Summer is here at last. Which means our heavy knits, thick socks and winter boots are no longer welcome in our suitcases and are staying at home. Hitting a sun kissed beach, enjoying some water-based activities or sitting poolside is (probably) all that's on your mind as you plan your next big adventure.
But if you’re yet to update your swimwear collection, or if you’re unsure of which pieces to take with you overseas, then you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll explore some of the most stunning swimwear and gorgeous bikinis you’ll want to try this summer - keeping you cool, on-trend and confident, no matter where in the world you’re going next.
Some trends effortlessly stand the test of time and when it comes to swimwear, the simple elegance created by a one piece swimsuit simply cannot be matched. Ideal for all kinds of travelling and holiday scenarios, you’ll look stunning whether you’re enjoying a few cocktails at a pool party, or you’re keeping cool exploring a local water park.
Thankfully, these stunning staples come in a variety of options, with different necklines (including zip front styles), scoop neck designs and halter top chic to make your one piece personal to you. You’ll also get the joy of choosing the cut of the leg, where the more modest traveller can keep things low-key with traditional coverage - or if you’re looking for something a little more daring, then a high-leg version can give you the look you want.
Crochet All Day
Crochet is quickly becoming a summer staple in terms of cute dresses and retro-looking halter tops. But did you know that crochet is also making waves in the swimsuit industry? It’s true! Crochet might come across as one of those fads that's currently in vogue but it's here to stay - with swimwear options ranging from crochet bikinis and bottoms to tankinis and of course swimwear accessories.
Of course, you don't have to worry about your crochet swimwear sagging from the weight of the water - they’re cleverly made of traditional swimsuit material giving you the fun and super cute look you’re after, and (more importantly) keeping their shape as you swim, lounge and relax at the pool.
Fanatic about Metallic
Ok, so not all bikinis and swimsuits have swimming and water-based activities in mind, some are made to be simply “seen in”. Swimsuits that have eye catching designs or pieces that you may want to pair with your favourite pair of heels and a dramatic coverup. This trend? We’re talking about Metallic. From cut-out monokinis, to head turning two piece sets, you’ll find pieces from this trend available in shimmering shades - such as champagne, nickel and of course gold.
Not everyone wants to simply sit by the pool, or mingle along the poolside at a party with a glass of something fizzy in hand, but if this sort of thing is on your holiday activity list - then metallic swimwear could be the perfect trend for you to try.
Tasteful Twists, Wonderful Wraps, and Creative Cut Outs
This summer, it's all about being a little more daring and stepping out of your comfort zone. While many find wearing swimwear a daunting prospect, everyone can enjoy the latest trend of twists, wraps and cut out styles that are both elegant and tastefully audacious. By challenging the traditional swimwear silhouette, more women than ever before can enjoy a conventional swimsuit or two-piece, but with a little more creative flair.
While these pieces may appear to show a generous amount of skin, the carefully layered elements of wrapped designs, the meticulous placing of twisted fabric or the carefully positioned cut out sections of the latest swimwear pieces, can give your swimwear a fresh new look without having to reveal more skin than you wish. Team these pieces with some poolside layers, such as kaftans, shirts or swim skirts and you’ll look glamorous all summer long.
The Triumphant Return of the Halter Neck Top
The halter neck top usually summons images of a bygone era or glamour and elegance, or if you’re a little younger, you may be having flashbacks to the 00s when halterneck tops were a pretty big deal! Well, if you miss the structured silhouette and voluptuousness created by halternecks - you’re in luck as the halterneck is now a must-have summer swimwear style.
Mixing and matching your two pieces will give you the freedom to create the look you want, or if you prefer a traditional swimsuit, then you’ll be spoilt for choice! If you’re looking to draw attention away from other parts of your body, or you want to boost your assets, then placing focus on your chest with an open neckline is the perfect style choice.
Shimmer and Shine All Summer Long
If you’re always chasing that summer glow, then why not let your swimsuit do the work for you? This summer you’ll find glittery and shimmery swimsuits poolside and down by the beach, in a wide variety of different cuts and styles.
Catching the summer sun in your swimwear will ensure you turn heads for all the right reasons and you’ll enjoy looking and feeling pretty glam as your swimwear will help you shimmer and shine all summer long. Don’t forget to pair your swimsuit with some matching glittery accessories for an added touch of poolside glam.
The Cold Shoulder
If you’re an active kind of person or your days at the beach or pool involve chasing the kids around, then that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the latest swimwear trends. You can still stay fashionable when on holiday!
One-shouldered swimsuits are the perfect balance of style and practicality - allowing you to keep yourself on the move without worrying about your modesty and looking striking with a flattering and streamlined silhouette.
Many one-shouldered pieces are minimalist in design, ensuring a smooth and almost tailored look, whether you go for a two piece or a striking one piece, there’s something to suit your desired look and your lifestyle.
Wherever you’re headed this summer, why not indulge your inner fashionista and try one of the latest swimwear trends? Which one would you try first?