It was an idea that made sense at the time: revisit Maggie Davis and Charlotte Williams’ book 101 Things To Buy Before You Die and give you my go-to for each item outlined therein. It’s a mammoth task and it’ll take a while so I’m taking it one piece at a time. Today’s installment… swimwear.
The original: bikinis. The update: swimwear.
One piece, two piece, cut outs and mis-matched pairs. They’re all on offer these days.
For minimalist but edgy, head to Marysia (shown above) for styles that are simple at a first glance, but clearly aren’t run of the mill.
For a more no-holds-barred extreme gypset-meets-bombshell approach, you can’t go past Brazillian label Adriana Degreas (top).
Finally, in an industry overflowing with options, Zimmermann (below) has stood the test of time. Australian women have been clamoring for their feminine pieces fusing fashion and swimwear since the early 90s. Fortunately, they now ship (and stock) internationally so you can have your fix wherever you are.