The maillot, monokini or one-piece is definitely seeing a style revival, but no matter how trend conscious, a beach girl sometimes just needs that eternal summer staple—the bikini.
1 Undercolors of Benetton: Turquoise and brown bikini, at South City Mall, Kolkata; Colaba Causeway, Mumbai; M-block market, Greater Kailash-I, and South Extension, Part I, New Delhi, Rs1,999.
2. Stella McCartney: Baby pink crochet bikini at Kitsch, DLF Emporio mall, New Delhi; and Stella McCartney, The Collection, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Rs19,990.
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3. Ranna Gill: String bikini with ruffled top, at Ranna Gill, Vaswani House, Colaba, Mumbai; and DLF Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Rs2,500.
4. Tommy Hilfiger: Printed bikini, at Tommy Hilfiger stores in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune, Rs2,100.
5. Chanel: Jersey logo bikini, Rs40,600 at Chanel, The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi.
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