This is the summer to really let loose and enjoy ourselves. We’ve been through a lot over the last year, and if we have learned anything, it is life is too short to worry about the small things. We deserve to feel good and look good in anything we wear, especially a bathing suit!
Let the beach be your runway this season! If not the beach, then the side of the pool, or your even your backyard!
Trend #1- Belted Bathers
The first trend is belted bathing suits. This trend I love, it has such an elegant look, and it also has a bit of vintage vibe going on a la Ursula Andress Bond girl feel.
This swimsuit trend is amazing because the belt is designed to sit at the smallest part of your waist giving you more of an hourglass shape. Here’s the best part, you don’t have to buy a belted bathing suit, you can add a belt on to any bather you already have – such a great way to give last year’s suit a fresh look.
I’m wearing this one-piece suit from H&M, which is made from recycled polyester, I’ve paired it with a thrifted woven belt. I am also wearing this sparkly cover up, very palm springs, with my hat!
Trend #2- Sculpted Underwire
Next is one of the biggest trends in bikinis – the underwire trend. What is so great about having underwire in your bathing suit, is it provides great support! The bikini tops come in bra sizing – so not just a small med and large, but cup size – so important for a perfect fit!
Carley (pictured below) is wearing an underwire top paired the top with high waisted bottoms. Carley has a long torso so we’ve given high waisted bottoms that elongate the leg and shrinks the torso – also note that the top and bottom don’t match – OMG! I love mixing and matching your bikinis – it is such a great way to have variety without having to over-purchase bathing suits. As a modern play on a cover up, I’ve given her a sheer puff sleeved top.
Trend #3- Ravishing Ruffles
Next up we have is one of this season’s most fun trends – the ruffled bathing suit.
This trend is so great because, it is playful, girly, and can be worn by anyone. Who looks bad in ruffles? But we have seen this trend on full piece bathing suits – like the one Sejal is wearing – from H&M and their sustainable line – and we have seen the ruffles on bikinis too.
The ruffle placement can be anywhere – neckline, straps, along the bottom. The ones on this suit are around the neckline, just offering a little more coverage for Sage, and bringing our attention to the shoulder area.
I’ve paired this blue and white stripe suit with the Preloved Cora white wide legged pant, which you know a lot of people don’t think of wearing pants as a cover up, but it showcases the swimsuit trend – ruffles, and Sejal feels ready to take on the beach!
Trend #4- All About Asymmetry
Our next model is Mandy – Mandy is wearing my favourite bathing suit trend – the asymmetrical/one shoulder trend. We are seeing this everywhere from tops to dresses, to sweatshirts and it has finally arrived to bathing suits!
This is one of the easiest trends to wear, it is so flattering on all body types. The one asymmetrical line really brings the focus to the shoulders. It’s like the unexpected bathing suit! You will see this trend in bikinis like the one Mandy is wearing (it also comes as a full piece), it can be sleek with clean lines or more dramatic with flounces.
The asymmetric full piece and bikini tops are great multipurpose pieces because the trend is not just in bathing suits, so it can be worn out – not just for the beach or pool. I have paired the top with a matching high waisted bottom, and a classic black cover up! Sheer, timeless and effortless!
Trend #5- Cool Cut-Outs
And last but not least, we have Tiffany – a Cityline producer/casual supermodel! Tiffany is wearing this season’s must-have bathing suit trend: Cut-outs. The cut-outs are so popular right now, and I think it’s because they’re a really fun way to show some skin – especially in a full piece.
You don’t have to commit to a bikini to show a little something-something – but this little ‘itty bitty yellow bikini’ from Urban Outfitters that Tiffany is wearing – the cut-outs are on the bottom, so they are there but really not over the top. With some of the cut outs on some bathers, you are really going to have to consider what your tan lines are gonna look like!
This bikini is ribbed material which stretches with your body. I love the sporty top on this bathing suit great for Tiffany’s active summer life. She looks perfect with her summer vacation bag – and the perfect Pokoloko Turkish towel!