Bikinis

Designer bikinis present classic and clever variations on the apparel item’s enduring form, with experimental and carefully updated pieces reflecting the dynamic landscape of contemporary swimwear. Today’s bikinis trace their roots to the mid-twentieth century, when a fast-moving cultural climate put swimwear at the forefront of progressive modernity and signalled a sea change in gender politics. In the long time since, technical advancements have improved the versatility of the bikini and brought new tailoring possibilities. Select pieces see forward-thinking accents, with asymmetric constructions, cut-out detailing, and straps that work to de-center basic silhouettes. The bikini has always served as a natural medium for strong design language, and all-over prints, stripes, and polka dots take full advantage of the diminutive canvas to bring bold contrast and swagger. Elsewhere, a new emphasis on monochromatic minimalism has prevailed, as geometric designs reconfigure old bandeau styles, high-waisted 90’s thong silhouettes, and elements of high-end womenswear.

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor 'The Swell' Bikini

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor 'The Swell' Bikini

$285

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Surfers Paradise Bikini

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Surfers Paradise Bikini

$335

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Whiplash Bikini

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Whiplash Bikini

$380

Solid & Striped - Black & White Daisy 'The Rachel' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Black & White Daisy 'The Rachel' Bikini

$220

Solid & Striped - Off-White 'The Harley' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Off-White 'The Harley' Bikini

$220

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Lilium String Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Lilium String Bikini Top

$355

Dolce & Gabbana - Tan Leopard Print Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Tan Leopard Print Bikini Top

$495

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Balconette Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Balconette Bikini Top

$445

Dolce & Gabbana - Red Geranium Cup Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Red Geranium Cup Bikini Top

$495

Dolce & Gabbana - Black High-Rise Bikini Bottoms

Dolce & Gabbana

Black High-Rise Bikini Bottoms

$315

Dolce & Gabbana - Red & Green GeraniumHigh-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

Dolce & Gabbana

Red & Green GeraniumHigh-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

$355

Versace Underwear - Black Medusa Empire Triangle Bikini Top

Versace Underwear

Black Medusa Empire Triangle Bikini Top

$295

Versace Underwear - Black & Tan Barocco Animalier Triangle Bikini Top

Versace Underwear

Black & Tan Barocco Animalier Triangle Bikini Top

$445

Versace Underwear - Black & Tan Barocco Animalier String Bikini Bottoms

Versace Underwear

Black & Tan Barocco Animalier String Bikini Bottoms

$395

Rudi Gernreich - Black Choker Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Black Choker Bikini

$455

Rudi Gernreich - Black 'The Original Thong' Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Black 'The Original Thong' Bikini

$395

Rudi Gernreich - Off-White 'The Original Thong' Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Off-White 'The Original Thong' Bikini

$395

Rudi Gernreich - Black Bandeau Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Black Bandeau Bikini

$430

Haight - Black Marcella Bikini

Haight

Black Marcella Bikini

$260

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Lilium String Bikini Bottom

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Lilium String Bikini Bottom

$315

Dolce & Gabbana - Black String Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Black String Bikini Top

$295

Dolce & Gabbana - Black String Bikini Bottom

Dolce & Gabbana

Black String Bikini Bottom

$285

Missoni - Pink Lurex Triangle Bikini

Missoni

Pink Lurex Triangle Bikini

$795

Solid & Striped - Black Floral Embroidery 'The Elle' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Black Floral Embroidery 'The Elle' Bikini

$245

Solid & Striped - Black & White Gingham 'The Charlotte' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Black & White Gingham 'The Charlotte' Bikini

$230

Lido - Black Undici Bikini

Lido

Black Undici Bikini

$225

Lido - Black Nove Bikini

Lido

Black Nove Bikini

$225

Lido - Black Tredici Bikini

Lido

Black Tredici Bikini

$225

Lido - Green Undici Bikini

Lido

Green Undici Bikini

$225

Lido - Green Tredici Bikini

Lido

Green Tredici Bikini

$225

Lido - Yellow Nove Bikini

Lido

Yellow Nove Bikini

$225

Lido - Pink Nove Bikini

Lido

Pink Nove Bikini

$225

Versace Underwear - Black Greek Key Triangle Bikini Top

Versace Underwear

Black Greek Key Triangle Bikini Top

$195

Versace Underwear - Black Empire Bikini Bottoms

Versace Underwear

Black Empire Bikini Bottoms

$195

Versace Underwear - Black Small Empire Bikini Bottom

Versace Underwear

Black Small Empire Bikini Bottom

$175

Missoni - Multicolor Lurex Zig Zag Triangle Bikini

Missoni

Multicolor Lurex Zig Zag Triangle Bikini

$695

Balmain - Black & White Logo Print Bikini

Balmain

Black & White Logo Print Bikini

$795

Balmain - Black & White Logo Print Bikini

Balmain

Black & White Logo Print Bikini

$595

Haight - Black Crepe Vintage Bikini

Haight

Black Crepe Vintage Bikini

$270

Solid & Striped - Green 'The Charlotte' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Green 'The Charlotte' Bikini

$220

Fendi - Black 'Forever Fendi' Bikini

Fendi

Black 'Forever Fendi' Bikini

$570

Fendi - White and Navy 'Fendi Mania" Gym Set

Fendi

White and Navy 'Fendi Mania" Gym Set

$740

Kiki de Montparnasse - Black Mer Triangle Bikini

Kiki de Montparnasse

Black Mer Triangle Bikini

$425

Miu Miu - Black & White Vichy Check Bikini

Miu Miu

Black & White Vichy Check Bikini

$550