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.
Bright colours, racy lines and crochet highlights are common themes among Frankies Bikinis, which is why it’s no surprise that their Instagram feed is filled with festival-inspired snaps, including the Poppy One Piece ($220). Designed in Malibu California and produced in LA, I love the wide range of styles they have; there’s literally a suit here for every body type