If you were planning to hit the water in that same black tie bikini you’ve been wearing since 2009, we’re gonna have to insist that you click through these photos to get bathing suit inspiration from Reese Witherspoon, Selena Gomez and more beach babes
It’s not itsy-bitsy, it’s not yellow and it’s not a true bikini, but we still think spotted two-piece is worth singing about. She makes the flirty pattern feel sexy and sophisticated with the navy shade and hot sweetheart-style top.
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Not to be confused with ruching (see: Nina Dobrev), printed Vix bikini features the curve-flattering rippled trim that’s been all over the beaches this year.
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The cherry on top of the sundae that is sweet retro bikini: literal cherries, which are way more unexpected and playful than florals.
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Show pride in your country with a patriotic suit like Kendall Jenner’s all-American tiny two-piece or Maria Menounos’s blue-and-white Greek bikini.
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LITERAL ANIMAL PRINTS
We’re not talking zebra stripes or leopard spots. galloping horse-emblazoned bandeau top and matching bottoms are everything a hipster (or socialite?) would want in swimwear.
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We already know that street style is spot-on. Turns out, her sand style is too. Case in point: This bikini made up of a purple Milk the Goat bandeau and zig-zag bottoms. We plan to replicate the look by combining tops and bottoms from different sets we already own.
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Leather is so hot right now, but wearing leather on the beach would be literally so hot right now. Which is why a wetsuit-material bikini like Lisa Marie Fernandez two-piece (which looks leather, but is way cooler comfier) is a great and on-trend option.
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You might want to spend some QT with your self-tanner before whipping out a suit like Kate Upton’s. Oh, and do yourself a favor: Make sure it’s lined before hitting the water.
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Miranda Kerr wore this low-cut Mara Hoffman bathing suit at a photo shoot, and if you wear this sexy little number, expect a lot of people to want to take your photo as well.
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This detail may seem minor, but tassel ties (like the ones on M Missoni swimsuit) make a basic bikini look instantly more expensive and luxe.
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Sequins: Not just for the club anymore. sparkles in the surf wearing an allover-paillette silver string bikini that’s fancier than a lot of the date night dresses we own.
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A basic black one-piece gets a dose of sexy thanks to the crisscross design at the décolletage of bathing suit, which reminds us a bit of dresses spotted on the red carpet.
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Notice something different about Tallow bikini? The top and bottom both feature a geometric pattern, but they don’t match – the colors aren’t even the same. And that only adds to the laid-back cool appeal.
Ahoy, ! The star, in a Mikoh Swimwear bikini, goes for a classic print but shakes things up by picking a bandeau top with a U-shaped wire at the center, which gives the illusion of a plunging neckline.
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If you’re invited to a coed pool party, forgo this throwback high-waist style (unless you want to hear the phrase “granny panties” all afternoon), but if you’re going on a girls-only beach trip, by all means slip into the Prism bikini boldly wore in nude.