With summertime in full swing, it's likely that you're probably spending more time in a bathing suit than you are in regular clothes, in attempts to avoid sweltering in the hot sun. And while many dread the idea of bikini season, this summer, swimwear trends are so chic and creative, they'll have you running towards the beach with your SPF in no time!
At this years Miami Swim Week, swimsuit labels like For Love & Lemons, Beach Riot, Beach Bunny, Myra Swim, Frankie's Bikinis, and more offered a collection of fun and sexy styles that featured creative takes on cutouts, tie-ups, and accessories that made each look seem like one-of-a-kind.
Suits came in the form of itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny bikinis, crop-tops, high-waist bottoms and one-pieces that lent a modern take on the retro look, allowing you to soak up the sun in style by day, and then layer your suit with a pair of shorts for the illusion of a cool music festival-appropriate bodysuit or crop top by night. Either way, this seasons trends leave us eager to grab our SPF and head to the beach!
MIAMI SWIM WEEK: TOP 10 SWIMSUIT TRENDS
In recent seasons, designers have been embracing nude looks that blend with the skin for a super cool, carefree look. At Miami Swim Week, swimsuit labels Casa Indha, Beach Riot, Hot-As-Hell, and Kay & Elle embraced the same colour trend, presenting models in nude looks that ranged from shiny one-pieces to peach-y coloured straps. Let's just say this trend is the closest thing to going naked without actually letting it all hang out.
When it comes to swimsuits, cut-outs are nothing we haven't seen before. Subtle cuts around the stomach lend bathing suits a sultry, yet playful vibe that make for one chic pool party look (although they may give you some seriously odd tan lines!). This season, swimsuit labels G Saints, For Love & Lemons, Filthy Haanz, and Cirone Swim took a more unique take on the cut-out trend, covering empty spaces with sheer fabrics in nude and black. Combined with bold colours and graphic shapes, this trend makes for some seriously sexy one-pieces.
This season, bare shoulders have become the go-to way of making a subtle sultry statement. And while off-the-shoulder dresses and tops took over the spring/summer 2016 runways, one-shoulder swimsuits took over at Miami Swim Week. Labels like Mint Swim, Myra Swim, Gottex, Sirenes De Soleil, and Invista presented looks that covered one shoulder with a simple strap, while the other was left bare for an asymmetrical look. Warning: be sure to wear lots of sunscreen with this look, because those tan lines aren't pretty!
This season, one-pieces are cut high on the bottom and low on the top for a retro look that's even sexier than the tiniest bikinis.
At For Love & Lemons, Beach Riot, Baes and Bikinis, and Beach Bunny, designers showed off dreamy, all-white swimsuits in the form of low-cut one-pieces and lace-y two-pieces that are perfect for the tropical honeymoon of your dreams. With a sun-kissed glow and beach-y waves, you'll steal the show in an all-white swimsuit on your next trip to the beach!
Who knew designers could turn basic triangle tops into something a little more complicated for summer 2016. This season's take on the simple design is a wrap-around style top that just does that – wraps around your body leaving cool cut-outs on each side. Perfect for the beach or sunbathing by the pool because tan lines aren't too noticeable!
While many designers at Miami Swim Week got creative with cool crop-tops, and one-shoulder looks, labels like OMG Swimwear, Hammock, G Saints, and Issa de' Mar played around with bikini bottoms, opting for bold coloured looks that went from solid to strappy at the hips. Think multiple side strings for an updated take on the string bikini.
Tassels at Lybethras, Beach Riot, Hammock and Silvia Ulson offer a great way to add a little shimmy and shake to your usual beach strut.
At this season's Miami Swim Week, labels like Kaohs, Blue Life, Issa de' Mar, and Frankie's Bikinis proved that there are no such thing as too many straps. The designers had models strutting their stuff in one-piece suits that featured side straps and tie-ups for a subtly sexy look.
After spotting a numerous amount of sexy cut-outs, tie-ups, and necklines at Miami Swim Week, labels like Hammock, Chromat, Indah Clothing, and Mink Swim took a more casual approach to swimwear, showing off high-neck, t-shirt crop tops that offer a sporty take on bikinis this season.
Which style will you try first?