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

$210

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Surfers Paradise Bikini

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Surfers Paradise Bikini

$245

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Whiplash Bikini

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Whiplash Bikini

$285

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

Solid & Striped

Black & White Daisy 'The Rachel' Bikini

$160

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

Solid & Striped

Off-White 'The Harley' Bikini

$160

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Lilium String Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Lilium String Bikini Top

$275

Dolce & Gabbana - Tan Leopard Print Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Tan Leopard Print Bikini Top

$395

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Balconette Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Balconette Bikini Top

$345

Dolce & Gabbana - Red Geranium Cup Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Red Geranium Cup Bikini Top

$395

Dolce & Gabbana - Black High-Rise Bikini Bottoms

Dolce & Gabbana

Black High-Rise Bikini Bottoms

$245

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

Dolce & Gabbana

Red & Green GeraniumHigh-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

$275

Versace Underwear - Black Medusa Empire Triangle Bikini Top

Versace Underwear

Black Medusa Empire Triangle Bikini Top

$195

Versace Underwear - Black & Tan Barocco Animalier Triangle Bikini Top

Versace Underwear

Black & Tan Barocco Animalier Triangle Bikini Top

$345

Versace Underwear - Black & Tan Barocco Animalier String Bikini Bottoms

Versace Underwear

Black & Tan Barocco Animalier String Bikini Bottoms

$295

Rudi Gernreich - Black Choker Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Black Choker Bikini

$370

Rudi Gernreich - Black 'The Original Thong' Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Black 'The Original Thong' Bikini

$320

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

Rudi Gernreich

Off-White 'The Original Thong' Bikini

$320

Rudi Gernreich - Black Bandeau Bikini

Rudi Gernreich

Black Bandeau Bikini

$350

Haight - Black Marcella Bikini

Haight

Black Marcella Bikini

$195

Dolce & Gabbana - Black Lilium String Bikini Bottom

Dolce & Gabbana

Black Lilium String Bikini Bottom

$245

Dolce & Gabbana - Black String Bikini Top

Dolce & Gabbana

Black String Bikini Top

$235

Dolce & Gabbana - Black String Bikini Bottom

Dolce & Gabbana

Black String Bikini Bottom

$225

Missoni - Pink Lurex Triangle Bikini

Missoni

Pink Lurex Triangle Bikini

$495

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

Solid & Striped

Black Floral Embroidery 'The Elle' Bikini

$180

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

Solid & Striped

Black & White Gingham 'The Charlotte' Bikini

$170

Lido - Black Undici Bikini

Lido

Black Undici Bikini

$170

Lido - Black Nove Bikini

Lido

Black Nove Bikini

$170

Lido - Black Tredici Bikini

Lido

Black Tredici Bikini

$170

Lido - Green Undici Bikini

Lido

Green Undici Bikini

$170

Lido - Green Tredici Bikini

Lido

Green Tredici Bikini

$170

Lido - Yellow Nove Bikini

Lido

Yellow Nove Bikini

$170

Lido - Pink Nove Bikini

Lido

Pink Nove Bikini

$170

Versace Underwear - Black Greek Key Triangle Bikini Top

Versace Underwear

Black Greek Key Triangle Bikini Top

$165

Versace Underwear - Black Empire Bikini Bottoms

Versace Underwear

Black Empire Bikini Bottoms

$165

Versace Underwear - Black Small Empire Bikini Bottom

Versace Underwear

Black Small Empire Bikini Bottom

$125

Missoni - Multicolor Lurex Zig Zag Triangle Bikini

Missoni

Multicolor Lurex Zig Zag Triangle Bikini

$465

Balmain - Black & White Logo Print Bikini

Balmain

Black & White Logo Print Bikini

$675

Balmain - Black & White Logo Print Bikini

Balmain

Black & White Logo Print Bikini

$495

Haight - Black Crepe Vintage Bikini

Haight

Black Crepe Vintage Bikini

$220

Solid & Striped - Green 'The Charlotte' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Green 'The Charlotte' Bikini

$160

Fendi - Black 'Forever Fendi' Bikini

Fendi

Black 'Forever Fendi' Bikini

$490

Fendi - White and Navy 'Fendi Mania" Gym Set

Fendi

White and Navy 'Fendi Mania" Gym Set

$630

Kiki de Montparnasse - Black Mer Triangle Bikini

Kiki de Montparnasse

Black Mer Triangle Bikini

$325

Miu Miu - Black & White Vichy Check Bikini

Miu Miu

Black & White Vichy Check Bikini

$380