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SWIMSUIT TRENDS THAT ARE HEATING UP THIS SUMMER

Written
by Jackie Condura and curated by Channele Sawyer

We are all ready for some fun in the sun and these are the hottest trends in swimwear making a big splash this Summer! There are so many cool options to check out so find your favorite and dive into our best picks of the season!

3-Piece Suits

The trend that is predicted to be the biggest hit of the summer is 3-piece swimsuits. Already hugely popular on social media, these swimsuits include an extra coordinating piece like a skirt, sarong, pants, and more.  Borrowing from the recent matching sets trend in fashion, it has now made its way into swim. Everyone loves a good co-ord so what better layering piece to add as a cover-up than something that is designed to match. And there’s more, you’re getting a look that does double duty here with an outfit that can be worn well beyond the water.

salina crochet knit midi dress
Salina crochet knit midi dress
cult gia mish embellished halterneck bikini top
Cult Gaia Orange Misha embellished halterneck bikini top
cult gaia misha bikini briefs
Cult Gaia Misha bikini briefs
missoni mare crochet knit robe
Missoni Mare crochet knit robe
missoni mare crochet knit halterneck triangle bikini
Missoni Mare crochet knit halterneck triangle bikini

Chic Silhouettes

The top trending styles this year are high waisted bikinis and one pieces. High rise briefs are rock stars because they’re incredibly comfortable not to mention being a great tummy concealer. They’re also super flattering on the legs. One pieces are returning this year as the other most desired cut for swim suits. The great thing about both of these silhouettes are that no matter if you prefer a separate or a single shape you’re covered. Either style is universally flattering on all body types. Both will also feature all of the popular trends we mention in this article so you are pool or beach ready.

patbo convertible printed bikini top
Patbo convertible printed bikini top
beaded tulle trimmed printed bikini briefs
Beaded tulle trimmed printed bikini briefs
Mara Hoffman net sustain idalia printed recycled swimsuit
Mara Hoffman net sustain idalia printed recycled swimsuit

Retro Vibes

Big, bold prints in abstract designs and florals in saturated color combos giving a nod to decades past are perfect choices for those who enjoy wearing these vintage-inspired canvases.

norma kamali one piece slip mio open back tie dyed swimsuit
Norma Kamali one piece slip mio open back tie dyed swimsuit
emilio pucci quirimbas one shoulder printed swimsuit
Emilio Pucci quirimbas one shoulder printed swimsuit
cult gaia clothing bikini bottoms
Cult Gaia clothing bikini bottoms

Pretty Palettes

Speaking in terms of color, there will be a mix of light soft pastels and super bright color options leading the way which is right in line with the Pantone color palette chosen for the season this year. The color story represented in the market signifies a happy mood and optimistic outlook for the future.

Reina Olga Funky Swimsuit
Reina Olga Funky Swimsuit
PQ Swim Scoop One Piece Swimsuit
PQ Swim Scoop One Piece Swimsuit

Fabric Feels

There’s a lot going on this season with interesting textures on the scene. Pulling from the comfort dressing trend we’ve all gotten used to, soft knit suits, horizontal and vertical ribbing that we saw last season is back again and sleek, shiny fabrics are also in giving us all the feels.

Hunza G. net sustain jean seersucker bandeau bikini
Hunza G. net sustain jean seersucker bandeau bikini
hanza g lavender nile ribbed bandeau bikini
Hanza G. Lavender Edie Nile ribbed bandeau bikini
oseree clothing bikins shine stretch lurex halterneck bikini
Oseree clothing bikins shine stretch lurex halterneck bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez Net Sustain Victor tie detailed seersucker bandeau
Lisa Marie Fernandez Net Sustain Victor tie detailed seersucker bandeau
lisa marie fernandez net sustain yasmin rope detailed striped seersucker bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez net sustain yasmin rope detailed striped seersucker bikini
marie fernandez onepiece net sustain victor strapless rope detailed striped seersucker swimsuit
Marie Fernandez onepiece net sustain victor strapless rope detailed striped seersucker swimsuit

