What to wear to the beach in 2019

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Here’s what to look for when shop­ping for your next swim­suit. Shades of yel­low top the color spec­trum this sea­son. Solids with striped bands are show­ing up for a sporty look. High-waisted bot­toms give two-piece suits fresh ap­peal, and if one-piece suits are more your style, ex­pect plung­ing neck­lines. Ruf­fles and flounces are still pop­u­lar, along with a newer de­tail: the knot. Any­one look­ing for pro­tec­tion from the sun will find rash guard-style suits as fash­ion­able as ever.


A crisp black edge adds con­trast to the white Malia Ruf­fle V-Neck One-Piece ($168) by Robin Pic­cone. The swim­suit’s deep plunge gives it a touch of sexy styling, and its wide straps create an in­ter­est­ing shoul­der treat­ment. Lace-up back ties make it an easy fit re­gard­less of your body type. Avail­able at Ev­ery­thing But Wa­ter in Peri­win­kle Place on Sani­bel; ev­ery­thing­but­wa­ter.com; robin­pic­cone.com.


This two-piece suit is part of the Re­fine col­lec­tion by Becca by Re­becca Virtue. The Tex­tured Bralette Bikini Top ($78) com­bines ba­sic black with a color-block band un­der the bust and has ad­justable straps. Pair it with the Tex­tured Hip­ster Bikini Bot­tom ($68) with a stylish snap front de­sign. The suit’s ribbed fab­ric adds di­men­sion to the look. Avail­able at Ev­ery­thing But Wa­ter stores; ev­ery­thing­but­wa­ter.com.


The Is­land Sculpt One-Shoul­der Flounce One-Piece Swim­suit ($179) by Tommy Ba­hama is not only a show­stop­per, but it’s also fem­i­nine, sub­tly sexy, and has ad­e­quate cov­er­age for com­fort, plus a hid­den slim­ming panel for tummy con­trol. Go col­or­ful with Cale­don Sea green or ba­sic with black. Avail­able at Tommy Ba­hama at Co­conut Point; tom­my­ba­hama.com.


It’s al­most like get­ting four for one with this Palm Party swimwear combo from Tommy Ba­hama. Start with the Re­versible Hal­ter Bikini Top ($99), then add the Re­versible Hip­ster Bikini Bot­tom ($75). One side is blue stripes and the other side is a fauna print. The bikini top has tall cups that pro­vide great cov­er­age and com­fort. Avail­able at Tommy Ba­hama at Co­conut Point; tom­my­ba­hama.com.


The Origami col­lec­tion from Becca by Re­becca Virtue com­bines ruch­ing and slit-style cutouts to give it an origami-in­spired look. But it’s the ever-so-chic retro styling in the Origami Vin­tage Ban­deau ($68) and the Origami Vin­tage Pant with its high waist ($74) that puts this suit on the must-have list for any­one who’s a se­ri­ous fash­ion­ista. Avail­able at came­owa­ter­wear.com.


You’re go­ing to see a lot of knot de­tail­ing in his sea­son’s swimwear. The Color Play One-Piece with Knot ($128) from Becca by Re­becca Virtue of­fers the soft­ness of cro­chet with sheer in­sets, peek-a-boo styling ac­cented by the knot front, and a high-leg cut. A criss­cross back that ties adds in­ter­est and a bet­ter fit. The swim­suit comes in mer­lot, black and navy. Avail­able at nord­strom.com.


The Trina Turk brand is known for its col­or­ful, con­tem­po­rary de­signs. Turk, a Cal­i­for­nia lo­cal, doesn’t hes­i­tate to bring the vi­brancy of life in the Golden State into her swimwear with flower-in­spired pat­terns. Imag­ine your­self on a pad­dle­board glid­ing across the Gulf wa­ters in this Shangri-La Flo­ral Pad­dle Suit ($166). And if jade isn’t state­ment-mak­ing enough, it also comes in a strik­ing or­ange print. Avail­able at tri­naturk.com.

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