5 Swimwear Styles To Try This Summer
Swim season is approaching, and fast. Soon our days will be filled with sand, lounge chairs, and oodles of sunscreen. Okay, our * weekends *. So what swimsuit style should you sport when the sun’s out this year? With so many different colors, shapes and details, it can be hard to wrap your head around which is right for you. Especially when you’re standing in a dressing room with fluorescent lighting. Choosing a swimsuit is just as personal as choosing a bra and underwear, except then you show it to the whole world.
We know, but don’t freak out! Swimwear shopping should be fun (it’s better online, we swear) and the bathing suit you pick should make you feel as confident as Beyonce. So to help you out, we’ve selected fives styles we know have the power to bring you that Queen B feel. Yup, they’re that good.
Wear The Rainbow
This season we’re taking full inspiration from Skittles, the delicious colorful candy, that tells you to taste the rainbow. Veer away from the mythical slimming appeal of black and go for something bold, something bright. These vibrant patterns are just as flattering as any boring shade and a hell of a lot more fun.
Swimwear has officially joined the cold shoulder trend. Whether it’s a one shoulder look or complete off the shoulder, you can now rep your favorite warm weather style in the water. Bonus tip: add some ruffles to really get that runway vibe at the beach.
This one has total retro vibes.
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The ‘80s High Leg
This decade flooded the Spring/Summer 2017 runaways and we’ve already proved it was possible to rep it without feeling totally obnoxious. Now, it’s time to bring a piece of the ‘80s into your swimwear. It’s all about high-cut legs. Letting the fabric hit a few more inches above your hip bones gives you a) the longest of legs and, b) an ‘80s feel without the big hair.
Easy As 1, 2
Okay, we know we’ve been blabbing on and on about taking your minimalist self to maximalist levels this season, but it looks like swimwear is one place you can stay put (if you want). Bikinis this year are taking on a very simple look, so simple you could be wearing your undergarments to the pool. And we’re all for it. These two pieces are comfortable, easy, and are highly unlikely to ever go out of style.
Cutout swimsuits are still as strong as last year and dads across the country are still making this joke: did someone take a pair of scissors to your swimsuit? But hey, we love an unexpected detail and this season we’re especially feeling the flattering front cutout. Warning: your tan lines will be just as cool as your swimsuit.