Animal Prints

Animal print in swimsuits? You bet! It’s all about the animal. Eye-catching jungle-inspired prints are all over the place. These unexpected skins we usually see more during the Fall and Winter are taking center stage.  Everything from zebra to the wildly popular leopard we know and love as a classic is in style. Choose your spirit animal and show off some untamed adventure in a totally different way to wear animal prints.

net sustain palolem snake print triangle bikini
Net Sustain palolem snake print triangle bikini
faithful the brand net sustain goa belted snake print bikini briefs
Faithful the brand net sustain goa belted snake print bikini briefs

Circle Hardware

We love it when something we haven’t seen before comes out and that’s just what this next trend is. Loop or ring hardware pieces are being used on swimsuits as accent pieces, buckle or strap fasteners and even just design details A dash of retro style but done in a modern way provides an already attached wearable accessory.

zimmerman embellished floral print bandeau bikini
Zimmerman embellished floral print bandeau bikini
evarae clothing one piece net sustain cassandra belted colorblock stretch swimsuit
Evarae clothing one piece net sustain cassandra belted colorblock stretch swimsuit

Asymmetrical Styles

One trend we are finding that is getting a lot of attention this year is asymmetrical bathing suits. Whether it’s just a one-shoulder cut or in combination with other trends this works for one-piece and two-piece styles. A great feature of wearing this style is that it’s a very flattering silhouette on the body.

Marysia Venice top
Marysia Venice top
Palmacea Rave One Piece Swimsuit
Palmacea Rave One Piece Swimsuit
Loe One Shoulder Printed Swimsuit
Loe One Shoulder Printed Swimsuit
marysia clothing one piece plus net sustain santa barbara reversible scalloped recycled seersucker swimsuit
Marysia clothing one-piece plus net sustain Santa barbara reversible scalloped recycled seersucker swimsuit

Floss Ties

Another trend riding the coattails of fashion and making it’s debut in swimwear are floss ties. This first appeared in clothing as additional built in strings tied in creative meant to be seen ways. Now this design detail has made it’s mark moving into the swim category and you’ll find these ties set in all kinds of creative ways on swimsuits.

Agua Bendita Filipa Proa Bikini
Agua Bendita Filipa Proa Bikini
Ramy Brook Printed Hendrix Bikini Top
Ramy Brook Printed Hendrix Bikini Top
Frankies Bikinis
Frankies Bikinis

Cut Outs

Taking a cue from the popularity it’s been seeing in fashion, cutouts are also following suit and showing up in swimwear. Peek-a-boo shapes and holes that are strategically placed are a major design that is everywhere in swim right now. Smaller keyhole frames are a fresh spin added into the variety of sexy geometric configurations.

agent provacateur cutout color block bikini top
Agent provacateur cutout color block bikini top
agent provacateur clothing bikini bottoms izaro cutout color block
Agent Provacateur clothing bikini bottoms izaro cutout color block
christopher esber clothing one piece tie detailed ruched cutout swimsuit
Christopher Esber clothing one piece tie detailed ruched cutout swimsuit

Feminine Details

Lots of feminine touches will be easily found on many swimwear designs. Flirty details like ruffles, smocking, touching, and girly micro prints are present in an abundance of styles.

blossom cutout ruffled floral jacquard swimsuit
Patbo blossom cutout ruffled floral jacquard swimsuit
White Annika ruffled printed underwire bikini
White Annika ruffled printed underwire bikini

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Jackie Condura

Jackie Condura

Jackie Condura is a Personal Stylist and Fashion Blogger based in New York. Her diverse fashion background and experience includes styling services and private clients. She is also a Consultant within the industry. Jackie is delighted to be sharing her knowledge as a contributor writing fashion content for the Trendy-Traveller.

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