07/18/2013 08:17 am ET

Miami's Best Swimwear Stores

Orchid Boutique

Swimwear is to a Miamian as outerwear is to a Midwesterner -- that is to say, one of life's everyday necessities. With nearly year-round sunshine, white sand beaches, and pools everywhere, it's no wonder Miami Beach is home to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, the designer swimwear industry's annual spectacle.

Swim Week starts making waves at The Raleigh hotel Thursday, where 30 of the top swimwear designers will present next year's skin-baring trends and the hottest bodies wearing them to boot. So now is a good time to get inspired and update your stockpile of bathing suits. Whether you're looking for a cheeky Brazilian cut suit, an on trend high-waisted bikini, or a one-piece that flatters, we compiled a shortlist of six of Miami's best swimwear boutiques: