This summer, leave the nylon behind and go for a swim look that breaks tradition. Several hot swimwear designers are blurring the lines between swimwear and ready-to-wear by designing pieces such as 100% hand-crocheted suits, cover-ups that could pass for a night out, and one pieces that could be office appropriate when paired under a skirt. In fact, Marysia Reeves, designer behind the coveted swim line Marysia admitted in a recent interview she frequently mixes her suits into her work wear. You can easily go from pool day to girls night with the pieces below… Image Source

BRANDS TO WATCH

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She Made Me

All of Chloe Dunlop’s suits are beautifully hand-crocheted, a technique hardly ever seen in the swim space. We are obsessed with this one that could easily pass for a crop top.

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She Made Me

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Lisa frequently uses neoprene in her designs, allowing her suits to be super structured. Just add a tassel-adorned sarong or high waisted skirt to this adorable two piece.
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Marysia

The scalloped edges on Marysia’s suits offer such a unique look for swimwear. The quality fabric she uses allows the suits to keep their shape after several summers of use! This bandeau style bikini mimics the look of a bow on the body.
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Looks For Less

You certainly don’t have to spend a fortune to get the swimwear-meets-ready-to-wear look this summer. Asos, H&M, and Target have several super cute budget friendly suits.

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H&M Off The Shoulder Bikini

 

Complete The Look

From Cover Up to Night Out. Just add a slip under these pieces for a night out.
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Festive Flats

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Loeffler Randall Starla Flat Sandals

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…And don’t forget the accessories!

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MISA Ombre Tassel Earrings

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