Take a step back in time the 50′s have returned. This high waisted trend made a guest appearance last year but this year it has made a full blown come back. Great for most body shapes as it sucks in the belly and defines the waistline.
left to right: Seventh Wonderland Arabella Bikini $255 at thegrandsocial.com , Babajaan High Waister Top £108.33 bottom £137.50 at net-a-porter.com, Billabong Sunseeker Bikini $89.99 at surfstich.com, Jets White Label Bikini $289.99 at surfstich.com, Lover 50′s Bikini $295 at loverthelabel.com
Frills and Thrills
You may not have busted out the frills since you were 7 years old but this trend is just too adorable to resist. Find one in fun prints and bandeau styles, great for those with a smaller bust.
left to right: Zimmermann Savannah Splice Frill Bikini $194.99 at surfstitch.com, ASOS Frill Bikini Top $27.04 Bottoms $20.28 at asos.com, Aztec Rose Santa Barbara Bikini $89.95 at surfstitch.com, The Cassette Society Polka Dope Bikini $99.95 at surfstitch.com, Tigerlily Cubano Bikini $149.95 at surfstitch.com
The One Piece
If you like a modest swimsuit you can still look ultra stylish this season. Gone are the days of the boring one piece, printed and detailed ones are fast becoming popular and easy to find.
left to right: Camilla and Marc Ipanema One Piece $239.99 at surfstitch.com, Lover Halter One Piece $231 at loverthelabel.com, Rebecca Manning One Piece $295.75 at asos.com, Seventh Wonderland Fiorella One Piece $275 at grandsocial.com, Top Shop Gingham One Piece £32.00 at topshop.com
Bring out your pretty side with these cute florals. Always a favourite each season there are many on trend styles available to suit any body shape.
left to right: O’Neill Pin UP Bikini $89.99 at surfstitch.com, Seventh Wonderland Mirella Knot Underwire Bikini $235 at grandsocial.com, Top Shop Floral Teal Iris One Piece £32.00 at topshop.com, Zimmermann Devoted Bra Bikini $260 at zimmermannstore.com, Amore & Sorvete Frenchy Primrose Bikini $161.80 at three-little-birds.com
The digital age has allowed for interesting prints to be created. We are not just seeing it on apparel, as more and more swimwear brands catch onto this trend as well. Yeah to the digital age!
left to right: Amore & Sorvete Jet One Piece $193 at theoldscholar.com, Muther of all Things Dash One Piece $199 at theoldscholar.com, Insight Neon Dark Crystal One Piece $109.85 at asos.com, Muther of all Things Paintsplash One Piece $219 at theoldscholar.com, We are Handsome Protector Scoop Back $230 at eskayaffairs.com
Bust out the Bustier
Need a bit more support in the boob region? The bustier style is a great option and is also extremely flattering for the waistline.
Left to right: Anna & Boy Beep Bop Bustier Bikini at annaandboy.com, Nookie Kalahari Bikini $154 at grandsocial.com, Muther of all Things Dash Covert Bikini $199 at theoldscholar.com, Nookie Gelato Bustier Bikini $134.95 at thegrandsocial.com, O’Neill Lifesaver Bikini $69.99 at surfstitch.com
Look the part in a nautical inspired swimsuit. Go for the traditional blue and white stripe or plain colours and you will be set for some fun in the sun by the seaside.
Left to right: Vix Odetta Stripe Top £79.17 bottoms £83.33 at net-a-porter.com, Camilla & Marc Copacabana Bikini $179.99 at surfstitch.com, ASOS Contrast Frill Bikini Top $27.04 Bottoms $20.28 at asos.com, Jets Lighthouse One Piece $185.95 at surfstitch.com, Volcom Be Bold Bikini $79.99 at surfstitch.com
Lace, crochet, knitted and embroidered! There are so many options available if you like a luxe approach to your swimmers.
La Perla Crochet One Piece £354.17 at net-a-porter.com, Nookie Margarita Monday Full Piece $164.95 at thegrandsocial.com, Nooki Savannah Bikini $190.97 at asos.com, Norma Kamali Vogue Mio One Piece £316.67 at net-a-porter.com, Zimmermann Collector Printed Lace $340 at zimmermannstore.com