From Brigitte Bardot on the beaches in the south of France in the ‘50s to today’s Brazilian-inspired triangle suit, the bikini has been stealing the sun-kissed show on beaches around the world.
To mark the anniversary of this mid-century invention—named after the Bikini Atoll atomic test that took place a week before its debut—the bikini is now heralded each year on July 5th. The best place to show off in beach-ready style? Waikiki and Outrigger Resorts, where we live in swimwear and celebrate our oceans on National Bikini Day and beyond. Here's our round-up of the top on-trend pieces that are also eco-friendly so you can be chic and sustainable.
Ruffles. Ruching. Capped sleeves. These feminine touches are great for a little extra personality on the sand—and are just as perfect for adventuring around town under a blazer and shorts.Check it out:
Londre's The Ruffle Top in Flat White
Playing off the season's one-sided, on-shoulder trend, this is a look that's flattering (and fun!) for every body. Try it in solid colors or the new prints-heavy trend for a little extra head-turning style.Check it out:
Mikoh’s Queensland 2 Top x Suva Bottom in Bare
Hello, '70s. Retro prints are back in a bold and beautiful way. Dive into florals and patterns in subdued, earthy hues for cool, far-out vibes.Check it out:
Patagonia’s Reversible Seaglass Bay Bikini in Field Floral Desert Orange
The All Tied Up
Form-flattering and chic, this is one of our faves—from full waist wrap-around tops to a new take on the string bikini on bottom. Our favorites match top and bottom for a one-piece-inspired feel.Check it out:
Sie’s Jean Bikini in Terracotta
Playing off the season's retro trend, these textured pieces bring a subtle touch to simple styles. Try it in swim-short or high-waisted silhouettes and pair it with a matching top or switch it up for a little contrast.Check it out:
Seea's Emma Swim Short in Yerba
The season’s new LBD? The little black bikini. We like the high-waisted for a classic-meets-modern feel that looks great (and stays put) whether swimming in the ocean or sipping craft cocktails poolside.Check it out:
Outerknown’s Georgia High Waist Bikini
And for a little bonus for him? Check out the Ethan Estess-designed boardshorts from Vissla or the Outerknown Apex Trunk. The white sands and crystalline waters of Hawaii's favorite low-key islands await!