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Swimwear Trends for Spring/Summer 2015

  |   By Laurie Shapiro

With warm weather just around the corner, it’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Swimsuit shopping! I know, we all dread it. But with so many options available online, you’re sure to find a swimsuit that is both on-trend and figure flattering.

To make it easier, we’ve identified three main swimwear trends seen in the industry. From dare-to-bare styles to modest one-pieces that are totally glam, these 12 styles will inspire confidence poolside this Summer.

1. STRAPPY:

Swimwear has never been as influenced by lingerie as it is this season. The strappy trend has been huge in the lingerie industry, and many swimwear brands have embraced the look, particularly for juniors and younger women.

This is great news for smaller busts who can get away with such fashion-forward styles! With minimal shaping in triangle cups and bandeau styles, the emphasis is all about the linear elements. From bikini tops that wrap around the body to detachable necklaces, these skimpy numbers are sure to turn heads.

swimwear trends
Vitamin A ‘Sirena’ Wrap Bikini Top
Sizes 4-12 (corresponds to cup sizes A-D)
Image Credit: Nordstrom


swimwear trends

L Space ‘Kaella Bijoux’ Bandeau Bikini Top With Removable Necklace
Sizes XS-L (32A-36C)
Image Credit: Nordstrom

Ella Moss Strappy Bikini Top

Ella Moss Triangle Bikini Top
Sizes XS-L (0-14)
Image Credit: Bloomingdales
 
Vitamin A Strappy Bikini Top
 
Vitamin A ‘Opposites Attract’ Bikini Top
Sizes 4-10
Image Credit: Bloomingdales

2. GLOBAL PRINTS:

People tend to shy away from prints in swimsuits, thinking that a solid color will be more slimming. In fact a bold print makes you feel energized, while strategically placed patterns draw the eye where you feel best about yourself (maybe it’s pretty collarbones, or a full bust, or a small waist). By highlighting your assets you not only gain confidence, you also disguise areas that might make you uncomfortable (we’ve all got ’em). From wildly kaleidoscopic prints to those that take their cue from ancient civilizations, have fun with pattern this Summer!

Becca Bustier Bikini Top
 
BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Bustier Bikini Top
Sizes S-L (4-14)
Image Credit: Bloomingdales

Becca Tankini Top

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Kaleidoscopic Tankini Top
Sizes S-L (4-14)
Image Credit: Bloomingdales

Freya Inferno Bikini Top

Freya ‘Inferno’ Convertible Bikini Top
Band Sizes 30-38, Cup Sizes D-G
Image Credit: Bare Necessities

Trina Turk One Piece Swimsuit

Trina Turk ‘Kon Tiki’ One Piece Swimsuit
Sizes 4-14
Image Credit: Bloomingdales

3. GLAMOROUS ONE-PIECES:

The gorgeous maillots on the market this Summer are not your mother’s swimsuit. Say goodbye to matronly and hello to glamour in suits that have some serious sex appeal. From deeply plunging necklines to peek-a-boo textures, these suits are designed to celebrate your curves (not cover them up). We are excited to see more options for plus size and post-mastectomy, too.

Badgley Mischka One Piece

Badgley Mischka Dip Back Maillot Swimsuit
Sizes 4-14
Image Credit: Nordstrom

Miraclesuit Rialto Plus Size Swimsuit

Miraclesuit ‘Rialto’ Plus Size Swimsuit
Sizes 16W-24W
Image Credit: Nordstrom

Robin Piccone Crochet One Piece

Robin Piccone Crochet Overlay One Piece Swimsuit
Sizes 4-12
Image Credit: Nordstrom

Amoena Pocketed Swimsuit

Amoena ‘Luxor’ Wire-Free Mastectomy Maillot
Sizes 8-16, Cups B-D
Image Credit: Bare Necessities

What do you think of the swimwear trends seen for 2015? Which is your favorite trend? Would you try any of these swimsuit styles?

 

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Laurie Shapiro

Laurie is the former owner and designer of the luxury lingerie label Toad Lillie. Her unique point of view and impeccable craftsmanship earned her international recognition in both the lingerie and fashion communities. Since closing her label last year, Laurie has been instrumental in curating the offerings in The Breast Life store, researching trends in the intimates industry and selecting top-rated items to bring you a trusted, one-stop-shop for all of your breast-related fashion needs. With her keen eye for emerging fashion trends and her intimate apparel construction expertise, Laurie shares what’s new in the lingerie world, from risk-taking independent designers to beloved mass-market brands.
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