Kate Upton graces Vogue's June cover, and in addition to modeling equestrian-chic separates in the accompanying spread, she also does what she's become famous for — showing off her enviable figure in gorgeous swimsuits. Looking every bit the picture-perfect pinup girl in suits from Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, Kate's high-fashion beach pieces looked impossibly cool when paired with classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers and a tousled updo. Kate nails the modern bombshell look, and we're considering adopting it as our very own this season — starting with a retro-chic swimsuit. Whether you pair high-waisted bikini bottoms with a structured bra top or rock a '60s-style one-piece with nothing else, it's easy to achieve a figure-flattering poolside look, and we're helping you out by rounding up some of our own. Click through to shop 16 of our most-loved suits for the season ahead.
Shopbop is making it easier to get our hands on a great suit well before the Memorial Day festivities with its major swimwear sale. There's just one catch: you have till just midnight tonight to shop. With that in mind, we're making it easier to cruise right to the good stuff with our editor's picks — 11 standout finds at major discounts. The bonus? This lineup isn't just for beachgoers; you'll also find plenty of designer cover-ups and tunics that double as breezy Summer dresses, whether you're hanging poolside or strolling the city. Just click on for our editor's picks — then click over to Shopbop to score 20 percent off your favorite pieces with the code SWIM20.
If you're lucky enough to hang with this celebrity crowd, then soaking up the sun in St. Barts, vacationing in Cabo, and jetting off to Hawaii is the norm. Fortunately, this gives us noncelebrities a chance to draw inspiration for our very own vacation outfits. And who better to look to than these beach-chic style-setters, like Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev, who recently vacationed in style in Miami. On their respective jaunts, Jennifer Lopez exuded glamour in a green printed maxi dress, Rachel Bilson looked cool as ever in a printed bikini and denim overalls, while Nicole Richie rocked a fedora with a sexy black bikini. If you're fortunate enough to have your own escape on the horizon — or if you just need a virtual one — then click through for over 80 very stylish celebrity sightings.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
Victoria's Secret released the third issue of its 2013 swim catalog, titled "Summer of Sexy." And to showcase this latest round of swimwear, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, and Maryna Linchuk took the beaches (once again) in an apropos lineup of very sexy looks. From the curve-enhancing push-up iterations — complete with gold-chain detailing and lacy overlays — to the retro ruffle-trimmed suits, to the sportier floral-printed bandeaus and bottoms, this is the kind of warm-weather styling that actually applies, albeit with a much sexier VS tinge, to the getaways we're planning for Spring break and beyond. So if you've got surf, sun, and sand on your mind — and in your sights — then click on for a preview of the swim catalog now, and shop the collection at Victoria's Secret.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
When DVF put her feminine spin on Roxy's surfer-cool gear, the results were one of our favorite collaborations of the season — a lineup of bikinis, rash guards, sporty boy shorts, and cover-ups all crafted in DVF's fresh Spring-ready prints. We hit the DVF Loves Roxy launch in NYC to bring you an up close and personal look at our favorite pieces from the beachy collaboration. Watch on for all of our editors' picks and a glimpse of all the action straight from the launch party.
Missouri-born Karlie Kloss has taken the modeling world by storm. At only 20 years old, she's opened and closed the catwalk for designers like Chanel and Oscar de la Renta, starred in advertisements for Hermès and Alexander McQueen, and now has her Victoria's Secret Angel wings. We caught up with Karlie Kloss to celebrate Victoria's Secret's Swim 2013 collection, where Karlie admitted that she never thought she'd be a VS model. Hear about Karlie's bikini style, her favorite beach destination, as well as the scoop on why she decided to do the big chop (now known as "The Karlie"). All of this and more in today's poolside Fashion Flash. On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco dress, Luv AJ jewelry, Cole Haan shoes.
It may still be a little chilly outside, but there's nothing wrong with a little pre-Spring and Summer shopping. That said, Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy are helping us gear up for a season of sun and surf with their new swimwear collection. The line features a wide range of silhouettes and fun prints, starting with the pink clover prints and colorful graphic patterns. There are beach totes for all your warm-weather essentials, plus a few stylish rash guards for the hardcore surfer, too. Click on to see — and shop — the pieces from the lookbook right now.
Little girls aren't the only ones who need a stylish new swimsuit for your upcoming Spring vacation. Little boys have a ton of hip swimwear options, too, created by some of our kid-brand favorites, including Mini Boden, Crewcuts, and Janie and Jack. Keep clicking to check out nine wild, water-resistant finds for little boys of all ages and get ready to hit the beach looking cuter than ever.
Yesterday, we checked out the Derek Lam for Kohl's collection, and while we sadly can't share any pictures with you at the moment (photos are embargoed), believe us when we say the line inspired by Rio — one of Lam's favorite vacation destinations — is pretty darn amazing. The standout pieces? The swimwear; no easy feat considering this was Lam's first time ever designing swimwear. So does that mean a swimwear line is in the works for his namesake collection? "There's a lot of technical know-how, so I was able to get an education on that," said Lam. "So this is going to be a starting point, but I would love to." We hope that means yes.
Swim season is here, and it's time to slip into the perfect Summer bikini. Today, we're helping you do just that — we've rounded up the five hottest trends in swimwear for this season. Watch today's Fab Flash to check out all the trends you need to try, whether you want a bikini reminiscent of a tropical getaway or you're after something sporty to show off your beach volleyball skills. On Allison McNamara: H&M top, Ann Taylor necklace.