Swimsuit styles go beyond the traditional bikini

The season's hottest swimwear trends go well beyond the classic string bikini.

Now that we are safely into warm-weather territory, it’s time to make a statement poolside. Clothing designers are finally proving that swimwear can be fashionable. From sporty to scuba-inspired, this is the year to step out of your sartorial swimsuit comfort zone and try something new. Leave your bikini buying to the last minute? Good news. There are still plenty of stylish options at local shops. Here are a few of our favorite looks.

Credits: Wardrobe stylist Claire Neviaser, studiobstyle.com; hair and makeup artist Fatima Olive, fatimaolive.com; assistant stylist Kate Dixon, studiobstyle.com; model Liz, www.wehmann.com.

  

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