20 Sophisticated Swimsuits for Summer!

There are some gorgeous, elegant swimsuits out right now. I’ve gathered a few of my favorites to share. Each one is super chic, with subtle takes on the vintage swimsuit, the shimmery suit, and colorful bikinis. From small details like smocked fabric to tie waists, these swimsuits feature thoughtful design. Take a peek, after the jump!

  • Shades of Grey Suit 1 of 20
    Shades of Grey Suit
    This suit is made in the signature style of VLP, with ballet-inspired details and beautiful contrasts.
    $175 at Creatures of Comfort.
  • Classic Black Suit 2 of 20
    Classic Black Suit
    For a classic suit, consider this tricot jersey piece from Rachel Comey's swimsuit collection. It features a halter neck with little ties and is fully lined.
    $276 at Rachel Comey.
  • Hot Pink Stripes 3 of 20
    Hot Pink Stripes
    This hot pink, high waisted bikini is made from a gorgeous fabric with woven stripes.
    $274 at Creatures of Comfort.
  • Chocolate/Black One Piece 4 of 20
    Chocolate/Black One Piece
    Brown and black have never looked so good together! Rachel Comey makes this stunning one piece, featuring a cut-out detail in the center and an elegant high-neck halter.
    $276 at Rachel Comey.
  • Black and White Striped Bikini 5 of 20
    Black and White Striped Bikini
    A black and white version of the hot pink Laura Urbinati piece, this bikini set is a sophisticated interpretation of vintage suits with the combination of black and white stripes and the high-waisted fit.
    $274 at Creatures of Comfort.
  • Rachel Comey Striped Bikini 6 of 20
    Rachel Comey Striped Bikini
    This 100% cotton suit is super chic with the high-wasited bottoms, the bow tie top and the block printed stripes.
    $322 at Rachel Comey.
  • Color Blocked Suit 7 of 20
    Color Blocked Suit
    This suit offers a more sophisticated interpretation of the color-block trend in a subtle blend of reds and burgundies.
    $242 at Creatures of Comfort.
  • Brustroke Print Bikini 8 of 20
    Brustroke Print Bikini
    Rachel Comey took this lovely brushstroke print and created a gorgeous swimwear option with boy cut shorts and a halter tie top.
    $242 at Rachel Comey.
  • Blue Maillot by Eberjay 9 of 20
    Blue Maillot by Eberjay
    This gorgeous blue suit by champion swimsuit designers, Eberjay, features a lovely braided neck strap that can be worn in different ways.
    $145 at Lille Boutique.
  • Grey Wood Wood Suit 10 of 20
    Grey Wood Wood Suit
    Danish designers, Wood Wood, created a super chic leotard-inspied piece featuring a gorgeous olive color fabric with subtle stripes.
    $135 at Creatures of Comfort.
  • Striped One-Piece 11 of 20
    Striped One-Piece
    This bandeau style suit features an elegant take on stripes with blues, greys and black.
    $130 at Lille Boutique.
  • Flattering Maillot 12 of 20
    Flattering Maillot
    This stunningly gorgeous piece features flattering ruching on the sides in a woven and smocked fabric, and a chic, low cross back.
    $415 at Lille Boutique.
  • High Waisted Swim Shorts 13 of 20
    High Waisted Swim Shorts
    These high waisted swim shorts feature fabric covered buttons up the side and a generous boy cut for those who like to be a little more covered!
    $175 at Lille Boutique.
  • Bandeau Style with Ruffle 14 of 20
    Bandeau Style with Ruffle
    Small details are what it's all about. The ruffled bodice and drawstring waist on this suit make it stand out against the others.
    $158 at Anthropologie.
  • Crocheted Halter 15 of 20
    Crocheted Halter
    For a subtle but glamorous look, try this lovely crocheted suit by Eberjay.
    $148 at Anthropologie.
  • Green Smocked Suit 16 of 20
    Green Smocked Suit
    While a lot of Anthropologie's clothing designs bore me to pieces these days, their swimsuit selection still shines! This emerald suit with beautiful smocking is a great example of what they are doing right these days.
    $138 at Anthropologie.
  • Color Blocked Suit 17 of 20
    Color Blocked Suit
    This gorgeous suit features a crimson color block, wrapped design on the front and stays solid in the back.
    $178 at Anthropologie.
  • Candy-Colored Ruffles 18 of 20
    Candy-Colored Ruffles
    Design can be elegant and still fun. This suit is a great example with the cheerful coral and lemonade colors and the sweet ruffle at the neck.
    $208 at Anthropologie.
  • Star Printed Bikini 19 of 20
    Star Printed Bikini
    This sweet suit features an all-over star print with striped lining.
    $68 at Anthropologie.
  • Smocked Bikini 20 of 20
    Smocked Bikini
    This vintage-inspired smocked fabric is the shining star of this swimsuit, making it flattering and elegant.
    $98 at Anthropologie.

All photos from respective sources. Top photo: Rachel Comey.

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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