Beauty and the Beach

Our top (and bottom) picks for swimwear.


Compiled by Conn Brattain
Tizana bikini

Not Your Grandma’s Crochet

(Not unless Gram is still in her salad days.) Tizana bikini has lettuce edging and intricate floral crochet detail. Triangle top ties at neck and back. Side-tie bottom features back ruching and Brazilian coverage. $200 by Agua Bendita at Canyon Beachwear, The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 879-8111,


Arie BikinisSun Set in the West

Triangle top in Wild West print (reversible to solid fuchsia) by Arie Bikinis, $77, and raspberry side-tie fringe bottom, $75, by Tamara Catz, both at Tamara Catz, 83 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-9184,


Candy Reef Rash Guard BikiniGo Undercover

Long-sleeved Candy Reef-print rash guard is UPF 50+ (blocks 90% of harmful UV rays), $156. Matching side-tie bottom has silver-metal bead detail on ties, $98. Both by and at Letarte, 24 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, 579-6022,


Hay Hay CoutureOne-derful

Classic one-piece in tropical floral print is by Hayhay Couture, $120 at Maggie Coulombe, Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 344-6672; and


Indie Attire bikiniTropical Heat

Indie Attire’s reversible patchwork bandeau top, $74, and lace-up, boy-cut hipster bikini bottom, $92, have different patterns on back; no two suits alike. At The Mercantile, 3673 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 572-1407;


bandeau top bikiniMint Condition

Ipo bandeau top with crochet insert, $72, and Hala bottom with crochet edging detail, $76, both in Mint Kapa pattern by Posh Pua, at The Bikini Market,1819 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 891-8700,;


Arie fringe bikiniFringe Element

Be a peach at the beach. Arie Bikinis’ peach-fringed cross-back top and bottom in sunset print are reversible to solid peach color; $84 each at ‘Awili Spa, Andaz Maui, 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 573-1234, and


Lilas bikiniGeometry Lesson

This Lilas bikini by DO has all the angles covered: matching top and side-tie bottom feature a geometric pattern in periwinkles and blues. Silver-metallic stitching and braided details on neck strap and waistband. $380 at Puka Puka, 43 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-3080


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