This Summer’s Swimsuit Trends

It’s fascinating to consider how much swimwear trends can change from season to season…particularly since there is so little fabric associated with swimsuits.  Perhaps due to the festival-season fashion movement, swimwear-as-clothing has gained much momentum in recent years, resulting in some really fun, “cheeky” designs (see what I did there?)

Believe it or not, one-piece styles are trending big time this summer.  To be sure, these are *not* your mother’s one-pieces, but rather a new way to think beyond the bikini and show some serious skin.

 

This first one is a take on the monokini, and is sure to create interesting tan lines!

L Space Ricki One-Piece. $169

For better or for worse, the frong is still a thing.  What is a frong, you ask?  A frontal thong.  Make sure you are 100% up to date on your waxing for this one.  I’m having Baywatch flashbacks with this 1980’s vibe!

Bluescreen Plunge One Piece, $138

This next suit combines two hot swimwear trends: asymmetrical and cut-out.  A two-for-one, this suit is half one-piece, half bikini.

Asymmetric Swimsuit, $39.50

I love this style below – so feminine.  It combines a DFV-esque wrap-dress look with a ruffle or two.

Allihop Ruffled One-Piece, $118

Hmmm…although this suit provides a whole lotta coverage, that doesn’t mean it will be flattering.  But we are all entitled to our own opinion.

Connie Swimsuit, $165

Let’s move on to bikini styles.  With bikini bottoms, pretty much anything goes.  You will continue to see some of the same styles as in past season: Brazilian, side-tie, high waist, cheeky, and thong.

With the trending of all things off the shoulder, cold shoulder, and cutout shoulder, it is no surprise that this trend is crossing over to swimwear.

Arden Flounce Bikini Set, $395

This tiny-tee silhouette is popping up everywhere, and has a darling, flirty cut.

Gingham off-the-shoulder Bikini, $108

Undergarments as swimwear are among the most comfortable styles available in a bikini.  Flattering, low maintenance, and utilitarian: if you should actually want to swim while at the beach, this style is for you.

Astrid Coal Black Bikini, $175

Denim, or at least a very lightweight version thereof, is popping up on the beach.

dbrie Sami, $180

Bikini.com is a GREAT resource for finding a swimsuit that works for you. They offer suggestions for various body types from many different designers, plus accessories and beach-worthy styling tips and related articles.  Now, get out there and have some fun in the sun!

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