Summer is near and hand in hand with the hottest of seasons comes the perfect holiday fantasy built out of sea, sun and fine sand, a fantasy that can only be made whole with that one ravishing piece of swimwear.
This season, the sporty silhouettes paint the mood all kinds of sexy, so allow them to inspire you in making a splash with their racy straps, chunky zippers and surf-inspired shapes.
Below, the 11 sporty swimsuits to rock this summer.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Zipped Plunge Swimsuit.
A scuba-inspired zipped front that accentuates the plunging neckline is what makes Stella McCartney’s black swimsuit describe sports-luxe at its best:
Shop: Adidas by Stella McCartney Zipped Plunge Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
Lisa Marie Fernandez ‘Lauren’ Bikini.
Sleek, minimal, effortless, the “Lauren” bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez serves as the purest, most irresistible take on sporty swim:
Shop: Lisa Marie Fernandez ‘Lauren’ Bikini at Farfetch.com.
Seafolly Block Party High Neck Maillot.
In between its high neckline, its cross strap back and its black and white block party, Seafolly’s swimsuit has sporty all figured out:
Shop: Seafolly Block Party High Neck Maillot at ASOS.com.
Karla Colletto High-neck Monokini in Cobalt.
Queen of the poolside, or goddess of the sea, whichever the fantasy, Karla Colletto’s sporty monikini in cobalt blue is ready to deliver:
Shop: Karla Colletto High-neck Monokini in Cobalt at Karla Colletto.com.
Flagpole Swim Vera Cutout Two-Tone Swimsuit.
Active days at the beach don’t need to go by without a striking piece of swimwear, much like this two-tone swimsuit with a front cutout:
Shop: Flagpole Swim Vera Cutout Two-Tone Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
The Midi Beach Bandeau + The Itsy by Victoria’s Secret.
Trust Victoria’s Secret to do sporty-swim with infinite amounts of sensuality, the Midi Beach Bandeau and the Itsy bikini bottoms looking perfectly fun and flirty:
Shop: The Midi Beach Bandeau + The Itsy at Victoria’s Secret; .
Lahco One-Piece Coco Sport Swimsuit.
Proof that one-piece swimsuits are never boring, Lahco’s sporty coral number is ready to infuse your beach days with some high levels of vibrancy:
Shop: Lahco One-Piece Coco Sport Swimsuit at Saks Fifth Avenue.com.
T by Alexander Wang Swimsuit.
Alexander Wang does sporty to a T, its black and white swimsuit the perfect measure of chic-meet-sleek for lazy days spent by the pool:
Shop: T by Alexander Wang Swimsuit at My Theresa.com.
Tape Piece + Walk Piece by IYA.
Both stylish and super-hot, IYA’s halter neck swim top and matching bikini bottoms epitomize the luxe sportswear feel with so little effort:
ASOS Colour Block Racer Front Swimsuit.
Colour block meets racer front meets the most flattering of silhouettes in this perfect piece of swimwear from Asos:
Shop: ASOS Colour Block Racer Front Swimsuit at ASOS.com.
Herve Leger Lyyti Knit Bikini.
The classic bikini gets a modern, sporty update courtesy of Herve Leger, its bold colourblock design making for a chic take on beachwear:
Shop: Herve Leger Lyyti Knit Bikini at Saks Fifth Avenue.com.