red bathingsuits

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Makeup Sets
Suits and sunnies in lipstick shades are in the hot seat this season. Rule of thumb: Orangy reds look better on those with warm undertones (i.e., gold jewelry complements you); blue-reds flatter cooler undertones (silver jewelry is your jam).

Clockwise, from top left:
Swimsuit, top, $82, and bottom, $50;
Sunglasses, RAEN, $125;

Swimsuit, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $160;
Sunglasses, Oliver Peoples West, $265;

Swimsuit, Charlie by Matthew Zink, $192;
Sunglasses, $98;

Swimsuit, Vince Camuto, $88;
Sunglasses, Tory Burch, $149;
black and white swimsuits

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Graphic Design
Is there anything more sophisticated than black-and-white? I'm just crazy about these suits—and you might as well go for a full-on coordinated (but not matchy-matchy) look with slides and a great face-protecting hat.

Clockwise, from top left:
Hat, Nine West, $44;
Swimsuit, $139;
Sandal, $255;

Hat, Physician Endorsed, $45;
Swimsuit, Marysia, $280;
Sandal, Newbark, $315;

Hat, Nine West, $34;
Swimsuit, $250;
Sandal, $228;

Hat, $58;
Swimsuit, $225;
Sandal, $95;
green swimsuits

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Green Party
Aqua-greens are a huge trend in swimsuits this year: From seafoam to jade to forest, there's a different shade for every outing. Here are my favorites, along with matching nail polishes to complete the look.

Clockwise, from top left:
Swimsuit, Merona, $35;
Wear With: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in She Drives Me Crazy, $18;

Swimsuit, $230;
Wear With: OPI Nail Lacquer in AmazOn... AmazOff, $9;

Swimsuit, H&M, top, $18, and bottom, $13;
Wear With: Essie Nail Polish in Ruffles & Feathers, $8.50;

Swimsuit, $216;
Wear With: Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Lost in Paradise, $8.50; beauty supply stores

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Runway: Emilio Pucci
Swimsuit: $426;

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Runway: Altuzarra
Swimsuit: $329;

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Bold Floral
Runway: Prabal Gurung
Swimsuit: Magicsuit by Miraclesuit, $146;

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Painterly Inspired
Runway: CHANEL
Swimsuit: Bleu/Rod Beattie, $115;

Mommy and Me
Known for her gorgeous prints, designer Mara Hoffman is collaborating with J.Crew on a children's collection, Mara Hoffman for Crewcuts. The little ones' line, inspired by Indian mythology, matches pieces in Hoffman's adult swimwear collection. Love!

Women's Suit, $204;
Kid' Suit, Mara Hoffman for Crewcuts, $100;

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Borrowed from the Boys
Who wears short shorts? Men's swimsuit designers Orlebar Brown and Vilebrequin hope you do! Known for preppy-with-a-twist looks, they're now offering women's swimwear and beachwear. I particularly love these bikini tops and shorts, which offer thigh coverage without sacrificing style.

Top: Orlebar Brown bikini top, $180, and board shorts, $295;
Bottom: Vilebrequin bikini top, $145, and board shorts, $170;

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Couture Camouflage
A recent import from Brazil, these suits are handmade using a luxurious fabric that mimics jersey and a draping technique usually seen on high-end dresses. Yes, they're pricey, but you get a gorgeous swimsuit with extra-slimming ruching that can double as a bodysuit.

Clube Bossa Couture plunge neckline suit, $567, and one-shoulder suit, $630;