3 Swim Trends to Try This Summer

By Bella Douglas

Summer is coming! And whether you love it or hate it, that means swimsuit season is right around the corner. If I am being completely honest, I have been wearing the same string bikini for the last three summers. If you’re anything like me, its time to UPgrade your collection with these trends.

1) Bralettes

Lingerie, traditionally meant to be hidden, has heavily influenced trends in the past year or so. Swimwear is no exception. Padded tops are on their way out and minimalism is in. These matching separates from Roxana Salehoun are delicate and feminine, and the bows add a flirty touch.

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Courtesy of Roxana Salehoun

2) Retro Cuts

The ’80s are back babies! High-waisted and hip-bone-grazing, the bikinis and one-pieces of the ’80s defined an entire generation. This lycra suit from God Save Queens is high-waisted and serves some serious ’80s realness.

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Courtesy of God Save Queens

3) Graphic Prints

As designers have gravitated away from the notorious string bikini, more material has allowed them to experiment with some truly inspired prints.  Mara Hoffman is known for her bold designs and this two-piece is no exception.

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Courtesy of Mara Hoffman