staff picks: the best swimsuits for summer

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The search for the perfect swimsuit is the holy grail of summer shopping—or, perhaps, the better metaphor is that of Goldilox. Some are comfortable, but too frumpy. Others are cute, but feel as if they are made out of paper streamers. Finding that suit that's just right is nearly impossible, which is why we asked our well-heeled editors where they found their beloved bathers. Behold.

Beth Garrabrant, Photo Director - "My favorite place at the beach is the concession stand so this bikini is definitely on the menu."Wildfox, hamburgers reversible contrast, $70, available at wildfox.

Rene Rupcich, Design Director - "The best place to show off a macramé moment is at the beach. In this super-flattering black racer back one-piece you'll feel like a timeless french girl from one of godard's films."b swim, l101 noir the boss macrame, $98, available at best swimwear.

Busra Erkara, Senior Editor - "If a one piece with the face of a certain 6th century philosopher doesn't make you happy in this life, I don't know what will."paom. one piece swimsuit by otis parrot, $98, available at paom.

Simone Archer, Executive Assistant - "This is a basic need because its 2 outfits in one. Swimsuit and Bodysuit. You're Welcome"sorella, machine gun suit, $40, available at so sorella.

Michelle Lee, Editor-In-Chief - "I'm really into this polka dot and floral bikini by Zimmermann. I like the pattern-mixing vibe and appreciate that the slightly ruffled triangle top creates a nifty optical illusion for us less busty girls."zimmermann, ceramic triangle bikini, $96, available at net-a-porter.

Tamar Levine, Accessories Editor - "This sporty style from Unif reminds me of 1996 when Speedo's were my summertime staple. I love the psychedelic print and zip for an added appeal."unif, cid suit, $108, available at unif.

Katherine Martinez, Director of E-Commerce - "This reminds me of something I would have rocked as a 5-year-old at my neighborhood pool while covered in melted popsicle juice (best time ever!)."batoko, watermelon swimsuit, $55, available at nylon shop.

Julie Humeas, Eastern Advertising Manager - "I've been a fan of the high-wasted bikini bottoms for years now and SO HAPPY they are finally getting the beautiful attention they deserve! They stay put when you're diving off of the high-high-high diving board and the geometric print is right on trend this season."boohoo, aruba monochrome geo print high rise bikini, $35, available at boohoo.

Marissa Smith, Market Editor - "I love anything that looks like athletic wear, this bathing suit might give me a weird mesh tan line but like, who cares?"jaded london, crop bikini top, $50, available at asos.

jaded london, high waist bikini bottom, $45, available at asos.

Yasmeen Gharnit, Assistant Digital Editor - "A teeny-bikini is nice, but this sporty two-piece will keep you covered up, no matter what activity you do."giejo, halter tie, $125, available at giejo.

giejo, mixed boy brief, $105, available at giejo.

Leila Brillson, Digital Director - "What is so great about this bathing suit is that it feels totally sleek and expensive—but it isn't. The best part of this suit is the fact that it is totally timeless. It'll look as great as it does in three years as it does right now."cos, double-sided bikini top, $35, available at cos.

cos, double-sided bikini bottoms. $25, available at cos.

Nicole Draga, Fashion Assistant - "I love this bathing suit because it stays true to my all black dress code and adds a shiny beach touch."amuse society, rory sequin one piece, $89.50, available at revolve clothing.