Style & Beauty
Make a Splash: 2019’s Hottest Swimwear
5/1/2019 1:00:00 PM


It’s almost time to put in PTO requests and spend those hard-earned vacation days camped out on a beach blanket. If last year’s swimwear is looking a bit worn and dated, here are some of the most au courant swimwear trends for both men and women. 

Lots of leg

Showing off those gams is this year’s most stylish swimwear trend for both girls and guys. Some of the season’s best one-piece suits are far from frumpy because they feature high-cut legs that elongate the body for a lean look. Bikinis with high-cut legs are popular as well and balance out a high-waist pair of bikini bottoms nicely. 

For guys, shorter swim trunks are definitely a nice change from the baggy board shorts of years past. Don’t worry; most of the options aren’t too short, about the length of a pair of boxers. 

But less arm

At first glance, a swimsuit with sleeves might not make a lot of sense, but this year there are some pretty cute options that make a strong argument for keeping those arms covered. Whether you’re fair-skinned and burn easily, plan to vacation somewhere with colder water, or simply prefer to wear sleeves, it’s nice to know that right now there are plenty of swimsuits available that have you covered, literally.  

Go wild

Animal prints are a huge trend for summer on all fashion fronts, and swimwear is no exception. Look for swimsuits featuring leopard or snake print, as those are currently the animal prints most en vogue. And don’t stop with swimsuits! Leopard and snake print accessories are just as hot right now: look for cover ups, hats, beach bags, and even towels that take a walk on the wild side. 

Orange alert

And those animal prints aren’t the only bold swimwear trend. Bright orange is also a fashion-forward trend this summer. If solid orange is a bit too much for your taste, look for subtle hints, such as orange stripes or even a floral print featuring citrus colors. 

Cut it out

The popularity of one-pieces in past years has been a blessing for those who like to be a bit more covered up on beach days. While one-pieces don’t seem to be going anywhere, a fresh take for the summertime is the one-piece with cutouts at the waist. The cutout one piece shows a bit of skin without being as revealing as a teeny bikini. 

Pleasant pastels

Women’s swimwear this year is bright and bold, but for men, pastels are the way to go. Solid-color trunks in salmon and coral are a fun option, as are pastel rainbow stripes for those looking for a little more color. 

No matter which of this season’s swimwear trends you try, remember, the most important part of your beach look is the sunscreen! 

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Categories: Clothes  |  Summer Trends

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