From beaches of Capri to pools in San Jose del Cabo, swimsuit season has officially begun and its vibe is cheerfully maximalist. Glorious prints are front and center, including themes such as flowers, animal spots and stripes. Leave the plain suit at home and go for lacing, soutache and ruffles, iridescent fabrics and treatments such as single shoulder straps and belts. Cutouts, one of the major trends, are reflected in the Pattie one-piece — among the new Zimmermann swimsuit arrivals. La Vacanza, the new summer candy-colored collection from Versace — always a go-to for glamorous swimwear — is all about exuberance and happy hues. The maximalist aesthetic doesn’t stop there. Complementary pareos, caftans, tunics, wide-leg pants and other coverups are designed to take you effortlessly from water to pursuits on land.
In men’s luxury swimwear, monograms and logos are either all over, or used as an accent on the waistband at Balenciaga and down the side at Dolce&Gabbana. One of our eco-favorites from the men’s collections: trunks made of Re-Nylon, the Prada beachwear fabric produced from recycled plastic collected in the ocean. Here, our guide to summer swimwear from our boutiques.
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THE SWIMWEAR EDIT