It’s officially summer, and we’re ready to spend all season lounging by the pool in a bather—or at least as much of the season as we possibly can. Whether you want a swimsuit that will minimize your tan lines or one that pays homage to bikinis of decades past, the five styles below are in this summer.
Like our favourite jeans, high-waisted swimsuits are both an epic throwback and flatter us in all the right places. The bottoms accentuate the waist, while the high cut elongates and lengthens legs.
There are plenty of styles to choose from: Full bottoms, cheeky thongs, and 80s-inspired neon are just a few samples. This retro fit spans decades, continuing to remain utterly fashionable.
The boring one piece has come a long way from its swimming lessons model. Today’s one pieces are incredibly sexy, and the low back—veering on backless—is especially in this summer. This fun twist on the traditional bathing suit dips down extremely low, exposing your back, supported solely by thin straps on either side. Baby got back.
The song popularizing this famous bikini continues to hold reign as an iconic swimsuit style. Its tiny triangle top and string bikini bottoms are perfect for girls looking for minimal tan lines and as little coverage as possible. A suit in the song’s nostalgic yellow colour perfectly matches this season’s popular hue.
Flowy tops compliment everyone and come in a variety of different styles. If you’re trying to avoid strappy tan lines, opt for a bandeau. If you prefer a top with straps, you can choose between the traditional spaghetti or a halter-top version.
The layered fabric in the front draws the eye down, and it comes in a variety of materials, such as eyelet, fringe, and sheer. There are plenty of flowy options to choose from.
The trendy knotted swimsuit first appeared on the runway during resort season, and its popularity isn’t slowing down. Knots in tops and bottoms give a distinct mark that simultaneously highlights a functional silhouette. Customize your fit and look with knots at the shoulders, the front of the top, or either side of the bottoms.
For whatever swimsuit you rock this summer, you’ll need something to carry it in, along with sunscreen, water, and a change of clothes. Of course, we know you consignment lovers are looking for cheap authentic designer handbags, and Prada tote is perfect for carrying everything you need on your way to the pool!
What’s your favourite swim suit style? Let us know in the comments!
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