8 Bikini Styles Having a Major Moment in 2021
If you're the type of person who loves a good two-piece, whether it's because bikinis allow you to mix and match or because you like to bare a little more skin while you're at the beach, we have plenty of styles for you to shop from. We're seeing so many fun swimwear trends making waves in 2021, and they're not limited to one-pieces. This year, you can pretty much dedicate one bikini to every decade. Circular '70s hardware holds together the stringy separates from the likes of Cult Gaia and Shoshanna, while collaborations like Hailee Steinfeld's for Frankies Bikinis introduces '60s mod graphics that are bound to make a splash at the pool party. If you like to stand out, you'll be attracted to the 2021 color palette, which includes gleaming rainbow and electrifying lime. On the other hand, if you prefer patterns that are a bit more low-key, chill out in a brushstroke suit or something cute and simple in a soft floral. Ahead, you can scroll through our full wish list of bikinis in every category, or jump ahead to the section you're fully prepared to shop.
Bikini Trend 2021: '70s Ringlets
Look for bikinis with added hardware, like grommets or metal and tortoise rings, to channel the '70s and add instant sex appeal to your beach look.
GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All Sunburst Bikini
Bikini Trend 2021: Flirty & Floral
Think cute and classic with your florals, and search for triangle two-pieces that honestly remind you of your old blowup Limited Too couch. This trend is the easiest way to tap into nostalgia.
Zimmermann Green Riders Floral-Print Triangle Halterneck Bikini
Bikini Trend 2021: Retro High-Rise
Whether your tankini top is long enough to touch the high waistline of your bottom or you're working a bralette with this '90s cut, the result is retro and superflattering.
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All Underwire Bikini Set
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All Underwire Bikini Set ($63, originally $126)
Bikini Trend 2021: Belted Bikinis
Search for waist-cinching bikinis with contrast buckle straps or ones that blend into the print of your bottom, but just add extra dimension. This helps to break up a monochrome set and looks particularly nice with plain, otherwise minimal suits.
Lisa Marie Fernandez + Net Sustain Magdalena Belted Stretch Twill Bikini
Seafolly Stripe-Trimmed Bikini
Bikini Trend 2021: Rainbow Shimmer
Go be the rainbow fish on the beach in iridescents that catch the sunlight and give off a different tone from every angle. It's safe to say your selfies will look pretty magical when you're in this type of bikini.
Frankies Bikinis Dance Pink Bikini
Frankies Bikinis Jeanette Strapless Bandeau Bikini Top in Dance Pink ($90) and Jenna High Waist Bikini Bottom in Dance Pink ($90)
Missoni Mare Purple Metallic Striped Crochet-Knit Triangle Bikini
Bikini Trend 2021: Lime
If green just so happens to be your color, the season is yours for the taking. We're seeing lime suits pop up everywhere, and whether yours comes in crochet knit, lamé, or seersucker gingham, you'll fit right in — and also totally stand out.
Out From Under Bikini
Bikini Trend 2021: '60s Mod Graphics
Hailee Steinfeld's new swim collab with Frankies Bikinis provides all the inspiration you need for this look, which includes any print that's in-your-face, splashy, and upbeat.
Frankies Bikinis Far Out Bikini
Madewell Second Wave Bikini
Bikini Trend 2021: Brushstroke & Watercolors
Don't be surprised if passersby call your swimsuit a masterpiece, because it looks like a damn painting. This soft, brushstroke effect is somewhere in between a tie-dye and groovy splash of pastels. Think of the trend as an elevated update to your tie-dye suits from last summer.