Here comes the sun, and with it our favorite clothing season: swim season. Though we're planning on spending as much of June, July, and August relaxin' and maxin' by the pool, we're first taking a careful look at our current swimwear inventory. If you're wearing the same two-piece you've had since that family beach trip 10 years ago, you might want to consider an upgrade. And whether there's an upcoming sandy getaway on your calendar, or your just looking for some quality lounge chair time, the approaching season is reason enough to give those suits a refresh.
Ahead, we're giving you a breakdown of the swimsuit trends you can expect to be big in Summer 2017. Here, you'll find a little something from everyone, from revamps on classic silhouettes to on-trend items that'll have you standing out from the crowd. Click on, and feel free to dive head-first into a purchase or two, because it's only swim season for so long, y'all.
The One-Piece Side Design
While we're still seeing the prominence of one-piece cut-outs everywhere, this season's monokini trend is adding a new focus to the side seams. From using D-rings and laces to connect the front and back-end, and incorporating novel wrap designs to hide the midsection, side designed one pieces are a great solution when you're not feeling the exposure of bikini.
The Mini Tee
Every summer, it feels like swim trends are moving closer to real-life fashion ones. In 2016, we loved the halter and sports bra-style tops. 2017 is all about the mini tee. Whether the sleeves are ruffled and off-the-shoulder, or full-shoulder caps, get ready to feel a little more dressed up. It definitely makes throwing together an après-swim look that much easier considering we'll never need to switch out our swim tops.
Lisa Marie Fernandez gave us a little shock last year when she rolled out a denim bikini. While we couldn't (disclaimer: still can't) figure out how it works exactly, we were still into it. This season there's a focus on more novel materials: Crochet, velvet, and denim are the most popular choices, but we've seen our fair share of leather look and lace options as well.
As swimsuit designers step away from the popular string bikinis of the past few decades, more material means more room to play. Rainbow stripes have already taken over 2017, and we're seeing an explosion of bright colors on one-pieces and high-waisted bikinis alike.
On the flip side, colors are also getting more minimal. Buh-bye neon bikinis and kitschy avocado prints. We're going way back to basic with primary colors.
One-Piece, One Strap
So often we find ourselves at a crossroads where we have to ask, "Are the tan lines worth it?" It's the reason we fawn over criss-cross six-piece swimsuits but only purchase the bandeau bikini. But, the one-piece, one strap trend is something we'll definitely be splurging on. Plus, they make great bodysuits for your after-beach dinner.
Bralettes aren't going away anytime soon. They've broken down the walls between bras being a confidentially hidden item and being considered casual wear to expose. We'll happily add them to our swimsuit drawer.