5 Unique Bathing Suits Nobody Else Will Have
Chic, trendy styles you'll love to show off.
There’s never been a better time to shop for swimsuits. Designers have started thinking about the summer staple just like they would any other item in your wardrobe, re-imagining traditional one-pieces and bikinis in surprising new silhouettes and with fun new design elements.
You’ll see styles inspired by what you wear on the street (think an off-the-shoulder one-piece version reminiscent of your favorite top), vibrant prints and patterns, smart structuring that helps keep everything in place—even if you're battling the waves—and pieces with built-in sun protection to help keep your skin safe and healthy. The best part is that all of these styles were designed to fit and flatter, so you’ll stand out at the shore or the pool in the very best way. So grab your beach bag (don’t forget to pack these essentials) and get out there!
A sophisticated shade of olive, white piping, and peek-a-boo side cut-outs (that show a little skin without being overly revealing) combine to make this one-piece one-of-a-kind. Subtle, removable padding offers a little support and contouring, while high-cut leg openings flatteringly elongate thighs.
To buy: $47; ae.com.
This striking tie-dye inspired printed set doesn’t just look great on the beach—it works well in the water, too. Designed with surfers in mind, the unique, long-line silhouette provides extra support sans padding or underwire, while the double straps feel on point, but also help you customize a stay-in-place fit.
To buy: Top, $54; and bottoms, $49; athleta.com.
Rash guards aren’t just for the surf set anymore. Anyone who spends a serious amount of time in the summer sun will benefit from this style’s built-in UVA and UVB protection (not to mention it’s athleisure-channeling, fashion-forward appeal). Pop it on over a bikini top, or wear it on its own (with the coordinating bottoms, of course!)—for an on-trend look. Top available in two other prints. Bottoms available in 13 other colors.
To buy: Top, $60; and bottoms, $38; bodenusa.com.
As if designer Trina Turk’s signature bright and poppy print wasn’t enough to set this suit apart, she took it up a notch and also created an off-the-shoulder silhouette, which—just like similarly styled tops and dresses—is flattering on every figure.
To buy: $152; trinaturk.com.
Full of hard to find, gorgeous details (when was the last time you saw an embroidered bikini?), this set’s singular looks are also due in part to the intentional mix and match look—a yellow top with turquoise elements, paired with turquoise bottoms with yellow piping—for a bikini you’re not going to see anywhere else.
To buy: $70; topshop.com.