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.