When sophisticated silhouettes meet luxe fabrics, the result is L*Space swimwear — designer Monica Wise’s irresistible collection of bathing suits and cover-ups. Based in Orange County, California, Wise has won the Surfwear Industry Manufacturer's Association’s "swimwear designer of the year" award more than five times thanks to her bold and original halter and bandeau bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, which feature distinctive prints and details like fringe trim (Wise’s signature embellishment) or gold-embossed metal hardware. In recent years Wise has launched the modern-vintage label Maio Swim and The Collection — a line of beaded and embroidered rompers, flowing caftans and maxi dresses, and other beach essentials. Whatever your swim style, be sure to grab one of L*Space’s flattering ruched jersey tunics for when you need to cover up.
Suit up for summer in barely-there bikinis, plunging one-pieces, and more