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Four Swimwear Trends You Need for the Summer

The hot girl summer is upon us, and so are the bathing suit selections that go hand-in-hand with the season. And like the evolving fashion trends, the swimwear category has morphed into new iterations of “must haves” pieces to lounge by the pool of suntan on the beach. But fear not; we are on top of this ever-evolving roller coaster of ideas. Keep scrolling for our ultimate guide to the 2023 swimsuit trends (bikinis and one-pieces). You’ll slay poolside hangs, beach trips, and boardwalk dates all summer long.

SHIMMER AND SHINE

Call it the Ariel effect; everyone’s favorite, Little Mermaid, is causing major ripple effects in the swimsuit category. The ocean and its inhabitants won’t be the only source of sparkle on the beach this summer. You will dazzle on the shore like a star thanks to Lurex, a metallic thread with lots of shine. The glittering fabric will upgrade a favorite one-piece silhouette, or you could snag a colorful ‘kini for strong ’70s vibes. Top off your look with some glowy sunscreen, and you’re golden.

Philipp Plein Monogram Bikini with Crystals

Philipp Plein Monogram Bikini with Crystals

Enjoy a glamorous summer style with this lycra bikini decorated over its entire surface with the Monogram in rhinestones. The Plein rhinestone signature decorates the back of the bottom, triangular top and tie bottom.

Paillette Halter One-Piece Swimsuit by Balmain

Paillette Halter One-Piece Swimsuit by Balmain

Light-catching embellishments glow golden in the sun on this one-piece swimsuit designed with a daring plunge neck. Available at Nordstrom.

Gucci Sparkling Jersey Bikini

Gucci Sparkling Jersey Bikini

This sleek bikini set oozes contemporary appeal, thanks to a high waisted silhouette and lace ties across the back and neck. A crystal Square G detail defines the set, paying homage to the House's signature motifs.

CUTOUT

Just like the body-conscious fashion designers’ ready-to-wear, some swimwear is always adventurous and generous with showing skin. This season, some contenders in this category offer an invitation to get creative with layering, thanks to twisted straps and expansive cutouts.

Added bonus: many of these work just as well on the beach as they do on a night out. Paired with conservative slacks or high wasted skirts, these pieces are the multitaskers of the season.

Ginger Stripe Scarf Tie One-Piece Swimsuit by Zimmermann

Ginger Stripe Scarf Tie One-Piece Swimsuit by Zimmermann

Channel Riviera vibes in this striped swimsuit featuring a bandeau silhouette with a cutout waist detailed by a scarf-like side tie. Available at Nordstrom.

Gi Bikini Top & Bottom by ViX

Gi Bikini Top & Bottom by ViX

Make waves on your holiday in this steamy halter bikini from ViX that’s big on bold color, sex appeal and personality. Available at Bloomingdale's.

Aguabendita Alexa Bikini Top and Penelope Bikini Bottom

Aguabendita Alexa Bikini Top and Penelope Bikini Bottom

This two-piece set exudes elegance and allure, featuring strategically placed cut-outs that accentuate curves while maintaining a chic look. Its sleek design and timeless black hue make it a must-have addition to any beach or poolside wardrobe.

ONE SHOULDER

The one-shoulder option is the kind of design balancing act that won’t get in the way of an active day at the beach or the pool: a little revealing but totally wearable. Try a streamlined bikini to double-dip with this summer’s minimalist movement or get the effect of a vibrant two-piece in a color-block version.

Medusa Cutout One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit by Versace

Medusa Cutout One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit by Versace

A thin strap is all that connects the one-shoulder top to the asymmetric bottoms of this (barely a) one-piece that's given a hint of gleam from a Medusa charm. Available at Nordstrom.

Ayacucho Bikini Top and Tangelo Cumbi Bottom by Johanna Ortiz

Ayacucho Bikini Top and Tangelo Cumbi Bottom by Johanna Ortiz

Embrace the one-shoulder bolero style with this bikini top. Match it with a vibrant high-waisted bikini bottom with a removable belt. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

Louis Vuitton Vivid Trim Asymmetrical One-Piece Swimsuit

Louis Vuitton Vivid Trim Asymmetrical One-Piece Swimsuit

This one-piece swimsuit is cut from soft and lightly sculpting swimwear jersey in a sweeping asymmetrical shape for a contemporary, feminine look. Bright blue piping and a vibrant orange insert across the chest add a seasonal burst of color, which is complemented by a vibrant rubber LV Circle patch signature on the hip.

NECK WRAPS

Unique take on necklines are cropping up on the season’s most fashionable tops and dresses, so it makes sense that they’re also trickling through to swimwear designs. Amazingly, they elevate just about any look from trendy to extra elegant and really elongate the neck area for a look that’s equally sexy and sophisticated.

Balenciaga Laced Up One-Piece Swimsuit

Balenciaga Laced Up One-Piece Swimsuit

Trussed tie details bridge the plunging neckline of a one-piece swimsuit that flaunts full back coverage.

Aguabendita Irisha One-Piece

Aguabendita Irisha One-Piece

This one-piece has a trendy one-shoulder look with smooth, soft finishing at the edges for a clean, stellar fit. Its shapely cut-outs and shimmery fabric to an eye-catching look.

Kayla Eidi Asymmetric Cutout Bikini Top & Kayla Giulia Bikini Bottom by ViX

Kayla Eidi Asymmetric Cutout Bikini Top & Kayla Giulia Bikini Bottom by ViX

Get ready to captivate in the sensual feel-good Kayla Eidi Top. Made to flaunt, this bandeau top is shaped in a responsibly sourced lycra and features a sultry plunging neckline, adjustable strap, and a 24k gold-plated clasp to finish off this sultry piece. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

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