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I may not be vacationing in Europe this summer, but I have two friends who have swimming pools in their buildings in Los Angeles where I can use my imagination to to pretend I’m on vacation in Europe. A few accessories help with that, like an Aperol spritz and this chic bikini inspired by French lingerie.
It’s locally made by LA brand Anemos, whose minimalist swimwear and resortwear all have a chic European flair. Her Balconette Underwire Bikini Top has become a favorite: it looks great and fits perfectly, plus it’s surprisingly comfortable. (I’m a 32B in bras but went for the XS, for what it’s worth.)
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It’s also available in a unique range of colors that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere, such as terracotta, cerulean, sandstone, and off-white. The matching bottoms are great too, from the classic high waist to the more revealing 80s-inspired high cut. Despite my penchant for black, I chose celadon, a light jade color, which I love. My first costume was a gift from the brand, but I’m considering buying another black or brown top to mix it up with some bottoms I already have — it’s still a lot cheaper than a trip to Europe.
Anemos The Balconette Underwire Bikini Top, $160, Available here (sizes XS-XL).
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