With the arrival of summer, it is necessary to refresh your swimwear wardrobe, especially when planning visits to resorts and sandy beaches for that long-awaited vacation.
When it comes to shopping for swimwear, most of us go with the fit, style or even brand we love and stick with it. Yet this summer, it may be a good idea to focus on the figure, age profile and fashion trends of the season for a change.
Texture, pattern and shine are important in this season’s swimwear, with a nostalgic nod to the 80s and 90s. The monokini and tankini are both making a triumphant return, and they come in a variety of cut styles and cropped lengths.
From sporty one-pieces and long-sleeved jumpsuits to cut-outs, graphic prints, crochets and burkinis, this year’s designs will help you feel confident, also hiding imperfections and accentuating the figure while respecting the fashion trends.
Here are some runway-inspired swimwear trends to try this summer:
A sports piece:
This style is great for those who prefer extra midsection coverage. It looks flattering on almost every body type, and it’s on the rise this summer. You can pair it with a mini skirt or shorts for a perfect daytime look for the beach.
This trend was popular in the early 2000s and is now coming back as a nostalgic trend. Interesting cuts like high neck, halter and high waisted silhouettes are among the most popular styles this summer.
Slipping on a long-sleeved swimsuit is an instant way to add another layer of protection to your summer skincare regimen. This style can prevent sunburn on a scorching day and help you bask in the sun with less worry.
This style can be your way to a trendy swimsuit this summer.
Bad tan lines or not, this year’s cutout trend is proof that resort outfits are all about aesthetics. Any awkward lines can be found later. This style is a hybrid between a one-piece and a bikini, and the result is undeniably stunning.
Whether on a bikini or a one-piece with a simple cutout, color blocking is this season’s minimalist approach to swimwear. It is modern, trendy and really slimming.
While it may leave you with funky tan lines, a monokini will also showcase an hourglass body shape and get you plenty of attention. It’s a cross between a one-piece and a bikini, usually completed with skin-baring cutouts.
This style is ideal for women who want to wear something that covers them while still being fashionable. This summer, burkinis come in bright colors and stunning designs that compliment your curves in a modest way.
Crochet is rising to the top of the year’s best swimwear trends thanks to its natural and carefree vibes. Colorful tankinis and cover-ups have a fun, youthful energy, while neutral crochet pieces exude an air of classic minimalism.
*A version of this article appeared in the July 28, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.