It's Here: The #1 Swimsuit Trend of the Year

Lauren Eggertsen
·3 min read

Summer is so close we can almost taste it, which means it's time to dust off your swimsuits and get ready for the warmer weather that lies ahead. Now, before you get too excited and end up spending all your money on the first cute swimsuit you see, let me share with you one of the only swimsuit trends I think you need to know this season: retro florals. I touched on it briefly here, but after some further research, I am officially convinced that if you're going to be seen in one swimsuit trend this summer, make it retro florals—period.

Retro florals entail any floral print that looks like it came straight out of the '60s, '70s, or '80s. The nostalgia these funky prints bring is what makes this swim trend feel fresh and different compared to your average floral-printed suit. To further sell you on this trend (in case my championing of it up above wasn't enough), I have shopped out my favorite takes on the retro floral swim trend below, featuring a smattering of some of my favorite swim brands. From Frankies Bikinis to Reina Olga, I can assure you there's no shortage of stunning suits below, so get your wallet ready because you're about to do some serious summer shopping.

Mirror Palais Blue Crush Bikini Top ($95)

Take me to Hawaii and never bring me back.

Shop the matching Blue Crush Bikini Bottom ($95).

Reina Olga Brigitte Bikini Set ($197)

The colors in this one are next-level.

Palm Talise Bikini Top ($110)

The tied-up-tummy trend applies to swimwear too.

Shop the matching Talise Printed String Bikini Bottom ($100).

Lovers + Friends Little Me Bikini Top in Tangerine Floral ($78)

This tangerine hue just screams summer.

Shop the matching Little Me High Waist Bikini Bottom ($88).

Frankies Bikinis Maggie Underwire Bikini Top ($110)

Not that I should be choosing favorites, but if I had to pick a favorite suit from this story, it would be this one.

Shop the matching Willow Cheeky Bikini Bottom ($90).

Ephemera Waikiki Classic Bikini Top ($150)

The neutral tones in this one feel so fresh.

Shop the matching Waikiki Floral High-Rise Bottoms ($80).

Cool Is a Construct Blue Floral Camila Top ($60)

This brand is one to watch, so buy a suit and a matching skirt ASAP.

Shop the matching Blue Floral Zoya Bottoms ($60).

VDM Heidi Bikini Top in 70s Floral ($65)

Straight from the '70s.

Shop the matching Jordan Reversible Bikini Bottom ($60).

With Jéan Buttercup Bikini Top ($89)

I own this suit and can attest to it being a true stunner.

Shop the matching Buttercup Bikini Bottom ($79).

Faithfull the Brand Malady Floral-Print Bandeau Bikini Top ($95)

It doesn't get much more retro than this.

Shop the matching Marina Floral-Print Bikini Briefs ($89).

Triangl Maci ($89)

When it comes to shopping Triangl's swimsuits, run, don't walk.

Mara Hoffman Idalia Printed Recycled Swimsuit ($275)

This swimsuit looks like a vintage couch, and I love that about it.

Tory Burch Floral-Print Underwired Swimsuit ($258)

Every Tory Burch swimsuit right now is a complete knockout.

Beach Riot Sophia Bikini Top in Buttercup Floral ($128)

The top on this one is really something else.

Shop the matching Knotty Bikini Bottom ($98).

H&M+ Swimsuit ($35)

This suit deserves a vacation ASAP.

Charina Sarte Luna Set ($170)

The ruching on this one is everything and more.

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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