Whether you’re talking designs that are technically made for taking a plunge in the water or bodysuits that are inspired by maillots, there is no denying how the lines between swimwear and ready-to-wear have been blurred especially since the pandemic hit and practical fuss-free dressing reigns.
This month, American designer LaQuan Smith who is known for his sensual cuts, corsets and embrace of body positivity, is launching a debut 11-piece swimwear line with online retailer Forward. The designs? Not unlike Smith’s own hard-edged runway designs.
Looking ahead, brands are also dipping into swimwear-as-loungewear territory. Rosetta Getty reportedly designed a long-sleeved crop top for Resort 2022 based on the style of a best-selling maillot with twisted detail.
With the gradual reopening and slow anticipation to venture outdoors, we say it’s perhaps high time, a piece of swimwear makes its way into your wardrobe. Ahead, our top 10 picks for your consideration.