What are the best designer swimwear brands right now? Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of our top 20 picks for the best chic luxury designer swimsuits to buy and wear all summer long.
Raise your hand if you like shopping for a bathing suit. Yeah, neither do we – particularly after a couple months of quarantine comfort cooking. But let’s face it – love them or hate them, swimsuits are a summer staple. From the pool to the beach to dining al fresco, a good suit is an essential part of your summer wardrobe.
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Trust us when we say that there is nothing quite like trying on dozens of ill-fitting and unflattering swimsuits to send your confidence into low gear. And possibly leave you heading home empty-handed.
So we decided to do a little research to find out what some of the best brands in designer swimwear are doing this season to make us feel and look our best post-quarantine.
Some are employing high-end fabrics that sculpt and mold the body while others are perfecting sustainable production.
On top of that you’ll find flirty florals, earthy hues, high waisted briefs, and beautiful textures suitable for all shapes and sizes. Ensuring you can find one (or more) chic, comfortable and flattering options. And even better? This year you will have to try them all on from the comfort of your home – so long, bye-bye dressing room drama!
Without further ado, here are our 20 favorite luxury swimsuits for summer 2020:
The Best Luxury Swimsuits to Buy This summer
fishnet fisch bikini
Looking for a guilt-free swimwear brand? Look no further than Fisch, which makes its suits in Italy out of recycled fishing nets. Our pick is their Lurin tie-front bikini top ($130) and matching Public Pink Fishing Net bottom ($115).
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cult gaia cutout
Known for its vacation approved handbags and accessories, Cult Gaia has launched a line of swimwear including the Instagream ready Gemma One Piece ($258).
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black and gold gucci
Just like Gucci’s shoes and bags, the brand’s swimwear is top-notch. From logo prints like this must have black and gold one piece ($550) to sweet florals, you will wear one of their suits for years to come.
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ruffled retro lisa marie fernandez bikini
During one of her frequent trips to the ocean, former fashion editor Lisa Marie Fernandez noticed a startling absence of bathing suits made from neoprene – the flattering, water-friendly fabric – and was inspired to create her own line. The label centers around sophisticated cuts and body-hugging lines as with this sweet yet sophisticated Colby pink jacquard high waist bikini ($395).
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sidway 90s silhouette
Take one look at Instagram and you’ll notice that 90s silhouettes are back in style. Sidway nails this trend, but gives it a fresh take with modern shapes that provide ample coverage like with its Anderson Onepiece ($145).
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strapless hanne bloch
We already know Copenhagen has some serious chops when it comes to street style, but it turns out, the Danes are also making some pretty cool bathing suits too like this Paint Bandeau Bikini ($260) from Hanne Bloch.
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silky and sustainable one piece from evarae
Evarae is one of the best designer swimsuit brands on the rise. Made from silky and luxurious regenerated yarns, Evarae’s Elsa swimsuit ($280) features a flattering cut out and tie side detail.
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mix and match with moncte
Channel the Mexican Riviera in Moncte’s Oxana Kim Top ($122) and Oxana High Rise Bikini bottom ($82) or choose from their wide array of fun and colorful prints to mix and match to your heart’s content.
animal print from monday swimwear
Monday Swimwear’s suits are more than just the latest Instagram trend. They offer classic, feminine designs in buttery soft fabrics, bright colors and bold prints like this Bahamas One Piece ($175) in a ferocious jaguar print.
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vibrant mara hoffman bikini
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complete coverage with hermoza
If full coverage and support are what you need, look no further than Oprah’s favorite swimwear brand Hermonza. Their pin-up inspired Sarah Onepiece ($188) is black and white and guaranteed to look right all over.
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Just when you thought Marysia couldn’t get any better, it did. The brand has launched a new Swimclean line with suits made from 100% recycled materials including their sleek single strapped Santa Barbara Maillot ($379).
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hunza g’s sculpting bikini
Aren’t familiar with the London based brand Hunza G? The label is known for churning out cute and comfy swimwear staples. Like one of the best designer swimsuits this season, the Aneksi Bikini ($180) in their signature sculpting seersucker fabric.
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flirty zimmerman wrap
Put a wrap on your summer look with Zimmerman’s Bellitude ($350), one of the best designer swimsuits this season. The Sydney based label is known for creating the perfect swimsuits for the ladylike, jet setting beach goer.
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enduring eres suit
Every stylish woman should have an Eres suit (or two) in her swimwear wardrobe. The brand is the Chanel of swim suits, and like the City of Light, it’s just always a good idea. This season we’re fawning over this bold yellow Les Essentiels Cassiopée bandeau swimsuit ($440).
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floral carolina k
Influenced by the people, markets and cultures she encountered on her travels, Argentinian fashion designer Carolina Kleinman created Carolina K in 2004. By merging vintage and modern elements, the label produces style-forward collections with an artistic feel. Our favorite? This fluttery and floral Kuna One Piece ($296).
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Using high tech fabrics that offer UV protection, long term shape retention and chlorine resistance is the effortlessly cool swim line Jade. The line features earth hued pieces, pared down in minimalist style, but cut in elevated, on trend silhouettes like the Halo one-shoulder cutout swimsuit ($220).
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peach pintucked peony
Peony’s flattering Apricot Pintucked One Piece ($171) is cut from the label’s signature recycled stretch fabric that’s made from abandoned fishing nets to reduce waste.
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matteau’s wrap bikini
elegant eberjay one piece
We love the playful yet feminine Coastal Dot Lorena Onepiece ($184) from Eberjay that features a low scoop back and flirty ruffles that are bound to make you feel good.
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The Best Luxury Swimsuits to Buy This summer
There you have it, our picks for the top 20 best designer swimsuits to buy this season. Now nothing stands between you and enjoying a good beach book this summer. Socially distanced from the next towel over, of course.
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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.