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Top 5 Swim Styles to Try this Summer

Looking at the calendar, we’re counting down the days until summer makes its dazzling debut. Gazing at the Weather app on your phone, wondering when the mercury will rise JUST enough to take to the beach... Trust us, we can totally relate. 

With all of the activities and fun that summer promises, of course we look forward to it all year!

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about what swimsuits you want to rock this year! This summer has no shortage of fashion-forward swim styles. We once heard a quote that said: "The greatest power in the world is choice." Whoa, what a line! Not to be dramatic, but this can absolutely apply to the swim styles you should try this summer! When you go for an on-trend swimsuit that you feel gorgeous in, it can make you feel oh-so powerful! 

Curious as to what swimsuit styles you should consider adding to your closet? We’ve helped sort through the fluff with our 5 top swim styles you NEED to try out for this summer!

What’s in Style This Summer?

Summertime is never a stranger to bold prints, funky patterns, and chic looks. And one of the most exciting things about the 21st century is the ability to pick from a wide range of styles.

We can take cues from the 1950s, where silhouettes reminiscent of Hollywood starlets were all the rage. Or we can think about the gorgeous earth tones that took the 1970s by storm. We can quickly bring all of these styles into this millennium with some carefully curated swimsuit choices and accessories!

Recently, accessories have been making a comeback. From hats to sunglasses, swimsuit cover-ups to jewelry: accessorizing your swimsuit look is a total must for this summer. Making a statement with what you use to accessorize is so “in” this year! 

Fashion designer icon Coco Chanel famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Well, we just might disobey Miss Chanel’s orders during this summer to remember. No stifling fashion rules here!

How to Pick the Right Swimsuit Style for You

Come summertime, you’ll want to retain the same flawless sense of style you inhabit year-round. Wondering how you can translate your everyday fashion sense to the swimwear circuit?

The swimsuit styles you’ll be itching to try can depend on a lot of factors, and we’re breaking down all of ‘em.

Location, Location, Location

Will your summer vacation have you hopping on a plane to Brazil? Vibrant patterns will feel right at home! Thinking of making the French Riviera your playground in July? Classic silhouettes with muted colors work best. 

What about a Palm Springs getaway? Between the desert vibes and mid-century modern architecture dotting the landscape, you can go a couple of ways! Think: Boho chic, or taking inspiration from the 1950s for a modern, updated take.

Style

Fortunately, most swim styles translate effortlessly from one piece to a bikini. There are accessories and cover-ups that go perfectly with both! 

You may want to mix and match pieces (super trendy this summer!): If so, a bikini is your best bet. If your summertime fun will have you being more active, you may opt for a one-piece swimsuit. This decision between one or two pieces is completely up to you. 

There are plenty of ways to mix things up with either a one-piece or two-piece. Pair a one-shoulder top, a halter top, or the classic string bikini with any swim bottoms you like and you can’t go wrong!

Personality

As an extrovert, perhaps striking designs are calling your name. If you’re someone who prefers to stay out of the limelight, there are flattering bathing suit styles that can be understated but never boring! Examples of these types of swimsuits include an underwire bikini top, a ruched tankini top, a ruffle triangle bikini top, or a v-neck swim top.

The Best Swimsuit Styles To Try for a Bold Personality

For those of us wishing to be daring with our swimsuit style selections, there are many possibilities that are in style this summer.

Maybe you’re wanting to make a statement by showing off a little more skin! Spellbind the masses with your sun-kissed glow in our Psychedelic Zebra Halter Triangle Top and matching Side Shirred Hipster Bottoms

Animal prints are back with a vengeance, so rock this look with ease! This bikini is eye-catching both in print and flattering cut. If you’re feeling a little more daring with your bikini bottom choice, check out our Psychedelic Zebra Side Tie Hipster Bottom. Gold accents on the string ties offer a little splash of glamor. We are officially obsessed!

If a tropical vacation is what has you perusing swimwear, let us introduce our strapless In a Trance Tropical Bandeau Bikini Top and In a Trance Tropical Side Tie Hipster Swimsuit Bottoms. Check out those tassels on the side ties… So much fun! 

For destination vacations, this bikini set has the perfect balance of fitting in, yet standing out in a striking way. We totally envision this two-piece wonder being accented by a light-colored, wide-brimmed sun hat. And a bright red color is just our type of lipstick love.

Let’s not leave the equally sexy one-piece swim style in the dust! Plunge One Pieces are one of our fave ways to fit the bold bill this summer. 

With how in-style animal prints are becoming this summer, we love that we have the option of the Psychedelic Zebra Plunge One Piece. Check out that seductively low-cut back! Rest assured, you’ll still receive support from the intricate criss-cross straps. 

How to accessorize this sexy one piece? Why, don a pair of our Sito Inner Vision Polarized Sunglasses, of course! This unique frame shape is oh-so-fashionable this year.

Swim Styles to Try for a Boho Vibe

Going for a bohemian flair is never a bad choice, with this style becoming a mainstay in closets around the world. If you’ll be heading to Palm Springs, Tulum, or Malibu this summer, chances are you’ll be gravitating towards hippie chic.

We love love love the aura of our retro 70s Stripe Over the Shoulder One Piece, which also comes in a Halter Triangle Top and matching High Waist Bottoms! This color palette does so well in the desert and exudes bohemian chic while still being up to date.

