Summer's Hottest Swimsuits

Hey, beach bum: Give your look a boost with one of these ultra-chic swimsuits.

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Creatures of Comfort
We'll admit it: swimsuit shopping is rarely fun. But these ultra-chic suits make the prospect of bumming by the beach a little more exciting. Suno's unusual halter bikini, for example, is finished with bright floral patterns and features a retro, tummy-flattering brief. $150 to $170 at Creatures of Comfort.
Cynthia Rowley
If gingham and polka-dots are strictly "picnic only" in your book, try Cynthia Rowley's ultra-modern halter suit, which is executed in a moody graphic floral. $285 at Cynthia Rowley.
Gap's splashy printed halter suit packs a fashion-forward punch for under $100. Pair with cat-eye shades and a cool caftan for maximum impact. $30-$37 at Gap.
You've heard of the eensy weensy yellow polka-dot bikini, but if there were ever a summer to pull it off in style, it's this one. ASOS' simple twist-front bandeau bikini features a subtle white polka-dot motif, and with all the yellow on the catwalks this season, it's guaranteed to make a splash at your next pool party. $19.88-$23.20 at ASOS.
Color-bocking was also a key theme on the catwalks this season, and this subtle black-paneled halter suit by Tori Prayer is a simple way to incorporate the look into a swim ensemble. $192 at Madewell.
Likewise, Mara Hoffman's boustier-top bikini features contrasting black panels against a tribal-inspired neon green print. $384 at Shopbop.
An indigo paisley motif lends a groovy, '70s vibe to this classic bandeau bikini from J.Crew. $44-$48 at J.Crew.
Every piece in Gaby Sabharwal's swim collection, Giejo, can be mixed up and worn every which way. We especially dig the zig-zag and geometric print brief with the matching turquoise top. $98-$115 at Giejo.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Nothing feels more sleek or comfy than a perfect one-piece, and Edith A Miller's plunging V halter suit in her signature red stripe hits all the right marks this summer. $207 at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
This model's implausibly tiny waist aside, Alexander Wang's super-structured red swimsuit with a geometric tummy cut-out is a super-flattering option for seaside excursions. $245 at
Kirna Zabete
This simple navy suit from Phillip Lim features a flirty key hole opening beneath the bust and sexy, high-cut openings at the leg. $275 at Kirna Zabete.
Sun-bathing ladies are sure to go gaga for Zimmerman's romantic floral print onesie, which features lingerie-like details including sheer mesh and dainty bows along the straps. $375 at Anthropologie.
Urban Outfitters
A psychedelic print and dangerously low neckline give this Urban Outfitters one-piece a racy appeal. $62 at Urban Outfitters.
Lisa Marie Fernandez' chic swim creations often have a practical, sporty vibe, like this zip-front one-piece, which would work as easily for serious swimmers as it would for beach bums. $550 at Net-a-Porter.
Steven Alan
We love the classically flattering shape of Basta's cool color-blocked one-piece, including the sightly raised leg and simple V neckline. $180 at Steven Alan.
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