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Swimsuit Trends For Summer 2012

The 5 Hottest Swimsuit Trends For This Summer

Swim season is here, and it's time to slip into the perfect Summer bikini. Today, we're helping you do just that — we've rounded up the five hottest trends in swimwear for this season. Watch today's Fab Flash to check out all the trends you need to try, whether you want a bikini reminiscent of a tropical getaway or you're after something sporty to show off your beach volleyball skills. On Allison McNamara: H&M top, Ann Taylor necklace.

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Hi, it's Allison McNamara and today on Fab Flash, I'm gonna show you the five hottest swimsuit trends for this summer. Keep watching to stay stylish on the sand all season long. The tribal trend was spotted on spring runways at Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and BCBG, and it's really sexy on a swimsuit. Our choice is this V-wire bandeau bikini from Mara Hoffman, who is a master of cool, Bohemian prints. The feather print feels bold and exotic and you could totally pair it with long earrings and a breezy white cover-up to hang poolside. Fashion is having a major flashback right now. From 20's inspired cocktail dresses at Gucci to Proenza Schouler's take on the 50's. And we love the idea of channeling this trend with a retro swimsuit. Norma Kamali is known for her vintage swim silhouettes and we can't take our eyes off this black and white striped version. The Johnny D bikini bra and matching high-waist bottoms perfect the retro 50's feel.Further the retro look by wearing it with some cat-eye sunglasses. High waist bottoms are also a quick solution to hiding your lower tummy. A lot of designers look to tropical locations for Spring/Summer 2012, including Salvatore Ferragamo, Peter Pilotto and Altuzarra. Nothing says summer vacation quite like a tropical bikini. A fantastic, affordable option is this bright, good vibrations set by Old Navy. The three-string detailing on the top and bottom is a fun and sexy touch. Another Spring runway look that lends itself perfectly to swimwear is the sporty trend. Everyone from Alexander Wang to Rag and Bone incorporated sporty finishes into their collections. Lisa Marie Fernandez is known for her chic spin on sporty swimwear. And our favorite style is this blue neoprene one-piece that looks like a wetsuit, complete with a slick front zipper and collar. Wear this look and you will totally feel like a Bond girl. Finally, we have color blocking, a trend that has dominated the runways for a few seasons now. Just take a look at Victoria Beckham and Chloe. And if you're a minimalist, this trend is totally for you. You have the option of mixing and matching pieces you already own, but if you want to invest in a color block bikini, look no further than this halter Zunzal Bungee bikini by Basta Surf. Not only is it reversible, it's white on the other side. It has sexy yellow straps in back and on the hips that contrasts nicely with the turquoise top and bottom. So there you have it, the five hottest trends in swimwear this season and our top picks on how to look stylish all the pool or beach all summer long. Thanks for watching FabSugar TV. I'm Allison McNamara and I'll see you next time.

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Allison-McNamara Allison-McNamara 3 years
I love a tribal bikini for the summertime-- which swim suit trend do you all prefer? let us know! xo Allison
nrichar5 nrichar5 3 years
I like the video! :-)   Please, could you tell me more about the necklace Allison is wearing in the vid?
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