If you have not bought your summer swimsuit yet, this weekend is the perfect time because you’ll find sales on them throughout the malls. And if you need advice as to which style to choose, here are some trends to consider. Of course, my best advice is to try them on before you buy because we all know that things fit differently than they look on the hanger. I found all of these trends in stores at West County Center. Let’s hope for clear skies this long July 4th weekend so that you can show off your new swimsuit!
Whatever style swimsuit you’re looking for, check out Macy’s because styles galore are available this season in a wide variety of prints –Aztec, geometrics, floral, or stripe. Pair it with a print cover-up or wrap from H&M and you’ll be the center of attention in the water and when you step out.
Us Magazine recently featured celebrity swimsuit trends, and the “mismatched” style is very popular…and easy to put together! The mix & match trend allows you to maximize your swim wardrobe and save money, just don’t go for full-out clashing so others don’t think you tried and failed. If you are timid about mixing it up, the friendly folks at Everything But Water can help. They are experts at working with this trend and have tons of styles that will have you making waves in no time.
Crazy about crochet? This trend gives you a chance to channel your inner “boho babe” while at the pool or on the beach. Crochet swimwear looks fun and unique, and the swim season brings new takes on this retro 70’s trend. There is a reason this retro fav is back and both Hollister & Co and Altar’d State carry a pretty extensive selection.
The sporty halter creeped into the scene last year, and thanks to the athleisure trend, the freshest shape right now is the more athletic-style suit / high-neck halter top. Take the trend to another level with a color-block halter available at Aerie. The greatest part about this trend is you can easily toss on a pair of high-waisted shorts from Ann Taylor or a skirt from Banana Republic, and you’ve just transitioned from beach to bar in a snap.
Finally, flounce and fringe are back by popular demand and continues its beachfront reign with everything from off-the-shoulder one-pieces to rippling bikini tops. If tasseled two-pieces aren’t your thing, opt for an easy fringe cover-up. Check out Macy’s and Buckle for off-the-charts “fringewear” this season.