5 swimsuit trends on deck for summer
Get ready to make a splash at the pool or beach this season.
In time for the spring warm-up, retailers start rolling out swimwear this time of year, and now is definitely the time to buy. (By the time your neighborhood pool opens, swimwear will be picked over and it will be hard to find coordinating separates).
Resortwear fashion shows have given us a sneak peek at what bathing suit trends will be major this spring and summer. Cut-outs, ruffles and vintage-inspired maillots ruled the runways at Miami Swim Week. The off-the-shoulder trend that has been dominating blouses for the past couple of seasons will segue on to swimsuits, too.
Here are 5 swimsuit trends starting at under $25 for separates.
A simple bikini gets a “wow” factor with a modern cut. We’re spotting sweet, scalloped trims on sweetheart bandeau bikini tops and bikini bottoms this year. While it’s a popular designer trend, we scouted out a scalloped bikini top and bottom for under $50 at Old Navy. Try the trend in an oceanic blue swimsuit with a unique jacquard fabric. Jacquard Bandeau Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom, $24.94 each (plus Cash Back), OldNavy.com
Looking for a swimsuit that is flattering on all body types? The vintage-inspired maillot has made a mighty comeback for 2016 — with darling extras, like modern prints and lace detailing. We’re loving the bright colors on this maillot with lace. Lace-front maillot, $118 (plus Cash Back), Anthropologie.com
Swimwear this year is getting creative with cut-outs — with fun, unexpected cuts on one-pieces and two pieces. We’re loving the sporty cut of of this tribal print bikini that serves a double purpose of lending extra support. Women’s Tribal Print Wrap-Front Swim Top and Bottom, $24.99 each (plus Cash Back), Target.com
This isn’t your grandmother’s crochet project. Crocheted designs on swim tops are channeling a boho-chic vibe for summer. This black crochet swim top pulls in another design favorite — flounced ruffles. Mix-and-match it with swim bottoms you already own. Juniors’ SO Crochet Flounce Bikini Top, on sale $18.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com
The trusty one-piece is getting a fresh makeover this summer with off-the-shoulder designs. For a sporty suit that is perfect for playing in the pool or paddleboarding at the lake, this one-piece has a one-shoulder design with a gold hardware design and strategic ruching to flatter your figure. Michael Kors One Shoulder Hardware One-Piece Swimsuit, on sale $71.99 (plus Cash Back), Macys.com