There’s a whole world of fabulous water wear out there to explore and it extends beyond the basic bikini and classic cut swimsuit. These new swimsuits are fashion-forward without being flamboyant, and flattering without being boring. So if you’re sick and tired of swimming in the same old, same old, check out these inspo swimwear styles.
The New String
The string bikini is timeless, and we’re not knocking its iconic style, but these days, the string look has moved to a whole new level. There’s simply more of it, and you can’t deny that the juxtaposition of this barely there and totally present style is absolutely striking.
This suit is all string, ties and pure sexiness. However, you don’t have to get all wrapped up: you can opt for a more subtle look. A stringy top with a more solid bottom, for instance, would give you a bit of string, with a little more substance.
The High Rise
High rise bottoms pay homage to one of the most flattering of all retro bathing-suit styles. With a waistline that falls at your actual waistline (about two finger-widths above your belly-button), these bottoms are super slimming on all body types. However, they are particularly well suited for women with a bit of a tummy, since the the higher-rise keeps everything tucked in and concealed.
Pro styling tip: Here’s a perfect combination from Nookie. To achieve the same style, pair a more substantial high-waisted bottom with a smaller top for a look that’s at once sophisticated and sexy.
The Cut Out
Cut-out dresses have been in vogue for years, and cut-out swimsuits are following close behind. Offering a little peek-a-boo of skin, these one-piece suits are a flattering and incredibly fashionable cross between classic swimsuits and two-pieces.
Emitting old-Hollywood style from every angle, a cut-out is made for life lounging poolside with a cool drink and a good book. Throw on a pair of big sunglasses to complete the look.
The Fashion Suit
Admittedly, all these suits are fashionable. What makes most fashion suits so definably fashionable is that the style extends beyond the suit alone, and can include matching or complementary accessories like matching sunglasses, headbands, belts, hats, wristbands, etc.
While this suit is definitely designed for the the sun and water, it is just as made for life in the shade. Throw on a breezy skirt or wrap your fashion suit can transition to the poolside bar or a boardwalk bistro.
The Long Sleeved Suit
If getting an even tan is your priority, then a long-sleeve suit is not ideal, but if donning jaw-dropping swim style is your modus operandi, then the long-sleeve suit is one of your best bets.
Giving an unexpected and undeniable hit of elegance to your otherwise scantily clad self, long-sleeve swimwear is super posh, sexy and polished.
Whether you’re planning for days by the pool or the beach, these styles will see you clad in truly unique, truly inspired swimwear.