Material: 80% nylon and 20% spandex shell
Origin: United States
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.