To help you cope with the blazing heat and inescapable humidity, a brand new swimsuit is in order—but not just any kind. Pick up a little something by one of these Miami-based swimwear brands to strut down the beach in the most stylish way possible.
Don't be one of the Luli Fama-clueless. Beloved by the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Hudson, this Miami-based brand is known for its flattering fit and bold design. Now a must-attend show at Swim Week, Luli Fama continues to push the envelope year after year. The pieces in its 2015 collection are thoughtfully designed to complement each other; take these dashing net-inset rashguard and bottoms, which are perfect for all of your H20-related activities.
White Mesh Bikini, Kai Lani ($189). Mermaids Boutique, 7328 SW 57th Ave., Miami, 33143
For a suit that fits like a glove, look no further than Kai Lani. The five-year-Miami-based-gone-global company originated when sisters Jessica Sierralta and Jordana Quetgles were vacationing in Hawaii (Kai Lani is Hawaiian for heavenly sea) and thought to take their love of swimwear to the next level. Now their bold designs can be seen on people like Rihanna, who sports the classic V teeny bikini bottom. As for you, you'll want to grab Kai Lani's mesh bikini in a color of your choice from Mermaids Boutique, which Sierralta happens to own.
Toxic Sadie made its Swim Week debut two years ago, causing a splash and ending up in the pages of Sports Illustrated. Blending cutout designs, summer-worthy prints and hues, and classic hardware, the 100-percent-Miami brand has it all—take this racerback and boyshorts bikini made for the Catwoman in us all.
There's a good chance you've seen this designer’s pieces at boutiques all over town and not even realized it. The Puerto Rican-born Bianca Coletti has a penchant for travel, art, and spirituality, and infuses a bit of all three into the hand-cut, hand-sewn swimsuits she creates. Her European-style, small-cut bottoms and provocative one-pieces—like this colorful, made-to-order tropical halter—have caught the eye of Sports Illustrated.
What happens when a high-profile sales exec who's worked for Ralph Lauren and Max Mara decides to follow her dream of starting a swim and resort wear brand? The Inca Collection. With celebrity fans like Katie Holmes, Elle Macpherson, and Kim Kardashian, the pieces from this luxe label are tailored to flawlessly fit a woman’s body. If that's not enough to get you to bite, maybe this crochet number that you can wear on a yacht or at LIV will do the trick.