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Our Fashion Columnist’s Picks for the Summer’s Hottest Swimsuits

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As B.C. begins to emerge from lockdown with grace and poise, it’s time for us to do the same and resurface from our  sweatpant hibernation. With temperatures rising and sunshine beckoning, it’s time to shed our cozy cocoon-wear pandemic uniform in favour of a new kind of COVID attire: the beach costume.

While you may not be able to jet to any far-flung locales just yet, you can still rock that exotic vacay vibe with the barely there Baja Stripe Brazilian Loop Tie Side bikini bottom by Seafolly. Its low-rise cut and crisscross-tie sides with tassels offer maximum style with minimal bum coverage.

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being a mermaid and an astronaut, then the Blue Asymmetric off-the-shoulder swimsuit by Saks Potts does just the trick. Its long-sleeve stretch nylon jersey fabric with cut-out chest in shimmer aqua sits at the nexus of superhero and supersleek.

Image courtesy of Saks Potts.

Celebrate and support ocean conservation with Ganni’s Twist one-piece swimsuit with halter-neck ties. Part of Ganni’s recycled swimwear program and its larger mission to become circular by 2020, this floral-print bathing beauty is made from recycled polyamide by Q NOVA⁠—fabric from waste material sourced from the company’s main production cycle, which reduces litres of water used per kilogram of the product by 90 per cent.

Image courtesy of Q NOVA⁠.

The Reveal Plunge one-piece swimsuit by Becca evokes Grandma’s crochet—that is, if Sophia Loren were your grandmother. Its sultry design with plunging neckline and tie back conjures an entirely new genre—hot granny chic.

Image courtesy of Becca.

For Lululemon, the upside of a world pandemic has meant its famous Align pants immediately sold out, but there’s more to our favourite athleisure brand than survival yogawear. The Clear Waters bikini top offers C- and D-cups a vintage-inspired UV-protective, salt- and chlorine-resistant option that’s full coverage (read: no beach wardrobe malfunctions).

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July 15, 2020