For those who’ve grown tired of the itsy bitsy polka dot bikini, there’s a new swimwear game in town. Well, actually there are several. From the runways at swimwear fashion week in Miami to celebrity poolside #selfies, swimwear designers are upping the ante on a new season of waterproof wonders.
Wearing a shirt to the beach is a childhood buzz kill but designers and celebs alike are reclaiming this UV-safe style. Rihanna’s recent long-sleeved beach look is proof that beach shirts—long and short sleeved—are no longer a cool girl faux pas. Mutli-coloured designs that combine Aztec and kaleidoscope styles are this summers pattern of the moment. Jessica Simpson recently showed off her new fit bod in a colourful kaleidoscope Mara Hoffman one piece. One piece suits are synonymous with a modest style but Kim Kardashian’s epic bum selfie in her white onesie proves that plunging onesies are in a league of their own. Mesh cutouts are no longer strictly for the edgy beach bum. L.A based Minimale Animale took a softer approach to the style pairing mesh with pastels and florals. Pushing crochet swimwear to the limits Canadian designer Anna Kosturova creates handmade suits using new crochet styles sure to please the modern bohemian beach babe.
Finding the ideal suit is never easy but we have some trend inspo to help take the guesswork out of which styles are this summer’s best.