Break out the sunscreen and grab a towel; We’re headed to the beach! At least, we will be soon. Summer vacations and spring break trips are swiftly approaching and we’re in the mood to treat ourselves to something new to wear poolside. These are the seven trends we’ll be stocking up on, ASAP.
Leopard and zebra and giraffe, oh my! Wild prints inspired by our favorite safari animals have been trending big in ready-to-wear, but they’re also making a splash in swim this year. (Tip: Sporty silhouettes can help tone down any super-glam vibes.)
Get the look: & Other Stories top ($29) and bottom ($25); Indigo Swimwear top ($50) and bottom ($45); Kendall & Kylie one-piece ($53); Auguste top ($75) and bottom ($75); Reformation one-piece ($128); Mara Hoffman one-piece ($275)
Time to channel your inner Ursula Andress in Dr. No. Belted bikinis and one-pieces are fantastic for drawing attention to and creating the illusion of a smaller waist.
Think more along the lines of small triangles at the waist, keyholes or hints of skin along your sides, and less like the skin-baring monokinis from 2010.
Get the look: Alyned one-piece ($59); Ella Moss top ($62) and bottom ($50); Salero Swim one-piece ($70); Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All one-piece ($76); Summersalt one-piece ($95); Trina Turk one-piece ($160); Vitamin A one-piece ($190); Acacia one-piece ($212); Karla Colletto one-piece ($290)
This is the number-one color you’ll see at the pool and the beach this year in every shade from deep marigold to pale buttercup. Bonus: This sunny hue emphasizes any hint of a tan for a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
This super-stretchy style is great for hiding any bumps or lumps and has a sweet ’90s nostalgia vibe that doesn’t fall into full-on vintage throwback, just a touch.
Get the look: ZAFUL bikini ($22); Chelsea28 top ($49) and bottom ($49); ElleJay top ($92) and bottom ($84); Tory Burch top ($128) and bottom ($128); Kisuii top ($130) and bottom ($100); Faithfull the Brand one-piece ($159)
Ties and Wraps
Faux wrap silhouettes and unfussy ties look just enough like girly bows to give a suit a feminine vibe without feeling too prim or precious.
This is definitely the most game-changing trend in swimwear right now. As with skin care, jeans and sunscreen, swimwear brands are focusing on implementing or continuing to use eco-friendly fabrics and sustainable manufacturing processes. Now you can rock a bathing suit that doesn’t just look good; it also does good.
Get the look: Alyned top ($49) and bottom ($45); Bayhte top ($79) and bottom ($69); Reformation top ($78) and bottom ($78); Lacausa one-piece ($160); Mara Hoffman top ($150) and bottom ($145); Galamaar one-piece ($276)