A surprisingly see-through bathing suit is usually a bad thing.
But not always.
Take Cala Ossidiana, for example. The luxe swimwear line, which makes excellent use of peek-a-boo mesh, is downright sexy.
The string bikini has strategically located sheer fabric on both the top (placed safely above the nip) and the bottom, which is asymmetrical and has a double tie on one side. The suit is normally all black, but designer Anne Pachan did a special version for The Standard Miami: neon yellow on black.
The distinctly shaped one-pieces include a backless maillot with intricately knotted — and adjustable — straps and a double-layered, super low-cut tank.
Exposing only what you intended.
Available at The Standard Boutique, 40 Island Avenue, South Beach (305-673-1717 or standardhotels.com); The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Avenue, South Beach (305-534-6300 or raleighhotel.com); online at shopcalaossidiana.com.