Jeanne Beker dives in to bikinis and
beach bags fit for the Muskokan Riviera
“I know this is probably the teeniest bikini of the bunch — but I really like it. It may be skimpy, but it’s just beautiful. And this bag adds a bit of a rustic touch.”
Where to get them: Vix by Paula Hermanny bikini ($305) from Sandpipers + Josa Tulum beach bag from Melmira ($195).
SKIRTING THE ISSUE
“This is a real suit for a real woman! The colour is fantastic. We just love that coral shade. The top is great, and these bottoms hold in the tummy nicely.”
Where to get them: Maryan Melhorn bikini from Linea Intima ($260) + Tory Burch bag from Holt Renfrew ($265).
“This bikini has that ’50s pin-up girl vibe. I could really see Lucy — from ‘I Love Lucy’ — wearing something like that!”
Where to get them: Seafolly two-piece bathing suit from Holt Renfrew (top $95, bottom $85) + Flea Bags bag from A2Zane ($490).
NOT-SO MELLOW YELLOW
“The metallic thread that runs through this yellow striped bikini really gives this look a shot of glam. I really like the colours.”
Where to get them: Seaspray bikini from Premier Jour ($179) + Alyssa bag from fiveoseven Clothing ($79).
“What we like with this one is the ultra-high waist. I could really see my daughter liking this one. It’s got a retro vibe — and what a lovely print.”
Where to get them: Minnow Bathers two-piece from Penny Arcade Vintage ($145) + Seafolly bag from Sandpipers ($53).
“Now this one’s fun. There’s some great support here in the top, and you have the option of wearing this one strapless — if you don’t want the tan lines.”
Where to get them: Insight bikini from Drake General Store ($102) + Echo Design bag from Sporting Life ($105).
IN THE NAVY
“With this beautiful suit, what you see is really what you get. Simple, unstructured, with gold beads at the top. There’s some nice detailing here.”
Where to get them: Jets by Jessica Allen bikini from Melmira (top $139, bottom $98) + Baci Couture bag from the Shoe Company ($50).