Every summer, itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikinis crop up on racks everywhere to remind us of dreaded swim season. But this season, swimwear's unique and fashion-forward trends are inspiring us to do something other than just work on our abs and tone our buns, and incorporate swimwear into our everyday summer wardrobes.
With trends like crochet at Tommy Hilfiger, halter necks at Zimmermann, and off-the-shoulder prairie sleeves at Tori Praver, this season's swimsuit trends aren't too far off from the elements of your typical spring-summer wardrobe staples. We've put together the 4 swim trends that allow 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, these trends leave us eager to grab our SPF and head to the beach!
This quintessential music-festival staple has made its way to the beach as one of the season's hottest swimsuit trends. And while island life seemed to be the common trend at Tommy Hilfiger's spring-summer 2016 show, it was the endless sea of crochet swimsuits that caught our eye. The crochet bathing suit – linchpin of a '70s bohemian wardrobe – is the perfect way to channel the groovy, laidback vibes of the '70s as you bask relaxed and carefree in the sun.
OFF-THE-SHOULDER PRAIRIE SLEEVES
From popping up on runways at Chloe, Derek Lam, and Proenza Schouler, to finding its way in the world of swimwear, it's clear that the subtle sex appeal of the off-the-shoulder trend is taking its turn in the spotlight this season. Rock your sleeveless look to the beach by day, and pair it with denim shorts for the illusion of a laidback party-going outfit by night.
If you were doing the halter-neck all last summer, this year, try out the swimsuit version of the trend for the ultimate sporty-girl look. Whether you prefer a one-piece or two-piece halter, the trick is to get it in a solid, bold colour to stand out from the crowd!
While cool cut-outs have always been the recipe for adding a little edge to your swimsuit, they aren't going anywhere this season! Opt for a versatile one-piece suit with cut-out sides that can be transformed from day to night with your favourite skirt!