There are so many bikinis out there these days. Like, sooo many. Hundreds of brands, fabrics, styles, cuts, etc. You get the point. When it comes time to buy that one bikini you'll be wearing all summer and beyond, how do you know which one to pick? It's a little daunting with so much to choose from. And getting just the right bikini is something you don't want to get wrong. So we took it upon ourselves to give out our own awards to our favorite suits we've seen thus far and call it 'Bikinis of the Year.' Basically, we came up with a few categories we thought were important when it comes to buying a suit, and then we chose the best bikini for that category. It's not rocket science, that's pretty much all there was to it. Take it with a grain of sea salt if you must. But, hey, we're the girls who are actually wearing these things, so our opinions gotta count for something, right?
This one goes out to the best brand you maybe haven't heard of yet. But you will. Luv you, Slate.
SLATE - Zinc bikini
LET'S GET TOGETHER AGAIN
Hey Amuse & Flynn Skye, we loved you guys getting together so much, you should do it again sometime. 2nd date's on us?
Beach to the Bar
Sometimes there's no time out between the beach and bar. Let the suit be your outfit.
TAVIK - Lila one piece
Back in the day
Hats off to Zulu & Zephyr for putting a new twist on a classic vintage style. Add some cat eye glasses and you're set.
ZULU & ZEPHYR - Sun Spot Bikini
Basic in a good way
Who said basic was a bad thing? We've never seen it look better. Sometimes simple is better. Be basic.
SOLID & STRIPED - The Chelsea
Killing it without killing the environment
Abysse gets that, and so they get this award. Congrats!
No Nip Slips
The babies won't come out in this guy. Frolic around in the waves as you please, ladies.
ROXY - Pop Surf High Neck Bikini
WORTH THE TAN LINES
Let's be real here. It's going to leave some interesting tan lines on your back. But it's sooo worth it.
BILLABONG - Today's vibe long sleeve
best brand your boyfriend also wearS
Sure, your boyfriend wears O'Neill, but so can you. And why wouldn't you? Look at how cute this thing is.
O'NEILL - Baja Sleeveless One Piece
RHYTHM - Leilani bikini
And this is it. THE bikini of the year, chosen by yours truly. Rhythym's Leilani bikini takes the cake for a few reasons. It's versatile, has an amazing cut, a pattern to die for, it'll stay on while you're surfing (or doing anything for that matter), and it's pretty affordable. Top and bottom add up to a little over $100, which is decent these days. And trust us, you'll get your money's worth and then some with this thing. Not to mention, we love Rhythm with all our hearts. So, if you're looking for a bikini that's got a little bit of it all, this is your go-to.