With poolside weather edging closer and closer, don’t be caught with your shorts down when party season arrives. The spring and summer months will come with ample opportunity to flex your elevated sense of style by the water, and you can bet the discoloration and ripped mesh lining of that not-so-trusty pair won’t cut it in 2019.

Fortunately, SS19 lines have a steezy swimwear solution for every budget. But measuring in at approximately a single square foot of fabric, opting for a design that speaks to your sense of style can be a mission of Pacific proportions in itself.

So, to help you make a splash with your style choices this summer, below we’ve compiled a brief(s) overview of our favorite swim shorts to cop right now, spanning spoetswear, streetwear, and luxury fashion.

Under $100

Those looking to spend only a drop in the ocean on their summer swimwear this year needn’t fret about losing out at the lido. For under $100, statement prints to turn heads by the pool abound. Our favorites include a tie-dye design by Bather, candy-colored stripes from Odd Future, and a low-key but always stylish pair by Patagonia.

Tie-Dye Swim Shorts



Pantone Swimming Trunks

MC2 Saint Barth


No Tv Swim Shorts

Life's A Beach


Vertical Stripe Elastic Waist Board Shorts

Odd Future


Baggies Light Trunks



$100 – $200

Up your budget slightly and you can flex that bit harder with a particularly chic print short by Jacquemus. Best among this price range however has to come from brands who specialize in technical-fabrics, including options by Nemen, Stone Island, and Everest Isles, whose shorts come made from 100% recycled econyl nylon.

Beach Shorts Splatter Dye

Brain Dead


Colorblock 15 Swim Shorts

Everest Isles


Swim Trunks



Warrick Mid-Length Swim Shorts

Acne Studios


Shell Swim Shorts

Stone Island


'Le Maillot' Gadjo Swim Shorts




For those with a bit more cash to splash on their pool party aesthetics, a cop from our most loved brands will make waves considering that – aside from your footwear – this single piece will make up your entire outfit.

Particular highlights of SS19’s more fashion-forward swim shorts include a belted Prada striped pair, Dries Van Noten’s signature retro waves print, and a grail of Supreme’s SS18 drops.

Striped Swim Shorts



Phibbs Long Swim Shorts

Dries Van Noten x Verner Panton


Mid-Length Striped Swim Shorts

Palm Angels


Nylon Water Short



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