Live your island dreams out loud in Letarte swimwear, celeb favorite since 2000. The Maui-based brand takes its brand of laid-back sass very seriously, producing bikinis, swimwear, cover ups and tunics to satisfy the most stringent surfer-chick standards. Founded by sister-sister team Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte Ross, this swimwear blends eclectic boho chic with a tropical flair, and is extremely functional – Lisa decided to start designing to fill her need for feminine and flirty beachwear that she’d be able to wear as a competitive windsurfer (the Letarte kids line is another great example of cute yet rugged swimwear). Letarte’s fans are legion – they include Beyoncé, Kate Hudson and Cindy Crawford – and over 50 of the brand’s bikinis have graced the pages of Sport’s Illustrated coveted Swimsuit Issue over the years, including, most recently, on the cover of the 2013 issue as worn by Kate Upton.
Every year Sports Illustrated Swimsuit always gets us super-excited to plan our beach wardrobes — there’s no better place to find out which swimwear trends will be all over the beaches once summer arrives. So we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Sports Illustrated this year for a summer-fun blowout: We’ve got an amazing array of chic swimsuits like the styles in this year’s issue (out today!), as well as limited-edition surfboards and exhibition-quality prints from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2012. What’s more, 100 percent of the purchase price will benefit the Nature Conservancy’s beaches and oceans conservation work — and that’s something we can all feel good about.
Want to score of-the-moment styles by some of your favorite designer names? This inspired mix of apparel and accessories makes dressing for the season a total breeze.
Make a splash in mix-and-match bikinis and one-piece suits designed to flaunt your figure and turn heads at the beach.