Video: 2016's Best Swimwear Trends
Check out summer's hottest looks via our shoppable video, 'Ready, Set, Swim.'
Summer is officially here, which means you're going to be spending a lot of time in your swimsuit over the next couple of months. And instead of throwing on last year's suit, upgrade your beach (or pool, or vacation) look with one of this season's swimwear trends. We enlisted the help of celebrity stylist Rachel Johnson (who's responsible for aiding football player Victor Cruz earn the title of the World's Most Stylist Athlete) to highlight the best options for men and women this season. In the shoppable video above, you'll see suits perfect for everything from playing summer sports to lounging by the pool. In addition to the bathing suits, you can also purchase the featured accessories such as the Slate & Stone shirt and Eugenia Kim floppy hat. Interested in making a purchase? Just click on the items as the video plays.
And see below for a deeper dive on each trend:
Trend: Sportswear-inspired Flagpole Swim Kelly wet suit, $450
As athleisure continues to dominate the fashion world, swimwear designers are also embracing a sportier side. Take New York-based Flagpole Swim, for instance, which offers retro, scuba-style one-pieces featuring modern colors and cut-outs.
Trend: Baywatch fit Solid & Striped The Anne-Marie, $168
The Baywatch remake doesn't come out until next summer, but designers are one step ahead by making lifeguard-inspired one-pieces higher on the legs and lower on the back.
Trend: Scallop Trim Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau swim top, $136
The popular hem treatment has recently shown up on mini skirts, shorts, dresses—but we like it best featured on the edges of swimwear.
Trend: Interesting cut-outs Eres Grigri Fortune cut-out halterneck swimsuit, $440
Cut-outs are getting more original this summer, as this suit proves. The front looks like a bikini, while the back features coverage similar to a one-piece.
Trend: Crochet She Made Me crocheted cotton triangle bikini, $180
The crafty look of crochetd bikinis is back and gaining even more traction this season because designers are finally making options (like this one) that can actually be worn in the water.
Trend: Olympic Briefs Vilebrequin Jacquard Turtle-Scales swim briefs, $120
Maybe it's because the summer games are taking place soon, or maybe it's simply because this summer is boiling hot, but whatever the reason swim briefs are back in full force and we're okay with it.
Trend: Classic but Savvy Swims Ondaretta bathing shorts, $95
A classic pair of bathing shorts is always in style regardless of the current trends. The catch with these? Technology. Designers aim for classic designs with dry-fast fabrics, laser-cut drain holes, and micro-mesh inner trunks to ensure active functionality with a classic aesthetic.
Trend: Busy Patterns Thorsun Fans print swim shorts, $275
Graphic prints are getting more sophisticated this summer with bolder colors and designs, elevating style in and out of the water.
Trend: Photo prints Vilebrequin Massimo Vitali Moorea swim trunks, $295
It's a trend we've seen in full force on ready-to-wear, and it's making its transition into swimwear. These prove that you don’t need much more than your swim trunks to make a statement.
Trend: Color-blocking Original Penguin chambray stripe shorts, $79
Color-blocking continues to be a big trend, and it's the perfect alternative for adding an edgy touch while staying totally classic.