Splashy Swimwear

New Vitamin ASummer is all about slowing down, so it’s fitting that this season’s swimwear trends harken back to languorous summers of decades past. For women, vintage bikini silhouettes and glamorous one-piece swimsuits get updated via vibrant colors and whimsical details. Stylist Sarah Schussheim says she favors “one shoulder, halter or bandeau suits that have a timeless quality.”

For men, trunks that look at home aboard a Riva on Lake Como or a luxury yacht in Cannes feel fresh again. The joy of this retro resurgence lies in its simplicity—just add luxe sunglasses, grab a good read and soak in the sun in style.

For women:

Solid and Striped

This seemingly demure Solid & Striped one-piece wows thanks to a plunging back. Gingham One-Piece Swimsuit, $168, modaoperandi.com.


Lisa Marie Fernandez

Paired with an oversize hat, this Lisa Marie Fernandez ruffled bandeau will steal the spotlight under the sun. Sabine Double Ruffle Bonded Swimsuit, $450, lisamariefernandez.com.


Emilio Pucci

This 1960s-mod inspired Emilio Pucci suit is the ultimate mix of retro and fashion forward. One-shoulder
Bikini, $490, modaoperandi.com.


Marysia

A delicate scalloped edge adds sweetness to this Marysia one-shoulder suit. Santa Barbara Maillot One-Shoulder Scalloped Swimsuit, $335, marysiaswim.com.


Dolce Gabanna

Channel La Dolce Vita with this Dolce & Gabbana rose-printed set. Floral-Print Bikini $670, netaporter.com.


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Tory Burch’s navy tank lets the sun in from side to side. Lace-Up Tank Suit, &195, available at Shops at Montage.


 

New Vitamin A

Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens aims to beautify the beach with its sexy collection of swimwear worn by global style-setters such as Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba. Neutra bralette, $48, Ava Maillot, $165, available at Shops at Montage.


  • Kiini Chacha scoop back maillot $315, available at Shops at Montage

  • Kiini Coco bikini top $165, available at Shops at Montage

  • Kiini Coco bikini bottom $120, available at Shops at Montage

  • Kiini Liv bikini top $165, available at Shops at Montage

  • Kiini Liv bikini bottom $120, available at Shops at Montage

  • Kiini Ro one shoulder bikini top $155, available at Shops at Montage

  • Kiini Ro bikini bottom $120, available at Shops at Montage

Each one-of-a-kind, handmade Kiini Swimwear pieces from New York-based designer Ipek Irgit embodies a bohemian spirit, balanced with colors and cuts inspired by the designer’s world travels.


 

For men:

Mollusk

Made of a fast-dry cotton blend, these playful cacti-print Mollusk boardshorts are as fun by the water as they are après beach. Tamri Trunks, $65, mollusksurfshop.com.


Thorsun

Thorsun’s subtle print and contrast drawstring turn a simple swim short into a statement. Titan Slim-Fit Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts, $275, thorsun.com.


Prada

Leave it to Prada to prove great style doesn’t need to be loud. Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts, $400, available at Prada stores.


Saturdays

These Saturdays NYC sun-faded trunks play equally well with a T-shirt as they do a buttondown. Timothy Slim-Fit Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts, $85, saturdaysnyc.com.


Loro Piana

Meet Loro Piana’s beach equivalent to the classic seersucker trouser. Mid-Length Striped Cottonblend Swimshorts, $355, Loro Piana, available at Loro Piana stores.

By Nicky Deam