East Coast Couture

The East Coast is known for being overtly preppy, but this season, many designers are keen on spreading this style beyond the confines of Martha's Vineyard, to every coast and class. Thus, this article is dedicated to the preppy styles inspired by nautical New England fashion trends. From thick stripes to navy solids, we've got you covered in suits that will make you look like you've just stepped off a yacht in Cape Cod (we can dream, right?).

First on the list is Michael Kors with his dreamy navy skirted suit with a wrapped brown belt that criss-crosses in the center. This is one suit that we don't want to take off, it's just that cute! Another option is the black, white and red striped bikini with a bandeau top that zips down the middle and tiny red bow accents on the sides of the bottoms.

Lahco Swimwear uses a color palette of red, white, blue and black to create suits that fit swimmingly into this trend. Using a pattern of stripes that vary in thickness, these swimsuits are showstoppers for sailors and pool boys alike. Choose between a scoop-neck one-piece or a high-waisted halter bikini.

Gottex presents us with swimwear that is solid, but never basic. From the navy bandeau one-piece with rouching to the shimmering navy one-piece with crystal detailing, you won't be feeling blue in either of these suits.

Finally, a brand called Solid and Striped makes its mark on this trend. A one-piece bathing suit with thick multi-colored stripes gives off a classic nautical look with a low back that serves a contemporary style. If you sport one of these suits you are in good company, as celebrities have shown their support for the brand. Supermodel Gigi Hadid struts down the beach in a high-waisted vintage-style bikini with blue, black and white stripes. What's good enough for Gigi is good enough for me!

Ahoy, ladies! These styles embody the preppy and collegiate attitude of New England, but they can also embody YOU with any one of these super cute suits!