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With Summer rolling around fast, it is about time we look at some of the best swimwear trends that will be with us this season. Considering many of us will be spending our in the pool or on the beach, you are still trying to look your stylish best.
Whether you follow fashion closely or not, here are some of the biggest and best swimwear trends you need to know about.
The retro trend is making a big comeback across fashion, and swimwear is no exception. If you look through the Bydee swimwear collection, for example, you are sure to see hints of it. However, there is nothing stopping you from going all the way with the retro look.
Whether it be vintage floral patterns or styles, many designers and labels have reimagined these classic looks and turned them into something far more contemporary.
2. Underwire Bikinis
The one thing many bikini tops have been lacking over the years is that extra level of support. Nowadays, though, underwire bikinis are all the rage and are perfect for providing the support and structure you need without sacrificing comfort.
3. 90s Sportslux
While the retro trend is taking us back a few decades, the 90s sportslux resurgence is also on the cards. Considering the 90s has been one of the most popular times for trends, it is no surprise that swimwear is getting the same treatment.
4. Crops & Rash Guards
A relatively unusual trend is the rise of replacing bikini tops with crop tops and rash guards. This not only creates a very unique look but also one that is suitable for so many different body shapes and styles.
Considering you won’t buy a bikini that has a matching rash guard or crop top, you are able to mix and match as you please to find the combination that is right for you.
The mermaid look has not gone out of fashion as such but has recently come to the fore again. The look encompasses shimmer and shine, crocheted cover-ups, halter tops, and side-tying bikini bottoms.
While the mermaid look isn’t for everything, it is a great way to wear something fairly generic in a new and exciting way.
While we have had the one-piece and two-piece for a few years now, it is time for the three-piece. This type of costume combines a top, bottoms, and a cover-up of some kind, usually a sarong.
A three-piece is perfect for absolutely anyone, as well as for those who want to possibly draw attention away from one part of their body and place it somewhere else.
What to Look for When Buying Swimwear
When choosing a bathing suit, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you are picking one that is right for your style and look.
Mix & Match
The first thing to remember is that you can mix and match swimsuits as you please. There is no need to wear the bottoms that come with a bikini top, and visa versa; this is especially true if you have a slightly smaller or curvier frame, as swimsuits are not made or sized equally.
Instead, look for a pair of bottoms that you like and then a separate top. They don’t have to match exactly. Instead, you can go for two pieces that have complementary colors or patterns. You can also use accessories such as sandals and hats to tie the look together.
Know Your Body
The next thing you need to do is to understand your body shape. While you can obviously wear whatever you want, different styles of swimsuits will suit different body types and proportions.
If you have a rectangular-shaped body, opt for something that balances your shoulders and hips. If you have an hourglass figure, pick something that cinches your waist. While these are just a couple of examples, knowing what shape you are will help you choose the best bathing suit style.
Speaking of different styles, don’t fall for the idea that only certain body types can wear particular styles of swimsuits. You don’t have to avoid bikinis because you have bigger thighs or you’re curvy, and you don’t have to wear a bikini at all if you prefer a one-piece.
Instead, try on different styles and cuts and see what fits you best and what makes you feel the most confident while you are wearing it.
Sarongs, Caftans & Cover-Ups
Never underestimate the power of a cover-up of some kind. Not only are they useful for keeping the sun off of you, but they can help you turn a pool-ready outfit into something you can wear for multiple occasions.
They are also perfect for those who want to wear a swimsuit but may feel insecure about a particular part of their body. A sarong or caftan is a great way to draw attention away without feeling the need to cover up completely.
Don’t Be Scared to Try Something New
Finally, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries and try something new. Even with something as simple as swimwear, it is still fashion, and boundaries of fashion are meant to be pushed constantly.