From the islands of the Keys to the Carolina coast to the white sands of the Gulf, we Southerners know a thing or two about great beaches. So it’s really no surprise that our region would yield some stellar swimwear.We’ve rounded up five our favorite Southern designers–with styles that fit all ages and body types–every girl should have in her closet this swimsuit season.
1. KAE Swimwear Get two swimsuits in one with this collection of reversible bikinis. In bright colors with various braided trims, the Maryland-based brand’s halter tops and low-cut bottoms are young and carefree. Separates range from $62-$69; kaeswimwear.com
2. Patrick T. Cooper Creating pieces ranging from flirty to sophisticated, this Atlanta designer has styles that flatter a mature figure while still feeling fresh. For information on pricing and where to buy, call 404.827.8161
4. Marysia Swim The brand got it’s start as the winner of Charleston Fashion Week’s very own Emerging Designer Competition back in 2009. Since, an array of celebrities including Rachel Bilson and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o have been spotted sporting the line. Pieces range from $129-$320; marysiaswim.com
5. Curlee Bikini There is no shortage of creativity in the mix of colors, prints, and silhouettes. If you are hoping find a style to help you master this season’s high-waisted bikini trend, look no further than this Austin-based label. Suits range from $175-$450; etsy.com
Is there a certain Southern label you’re loving this summer? Share your Southern fashion obsession below.