5 Bikini Trends the World's Most Influential Women Are Adding to Their Carts

Kat Collings

You know we like some swimwear trend coverage over here on Who What Wear. During peak swimwear months, we’re bringing you near-daily updates, discussing everything from the micro-trend the most fashionable girls are endorsing to the under-$150 bikinis celebrities are wearing. But with travel at a standstill in 2020, I wanted to get reinspired by a memorable influencer getaway from summer 2019.

Last year, I was invited to take part in #RevolveSummer at Cuixmala in Mexico. With the promise of beautiful beachscapes to photograph, I sensed a fresh crop of swim field research was imminent. Swim destination? Check. A group of the world’s most influential women on Instagram? Check.

Last time I looked, Revolve offers almost 4000 different styles in the swimwear section of its site, so you better believe I was interested in which trends these women were adding to their carts. To prepare for the 2019 trip, attendees got to browse the e-commerce site and have their shopping-cart picks sent to them in advance (for outfit planning, naturally). Despite such a vast selection to pick from, some clear trends emerged among the group. Scroll down to see which styles gained favor (and a whole lot of likes), and shop the updated 2020 looks for yourself. 

1. Apron-Top Bikini

The apron-cut top and dress are '90s-era trends that are back in full force at the moment. We love how the look translates to swimwear.

Lovewave Scorchin Top ($68)

Shop the matching Scorchin Bottom ($58).

Lovers + Friends Evros Top ($68)

Shop the matching Evros Bottom ($58).

Tularosa Tiff Top ($80)

Shop the matching Tiff Bottom ($70).

2. Bikini Styled With Clothing

Crop tops have graduated from trend to staple status. Accordingly, styling a bikini top with clothing makes the perfect tropical outfit. Who What Wear editors are so on board with the concept that we even rounded up the best swimsuits that weirdly look better as summer tops

Tularosa Omnia Top ($78)

Shop the matching Omnia Bottom ($85).

Haight. Panneaux Pareo ($179)

Beach Riot Tanya Top ($94)

Shop the matching Beach Riot Shorts ($84).

Ellejay Mara Bikini Top ($88)

Shop the matching Ellejay Bikini Bottom ($84).

Frankies Bikinis Gabrielle Top ($90)

Shop the matching Gabrielle Bottom ($85).

Lovewave True Colors Top ($78)

Shop the matching True Colors Bottom ($88).

B-Low the Belt Gissel Chain Belt in Gold ($158)

3. Hardware

Buckles, zippers, and belts, oh my! Whichever way you want to wear hardware, you're guaranteed a look that makes a major impact. 

Superdown Hadlee Bikini Top ($42)

Shop the matching Hadlee Bikini Bottom ($38).

Superdown Isla Bikini Top ($44)

Shop the matching Isla Bikini Bottom ($38).

Monica Hansen Beachwear Tropical Affair Bikini Top ($146)

Shop the matching Tropical Affair Bikini Bottom ($150).

4. Animal Print

Animal print is a perennially chic trend and one of the more timeless looks of the bunch. Opt for classic leopard or take it up a notch with more of-the-moment zebra print. 

LPA Stella Top in Leopard ($98)

Shop the matching Stella Bottom ($78).

Camila Coelho Mai Tai Top ($95)

Shop the matching Mai Tai Bottom ($95).

Onia Anna Bikini Top ($95)

Shop the matching Anna Bikini Bottom ($95). 

5. Underwire Top

We called this trend at the top of swim season in April 2019, and it's only gaining popularity as we head into summer 2020. Equal parts style and support, this bra-inspired bikini top is a smart summer investment.

Lovers + Friends Call Out Top ($78)

Shop the matching Shout Bottom ($68).

Tularosa Fabiana Top ($88)

Shop the matching Bali Bottom ($78).

LNA Celine Underwire Bikini Top ($120)

Shop the matching Sorrento Bikini Bottom ($77).

This press trip was paid for by Revolve. Opinions are the editor's own.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Now that you've got the bikini of your choice, read up on how fashion girls are styling and accessorizing their suits

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