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 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

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

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

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 - Yellow Nove Bikini

Lido

Yellow Nove Bikini

$170

Lido - Pink Nove Bikini

Lido

Pink Nove Bikini

$170

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

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

Lido - Yellow Nove Bikini

Lido

Yellow Nove Bikini

$170

Lido - Blue Nove Bikini

Lido

Blue Nove Bikini

$170

Lido - Off-White Dieci Bikini

Lido

Off-White Dieci Bikini

$170

Rudi Gernreich - Orangle Buckle Bikini Bottom

Rudi Gernreich

Orangle Buckle Bikini Bottom

$190

Rudi Gernreich - Beige Buckle Bikini Bottom

Rudi Gernreich

Beige Buckle Bikini Bottom

$190

Rudi Gernreich - Orange Buckle Bikini Top

Rudi Gernreich

Orange Buckle Bikini Top

$190

Solid & Striped - Yellow & Off-White 'The Elle' Bikini

Solid & Striped

Yellow & Off-White 'The Elle' Bikini

$160

Lisa Marie Fernandez - Black Leigh Bikini

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Black Leigh Bikini

$325

Lido - Off-White Unici Bikini

Lido

Off-White Unici Bikini

$170

Her Line - Red Suzy Classic High-Rise Bikini

Her Line

Red Suzy Classic High-Rise Bikini

$225

Rudi Gernreich - Black High Waist Bikini Bottom

Rudi Gernreich

Black High Waist Bikini Bottom

$220

Her Line - Red Ava & Tri Bikini

Her Line

Red Ava & Tri Bikini

$280

Lisa Marie Fernandez - Yellow Poppy Bikini

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Yellow Poppy Bikini

$325

Rudi Gernreich - Beige Buckle Bikini Top

Rudi Gernreich

Beige Buckle Bikini Top

$190

Her Line - White Ava & Tri Bikini

Her Line

White Ava & Tri Bikini

$195

Her Line - Pink Ava & Tri Bikini

Her Line

Pink Ava & Tri Bikini

$195

Solid & Striped - White Rib 'The Fiona' Bikini

Solid & Striped

White Rib 'The Fiona' Bikini

$150

Lido - Orange Dieci Bikini

Lido

Orange Dieci Bikini

$170

Her Line - Black Suzi & Classic Bikini

Her Line

Black Suzi & Classic Bikini

$225

Lisa Marie Fernandez - Black Jasmine Bikini

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Black Jasmine Bikini

$365

Kiki de Montparnasse - Black Mer Triangle Bikini

Kiki de Montparnasse

Black Mer Triangle Bikini

$325

Nanushka - Black Summers Bikini

Nanushka

Black Summers Bikini

$330

Her Line - Black Audrey & Tri Bikini

Her Line

Black Audrey & Tri Bikini

$280

Haight - Black Taping Triangle Bikini

Haight

Black Taping Triangle Bikini

$200

Nanushka - Purple Summers Bikini

Nanushka

Purple Summers Bikini

$330

Miu Miu - Black & White Vichy Check Bikini

Miu Miu

Black & White Vichy Check Bikini

$380

Her Line - Red Classic High-Waist Bikini Briefs

Her Line

Red Classic High-Waist Bikini Briefs

$85