The best bikinis to buy her this summer

Esquire

The mid-year gift that's good for both of you, from a woman who knows. Plus maybe one not-bikini thing. 


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Mara Hoffman ruffle bikini

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Mara Hoffman

Not a secret: We like ruffles.

Ruffle bustier bikini ($140) by Mara Hoffman, shopbop.com












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(Photo: Miu Miu)

(Photo: Miu Miu)

Miu Miu

... and bows.


Halterneck bandeau bikini ($245) by Miu Miu, net-a-porter-.com










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(Photo: Tori Praver)

(Photo: Tori Praver)

Tori Praver

The perfect (naughty) little black bikini.

Jolie bikini top ($110) and bottom ($110) by Tori Praver, shopbop.com














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(Photo: Billabong)

(Photo: Billabong)

Billabong

Pink-and-red: the official color combo of the season.

Pamela bikini top ($30) and bikini bottom ($34.50), swell.com











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(Photo: Victoria's Secret)

(Photo: Victoria's Secret)

Victoria's Secret

Term to know: bandeau. Like so.

Madi push-up bandeau top ($28) and low-rise hipkini bottom ($18) by Victoria's Secret, victoriassecret.com














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(Photo: Charlie by Matthew Zink)

(Photo: Charlie by Matthew Zink)

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













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(Photo: Old Navy)

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Old Navy

Just the right amount of Hawaiian-inspired kitch.

Floral-print string bikini top ($13) and bottom ($17.50) by Old Navy, oldnavy.com










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(Photo: Thomas Maier)

(Photo: Thomas Maier)

Thomas Maier

A no-brainer. Camo + string bikini = awesome.

Camo string bikini ($329) by Thomas Maier, barneys.com
















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(Photo: Rag & Bone)

(Photo: Rag & Bone)

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
















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(Photo: Madewell)

(Photo: Madewell)

Madewell

According to Pinterest, all of womankind loves a chevron print.

Chevron string bikini top ($35) and bottom ($35) by Madewell, madewell.com













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(Photo: J. Crew)

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J. Crew

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














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(Photo: Chloe)

(Photo: Chloe)

Chloe

Not for amateurs.

Cut out halter neck bikini ($382) by Chloe, us.asos.com











(Photo: Tory Burch)

(Photo: Tory Burch)

Tory Burch

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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