Ready for summer? Here's some motivation. Aussie label Zimmermann -- the brand's feminine bathing suits are all we want to strut around the beach or pool in --?has finally opened its first New York boutique. And besides lust-worthy swimwear, designer Nicky Zimmermann, along with her partner/sister Simone, will stock the boutique with their ready-to-wear collection -- including lacy dresses and floral separates. We caught up with Simone to find out what to put on our summer shopping list.

 

 

Poolside picks




A fashion cover-up



1. "We really like to make pieces you can wear to the beach, and then go to the cafe and then to dinner." Devoted Lace Swing Dress, $420



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2. The lingerie effect

 

"These bathing suits have mesh [detailing], bra straps and underwire."

 

Devoted Triangle Bra Bikini, $265



3. A high-fashion one-piece



"Its got the slinky fabric over the top that gives it a lush feel. And it's got the fashion element of the draping." Charmer Draped One-piece, $395