For fidget-free, amazingly cut swimwear, check out Letarte. Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, a pro wind surfer, designs the collection from her studio in Hawaii, and her sister, Michele Letarte Ross, runs the sales and marketing from the East Coast. Carolyn Murphy wore a their bikini on the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2005, making Letarte the first US Company to be featured on the Sports Illustrated cover in more than a decade.
The line appeals to beach tarts’ want for luxurious materials and fine details such as shells, bamboo, beading, sequins and intricate embroidery, but is at the same time functional and bikinis stay in place during vigorous water sports and beach frolics. In addition to bikinis, Letarte makes equally coverups, dresses and skirts.
Find It: Both and figleaves.com have a great selection of Letarte swim and beachwear. The bonus is that both sites carry a DIFFERENT selection so visit each to truly discover Letarte.