Don't wither like a delicate flower in this oppressive heat. Keep those stems perky, both in and out of the water, by taking a dunk in some splashy beachwear. Whether you're out to flash some flesh or you prefer your epidermis under wraps, we've found a swimsuit you'll swoon for—without short-shrifting the planet. Above, a strapless one-piece by Eco Swim, which sources, cuts, and sews its wares in Pennsylvania from recycled nylon and polyester.
We hate swimsuit shopping as much as the next person, but these 14 eco-friendly bikinis, one-pieces, and board shorts make it easy to handle the chore with grace—no matter your budget, taste, or degree of exhibitionism. For even more eco-friendly swimwear, visit our 2010 guide to making a splash in style.