Summer's Most-Flattering Bikinis Have Arrived (& We've Got A Giveaway!)

One-pieces, two-pieces, bandeau tops, tank tops, monokinis, tankinis — it appears that shopping for swimwear requires a whole new vocabulary. Which is what makes Maya, created by indie Argentinian designer Carolina Dinardi so delightful: Straightforward styles in no-brainer colors, and *gasp* easily swappable tops and bottoms. (And why this is so shocking/exciting to us serves as proof to the complexity of the swimwear market.) The Miami-based collection certainly does offer a hefty array of options, but the line's easy and unified aesthetic keeps the bikinis seamless. And that's not just a turn-of-phrase, since the bathing suits themselves are made of one piece of material for a smooth fit (that appears, as Maya manager Christina Pino says, "like the suit is painted on").
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Which might by why Irina Shayk is wearing the brand in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or why celebs like Nicole Richie, The Olsens, and Vanessa Minnillo (who is a huge self-proclaimed fan) are frequently seen in the local label. The 2012 collection features the same clean fit and ruffle detailing, but also has some nice surprises, like inside-out bikini bottoms and a whole heap of tropical colors. While deciding how to mix-and-match might be a tough call, at least you can ditch all those crazy words that end in "-ini."
R29 Giveaway: To celebrate the launch of the 2012 collection, Maya is giving away one signature bikini in any solid color—to score the loot, just let us know your favorite place to swim in the comments section below; Dinardi will choose her fave answer to win!
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Maya Signature Halter C59 Top and B36 Bottom in Green Bouquet, $185, available at Maya.

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Maya Palermo Ruffle C27 Top & B23 Bottom in Scarlet Red, $185, available at Maya.

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Maya Signature Triangle C29 Top & Less Coverage B14 Bottom in Scarlet Rosette, $185, available at Maya.

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Maya Signature Triangle C59 Top & B55 Bottom in Midnight Fireworks, $185, 305-675-3746 for availability.

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Maya Twist Bandeau C67 Top and Reversible B25 Bottom, $185, available at Maya.

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Maya Cropped Halter C66 Top and Bordered Cut B54 Bottom in Bouquet Waves, $185, 305-675-3746 for availability.

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Maya Palermo Ruffle Bandeau C48 Top and B23 Bottom in Scarlet Waves, $185, available at Maya.

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Maya Signature Bandeau C47 Top & Regular B14 Bottom, $240, available at Maya.

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