The top 10 model-approved swimwear trends you need to try IRL
The days of wearing practical swimwear are long gone.
No matter how many times we’re warned about tan lines, wardrobe malfunctions, and colors that end up getting ruined in the washing machine, we can’t help ourselves when it comes to trying to find new content to flex for the ‘gram.
In that case, it extends to vacay shots, which is the only time we can pull out a swimsuit (despite our parents’ anger!). If you are looking to find algorithm-breaking content, we’ve discovered the top 10 styles that models are wearing right now:
1. Neon yellow
Sorry, blue. This sunny hue is the warmest color for Summer ’18. For any silhouette, body shape, and skin tone, yellow is mega-flattering. Plus, it’ll look great under any filter (or no filter).
The Mery Monokini ($170) at Mery Playa
Bumble x Hunza G Greta Swim ($175) at Hunza G
2. Neon in general!
This beloved #tbt classic is back at it again. First worn by Pamela Anderson in “V.I.P.,” neon swimwear became the sleeper swimwear trend of 2018 – thanks to some extra time digging around YouTube. Now that this ’90s neon is everywhere, you can have a stab at it at the beach this Summer.
Carter One Piece ($180) at Frankie’s Bikinis
Skin One Piece ($150) at SAME
Neon Coral Mimosa Bikini (AUD $75) at Bond Eye
Underwires are as tough as a boss who sends you one too many e-mails. In spite of this challenge, you can get some extra support for the girls. Compared to most bikini tops in the market, this is the most flattering trend for anyone of any cup size.
Bella Bra (AUD $89) at Bamba
Solid and Striped x RE/DONE The Hollywood Bikini Top ($74.54) at Net-a-Porter
Como Bikini Top ($49) at Ookioh
Tap into your inner Marilyn with this ultra-retro trend. Red lipstick and matching nail polish optional.
Coral One Piece ($156) at Beach Riot
Slogan Swimsuit ($38) at ASOS
Tularosa Felicity One Piece ($138) at Revolve
5. “Naked” vibes
Trying to get past Instagram’s policies is tough. Rather than putting on emojis to cover the nipples (or going fully nude), you can feel naked by wearing a swimsuit that matches your skin tone.
Blush Snake Top ($50) and Bottom ($49) at Beach Bunny
Bahamas One Piece ($169) at Monday Swimwear
Asiah One Piece (AUD $140) at Myra Swim
6. Gingham, baby!
If you find polka dots to be a bit too twee, you can channel your inner Brigitte Bardot with a fun, flirty gingham print.
Gingham Underwire Swimsuit ($27) at Swimsuits for All
Vert Gingham Cabana Top and Paula Bottom Bikini Set ($214) at Montce
7. A t-shirt?
Farmer’s tan is terminally unhip, but you can get extra street style points if you walk out in public with a t-shirt-inspired swimsuit. Whether it’s an old school muscle tee or a regular ol’ t-shirt, it’s time to show off the arm workout you gained from lifting textbooks and packages.
Caribbean Tank ($69) at Bamba Swim
Mamadoux Art School Cap Sleeve Swimsuit ($74.99) at Mamadoux
Max Top ($100) at Frankie’s Bikinis
8. The itsy-bitsy-teeny-meeny
As the teeny tiniest bikini style, the micro bikini is not for the shy. Practical enough to help you build the tan you always needed, but outrageous enough to shock your parents. These dental floss-sized two pieces can actually keep your lady parts secure.
La Premiere Top & Bottoms ($38 each) at Basic Swim
Cheetah Bikini, AUD $69 at Andi Bagus
9. One shoulder
You’ll wind up with the weirdest tan line on your shoulder, but you can’t help the fact that this trend is dramatic and totally flattering at all angles.
White Ivory One-Shoulder Top ($88) at Vix
Hukilau Top ($112) at Mikoh
Shakti Swim Pam One-Piece ($143) I Shine 365
10. Color blocking
If ran out of bikinis to wear, cure your fashion rut by sporting all three colors at once! Be the ice cream swirl in a room full of plain flavors.
Pegasus Set ($150) at Mery Playa
Current Mood Make Waves Cutout One Piece, $44 at Dolls Kill