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a sheen [which can make a suit look cheap],” she adds. Min­i­mal line Miné Mediter­ranean uses the same Ital­ian fab­ric in­side and out for a luxe feel, and surfer-in­spired brand Dos Gar­de­nias sources its neo­prene from Ja­pan. For Van­cou­ver swimwear de­signer Beth Richards, whose knot­ted styles have been worn by Mi­randa Kerr, the higher price tag re­flects the use of ath­letic-grade ma­te­ri­als (some styles even of­fer UV pro­tec­tion) and a madein-Canada man­date. “The swim­suits are made by some­one like you or me, which makes labour costs higher,” says Richards. “Brands go to great lengths to test swimwear,” adds Chelsea Power, buyer at MATCH­ES­FASH­ION. COM. A well-made swim­suit won’t de­te­ri­o­rate from the sun, salty wa­ter or chem­i­cals—just don’t sit on pool­side con­crete or it will pill.

SAY HELLO TO SERENE HUES AND SAC­CHA­RINE PRINTS. GIRLIE HAS NEVER LOOKED BET­TER.

Cot­ton and silk scarf, Matta ($276, at Ev­ery­thing but Wa­ter, ev­ery­thing­but­wa­ter.com)

Ac­etate and crys­tal ear­rings, Lele Sadoughi ($254, lele­sadoughi.com)

Span­dex, elas­tane and polyamide swim­suit, La Reveche ($429, at far­fetch.com) Iraka-palm fan, So­raya Hen­nessy ($50, so­raya­hen­nessy.com)

Polyamide and elas­tane swim­suit, Clube Bossa ($472, at In­ter­mix, in­ter­mixon­line.com) Ny­lon and elas­tane swim­suit, Azura ($176, at Swimco, swimco.com)

Vis­cose and rayon dress, Guess ($118, guess.ca)

TPU jelly, wood and EVA, Dr. Scholl’s ($94, at Ur­ban Out­fit­ters, ur­banout­fit­ters.com)

Polyester and span­dex top and bot­toms, Wet Swimwear ($113 and $87, wet-swimwear.com)

Ny­lon and elas­tane top and bot­toms, La Vie en Rose ($39.95 and $29.95, lavieen­rose.com)

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