Lest you forget we live on an island, jog your memory with suits from three new local lines.
The Brooklyn-based, ecominded designer’s first foray into swim reads retro without crossing into pinup territory. A printed bloomer and bandeau set in Japanese cotton takes top honors, and a white silk halter top with rope-tie waist channels Pfeiffer circa Scarface.
Where to wear: Strutting, sunning, and calm dips in your private pool.
Available online at suzanne-rae.myshopify.com, $235-$260.
Designer Gabby Sabharwal debuts with three bottoms and three tops in contrasting yet complementary prints. Pair the half-green, half-black high-waist briefs with sailor-stripe bandeau or mosaic boy shorts with cornflower balconette top.
Where to wear: Sabharwal’s got the mix; find somewhere to mingle, and maybe you’ll meet your match. Just don’t go off the deep end.
Available at Dagny + Barstow, 264 Bowery, between Houston and Prince Streets (212-675-2346); online at shopgiejo.com, $76-$108.
Bedford St. Laundry
Queens native Jessica Yuen launched her clothing label back in 2009 but waited until now to dip into swim. Embrace your sporty side with a gray or blue and pink mesh scoop-neck bikini and yellow-strapped utilitarian bottoms.
Where to wear: Boarding on the boardwalk. For the ride out, we suggest using Yuen’s sleeveless hoodie dress as a barrier between you and the seats on the D train.
Photos: Tracy Morford / Courtesy of Suzanne Rae; Courtesy of Giejo; Courtesy of Bedford St. Laundry