There’s nothing better than lying on a sandy shore taking in some much-needed sun. But whether you’re soaking up the last bits of summer heat at the beach or lounging poolside wishing for an island vacation, enjoying those sun-kissed moments are all about finding the right swimwear. There are so many amazing trends this season for one-pieces, bikinis, and even all-day wear that will take you from pool to patio. If you’re looking to update your boring bikini, check out these top swimwear trends for summer 2020.
We love a glittery, eye-catching ensemble as much as the next woman, so why should our swimwear be any different? This material looks good in almost every colorway, from one-pieces to bikinis. Plus the shimmering fabric elevates even the most basic of swimwear. Try Missoni’s Mare Riga striped Lurex triangle bikini or Oséree’s golden stretch-Lurex swimsuit.
A little bit sweet and a little bit flirty, ruffles give swimwear a touch of fun that’s often missing from even our best bikinis. Whether it’s added trim on the leg of a one-piece or layers of ruffles as a bikini top, its an unexpected way to add drama that feels so 2020. Wear the Carnaby Corset from Zimmermann or the Alicia Ruffled Printed Bikini by Agua by Agua Bendita.
When it comes to swimwear prints are always in season, but for 2020 it’s all about the florals and animal prints. Whether you opt for a bold botanical design or a soft micro-floral motif, you’ll be on trend this summer. For animal prints, keep it modern, but timeless with traditional colorways. Try PatBO’s Margot embellished printed swimsuit or Peony’s Soirée one-shoulder shirred floral-print swimsuit.
With so many colors, textures, and prints trending this season, it almost feels like minimalism is taking a backseat, but there’s no replacing a timeless classic. Simple pieces can highlight unique cuts, silhouettes, and colors, making the design feel more dramatic without all the bells and whistles. Pick up Tory Burch’s Belted V-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit or Hunza G’s Nancy one-shoulder ribbed seersucker swimsuit.
We expect a lot of our activewear—our yoga pants should look just as great in a vinyasa class as they do at the grocery store—and our swimwear shouldn’t be any different. This season, swim is pulling double duty with bikini tops that double as shirts and maillots that work as bodysuits. Check out the fashionable stylings of Maygel Coronel’s Gallega Bikini or Marysia’s Monterey Maillot.
Usually, when it comes to swimwear less is more, but this season, covering up, with long or capped sleeves is totally on-trend. Opt for a traditional two-piece with rash guard, or try something a little softer, like a bikini with off-the-shoulder or short sleeves. It lends a surfer girl vibe to your look with the bonus of extra sun protection! Shop Camilla’s Crystal-embellished printed swimsuit or Beach Riot’s Chelsea floral-print bikini.