Spring has sprung, and Summer is just around the corner. Finally, the time has arrived to get your wardrobe ready for pool parties and beach trips. This year is full of fun new swimsuit trends, from the bold to the subtle and from the trendy to the practical. Here we have compiled this handy guide to help you sort through the latest trends in swimwear to guide you in choosing the absolute best swimsuit for you to wear this summer.
Think bright oranges and neon pinks. The brighter the better. Summer has always been the season of fun vivid colors, but this year really commits to some radiant neon hues. Warm, bright colors are on trend this season, and this is especially true in the world of swimwear. Be bold this summer by mixing and matching with this flattering, fun, and cheery trend. For example, you could choose a solid colored, high-neck swimsuit in pink or fuchsia and pair it with a solid colored bottom in canary yellow or bright orange. Bright, bold colors exude confidence and demand attention.
Another super fun and trendy swimsuit style is animal print. Animal prints are neutral in color but daring in pattern. We love an earthy cheetah or leopard print swimsuit paired with a bright red accent piece such as a wrap-around beach cover-up. Animal prints can range in patterns and colors but the most popular choices tend to be leopard print, zebra print, and cheetah print. These particular prints come in mostly neutral, earth tones, which make this pattern easy to accentuate or down-play with accessories. Animal prints manage to be both classic and trendy, easy to play up or down and incorporate into your own personal style.
Ruched pieces have strategically gathered or bunched fabric which not only look super cute, but provide a subtle slimming effect. Ruched, high-waisted bottoms are on trend right now, and we love this look for a modest swimwear option that also is very chic and flattering to any body type.
Ruffled tops are also on trend right now. These ruffled tops make the perfect piece to pair with your ruched bottoms. Ruffled tops also subtly offer extra coverage while keeping your beachy look fashionable and current.
This trend of cut-out pieces and extra strappy ties seems to be omnipresent right now, from everyday blouses to evening gowns and everywhere in between. We especially love this trend as it is being seen in swimwear. From one-piece suits with large, strategically cut out geometric shapes in the sides to bikini tops with subtle key holes, this swimwear style is super fun and flirty. Extra fashion ties and straps offer super cute additions to traditional swimwear styles, but be sure to wear extra sunscreen as these styles can leave you with some unwanted geometric tanlines.
Finding sets of matching suits and beach cover-ups is the task of the summer. This trend is both fun and practical. Matching cover-up and swim suit sets take the guesswork out of putting together a whole look for your day at the beach or your poolside look during your summer vacation.
As mentioned before, cut-out one-pieces are hot right now, and you will find many suits which have geometric cut-outs that are also asymmetrical. For example, a solid one-piece with a triangle cut-out on just one side.
Another fun and fashionable trend in swimwear right now is the one-sleeve or one-shoulder look. These cuts will accentuate shoulders and collarbones and tend to be very flattering.
Non-traditional textures in swimwear are trending this summer, the most popular of which is probably the crochet bikini top. The crochet trend is by no means new, but this boho look has made a serious comeback this year. Crochet suits may not be the most practical for swimming, but they are super cute for lounging and sunbathing. Crochet tops also make for versatile pieces to take you from day to night, with the addition of a wrap skirt and some chunky sandals.
Sporty zippered one-pieces with features such as long-sleeves and zippers are among our favorite current swimwear trends. These swimsuits are like a one-piece suit with a rash guard built-in and the zipper, whether featured in the front or the back, make for a stay-put activewear style that is easy to take on and off. This style has a cool and sporty vibe, perfect for any water sport or fun beach activity from surfing and paddleboarding to kayaking and sailing. Opt for one with SPF fabric for extra sun protection.
With all of these wonderful new styles on trend this year, it is hard to pick just one. Use this style guide to help you choose, or just collect them all!