tonic for cold winter days than dreams of a new swimsuit? For us, the only ways to cope with snow on the ground and a parka-demanding wind chill are Netflix, Seamless, and online swimwear research. So we consider ourselves very qualified to tell you that these are the swimsuits you're going to want to dive into this resort season.
The Suit With Benefits
Deep Sea Top by Lululemon
Cute and functional, Lululemon Athletica’s Deep Sea top has a flattering triangle front and racerback, and its quick-drying Esca fabric is designed to ride out saltwater and chlorine. Best of all, the entire thing is equipped with UV protection. Pair with the brand’s Explore the Shore bottoms ($68) for a classic look, or the Shoreline or Coastline ones (both $29) for an edgier combo.
The Magic Act
Palm Print Reveal Drawstring Swim Trunks by Express
If you don't already know not to judge a book by its cover, these Express trunks will get you down with the age-old adage. At first glance, they seem like your basic swim trunks. But one dip in the water and—ta-da!—a tropical-leaf print appears before your very eyes. Couple that with a comfortable elasticized waistband and three (yes, three—you can finally carry your keys, sunglasses, and wallet all at once) pockets, and this is one swimsuit that every gent should own.
The Customizable Option
Plus-Size Underwire Swimsuit by Old Navy
What’s so great about this keyhole one-piece from Old Navy? Well, aside from the gorgeous wine color and slimming quick-dry fabric, we love the retro ruching, flirty tie-front, and the fact you can customize the straps to your preference. (Crossing them in the back adds extra support.)
The Green Choice
Phantom One And Only by Hurley
These board short's neon hue caught our eye; their earth-friendliness has our heart. The fabric is made from mostly recycled polyester, with some spandex thrown in for extra mobility (the shorter 18-inch length helps with that, too). And the Velcro-less fly closure means a secure fit, without the potential chafing.
Frill Bikini Set by Topshop
Basic black gets a modern update with this Topshop bikini set. The classic triangle bikini showcases frilled edges and sporty striped bands at the top and bottom. The overall aesthetic is clean, classic, and cool as hell. Plus, you can’t beat this price. (We've had daiquiris that cost more.)
The Super-Fly Pick
The Banzai E-Waist Trunk by Bonobos
Want a classic swim trunk with some personality thrown in? Here's your new go-to. Bonobos' exclusive hummingbird print has a teal and purple color scheme that toes the line between statement-making and subtle. The fabric's 15-percent spandex allows for maximum movement, while the elastic waistband and drawcord keep everything nice and in place.
The Could-Pass-for-a-Top Swimsuit
Active One-Piece Swimsuit by Folly
We love the versatility of this Seafolly Active One-Piece Swimsuit from Anthropologie. The style’s crewneck keeps UV rays off your chest and looks like a chic top. No really, pair it with a skirt or pants for a sleek ready-to-wear look that will take you from boardroom to beach, if that's the kind of day it is.
The Sporty One
Cut-out Swimsuit by H&M
The varsity-inspired stripes and wide straps on this one-piece give it an athletic spin…that is, until you take in the sexy deep V-neck and cutouts at the side and back. The result is the perfect mix of sporty and spicy.
The Time Traveler
Heidi Bikini by The Reformation
Full-on smocking, ruffle trim, and a conservative cut give this set major 60s surf-girl vibes. As if the design didn't sell us enough, the pieces are sustainably made in Los Angeles using recycled fibers (true for most of the label’s clothing).