Haute Fun in the Sun: Sexy Swimwear for Summer

Above: Freya Circus Circus bikini, available at {intimacy}

It’s already pool season in Phoenix, which means it’s time to splurge on swimwear. What every sun-worshipper needs in her swimwear arsenal? A teeny-weeny bikini, a sexy one-piece and a too-cute cover-up. And we’ve got a few suggestions …

Above: You’ll be on island time any time you’re wearing this Pink Orchid string bikini by Emilio Pucci. P.S. There’s a matching tunic that we think you might go wild for, too. $395 for string bikini, neimanmarcus.com

Above: The {intimacy} bra boutique at Scottsdale Fashion Square specializes in quality, bra-sized swimwear, such as this fun and flirty Calypso halter and matching tie bottom. Plus, the boutique offers a variety of styles in A to K sizes (some even with “tummy control”), as well as free alterations. $117 for Calypso halter and bottom, {intimacy}

Above: This Ruched Surplice Swimdress by Karla Colletto hides a secret: You can adjust the ruched overlay to fit your desired level of coverage (voila! — customized swimwear for your comfort level). And if it’s a statement you want to make at your next poolside party, look no further than the designer’s Mesh Cutout Swimsuit with peek-a-boo bandage seams. $276 for the ruched swimdress, $288 for the mesh swimsuit, neimanmarcus.com

Above: Ladies are positively flipping for stylist turned fashion designer Lisa Marie Fernandez‘s sexy scuba-inspired swimwear. This khaki-colored “Jasmine Maillot” style is a perfect example of the collection’s sleek athleticism. $385, barneys.com

Above: We think Missoni‘s made-in-Italy embroidered string bikini gives off kind of a hippy vibe, with woven fabric and a patchwork knit. $500, saksfifthavenue.com

Above: Everything But Water has an almost overwhelming selection of haute swimwear pieces, but these two cover-ups caught our eye as standouts. The Moroccan Ikat print by Carmen Marc Valvo (left) is sexy and seductive, while the Parrot Key print by Nanette Lepore (right) is sweet and tropical. $121 for the Carmen Marc Valvo cover-up, $139 for Nanette Lepore cover-up, everythingbutwater.com

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