Commonly known as the escape destination for heat-stricken affluent New Yorkers, The Hamptons is the place to be if you want to practice your tennis serve, relax on the beach or savor the many local gastronomic delights.
Of course, any summer vacation would not be complete without the addition of cute and stylish swimwear! Whether you’re lucky enough to stay at a friend or relative’s luxurious abode or at a charming B&B, I’ve compiled prepster-worthy swimsuits to have you looking your best — Hamptons-style.
While celebs do run rampant in the Hamptons, the quaint towns along the south shore of Long Island are more targeted towards those who desire a laid-back vacation — this ain’t flashy Miami beach! So, rather than sport a daring look-at-me monokini during your Hamptons getaway, opt for nautical or striped styles in either a sporty or feminine silhouette.
Along with a Panama hat, Ray-Ban Wayfarers and a great read stashed inside your L. L. Bean tote, you’ll look coastal-chic in some of the following styles.
How about a swimsuit in a quintessentially preppy print? Fabricated in the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, Juicy Couture offers an itty-bitty plaid bikini while Rosa Cha’s two-piece features a more abstract, free hand plaid design.
Veteran of effortless cool, J. Crew offers a feminine Madras print ruffled bikini with underwire balconet top — pair it under a sheer linen cardi for a sexy/sweet evening cover-up. Also from the preppy label is a vintage-inspired one-piece Cape-striped option, while Undrest satisfies the ultra girly-girl with a ruffled bandeau bikini.
One of the two-pieces on my must-have Hampton swimwear list is Rosa Cha’s unique combination of two big trends this season: chambray and stripes. The striped Brazilian tie-bottoms and chambray bustier top definitely embodies that classic All-American allure.
So if you’re lucky enough to be heading to Long Island’s charming coast this summer (sigh, can you take me with you?) take your style cues from these classic looks that are anything but boring!