Discovery of the Week: Mara Hoffman Bathing Suits

With summer around the corner, I’ve been looking for a new swimsuit and when I stumbled upon a gorgeous cutout one-piece by designer Mara Hoffman, I became an instant fan of her work. Hoffman’s stunning, original prints and use of bold color define the eclectic look of her line which is inspired by the designer’s “personal affinity towards world travel, nature, mythology, and magic.” Hoffman’s label, which includes swim and resort collections, ready-to-wear, bridal and kids fashion, combines structured design with a relaxed, globally-inspired aesthetic. Many pieces have flirty yet tasteful cutouts at the waist, and every garment makes a statement. My favorite swimsuits for my next beach day include the aforementioned figure-flattering Front Cutout Maillot with its bright twin-parrot motif and high-waisted bodice, and the sexy Lattice Weave bikini in “maristar green print.” I’d top either suit off with this adorable romper cover-up.