Unless you're lucky enough to know someone with a private beach, a day of sand and surf is as much of a see-and-be-seen opportunity as a night out. So you’d better be sure you dress for the occasion. This season, it’s all about details, from funky trims to irregular silhouettes.

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solid and striped belted bikini


Because you never know when you need to be ready for a Bond-girl-style high-speed yacht chase.

Solid & Striped top ($88) and bottoms ($88)

tavik ribbed one piece

Ribbed Material

Like your favorite tank top, only way quicker-drying. 

Tavik ($158)

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Remember how chunky stitching was all over Rockaway last year? Meet its 2018 successor: The crafty-looking trim is already selling out (so don’t sleep on it).

Rye ($120)

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Jade Swim

Knot Details

Ties might be a functional feature on a triangle top, but they add cheeky (if purely decorative) flair to a sleek maillot.

Jade Swim ($245)

costa del sol target polka dot bikini

Polka Dots

The cute-but-not-too-cute print has already infiltrated the rest of your closet. Why not your beachwear, too?

Costa del Sol ($35)

zimmerman tie neck asymmetrical one piece

Asymmetrical Necklines

Sure, you're wearing less…but it doesn’t mean your outfit can’t say fah-shon.

Zimmermann ($375)

milly rainbow one piece swimsuit


We’ve already covered this one, but c’mon, it’s so cute it deserves another mention. (Also, FYI moms/aunts/godmothers: There’s an equally adorable kids’ version.)

Milly ($185)

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