10 Swimsuit Trends So Fresh, They're 'Bout to Be All Over Instagram

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Another year, a new reason to fill up your swim drawer, right? The best thing about collecting bikinis and one-pieces is you never know when a tropical getaway might come up during the Winter months. And even if it doesn't, you'll have a wide collection of suits to rock all Summer long come June. But we aren't just here to tell you to shop, we're here to tell you what to shop. We uncovered the trends that will have the longest shelf life (that's more than one season long!). Scroll to digest them all, or jump ahead to your favorite one, as seen on some fashion-forward celebs and models.


Just call rust-colored suits the new neutral. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Fella Swim two-piece is the perfect example of the shade you're seeing everywhere — brown with a slightly red undertone.

Tied Up

Emily Ratajkowski was onto something with the introduction of the Las Olas bikini into her swimwear line. Multiple ribbons and long ties on the sleeves of your suit, or even crisscrossed over the front, are the new norm.

Zimmermann Jaya Tie Neck Swimsuit
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Zimmermann Jaya Tie Neck Swimsuit

Zimmermann Jaya Tie Neck Swimsuit ($189, originally $315)


You'll spy a touch of hardware on bikinis and one-pieces alike this year, holding together the fabric of a suit, like Iskra Lawrence's Aerie design, or just affixed for extra embellishment.

High Shine

Whether you opt for an Elle Woods-inspired glitter bikini, like Kendall Jenner did in the snow, or a flashy metallic bodysuit, it's all about the high-octane glamour.

Animal Print

These patterns are classic as can be, but leopard print and snakeskin are splashed onto flashy fabrics and churned out in spicy colors for 2019. Just take Tracee Ellis Ross's orange bikini, for example.

Fresh Cuts

Cutouts are showing up in the most unlikely places. Whether they're added right above the midriff on a bikini or sliced over the abs, like on Gabrielle Union's Solid & Striped suit, be prepared to show some skin in new ways.

Candy Stripe

Think of these suits as flavorful bursts of color on the beach. Rainbow takes on a new form when it's splashed over Hailey Baldwin's crochet bikini or printed onto a maillot with a waist belt.

Feminine Frills

Ruffles on sleeves, delicate bows down the center of suits, and flouncy, floral fabrics are what these girlie designs are made of. Nina Agdal had the right idea when she turned up the romantic vibes in this maillot.

Western Inspired

The Western trend started with suits that featured waist belts with ornate buckles, but now we're seeing cactus prints and denim fabrics sprout up all over. Bella Hadid was way ahead of the game in this distressed bikini.

The High-Leg Cut

This silhouette, which elongates the legs and hearkens back to the late '80s and early '90s, should be paired properly with hoops or a body chain, à la Vanessa Hudgens.