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The Best Swimsuits To Elevate Your Beach-Side Style

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This season’s bumper crop of swimwear has landed, and boasts a kaleidoscope of attention-grabbing shades and shapes to suit every style

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Nothing is guaranteed to drum up excitement for the summer ahead quite like picking out the perfect swimsuit. And, whether you’re set to jet off for a beach getaway in a far-flung paradise or you simply plan to soak up sun-drenched days in the city by a rooftop pool, SS22 offers myriad exuberant pieces in which to lounge and luxuriate – and perhaps even swim a few lengths.

Across the board, designers this season are advocating a more-is-more approach to swimwear, with show-stopping colors (think bright tangerine and fluorescent yellow), splashy, crowd-pleasing prints and head-turning silhouettes. Take Faithfull The Brand’s recycled polyamide halterneck, which is amped up with a bold graphic motif and a back cutout, Eres’ ‘Les Essentiels’ orange one-piece, or Missoni’s metallic crochet-knit style with its elegant one-shoulder neckline. Those seeking to turn heads by the pool can rely on Australian beachwear label Bondi Born, whose ‘Camilla’ one-piece features glamorous vintage-inspired cutouts. Or, if soft pastels and floral prints are more your style, Agua by Agua Bendita’s pretty (but no less impactful) gathered-waist number will slip seamlessly into your existing warm-weather wardrobe.

Across the board, designers this season are advocating a more-is-more approach to swimwear, with show-stopping colors (think bright tangerine and fluorescent yellow), splashy, crowd-pleasing prints and head-turning silhouettes

Vintage-inspired shapes reign supreme for SS22: see Hunza G’s ’80s-style ‘Polly’ one-piece halterneck style in pastel yellow, New York-based brand Skin’s gathered, reversible design, or head to Alaïa for maximum impact – its crisp white one-piece brings Studio 54 glamour to the beach. Monochrome, too, holds sway this season. Johanna Ortiz’s plunging tie-front swimsuit in classic black is sure to become a staple in your beachwear closet, while A-list favorite Melissa Odabash serves up a timeless shape in elegant stripes. True to its roots, Rio-based brand Haight excels at bold beach style – and the brand’s ‘Thidu’ swimsuit in a playful zebra print is cut to flatter.