The Fashion Memo

The Best Bikinis To Style Out Poolside

Your guide to the must-have bikinis to show off by the pool, at the beach and beyond

Words Kara KiaFashion editor Connie Parkinson
One-shoulder bikini top, and bikini briefs, both Bondi Born

No season invites a more playful approach to dressing than summer, and few milieus more so than poolside. Case in point: SS23’s current crop of bikinis, in which bold hues and eye-catching motifs abound.

Australian brand Bondi Born is famed for its impeccably cut swimwear, but, this season, it’s the bright-pink, one-shoulder style crafted from the brand’s unique Sculpteur fabric that offers up the most covetable, streamlined silhouette – think lightweight, breathable and removable padding for additional bust support. Meanwhile, fans of logo-laden designs should slip into Pucci’s ‘Marmo’ bikini. Cut from the brand’s iconic kaleidoscopic print, the founder’s handwritten signature can also be found subtly woven into the material’s colorful ripples.

If you prefer your bikini briefs cut high, consider pieces by Hunza G and Faithfull The Brand. Hunza G is not only adored by A-listers including Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Emily Ratajkowski, but the brand’s pieces also form part of our NET SUSTAIN edit of mindfully made designs. Its emerald-green ‘Gigi’ style, for example, is available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER, is made in the UK from the brand’s signature seersucker fabric, and designed to last for years to come. Also good: this style’s ’90s-inspired high-cut briefs deliver an elongating effect that will instanly flatter. On the other hand, Faithfull The Brand’s ‘Sol’ bikini boasts a sun-soaked shade of orange that looks divine against an oceanic backdrop, plus underwired cups that offer ample support. Team with the customizable ‘Costa’ briefs, a white shirt, oversized sunglasses and gold jewelry.

A classic triangle bikini will never go out of style, and this summer we have our eyes set on a white two-piece by Loewe Paula’s Ibiza. We love how its slim ties wrap around the torso for a cool, Y2K-inspired detail, and both the top and briefs feature the brand’s anagram-based logo in gold hardware. Meanwhile, Peony’s NET SUSTAIN-approved scalloped bikini is printed with pretty painterly florals and is cut from Econyl, a fabric made from nylon waste (think fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic) that can be infinitely recycled.


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