6 Ways Your Swimwear Can Be Trendy, Too

These suits capitalize on this year's fashion trends.

By Siena DeBolt July 9, 2019

What designers put on the runway has always defined what we see on clothing racks for the rest of the year, and this season is no different. While it may be tempting to pull out that same trusty swimsuit you’ve been wearing the past three years, you can still be on-trend poolside. We’ve compiled a list of über-trendy looks for those of you who are looking to leave your past (swimwear) behind you.

The Trend: Tortoise Shell

Tortoise Shell Bandeau Top, $20, Missguided

Tortoise shell may be popular in accessories departments right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it into your bikini, too.

The Trend: Snakeskin

Snake or Break Bikini Top and Bottoms, $15 each, Nasty Gal

Our very own Solange helped popularize the snake print trend when she stepped out on the Met Gala this year covered it in it. Who are we to deny her trendsetting abilities? (Bonus: Both the top and bottoms of this suit are made from recycled fabric).

The Trend: Tie-Dye

Tie Dye Bikini Set, $52, Topshop

If you don’t feel like fully dipping into this retro trend, try it on for size in bikini form. With its bright yet tasteful color palette, this set is guaranteed to make a splash at the pool.

The Trend: Bike Shorts

Piper Short One-Piece Surf Suit, $155, Free People

Okay, so surfing in Galveston is a bit of a stretch, but this short surf suit has other purposes—playing into the bike short trend, for one.

The Trend: Ruching

Ruched Halter One-Piece, $129, Everything But Water

Ruching looks good on everyone, and this swimsuit is no exception.

The Trend: Sustainability

Saldana Suit, $189, Chromat

Ever since a 2015 report identified the fashion industry as the second largest polluter in the world, designers have increasingly embraced sustainability to the point that it's become an actual trend. This one-piece, made from recycled fishing nets, fits right in.

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