I love bikinis. I’d spend my life in a bikini if I could.  Can I?  It was a real blessing to buy swimwear at Bendel’s… well, not so much a blessing for my wallet, but I enjoyed doing it so much that at one point started to consider designing my own line… til I realized I’d really just rather wear them and write about how much I love them.  So, here I am. Loving bikinis and writing about how much so.

I write about them whenever I can… like here… and here… and here… you get the point.  I wish I could take a picture of my extensive swimwear collection, but alas, it is somewhere in a box in Pennsylvania or West Virginia… hard to tell.

Moving right along.  Memorial Day is what most people consider the “official” summer kick off  although the first day of summer is really June 21- aka summer solstice- aka my favorite woman on earth’s birthday- mom.  Whether you live somewhere warm and sunny or your weekends will now be spent in the Hamptons or Malibu, you’re going to need some sexy suits to keep you looking lovely pool/beachside.  From simple and classic to preferring all eyes on YOU (and why wouldn’t you?), I’ve found and assortment of babe worthy bikinis that will keep you on trend all summer long.

Light Bright

1. Trina Turk French Riviera Bikini: top, $91, bottom: $75, 2. Acacia Charlee Bikini, $187, 3. Bantu String Bikini, $143, 4. Luli FamaDelirio Bikini, $152

Wild Woman

1. Peonie Orange Candy Bikini, $159, 2. Eberjey Phoebe Jungle Love Bikini: top, $74, bottom, $61, 3. L*Space Lompopo Reversible Bikini, $149, 4. Lady Lux Love Game Bikini, $228

Fringe Benefits

1. Indah Fringe Bikini, $99, 2. L*Space Fringe Bikini, $145, 3. Acacia Quinn Bikini, $176, 4. Beach Bunny Cradle of Love Bikini: top, $180, bottom, $89

LBS (Little Black Suit)

1. Poko Pano Rock Candy Push Up Bikini, $136, 2. Red Carter Jefferson Airplane Bikini: top, $70, bottom, $52.50,  3. Beach Bunny Everything That Glitters Bikini, $329, 4. Sass & Bide Fast Forward Bikini, $126

One for the Money

1. Mikoh Santorini One Piece, $190, 2. Vitamin A Runway Wrap Maillot, $199, 3. Beauty & the Beach Monokini, $104, 4. SABZ Eclectico Triangle Monokini, $144