The 7 Swimsuit Styles You're About to See Everywhere
So winter is, unfortunately, still happening. And while we’d like to say we’re making the best of it by indulging in a spot of wintry fun (cozy cabin getaways, scenic drives, snowy festivals), we’ve actually just been daydreaming of warmer weather elsewhere. Just imagine it: basking in the hot, hot sun; lying in the hot, hot sand; while wearing a hot, hot swimsuit. Yes, this is the kind of mood we’d like to subscribe to.
And we’re not the only ones deep in that beach vacay fantasy mode either, just look at Instagram. Brands and influencers are posting bikini shot after bikini shot — all in the name of summer nostalgia — and we can’t help but take note of what swimsuit styles are likely to be popular this year. (This is what happens when the only outfit you’ve been wearing for the past four months includes a puffer coat, thermal leggings, and a boring, probably-turtlenecked top. You hyperfocus on bikinis.)
From feminine ruffles to edgy hardware detailing to a massive resurgence of the circa-‘80s high-cut bikini bottom — we've got the full report of 2019’s top swimsuit trends below. Oh, and bonus: We’ve shopped them all out for you (from affordable picks to splurge-worthy options) so you can get in on the trends, too.
Here it is: the swimsuit silhouette you're about to see just about everywhere. From your Instagram feed to the IRL pool, high-cut bottoms á la 1989 are taking over — and we're not mad about it. Sure, the revealing cut may be a bold move for some, but for those who are down to take a little fashion risk, this leg-lengthening silhouette is ultra-flattering and unapologetically sexy.
Aerie Bandeau Bikini Top and High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom
Peony Striped Jacquard-knit Bandeau Bikini Top and Briefs
Myraswim White Rhoads One-piece Swimsuit
To buy: ssense.com, $125
Knots and Ties
Apparently, knots are in. From dainty bows to strappy wrap styles to super-flattering waist ties, getting tied up is suddenly a fashion movement.
Out From Under Wrap-front One-piece Swimsuit
To buy: urbanoutfitters.com, $72
Haight 'Maillot' Plunge Swimsuit
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $210
Zimmermann 'Bowie' Grosgrain-trimmed Polka-dot Bikini
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $245
This year, ditch the neon color palette in favor of something more subtle, like say, your skintone. Simmer into this subtly sexy trend that's as minimalist as it is modern.
Hunza G 'Gloria' Embellished Seersucker Bandeau Bikini
Jade Swim 'Muse' Scoop Bikini Top and 'Most Wanted' Bikini Briefs
Jade Swim Core Scoop-neck Swimsuit
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $180
Yup, it's back. (Or, well, was the animal print trend ever really out?) Whatever the case, leopard- and cheetah-spotted swimwear is here in full force. Plus, take note of a new print on the rise: snakeskin.
Topshop Animal Print One-piece Swimsuit
To buy: nordstrom.com, $55
Solid & Striped 'The Rachel' Leopard-print Bikini Top and Briefs
Mara Hoffman 'Sia' Snake-print Bandeau Bikini Top and Bottom
Ah, yes. A swimsuit and jewelry all in one. We love a trend that's as convenient as it is chic.
PrettyLittleThing Ring Detail Halter Neck Swimsuit
To buy: asos.com, $34
Solid & Striped 'Romy' Embellished Bikini Top and Briefs
Agent Provocateur 'Sierah' Embellished Cutout Swimsuit
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $350
Aside from its super-flattering silhouette, we love the strapless swimsuit trend for helping us with the whole no-weird-tanlines goal we aim for each summer.
Aerie Jacquard Longline Bandeau Bikini Top and High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom
Haight 'Marcella' Two-tone Bandeau Bikini Set
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $153
Hunza G Bandeau Ribbed Seersucker Swimsuit
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $215
Ruffles and Frills
Feminine frills are taking over this summer. Bonus points if your ruffled bikini top can double as a chic crop top.