With resort travel kicking off in one month, now is the perfect time to start dreaming of a warm-weather getaway. Sure to inspire said poolside pondering is Poppy Delevingne’s exclusive swimwear collaboration with Solid & Striped! On shelves today, the 16-piece collection really “pops” thanks to a bright palette, eye-catching prints and flattering fits. Below, Poppy shares insight into her design process, her favorite suits from the series and how she plans to style them on her next beachy escape!
About The Collection
How It Started
The Poppy Bikini in Pink ($188)
"It all began when a great friend of mine gifted me a Solid & Striped bikini. I fell bonkers in love with it, and suddenly I wanted every style from that season. I ended up giving all my hens (bridesmaids) a bikini, and then a mutual friend of [the label's founder] Isaac [Ross] and mine put us in touch."
Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater in "True Romance." Photo: The Everett Collection
"I wanted to pay homage to my all-time favorite style icon, Alabama Worley from True Romance, so I came up with a print that mirrored her. I was also inspired by Miami Vice and Saved by the Bell—a mix of kitsch and cool."
The Design Process
Wearing The Poppy Maillot in Blue & White ($188)
"We came up with the bandeau, bikini and one-piece maillot, as I wanted to cater to all body shapes. Then for the colors, we wanted something vibrant but wearable, so we went for a bright blue, coral pink and cream. Then finally, we came up with the flamingo-print!"
I'm mad about the sunshine, so we gave the bandeau a removable strap, and we gave the bikini straps that are easy to tie around your back.
Her Favorite Suits
The Poppy Maillot in Flamingo Print ($198)
"I'm obsessed with the flamingo one-piece maillot, which I'd wear with a pair of denim cut-offs and a Panama hat. I also love the bikini in coral—it does wonders for your boobs. I'd wear this with a kimono over the top and white converse."
Style It With
Where She'll Wear Them
Wearing The Poppy Bikini in Pink ($188)
"Colombia. I'm going over New Year's with my husband and friends, which I'm ecstatic about!"
In Her Suitcase
Wearing The Poppy Bandeau in White ($188)
"For this trip, I'll be taking Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, Cheek Shine from Jessica Hart's new makeup line LUMA Cosmetics, Missoni Converse, a Chanel sarong, a Free People white lace dress, Karen Walker leopard-print shades, a Manoush cocktail dress, and my Cara Delevingne for Mulberry camouflage bag."