3 Swimsuit Trends Fashion Girls Are Skipping This Summer

Lauren Eggertsen
·4 min read

Swimsuit trends can be fickle little buggers. Year after year, we watch as the world of swim churns out new style after new style and this summer is no different. Since the weather hasn't quite permitted an influx of bikini pictures on Instagram à la your favorite influencers, celebs, and friends, right now is that weird overwhelming in-between time where you're still struggling to figure out which new swimsuit trend is right for you. Here to help guide you just a smidge are three of my favorite fashion girls, Ali Tate Cutler, Michelle Li, and Anaa Saber.

Each of these stunning women was kind enough to share with all of you the swimsuit trends they are most excited to wear this summer, in addition to the ones they are passing on and why. Featuring an array of fresh new styles and some beloved classics as well, I have a feeling you'll have a field day over the 3 swimsuit trends they're fawning over for summer 2021.

Skipping: Strappy Numbers

"One swimsuit trend in passing on is the very strappy numbers that offer ZERO support for big-breasted women like myself. I have tried on quite a few of these and I honestly don’t trust myself to make it into the water without flashing the entire beach. I need SUPPORT." — Ali Tate Cutler, model

Wearing: High-Waisted Shorts

"I can’t wait to wear the high-waisted shorts as bottoms. I haven’t tried any on yet, but they give me massive Marilyn Monroe meets Sporty Spice vibes. And they seem like they will cover my whole bum, which is a definite improvement from a lot of the teeny-weeny bottoms I’ve tried." — Cutler

Shop the trend:

Triangl Celeste - Balearic ($69)

Shop the matching Aster Bikini ($89).

Bamba Swim Caesar Bandeau ($89)

Shop the matching Olympia Bottoms ($98).

Juillet The Izzy Top in Laurel Fleur ($110)

Shop the matching Sutton Shorts ($110).

Sidway Susan Square Neck ($90)

Shop the matching Cheryl Short ($108).

Albus Lumen Crochet Knit Bikini Set ($435)

Louisa Ballou Equinox Floral-Print Bike Shorts ($230)

Shop the matching Leaf-Print Cut-Out Swimsuit ($350).

Frankies Bikinis Julianne Floral Terry Bikini Top ($95)

Shop the matching Jolanda Floral Terry Bikini Bottom ($90).

Rielli Maldives Short ($80)

Skipping: Barely-There Swimsuits

"This summer I'm going to pass on the barely-there swimsuit. If there's anything I learned from quarantine it's that comfort is key and I refuse to take going to the beach for granted this summer so I'm going to make sure every trip is comfortable and fun. The barely-there swimsuit trend just doesn't offer a lot of coverage and I find myself constantly adjusting and worrying about nip slips, etc." — Michelle Li, fashion beauty editor, and stylist, TeenVogue

Wearing: Ultra-Saturated Colors

"Instead, I plan to lean into the ultra-saturated colors for my swimsuit this summer. I want something bright that still captures the attention of beachgoers without being uncomfortable. I've been eyeing this green bikini and love that it also has some shine to the fabric." — Li

Shop the trend:

Ookioh Costa One Piece ($98)

Forever 21 Plus Size Princess Bralette Bikini Top ($20)

Shop the matching Plus Size High-Rise Bikini Bottoms ($20).

Triangl Mica - Pitaya Floral ($89)

Hunza G Jean Two-Tone Seersucker Bandeau Bikini ($175)

Mikoh Kano Top ($140)

Shop the matching Muliki Bottoms ($140).

Fisch Coquillage Bikini Top ($125)

Fisch Flamands Bottoms ($110)

Xhilaration Plus Size Ribbed Halter Bikini Top ($18)

Shop the matching Ribbed Cheeky Hipster Bikini Bottom ($18).

Skipping: Low-Rise Bikini Bottoms

"This summer I'm passing on regular cut low rise bikini bottoms." — Anaa Saber

Wearing: V-Cut Bottons

"I can't seem to get over the '90s V-shape bottom cut these days. It has proven time and time again to be one of the most flattering bikini shapes, bonus points if it's a vintage suit." — Saber

Shop the trend:

Mirror Palais Blue Crush Bikini Top ($95)

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

Bamba Swim Prince Top ($52)

Shop the matching Vixen Bottoms ($79).

With Jean Buttercup Bikini Top ($79)

Shop the matching Buttercup Bikini Bottom ($69).

Zaful Strapless Ribbed High Cut Bandeau Bikini Set ($12)

The Reformation Matador Bikini Bottom ($58)

Frankies Bikinis Maggie Underwire Bikini Top ($110)

Shop the matching Connor Cheeky Bikini Bottom ($80).

ASOS Design Recycled Curve Mix and Match Hipster Bikini Bottom in Black ($6)

Tropic of C Curve Bottom in Zig Zag ($80)

Next up, shop 30 new Zara items you're about to see on everyone this summer.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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