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The Six Top Swimwear Trends of 2019

  |   By Estelle Puleston

I have a beach-filled trip coming up soon, so my thoughts have turned to swimwear. Usually, I’m not bothered about whether my swim looks are in fashion or not. But I am loving the trends this year!

Some of last year’s swimwear trends are still going strong. However, there are plenty of new ones to add to your suitcase. Here are the six key looks you’ll be seeing on beaches and at the pool this summer.

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Belted One-Pieces

This season’s one piece is block colored with a wide, waist-defining belt. The most popular styles of all have a metal buckle or decorative plaque at the front.

Styles to Save

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Black Rib One Shoulder Belted Swimsuit
Available in US sizes 2-14
via River Island

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Plus Red Lion Belted Swimsuit
Available in US sizes 12-22
via Pretty Little Thing

Styles to Splurge

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Dominata Bersèra Black Swimsuit
Available in sizes XXS-XS to L-XL
via Keòsme
 
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Cynthie Swimsuit
Available in sizes S-L
via Agent Provocateur

Chunky Buckles

Chunky ‘release’ buckles have been appearing on the belts of one-pieces. However, they’re also a 2019 swim trend in their own right. Done in plastic or metal, you’ll also find them as strap connectors and as purely decorative details.

Styles to Save

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Checkerboard Square Neck Swimsuit with Side Buckle Detail
Available in US sizes 2-10
via Jaded London

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Shape Cobalt Detail Bikini
Available in US sizes 2-14
via Pretty Little Thing

Styles to Splurge

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Houndstooth Buckle Bikini by Cynababy Swimwear
Available in sizes S-XL (top) and XS-XL (bottoms)
via Etsy

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Lopez Swimsuit
Available in sizes S-L
via Agent Provocateur

Animal Prints

Animal prints of all varieties are back in a big way. I’m not sure leopard ever really went out of style. But snake skin is having a fashion moment for the first time in a while.

Styles to Save

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White Eco Giraffe Swimsuit by Wolf & Whistle
Available in sizes XXS-XL
via Playful Promises

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Plunge Bikini Top & High Waist Briefs with Belt by River Island
Available in US sizes 2-14
via ASOS

Styles to Splurge

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Leopard Print Goddess Swimsuit
Available in sizes L-5X
via Alpine Butterfly

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Sexy Animal Print Monokini by WowBikini
Available in sizes XXS-XL
via Etsy

Single Shoulder Swimwear

One-shouldered swimsuits and bikinis are everywhere right now. If you’re planning on doing a lot of sunbathing, perhaps invest in two that expose either shoulder. Or you might find in autumn, that you have a wildly uneven tan!

Styles to Save

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Florence Floral One Shoulder Underwired Bikini Top & Tummy Control Brief
Available in sizes 30E-38F & US 4-14
via Figleaves

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Bow Tie One Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit by Kona Sol
Available in US sizes 14-26
via Target

Styles to Splurge

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Polynesia Swimsuit by Melissa Odabash
Available in US sizes 4-10
via Beach Café

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One-Shoulder Ruffled Floral Print Bikini Top & Briefs by Johanna Ortiz
Available in US sizes 0-10
via Net a Porter

V-Wire Necklines

Structured V-wires allow brands to add a flash of cleavage between cups that are still reasonably covered-up. Or make a regular plunge even more dramatic.

Styles to Save

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Palm Print One Piece by Forever Young Swimwear
Available in sizes S-L
via Etsy

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Women Dream V Wire Bikini Top & Sun Coast Cheeky Bottom by Shade & Shore
Available in sizes 32A-38DD & XS-XL
via Target

Styles to Splurge

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Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top & Retro Brief by Seafolly
Available in US sizes 4-12
via Figleaves

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Lee Lee Frenchie Bikini Top & Bottom by L Space
Available in sizes XS-L
via Swimwear World

Monowire Details

Also in wiring trends, meet the monowire. LIVY and La Fille d’O have been leading the way with this ultra-cool style, which is also trending in lingerie. But lots of more budget-friendly brands are following suit this summer.

Styles to Save

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Ibiza Mono Wire Bikini Top & Brazilian Briefs
Available in sizes 30B-36D & US 2-12
via Boux Avenue

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Yellow Monowire Bikini Top & High Leg Bikini Brief by South Beach
Available in US sizes 2-10
via Nelly

Styles to Splurge

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Livystone Monowire Bikini Top & Brief
Available in sizes 32B-36C & XS-L
via LIVY

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Changes Monowire Bra / Bikini Top & Adore Bottoms
Available in La Fille d’O sizes 1-5 (approx. 30C-38C & US 2-10)
via La Fille d’O
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Which of 2019’s swimwear trends is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.