After years of research, we're pleased to report that we've perfected the art of the swimsuit outfit. These ensembles are all about comfort and versatility—they're meant to take you from the beach to the waterfront bar without skipping a beat.
While layers and accessories are an important part of these looks, the bathing suits themselves are the bread and butter. Thanks to innovative advances in swimsuit design, one-pieces and bikinis now function as bodysuits, crop tops, and layering pieces. This also explains the higher price tag (a high-quality swimsuit can now run you $200 or more nowadays).
Whether you're heading to the ocean, pool, or dinner after a long day of sunbathing, the below 10 looks are infallible. Shop our favorite swimsuit outfits ahead of spring 2020.
A white linen button-down is a beach-day essential. Pair it with a one-piece or bikini for an added layer and simply tie it up at the waist. Add shorts or a skirt for a full outfit.
Asceno Formentera Oversized Linen Shirt ($305)
Asceno Striped Swimsuit ($153)
Put your collection of vintage scarves to good use and wear them as bikini cover-ups. Simply tie one around your strapless bikini top and pair with shorts or a skirt.
Madewell Bandana ($13)
Devon Windsor Isbelle Skirt ($168)
There's nothing easier than throwing a flowy dress over your bikini or one-piece. Opt for a sheer cover-up to let your bathing suit shine through or try a fun color or pattern.
Ramy Brook Calista Strapless Smocked Dress ($295)
Solid and Striped The Safari Penny Top ($74)
Let your bikini top function as a crop and pair it with a high-waisted midi skirt or sarong. Add sandals, hair accessories, and sunglasses to complete the look.
Ephemera Knotted Bandeau Bikini Top ($60)
Faithfull The Brand Floral-Print Cotton-Voile Pareo ($109)
Layer a midi skirt over your one-piece to mimic a chic bodysuit look. Add jewelry and a beach bag for a well-rounded outfit.
Hunza G Seersucker Swimsuit ($170)
Ganni Tie-Front Leopard Midi Skirt ($370)
If your day consists of swimming, sunbathing, and beach restaurants, then a simple T-shirt and some jean shorts may suffice. Jazz up your outfit with sunglasses, jewelry, and a bucket hat.
Fisch Grenadins Leopard Bikini Top ($150)
Levi 501 Original Shorts ($40)
The sarong of the '80s is making its inevitable comeback. These thigh-baring cover-ups come in endless colors, patterns, and materials. They're perfect for exotic beach vacations.
Anemone Underwired Bikini Top ($145)
Fisico Sheer Tie-Front Sarong ($104)
Anything can be considered beachwear if you get creative, including the humble cardigan. This trendy piece is perfect for a cool day at the beach. Just pair it with jean shorts and a straw hat for a comfortable ensemble.
Sandy Liang Post Floral-Appliquéd Knitted Cardigan ($425)
Peony Polka-Dot Underwired Bikini Top ($105)
Wear your favorite jean skirt to the beach and your one-piece now doubles as a bodysuit. Complete your outfit with gold necklaces and sandals.
Solid & Striped The Chloe One-Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit ($180)
Grlfrnd Rhoda Denim Mini Skirt ($133)
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