The Fashion Memo

The Best Bikinis To Style Out Poolside

Your guide to SS24’s must-have bikinis to show off by the pool, at the beach and beyond

Words Colleen RossFashion editor Viktorija Tomasevic

With summer fast approaching and the very possibility of a vacation just around the corner, it’s time to refresh the warm-weather essentials you’ll take with you on your next tropical getaway. And, along with a breezy cover-up and wear-everywhere sandals, a bikini should be top of your list. Read on for the key shapes, colors and prints to wear now.

Missoni is famed for its iconic crochet-knit swimwear, and this triangle-cut bikini – a NET-A-PORTER exclusive – is one of our favorites. Lined for coverage, it has tasseled ties on the top and the briefs, so you can adjust the fit or loosen when sunbathing to prevent tan lines. Meanwhile, maximalists with an eye for vibrant color will love Venetian label Lido’s ‘Venti’ bikini. Made in northern Italy, it comes in beach-ready gradient shades – style yours with a white linen shirt and cat-eye sunglasses for lunch by the sea.

If you prefer high-cut bikini briefs, look to Hunza G and Maygel Coronel. Adored by A-listers including Chrissy Teigen and Hailey Bieber, Hunza G’s ‘Bonnie’ style is made in the UK from the brand’s signature seersucker fabric with plenty of stretch, so it molds to your shape. What’s more, the ’90s-inspired briefs create an elongating effect that’s ultra-flattering. Another statement choice, Maygel Coronel’s ‘Barajas’ bikini – exclusive to NET-A-PORTER and part of our NET SUSTAIN edit of mindfully crafted clothing – comes in a gorgeous shade of red and has a pretty floral appliqué decorating the top.

For a touch more coverage, opt for styles with retro, high-waisted briefs. Sold as separates so you can choose the most accurate sizing for your shape, Matteau and Agua by Agua Bendita’s designs are made using recycled materials and come in pretty floral prints, while Lisa Marie Fernandez’s monochrome two-piece has a minimal cut that’s perfect for lounging by the pool or visiting the hotel spa. Plus, they all belong to our NET SUSTAIN edit and can be worn on rotation for vacations to come.

The most glamorous choice for rooftop pool parties and beach gatherings, Sara Cristina’s chocolate-brown ‘Bahia’ bikini is another NET-A-PORTER exclusive and comes topped with a Japanese baroque pearl collected by designer Sara Cristina Villasmil. Wear it with a delicate gold necklace and salty, sun-kissed skin.


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