The Best Swimsuits and Where to Wear Them!

Preppy prints? Teeny-bikinis? Sporty Styles? Travel destinations have a style all their own, on and off the beach. With so many swimsuit styles available, knowing what type of bathing suit to pack is half the challenge. Travel and style expert {and former swimwear designer} Kerry Cushman breaks down the best swimwear styles for your vacation getaway.

The best swimsuits for your next beach vacation & where to wear them:


1// Stylish Palm Springs Getaway

This darling palm-print bikini by Milly puts the palm in Greater Palm Springs. Stay at the Sands Hotel and Spa in Indian Wells. You’ll feel right at home amongst the retro-vibe, pink decor and green palms. Daily activities include spa + lounge poolside + read book + repeat, so the off-the-shoulder style with suit the laid-back vibes just fine. Available at

{Photo: Shopbop}
{Photo: The Pink Cabana at the Sands Hotel + Spa}

2// Boho Chic Mexico Getaway

The only thing missing from this boho-fringe Anna Kosturova bikini is a hammock and some major R&R. Which thankfully you can find (along with your inner eco-chic hippie) at Nomade Hotel in Tulum, Mexico.  Available at

{Photo: Anna Kosturova}
{Photo: Nomade Hotel Tulum}

3// Holiday Escape to Italy

You can find us in this rose-checked Tori Praver bikini at the Borgo Scopeto Relais Hotel in Tuscany, soaking in the Italian sunshine with a straw bag and white eyelet cover-up. Ah, la dolce vita. Available at

{Photo: Shopbop}
{Photo: Borgo Scopeto Relais}

4// Road Trip the California Coast

Wish they could all be California Girls indeed. The little string bikini is as quintessential as the Beach Boys. Whether you choose a skimpy version or opt for a style with a little more coverage, the string bikini is a swimsuit classic. Stay beachside at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica for plenty of fun in the California sun. Kushcush by Kerry Cushman swimsuit.

{Photo by Kushcush}
{Photo Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows}

5// Dream Trip to the Maldives

If paradise had a color it would be light aqua. This knotted bandeau bikini by PilyQ will camouflage perfectly in the tropical paradise of the Maldives. Good thing because you’ll never want to leave the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Paradise found. Bikini available at

{Photo source: Shopbop}
{Photo: Fairmont Maldives}

Not that you’ll want to get out of your bikini, but just in case – check out these 5 Must-Have Fashion Accessories for Packing Light.

Heads ups fellow travelers! We’re passionate about sharing our love for travel (and swimsuits!). This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are totally our own. 


Kerry Cushman is a fashion designer and travel + style writer. Her swimsuits have been worn by celebs such as Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian and Solange Knowles. She’s been featured in VOGUE UK, InStyle, Marie Claire, Coastal Living, named E!’s ‘Most Wanted Fashionista’ and a Glamour ‘Do.’

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