Even if you don't regularly summer in Nantucket, surf in Montauk, play tennis on Fishers Island, or horseback ride in Wellington, we think any fans of the preppy look will appreciate brand-new womanswear line Thom Dolan. The debut collection from Thomasine Dolan (a True Prep name if we ever heard one) is a study in Americana turned way up—there are ikat eyelet bikinis lined in shocking shades of magenta and clementine, poolside coverups that smack of both vintage Gucci and grandma's beach house, cotton bloomers (yes, bloomers!), and '50s-style dresses we can't wait to futurize. Plus, look for a small range of hand-crafted accessories, like a hot-pink ascot, delicate bow-ties, and, naturally, a nautical rope bracelet. With all this built-in heritage, you won't exactly be surprised to learn that Dolan has over 20 years of experience in the fashion biz, with stints at classic American labels: Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, and Banana Republic. Her technical abilities translate into made-in-U.S.A. garments that are as comfortable as they are timeless, evocative as they are edgy, and immediately guaranteed to put you in the resort-ing mood. Now, if only we had a magic wand to turn that snow to sand. In Maui. With a mojito.
Click through to see all the spring looks from Thom Dolan's debut collection, plus how to score the giveaway!
Thom Dolan collection ranges from $30-$350. Bikinis are now available at Saturdays Surf NYC, 31 Crosby Street (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-966-7875.