What’s your dream summer vacation destination? Lake Como? St. Barts? The Hamptons? Unfortunately, when it comes to budgeting for a stellar summer, we often have to make the choice between funding a sunny vacation and rounding out our warm-weather wardrobe—swimwear included.
Of course, in a dream world, we’d be able to shell out some serious cash for a few fancy bikinis and still have enough left over for a round (or several) of frozen drinks. Not afraid to bust your budget on beachwear this summer? These 50 pricey but oh-so-pretty swimsuits are a great place to start. From embellished bikinis to super-strappy maillots, all are sure to earn you a few well-deserved double takes by the shore or pool.