Ready or not, swim season is here, and along with it are some very wearable bathing suit and coverup trends that are perfect for all shapes and sizes—no gym membership required. From flirty floral prints to minimal chic to feminine ruffles, the latest styles appeal to range of preferences. Whether it’s a one- or two-piece for you, the trends below are great sources of inspiration and will have you looking great all summer long.
Florals have stood the test of time when it comes to swimwear and coverup prints, but there’s a more modern feel to many of the trendier patterns. And according to The Fashion Spot, you may now choose between the dark and romantic versions (think: black suit with a white floral print) or the sweet and soft girl-next-door types (think: rosy pinks, soft blues, pale aquas, and muted yellows). Whichever you identify with, the right cut and color is all you need to stun this season.
Strategic cutouts can do wonders for your shape. They’re like little helpers in the illusion department. Symmetrical cutouts on either side of the abdomen in a one piece is a great way to accentuate or create an hourglass figure, while a cutout between the bust can accentuate great cleavage. Coverup cutouts can make for great geometric accents and really add a lot of style to a solid piece.
Less is more when it comes to the minimal look, and the look will appear very clean, sleek, and rich. Whether it’s a more athletic appearance you prefer, or something akin to cabana club chic, these swimsuits and coverups have the ability to slim and accentuate thanks to the cut, important details, and some strategic color blocking. Black is a great slimming choice, as is olive green, sienna, and plum. When combined with white or another lighter color, they create beautiful silhouettes that can play up your figure.
Mix & Match
Pattern mixing, two different colored solids, or any combination thereof is in demand this season and fashion forecaster Refinery 29 agrees. When it comes to accentuating your upper or lower half, think about it this way: dark colors are more slimming, whereas lighter colors and prints are not. If you want to minimize either area, then pick a solid dark piece and pair with a fun, vibrant pattern at the other end.
Girlie styles have been on trend all spring and summer long, so it makes perfect sense for swimwear to follow suit. Ruffles, the sweet and sometimes sexy detail, can also be a source of flattery. Lyst is a hub for seasonal swimwear, particularly the ruffle-adorned suits seen on their models here. You, too, can create the illusion of hips to balance out your bust with ruffles around the top of your two-piece bottom, or you can appear fuller up top and draw attention to your face with ruffles along the bust line.
If you prefer to cover your tum, or just like a vintage look, then try a high-waisted suit on for size. These can be slimming, mask troubled mid-section and hip areas, and provide modesty while still being a bikini. Though you won’t find high-waisted coverups, you can coordinate with something long and sheer that gives off a Hollywood Regency vibe.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the latest trends that work well for all shapes and sizes. Thanks to these flattering styles, swimsuit season can be fun for everyone.