I used to buy my bathing suits at H&M or Boathouse, and never got anything I really liked nor anything that fit well. I recently stumbled across some great designer brands, and once I got a taste of Italian fabric and high-end clasps, I was hooked. While the price point is significantly higher (from $180+), and the majority of them are based in the States or Australia, it’s worth the extra money for something you love and fits well (though we’re still in love with a bargain, too). Thanks to online shopping and generous return policies, it’s still possible for us to indulge in some luxury brands from afar. Here are five bathing suits that are definitely worth the splurge for your next vacation or trip to the beach.
Fella Swim’s simple designs and luxurious Italian fabrics are a true dream for someone that is searching for a simple, yet well-designed swimsuit with tiny detailing to make any piece pop. Their Mad Max full piece ($190) is the perfect sophisticated yet sexy suit, with side mesh detailing and a dreamy low slung back to offset the high 90s style front.