The Best Swimwear for Summer

20th June 2019 // By Emma Reynolds

Heading out to Cape Cod? Jetting down to Mexico? How about Mykonos? Elite Traveler has the best swimwear for summer to keep you looking stylish all season. Read on for our men’s and women’s picks, paired with the most ideal destination to wear them in. Our corresponding guides tell you where to go and what to see in each locale.

For a Cape Cod getaway

Heidi Klein bb Reversible Bandeau One Piece, $180,


Gingham is making a comeback, and this Heidi Klein reversible suit gives you the option to wear a preppy look one day and a white suit the next.

Onia Elastic Calder 7.5″ Swim Trunks, $145,


It’s a fact: Color is back for men. Suit up in unexpected pastel hues in a classic stripe print with a suit from Onia.

For a Mykonos Moment

Haight Leopard-Print Bikini, $245,


Nothing pairs better with a leopard-print swimsuit like a day and night full of dancing in one of the city’s 24-hr beach clubs.

Orlebar Brown Standard Berry Mid-Length Swim Shorts, $195,


Orlebar Brown is one of the top names in men’s swimwear. The brand has a range of styles, from printed 007 James Bond-inspired graphic shorts to bright colored trunks, like this pair.

For a spontaneous weekend in Los Cabos

Zimmermann Amari Swiss-dot tulle-paneled ruffled swimsuit, $415,


Channel your inner Mexican flamenco dancer in this fun ruffled one-piece from Zimmermann.

Vilebrequin Surfing Turtles Swim Trunks, $260,

Vilebrequin never shies away from a fun print. This season, it’s all about turtles, and there’s no better place to wear such vibrant hues than near Mexico’s azure waters.

For a Rio de Janeiro respite

Adriana Degreas x Cult Gaia Triangle Bikini, $490,

Frescobol Carioca Jardim Swim Trunks, $250,

Brazilian men’s swimwear brand, Frescobol Carioca, knows how to do a successful print. Take to the endless sandy beaches and relax in the sun.