From one-shoulder wonders to knotted bikini tops, explore OP's edit of favorite swimsuit lines here. Fashion — Jul 16
Swimsuits may be getting more use this summer while lounging locally rather than while cruising one of the Rivieras—but hey, we can still dream of where we'll wear our favorite pieces next once we're able to safely. Luckily there are so many talented swimsuit designers crafting innovative silhouettes in tropical prints or bold monochromatic hues to keep us inspired, and our warm-weather wardrobes refreshed. Here, we share the nine buzziest lines to know with Olivia's picks to slip into all season.
Who: Silvia Tcherassi
Aesthetic: Silvia Tcherassi is one of Latin America's most celebrated and well-known designers. Today, the family-run line creates some of the fashion crowd's top ruffled, voluminous, and colorful pieces that are reminiscent of the Caribbean coast.
OP's Selects: "Silvia always plays with artistic textures with her ready-to-wear, so naturally her vivid bodysuits are equally as creative. I've worn mine both in the water and paired under a skirt or jeans for everyday outfits."
Aesthetic: Supermodel and entrepreneur Liya Kibebe founded LemLem with a mission to foster artisanship by employing traditional weavers from her native Ethiopia. The line is entirely handcrafted, utilizing sustainable cotton materials to craft breezy, modern resortwear.
OP's Selects: "This powder blue bikini is extra versatile as it comes with detachable straps and a cute front tie detail."
Aesthetic: Glittery straps adorn each signature piece from this simplistic Italian-made line that's inspired by tranquil beach moments and an "on holiday" mindset.
OP's Selects: "You can't go wrong with a classic red one-piece, and you know I love to channel Italian vacation vibes as much as possible."
Aesthetic: Carl Cunow and Nathan Romano launched Onia in 2009, and the name means "sailboat" in Hebrew, which perfectly captures the ethos of the adventure-loving brand that merges style with function.
OP's Selects: "How fun is this eye-catching suit? The bold animal print, off-the-shoulder top, and front cutout all make it a standout choice."
Aesthetic: Sustainable practices are at the core of this contemporary swimwear brand, which focuses on sleek silhouettes in contrasting colors. The soft, repurposed lyrca also has built-in UV protection.
OP's Selects: "This head-turning, plunging neckline will certainly compete with any bikini! Plus, as you'll find with my own collection, I'm a big fan of color-blocked designs."
Who: Agua by Agua Bendita
Aesthetic: Friends and designers Catalina Álvarez and Mariana work with local artisans to craft beachwear in free-spirited shapes and tropical motifs. The Colombian label is known for flirty dresses and swimwear with a nod to lush nature—it's bound to be next on your wish-list.
OP's Selects: "I love the unique, twisted halter shape and beautiful coral print on this one piece. Grab a straw hat, and you've got the perfect beach ensemble."
Aesthetic: This classic French brand has been designing flattering swimwear essentials in vibrant hues, clean lines, and cutting-edge fabrics for over 40 years.
OP's Selects: "Pieces from Eres are somehow always on trend yet feel completely timeless. This one-shoulder number in a bright yellow reminds me of something you'd see in a Slim Aarons' photograph."
Who: Solid & Striped
Aesthetic: Conceived out east by co-founders Morgan Curtis and Isaac Ross, this seaside-inspired line is sure to be one you've noticed on your feeds before thanks to the brand's high-quality materials and joyful, graphic prints.
OP's Selects: "I became a devotee of this brand after wearing many of their vintage-y belted pieces last summer. This black and cream one-piece offers great coverage and would be another well-worn piece in my swimsuit rotation!"
Who: Anja Paris
Aesthetic: This emerging brand, founded by Alexandra Thiltgès, believes in offering women timeless and elegantly cut pieces that will last throughout the seasons at affordable prices.
OP's Selects: "Most of Anja Paris's creations are made from upcycled materials making this violet piece a stylish, eco-friendly choice. Plus, you could always add a printed scarf or chain accessory around the waist to switch up the solid look."