Swimsuit season is officially here, and we rounded up the top seven hottest trends you need to know.
From animal prints and tropical florals to high-waisted bottoms, asymmetrical silhouettes and cutouts, Yahoo Lifestyle spoke to seven experts to guide you through shopping for the perfect swimsuit. Whether your plans include hitting the beach, or jet-setting off to a tropical vacation this summer, make sure to bookmark this page as your No. 1 resource for swimwear.
Animal Prints & Bright Colors
“From animal prints and bright colors to fun hardware accents and new silhouettes like high-leg and high-waist bottoms, Target is offering the best swimwear trends of the season for all body types, all at an incredible price.” — Courtney Foster, Target spokesperson
"Our team at Summersalt has observed a trend of playful and vibrant swimwear in 2019 with a big emphasis on color-blocking and prints. At Summersalt, we focus on using unique architectural details and unexpected colors and setting swimwear trends. We want to continue to empower all women to reclaim the childlike joy of wearing a swimsuit and adventuring in the water by debuting new color combinations and print styles in our inclusive sizing options for this season.” —Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin, Founder at Summersalt
"We’re really loving scoops this season, and they come in two of our favorite trends: white binding and lace up. Our longline bikini top styles feel like a cute little cami in a bikini, and the binding details add a white hot pop to make it extra special. Lace up is also everywhere this season, and I’m really gravitating toward the minimal design on our wide strap scoop styles with cool lace-up details. In one pieces, we’re obsessed with asymmetrical fits and cutouts that sneak a two piece look into a one piece fit." — Erin Rittling, Senior Manager of Styling at Aerie
"The trend for swimwear this year is all about making women feel comfortable and confident through updated, yet classic silhouettes. The one-piece bathing suit updated with skinny straps and pops of color flatter every body type. Thanks to Instagram, prints-that-pop and emotional color are more important than ever especially in such a crowded retail market!” — Suzanne McCaffrey, Trend Director at Kohl's
“Our No. 1 trend for 2019 is “Aloha Tropical!” This story is inspired by the islands of Hawaii and incorporated beautiful vibrant colors with lush tropical flowers and foliage to give a warm and welcoming island vibe. Another important trend is the “Stripe Story.” Whether it is colorful multi, chic monochromatic or the newest ethnic inspired, the stripe story offers a wearable and flattering take for swimwear.” — Kristina Guilmain, Swimsuits For All’s Design Director
“It’s all about beautiful textures. Piques, ribs and jacquards give swimwear a high-quality, trans-seasonal look and feel for instant poolside glam, luxurious beach lounging and day-to-night versatility.” — Ali Mejia, Co-Founder at Eberjey
“Time and Tru separates because the mix-and-match options provide them with endless choices to create their own personal look. This season, the separates come in a variety of styles, colors and patterns, including high-waisted bikini bottoms, tropical floral prints and the color of the season: gold topaz. The pieces also feature unexpected details like tassels, textured fabrics and open stitching. We’ve found the most popular time for our customers to buy swimsuits is in May, ahead of the summer beach season.” — Walmart spokesperson