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It’s almost summer and time to stock up on new swimsuits for all your fabulous travels this year! Here are the nine best swimwear trends! And the best thing? We’ve got something for everyone!
Written By Sydney Woolery
With bikini season right around the corner, a killer swimsuit is quickly becoming the must have-item of the moment. Retailers left and right have been pouring them out in the cutest of styles, however there have been a few notable looks in particular that have definitely made an impression on us.
Start by reading these general tips on packing for summer travel:
- Capsule Wardrobe for Summer
- Versatile Beach Dresses
- Best Swimsuit Coverups
- Comfortable Walking Sandals
Check out our curated list of the best swimwear trends!
Off the shoulder
The off the shoulder silhouette is one that has been gaining rapid momentum in the fashion world lately, so it’s only natural that the refined look transition over into our swimwear as well.
It’s romantic, chic and instantly adds an element of elegance to your bikini or suit. Not to mention it also gives your look some seriously glamorous Brigitte Bardot vibes, which I can’t imagine anybody would complain about!
Read this post for some stylish cover-ups that you can wear on and off the sand!
The simple yet unexpectedly dramatic plunge of the notch detail adds extra shape to a standard bandeau swimsuit, giving the piece a slightly curvier silhouette. Perfect for a little extra vamp appeal for places like Miami and Playa del Carmen.
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Shoulder ties gives your swimwear just the right amount of adorable, incorporating some seriously cute bow action into your look without being too in your face or out of place.
A floral shoulder tie swimsuit is gorgeously feminine and perfect for the springtime, while a black swimsuit with shoulder ties provides a stylish contrast of bold and delicate.
These pretty swimsuits can even double up as a top by the beach. Here are more one-piece bathing suits to shop!
Here are the best one piece swimsuits!
Deep V One Pieces
Mimic the award show styles this season and don’t be afraid to take the plunge! A deep-v silhouette is just as stylish as it is dramatic.
Although not for the faint of heart, you’ll be certain to turn heads and basically rule the pool in this seductively chic number. If you’re looking to accessorize, throw on a long necklace or two to complement the exposed silhouette.
Fashionable summer accessories are the easy way to add style to your vacation wardrobe!
Gingham has also rapidly been gaining popularity in the fast fashion world, making its infiltration into our swimwear unsurprising as well. It’s not often that a print reminiscent of a table cloth could actually end up looking cute but gingham somehow manages to make it work!
Because this print is quite bold, make sure to keep the rest of your swim accessories on the simpler side to balance your look out.
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The smallest detail can make the biggest difference, which is often the case with keyhole swimsuits. Regardless of whether it’s on a suit or a bikini, the silhouette that a keyhole suit possess is dramatically elegant and bound to be a classic.
Tie-front keyhole suits in particular are gorgeous, giving its sleek and refined appearance just the right amount of flirtiness.
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A black swimsuit is a chic classic; a black mesh swimsuit takes it to a whole new level. These suits have been popping up everywhere lately and it’s starting to become clear why.
With a look that’s equal parts daring and stylish, the mesh swimsuit is a badass and unexpectedly brilliant trend to rock this bikini season. And if you’re really looking to make a statement, opt for a suit that uses the mesh to flaunt some killer cut-outs.
Many travelers designate one packing cube just for their swimwear, bras and underwear.
Embroidered details give your swimwear fun little pops of print and color. While not as in-your-face as an all over printed piece, these playful touches still make quite the statement and bring a new sense of life to an otherwise standard suit.
Pair it with some pretty beach sandals, you can also use some of them for trips away from the sea, too!
Lace Up with Extra Straps
When it comes to referencing the styles of decades’ past, the ‘70s seriously knew what was up. Bell sleeves, oversized circle glasses and now lace up have resurged as prominent fixtures in today’s fashion scene, with the latter in particular being popular in swimwear.
Along with giving your poolside style a hint of ‘70s flare, the additional straps located in the bottoms and bikini strings complement the look in a perfectly modern way. Pretty groovy if you ask me.
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Want to take scuba style to a whole new level? Go for a sturdy and sleek zip-front suit. We’re absolutely loving its sporty-chic feel and think it would be perfect for those who like to get a little bit more active in the water. If you want to enjoy water sports but also look pretty cute doing so, this is the style for you.
Read these tips on how to avoid a boring all-black wardrobe when you travel!
What are your favorite swimwear trends of the season? Share in the comments section below!
For more beach vacation packing lists, please read:
- Stylish Summer Shorts for Women
- 10 Stylish Dress Sandals for your Beach Getaway
- Beach Dresses You Can Wear On and Off The Sand
- 23 Best One Piece Swimsuits: From Beach to Dinner & Beyond
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Author Bio: Sydney Woolery is a recent UCLA graduate who loves a good adventure just as much as she does a fabulous dress. Check out her fashion blog at www.tokyoglitter.com and follow her visual escapades on Instagram – @tokyoglitter.