MAKE A SPLASH IN SUMMER’S HOTTEST SUITS

Whether you plan to jet off to a tropical island or lounge out by the pool in the Georgia sun this summer, we’re here to show you how to bring drama to any pool or beachside occasion. This year, there are loads of bold swim styles that are sure to make waves wherever they go. We’ve picked our favorites and included styling tips on ways to complete the look with fun and dramatic accessories. Whether your suit sizzles with sexy cutouts or daring bright colors, you won’t be dreading the heat this year!

FUN AND FLIRTY

These bright suits are sure to make heads turn as you sunbathe by the pool. Both silhouettes are perfect for showcasing bold accessories. Add a chunky piece of jewelry or a pair of colored lenses, and you will have the perfect poolside look.

LEFT: Trina Turk Gypsy Solids bandeau top (Pink), $80, and tab side hipster bottom (Pink), $56, available at Everything But Water; Cynthia (Crystal/Rose Gold) sunglasses, $99, available at cynthiabaileyeyewear. com; LA Stein diamond studded hoops, $1,500, YG demi diamond bangle, $4,500, 18K diamond petal bangle, $4,400, and 18K Laguna green agate bangle, $4,400, available at Tassels; DISC ring, $88, available at lgeorgedesigns.com.
RIGHT: Trina Turk Gypsy Solids off-the-shoulder one piece (Flame), $128, available at Everything But Water; KZ Noel black wood necklace with large diamond and moonstone clasp, $1,250, available at Sandpiper and Huff Harrington Home.

LITTLE BLACK SWIMSUIT

Say hello to the “little black dress” of the season. Its sexy and simple design makes it the perfect go-to all summer long. Grab your biggest floppy hat, python beach bag and oversized sunglasses, because this suit is sure to make you look effortlessly chic as you relax by the water.

Vitamin A Black Ecolux one piece plunge (Eco Black) swimsuit, $180, available at Everything But Water; Noelle (Black) sunglasses, $195, available at cynthiabaileyeyewear.com; Ellis tote by Mel of Mel Boteri and Keisha of KZ Noel, $1,825, available at melboteri.com; hat, $15, available at T.J.Maxx.

COLORS AND CUTOUTS

This swimsuit is the perfect combination of sleek cutouts and bold color blocking. A one shoulder suit looks amazing on its own, but if you want to add more drama, pair it with layers of necklaces.

Araks color block solids asymmetrical one piece (Rosso/Midnight) swimsuit, $325, available at Everything But Water; sterling silver with garnet stones necklace, $80, sterling beaded necklace with colored rubies, $155, available at Honore Jewelry; KZ Noel oxidize sterling silver with uncut diamond necklace (A BGS 1000), $800, available at Sandpiper and Huff Harrington Home.

SUMMER EDGE

Show off that beach body you’ve been working hard for all spring in this textured black suit. The sheer mesh overlay is a trendy spin on a traditional one piece that will bring edge to your summer wardrobe.

Kenneth Cole Wrapped In Love one piece high neck (Black) swimsuit, $135, available at Everything But Water.

LADY IN LACE

Working on the perfect tan? Show it off in this highneck, white one piece. The lace cutouts are the dainty details to add a little flair to a classic, clean silhouette.

Becca by Rebecca Virtue Prairie Rose one piece high neck (White) swimsuit, $124, available at Everything But Water; hat, $15, available at Target

MEET THE MONOKINI

This monokini’s striking shape and colorful details are a great way to flaunt some skin without baring it all. Throw on bright shades and gold accessories to make relaxing by the pool look fabulous.

Kiini Tasmin one piece monokini halter (Navy Multi) swimsuit, $315, available at Everything But Water; wavy bangles (BBH 103), $70, and Open Wave earring (EBH 107), $110, available at lgeorgedesigns. com; Tiffany (Green/Black) sunglasses, $99, available at cynthiabaileyeyewear.com.

BOHO CHIC

This scalloped olive one piece is sure to bring on the drama with the addition of a printed silk head wrap. Don’t be afraid to add a long, gold necklace to complete this distinctive look.

Marysia Antibes Scallop one piece wide strap tank (Olive) swimsuit, $334, available at Everything But Water; AG Bolo Knot (NCYP 101) necklace, $240, available at lgeorgedesigns.com; scarf, $15, available at Target.

WHERE TO BUY:

Cynthia Bailey Eyewear
cynthiabaileyeyewear.com

Everything But Water
3145 Peachtree Drive N.E.
Atlanta 30305
404.239.0612
Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.260.2910
everythingbutwater.com

LA Stein at Tassels
3802 Roswell Road N.E.
Atlanta 30342
404.364.9434
tasselsjewelry.com

KZ Noel at Sandpiper
4300 Paces Ferry Road S.E., Suite 240
Atlanta 30339
770.433.2989

KZ Noel at Huff Harrington Home
3872 Roswell Road N.E.
Atlanta 30342
404.467.0311
huffharrington.com

Jada Loveless
646.450.5232
jadaloveless.com

L George Designs
lgeorgedesigns.com

Target
2539 Piedmont Road N.E.
Atlanta 30324
404.720.1081
target.com

T.J.Maxx
1 Buckhead Loop Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.467.9772
tjmaxx.tjx.com

STORY AND STYLING: Abbie Koopote
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

HAIR AND MAKEUP: Nyssa Green and Kay Shavon, The Green Room Agency
MODELS: Brittany McElheney and Lillian Norris, Factor Chosen Model Management
PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTANT: Tyler Hayes