The 10 Biggest Swimwear Trends to Shop in 2021
This year, there's a desire for swimsuits and an urge to shop fresh trends like never before. That could be because we spent a good chunk of quarantine laying low around the house in our "swimwear-turned-loungewear," as we liked to call it, and we're committed to that vibe wholeheartedly.
There are so many fun takes on classic silhouettes this season, we don't even know which to try first! The one shoulder style gets a bold upgrade, some with double straps that run across the chest and add some edge. As far as patterns go, we're seeing a return to the '70s with ditsy florals and paisley offered in bohemian, earth tones. If you love girlie suits, try out a smocked bikini with pouf sleeves, and if you're sporty, you'll love the lace-up designs we've gathered below.
If you know exactly what you're interested in shopping, you can hop ahead to the proper category, or scroll through our wish list of bikinis and maillots one by one.
Frankies Bikinis Bella Bikini
Marysia Pink Venice One-Shoulder Cutout Swimsuit
Marysia Pink Venice One-Shoulder Cutout Swimsuit ($175, originally 350)
Ditsy Floral Print
If all of these floral-y prints are putting you in the mood to flip through a Limited Too or Delia's catalogue, we really don't blame you. Shop tiny prints or large scale, in natural colors or bright color pops.
Beth Richards x Roopa Pemmaraju Sophia One Piece Swimsuit in Pink Garden
Holiday The Label Vacation One Piece in Happy Hawaii
ASOS Design Ruched Underwired Swimsuit in Garden Floral Print
ASOS Design Ruched Underwired Swimsuit in Garden Floral Print ($35, originally $46)
If you reached for velvet or ribbed swimsuits for added texture last season, then this season is all about the smocked or "shirred" fabric, which adds exciting dimension to both bikinis and one-pieces.
Solid & Striped The Bailey One Piece Swimsuit
Solid & Striped The Bailey One Piece Swimsuit ($150, originally $188)
ASOS Design Shirred Bikini
L*Space Marilyn One Piece Classic Swimsuit
L*Space Marilyn One Piece Classic Swimsuit ($158, originally $198)
Charlie Holiday Bikini
Faithfull The Brand + Net Sustain Shirred Polka-Dot Bikini
Faithfull The Brand + Net Sustain Shirred Polka-Dot Bikini Top ($45, originally $90) and Faithfull The Brand + Net Sustain Shirred Polka-Dot Bikini Briefs ($45, originally $90)
Dream in whimsical, sugary-cool colors, all of which might remind you of Easter eggs and/or Taylor Swift's "Me!" music video. Whether you prefer gingham, stripes, or checks, there's a pastel iteration for you this season.
ASOS Design Tie Back High Leg Swimsuit in Check Print ($31, originally $37)
& Other Stories Jacquard Check Halter Neck Swimsuit
Maisie Wilen YS704 Deep V One Piece Swimsuit
Oséree Yellow Blossom Colorè Floral Jacquard Bikini
Oséree Yellow Blossom Colorè Floral Jacquard Bikini ($163, originally $325)
Don't just call them glitter swimsuits — lurex is a luxe fabric with a metallic sheen and it's also extremely flattering. Whether you prefer a bikini or a wild one-piece, this '70s inspired fabric is a groovy addition to your swim drawer.
Hunza G + Net Sustain Carmen Metallic Bikini
Whether you like a circular cutout at the center or you prefer a knotted maillot with fabric gathered at the center, so your cutouts are on each side, this look brings even the most simple one-piece a little something special.
Andrea Iyamah Amina Olive One Piece Swimsuit
PatBO Black Oasis Cutout Chiffon Trimmed Printed Halterneck Swimsuit
PatBO Black Oasis Cutout Chiffon Trimmed Printed Halterneck Swimsuit ($270, originally $450)
Melissa Odabash Salvador Bikini
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All CEO Lace Up One Piece Swimsuit
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All CEO Lace Up One Piece Swimsuit ($51, originally $128)
We're gladly welcoming this '70s-inspired pattern back into our swim drawer. It's best worn in natural earth tones with braided hair and some gold jewelry for the ultimate sun-kissed at sundown glow.
Faithfull The Brand + Net Sustain Mumbai Paisley-Print Underwired Swimsuit
Faithfull The Brand + Net Sustain Mumbai Paisley-Print Underwired Swimsuit ($90, originally $179)
Zimmermann Lilac Brighton One-Shoulder Cutout Ruffled Paisley-Print Swimsuit
Zimmermann Lilac Brighton One-Shoulder Cutout Ruffled Paisley-Print Swimsuit ($225, originally $375)
Blackbough Swim Rio Paisleys Bikini
Melissa Odabash Bora Bora Baroque Blush Swimsuit
Zimmermann Pink Lulu One-Shoulder Cutout Gathered Printed Swimsuit
Zimmermann Pink Lulu One-Shoulder Cutout Gathered Printed Swimsuit ($186, originally $310)
In bikini form, opt for classic contrast patterns, or select a maillot with two differently colored panels. If you like to dress up your swimsuit, trust, keep your accessories minimal with this one!
ASOS Design Recycled Crop and High Leg High Waist Bikini in Polka Dot
ASOS Design Shimmer Bikini in Apricot and Coral
ASOS Design Shimmer Bikini in Apricot and Coral ($16, originally $46)
Evarae + Net Sustain Cassandra Belted Two Tone Stretch Econyl Swimsuit
Evarae + Net Sustain Cassandra Belted Two Tone Stretch Econyl Swimsuit ($180, originally $360)
Solid & Striped For Net-a-Porter Lime Green The Lucia
'90s High Leg
While this trend might not be for everyone, it certainly elongates the length of your legs as the bottom sits above the hip. To emit full-on vintage vibes, go for a retro pattern.
Out From Under Heidi Printed High-Cut Bikini Bottom ($10, originally $42)
Mara Hoffman Idalia Voluta Print High Cut Leg Swimsuit
Mara Hoffman Idalia Voluta Print High Cut Leg Swimsuit ($220, originally $368)