This Season’s Biggest Trends in Swimwear

Every season it feels like swimwear designers are trying to outdo themselves, and this summer is no exception. Gone are the color-blocked, ruffled, and all-white suits of summer 2013, and in their place are some structured, innovative swimsuit trends that cater to just about any style. Cut-outs, classics, and color, oh my! Here are some of the biggest trends in swimwear this season:

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The Cut-Out Suit. This summer’s cut-out swimsuit is for an adventurous gal who doesn’t mind standing out (or having strange tan lines). Forget about cut-out swimsuits that are only carved out around your sides and midsection – this summer’s cut-out trend is all about pushing the limits with silhouettes that are inventive, unique, and unexpected.

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The Classic One-Piece. One-piece swimsuits do not have to be dowdy or dated, and this season’s focus on them proves it. This silhouette is called “classic” for a reason, and with modern updates such as cute prints and colors, a “classic” can still feel really fresh. This style is also really ideal for anyone who wants to embrace a retro style at the beach, while keeping it simple by avoiding separates. A great one-piece suit can even double as part of a nighttime ensemble; you might find yourself practically living in your classic one-piece before too long.

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The Non-traditional Bikini. This summer, more non-traditional bikinis are kicking those string bikinis to the curb. Modern details like laces, more concealing cuts, and mesh are all what make this season’s bikini a more updated version of the typical option. Go bold with mesh detailing, or keep it more polished with a high waist and retro-inspired finishes. Either way, you’re going to love this trend in more innovative bikini silhouettes.

Want even more insights on what’s on trend for swimwear this season? Head over to Fashionista for a look at some seriously over-the-top swimsuit trends.

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