 If you’re seeking a cover-up that has this same vibe, our 70s Stripe Maxi Dress is here for you. This 70s pattern will never go out of style!

Poolside cover-ups can provide full coverage and elevate a more simple swimsuit style (such as the Wanderlust Solids Plunge One Piece) and make your whole outfit look more bohemian and easy breezy. Our Hippie Chic Kimono makes that promise in its name! Check out those crochet details, though. Lightweight and fashionable, this kimono is it!

Is a different style like beach pants more your thing? Boheme Paisley Beach Pants are the option for any body type. Sophisticated and comfy: Who knew one article of clothing could do both?! And those blue and green hues are oh-so soothing. They’re a pop of color that doesn’t come across as too intense. Pair them with a crop top to show your belly button or a long-sleeve swim dress for extra coverage.

Hang out underneath the date palm trees of the Coachella Valley in our next pick: the Chillin' Crochet High Neck Tank Top and Chillin' Crochet Beach Pant combo! 

The effortlessly cool vibes that the boho-style exhibits are something we are here for year-round!

Swim Styles to Try for Throwback Thursday

With how iconic decades past have been, you can take your pick of what swimsuit choices to pull from and feel confident that your look will always be in style.

Floral patterns harken back to the 1960s, but the cut of our Flower Power High Cut Midkini Top is anything but old-fashioned! We love how these sunburst colors take this look to the next level. Snag the matching High Waisted Bottoms to really complete this chic ensemble. 

With a sexy sarong in our Flower Power Pareo Wrap, this swim look is ready for your finishing touches! Strappy sandals, anyone? The curved frames of our Sito Orbital Sunglasses would really tie this beautiful floral look together!

Let’s take it to another decade and pull from the 1970s! 70s-inspired prints and color block patterns are back, baby. 

The Mellow Medallion Banded Halter Triangle Top is an update on a paisley style, and check out that V neckline! It’s oh-so-flattering with gold accents. 

You can continue this pattern trend with our Mellow Medallion High Waisted Bottoms, or break things up a bit with a Solid High Waist Bottom. Mixing and matching various bikini tops and bottoms is one of this summer’s hottest trends, and you have all the means to make it happen!

Classic Swimsuit Styles

What does the word “classic” mean to you? Here at Sunshine 79, we liken it to timeless fashions that will always be trendy. 

Our Wanderlust Solids Bandeau Midkini Top provides a silhouette that looks incredible and transcends time! The square neckline on this midkini top gives an elegant touch. Combine this top with either Hipster or High Waisted Bottoms! Then, add a touch of sparkle in the form of a sleek long necklace or a dramatic statement ring!

The form-fitting fabric of our Peace, Love, and Peaches Over the Shoulder One Piece is something you won’t want to go without. The pattern on this one-piece reminds us of watercolors in a gorgeous Italian garden! This iconic swimsuit style is uplifted with a peek-a-boo coup d'œil of skin in both the front and back. 

We love the Sito Seduction Sunglasses for an eternal cat-eye, too. It’s such a classically chic look!

Swimsuit Styles That You Can Truly Make Your Own

Sure, you can slip on a swimsuit and call it a day. But where’s the fun in that? Harness your inner fashion designer and try some swimsuit styles that are easy to put your own spin on!

There are some items in our closets that we just can’t live without. A simple cardigan, a nice pair of flats, a little black dress. Breakfast at Tiffany’s star Audrey Hepburn helped turn the “little black dress” into a must-have for closets everywhere. Now, it’s your turn! 

With the Wanderlust Solids Collection, say hello to the ‘LBD” of swimwear. You can customize these bikinis and one-pieces endlessly! Wondering where to begin? Start from top to bottom!

Hairstyle or hat? You have to shield those gorgeous peepers from the sun with our Sito Sunglasses, which come in an array of options. Any jewelry, like necklaces, earrings, or bracelets? 

Maybe a cover-up is what you fancy, drawing attention to your fave assets. Then, sandals are always the footwear of choice for the beach, with a galaxy’s worth of variety to choose from!

Speaking of galaxies, our Zodiac Cutout One Piece is planetary royalty. Don’t think that you can’t make this outfit your own just because this swimsuit is patterned! Gold is absolutely on-trend for this summer, so use that detailing to your advantage when styling your look. 

We picture a long gold necklace with a dainty thin chain and gold sandals to bump up the star power of this stylish swimsuit. Add the Sito Bender Sunglasses to accent the black elastane! Look at you, supernova stunner.

Conclusion

There, you have it! Our top 5 swim styles to try this summer!

There is so much diversity in what swim styles are trendy this summer! For every identity and vibe, there is a swimsuit to match. You’ll want to take your vibrantly patterned bikini to the beaches of Miami, and your timeless one piece to Mykonos. We can’t wait to see what you get up to this summer with your newfound swimsuit-trend-spotting superpowers.

We adore the endless opportunities to mix and match trends - borrowing from all of our favorite styles from each legendary decade. What a time to be alive! 

 

Sources:

All You Have Is Now Quotes | GoodReads

1970-1979 Fashion History Timeline | Fashion Institute of Technology

Coco Chanel | Biography, Fashion, Designs, Perfume, & Facts | Britannica

Breakfast at Tiffany's | IMDb