This year's beachwear draws creativity from a myriad of legendary and contemporary frills. Plus-size women are shopping for statement styles that they're eager to buy and wear. Designers are crossing day and evening lifestyle attire over into fashionable swimwear.
Boho Chic Patchwork dresses. Peasant tops. Fringe detailing. Today's designers are merging those retro bohemian looks into modern beachwear. You'll find mixed prints and fabrics, lavish paisleys, crisscross lace-up tops, and nonchalant off-the-shoulder allure. Boho-infusedswimwear's flowy, ethnic, and vintage elements encourage timeless self-expression. Embrace that free-spirited gypsy attitude with confidence as a nude-colored lining peeks through this black lacy one-pieceCutewe swimsuit. Its ruffled skirt reinforces the classic peasant vibe.
Strappy Restraints An exciting array of strappy styles representing the adventurous bondage fixation are trending for 2017. You'll notice skin-baring strips in crisscross patterns and straight lines over chest, midriff, or back areas. Maybe you'd feel sexier in evenly structured rows of sleek side bindings connecting separate one- or two-piece sections. This Cutewe neon fuchsia tankini with artistic strapwork is a decidedly bold way to proclaim your empowering fashion dominance.
Boudoir Beauty Rich in lace, romantic floral prints, embroidered and cutout filigrees, and soft ruffles, this year's boudoir looks in pretty pastels will exude femininity. Featuring a flouncy halter with ornamental cutouts, this irresistible InMocean two-pieceswimsuit is flirty enough for intimate nocturnal encounters indoors yet appropriate for group daytime activities outside. The coral hipster bottom's ruching is a flattering touch.
High-Neck Swimsuits Maillot and crop-top two-piece swimsuits with high necklines are popular looks this season. Embellishments from braiding to crochet to extravagant patterns make high necks cool ways to celebrate warm, welcoming weather. Flaunting an elaborately interwoven kaleidoscope of colors, this tribal-inspired tankini swimsuit can take you from outdoors to inside. Fuller coverage allows you to slip into shorts with the halter top to make a presentable appearance off the water.
Print High-Waist Bikini Bottoms A wide-ranging fad since 2015, high waists are injecting that sought-after vintage quality into contemporary swimwear this year. These reinvented two-piece suits let you reveal some, but not too much, skin in subtle ways. Floral, geometric, digital, ethnic, and animal prints are big favorites for the upcoming summer season. Combining those trends in a delightful color wheel of vivid and pastel shades from turquoise to orange, this multihued garden mosaic two-piece suit will be a hit any pool party.
Other Trendy Styles Mesh inserts: Unexpected designs always gain notice. This style is similar to the cutout, but sheer diaphanous mesh fills in those bare spaces for visual interest with fabric support. Similar versions feature crochet inserts for enticing peek-a-boo drama. Select swimsuits that show off as much as you dare.
Ruffles: Transferring ruffles from dresses and blouses to beachwear creates adorable looks. Tankinis, swimskirts, and bottoms highlight flouncy frills that make these figure-flattering suits stand out in crowds. You'll see multi-layered and edge-trimming ruffles that sway gracefully when you walk, run, and dance.
Bandeaus: Traditional bandeaus are bikinitops without any support from straps, cups, twisted fronts, or shirred material. But modern one- and two-piece versions add those extra touches to keep your top in place. Choose bright colors or bold patterns to make fun, flirty, vibrant impressions.