Local beach bunnies, that time of year is right around the corner. Memorial Day weekend is a few weeks away. This means you don’t have much time to get your hands on summer’s trendy swimsuits before they sell out.
Trends to Look for This Season
Not sure what to look for? Here is a quick (I mean really quick) guide to the hottest swimsuit trends of the season. Don’t worry if you are the visual type. There is a slideshow attached for visual reference!
- Retro Suits – Primarily 1940s glam and 1960s mod
- Girly-girl – Think lace, ruffles, crochet, candy pastel colors. Everything that reminds you “girls are sugar and spice and everything nice”!
- Sexy Black – Basic black is sexy for swimwear. Used solo for a suit or colorblocked for a graphic punch with white, black is where it’s at.
- Tribal Prints – Yes, they are back and sexier than ever. Mix these prints with a bohemian beauty look for summer sexy on the beach!
- Stripes – The print of the season is also very hot for swimwear. Striped bikini tops and bottoms are a hit for summer.
Don’t forget to check out the slideshow to see what these trends look like!
RETRO – 1940S
Nicolita collaborated with singer Christina Milian to create a retro swimwear collection that paid homage to glamor of 1940s Havana. The collection was aptly named Havana Nights and beautifully displays one of the prominent retro trends of the 2013 swimwear season.
RETRO – 1960s
Wildfox captured the pop culture of 1960s London with their swimwear collection for this season. While it may not be practical to wear go-go boots to the beach or poolside you can complete your mod look with hair and makeup from that decade. Think pale pink lips and an attractive cat eye to start.
Polka dots and ruffled edging add a girlish feel to this bandeau bikini from Victoria’s Secret. This suit picks up the frilly side of the girly-girl trend but has just enough sexiness to not make the bikini appear juvenile.
This pink cotton candy, ruffled maillot from Victoria’s Secret screams girly-girly! It also incorporates the retro trend with the classic styling of maillot. You can return to innocence, maybe slightly, with this sweet one-piece!
These four swimwear looks from Land’s End display the sexy and playful side of black. Worn alone the color is slimming and subtly sexy. It packs a little more punch when paired with white for a graphic look that will call attention to your beach bod this summer.
This very sexy one-piece from Dorit shows just how sexy black can be this season. The slash details of the suit will give you interesting tan lines if you are not careful. Oh, how great you will look walking down the beach in something like this!
Gottex definitely knows swimwear and what will be hot for the season. This bold one-piece mixes graphic tribal prints in black/white with colorblocked details. The overall look is sexy and sporty.
While Gottex took a more athletic approach with their tribal print, Victoria’s Secret went in the opposite direction. This flirty bikini is very girlish looking and softens the graphic nature of the tribal print.
This flirty bikini from Victoria’s Secret features a chevron rainbow stripe print. The colorful two-piece is bold and will certainly grab attention this summer.
Yes, Victoria’s Secret was a fan of stripes this season. The stripes on the bikini top of this two-piece are meant to dazzle. The striped bikini top is sequined which will give you an extra glow when the sun’s rays hit you.