The mid-year gift that's good for both of you, from a woman who knows. Plus maybe one not-bikini thing.
Not a secret: We like ruffles.
Ruffle bustier bikini ($140) by Mara Hoffman, shopbop.com
... and bows.
Halterneck bandeau bikini ($245) by Miu Miu, net-a-porter-.com
The perfect (naughty) little black bikini.
Jolie bikini top ($110) and bottom ($110) by Tori Praver, shopbop.com
Pink-and-red: the official color combo of the season.
Pamela bikini top ($30) and bikini bottom ($34.50), swell.com
Term to know: bandeau. Like so.
Madi push-up bandeau top ($28) and low-rise hipkini bottom ($18) by Victoria's Secret, victoriassecret.com
Charlie by Matthew Zink
Because we know all about your boyhood fantasy: Princess Leia and that gold bikini.
Gold Jane bikini ($107.50) by Charlie by Matthew Zink, charliebymzstore.com
Just the right amount of Hawaiian-inspired kitch.
Floral-print string bikini top ($13) and bottom ($17.50) by Old Navy, oldnavy.com
A no-brainer. Camo + string bikini = awesome.
Camo string bikini ($329) by Thomas Maier, barneys.com
Rag & Bone
Here's a sporty one with a pop of sass.
Ibiza bandeau bikini top ($74) and Fiji bikini boy shorts ($115) by Rag & Bone, shopbop.com
According to Pinterest, all of womankind loves a chevron print.
Chevron string bikini top ($35) and bottom ($35) by Madewell, madewell.com
The only thing that has a bigger cult following than polka-dots is underwire.
Polka-dot ruched underwire tank swimsuit ($86) by J. Crew, jcrew.com
Not for amateurs.
Cut out halter neck bikini ($382) by Chloe, us.asos.com
When in doubt: go with a solid string thing.
Solid string bikini top ($51) and bottom ($51) by Tory Burch, toryburch.com
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