Forget the basic bikini, because there’s a new swimwear trend in town and it’s exploding this summer.
After Love Island contestant Tasha Ghouri was spotted in a marble-print bikini and matching ruched dress on the romance reality show, New look reported a 250% increase in searches for “3-piece bikini set,” and beach sets are also proving popular with Instagram style stars.
So what exactly is a three-piece bikini?
It is basically a traditional bikini with an additional garment in a matching fabric. But there are lots of different options for that extra piece – and that’s the beauty of the trend.
It can be for example a printed sarong to tie around the waist…
New look White Chain Print Molded Triangle Bikini Top; White chain print V front bikini bottom; Chain Printed White Pareo
A long-sleeved crop top or loose shirt to throw on when you need a little protection from the sun (or a cool breeze)…
naughty girl Recycled Landscape Print 3 Piece Bikini Set
Or a pair of lightweight pants, perfect for strolling to and from the beach.
fat face Sea floral ruffle bikini top; Wide pants with navy flowers
There are even three-piece sets offering matching bucket hats or adorable little scarves.
Bold prints – ranging from vintage Versace inspiration to modern marble – are huge this year, and with these coordinating sets you know you’ll be on trend whether you’re hanging out at a pool party or frolicking on the beach.
And what’s great about this extra piece of clothing is that you can also wear it in your summer wardrobe – pair a shiny crop top with jeans and heels for a night out, or wear these pants with a tee. white t-shirt and sneakers for a comfortable plane. outfit.
pretty little thing Amalfi Island cream ruffle sleeve halter bikini top; Amalfi Island cream ruffle bikini bottom; Cream sarong with Amalfi print
Some brands, like fat facehave entire ranges of swimwear and separates in the same print, so you can create your own three-piece set.
So if you’re going on vacation and wondering what to pack, now you know: the three-piece bikini is the swimsuits to see right now.