The Swimsuit Style You Never Expected to Want but Now Need
When the Summer 2017 Triangl lookbook landed in my inbox, I did a double take as I scrolled through the images. Was that — could that be — a velvet swimsuit? But just a few days later, the look was popping up on my Instagram feed from the likes of bloggers and style influencers everywhere. It's like the crocheted two-piece from last season, an exciting new material we never expected to flaunt poolside.
It's almost unbelievable that we can wear these designs to the beach and get them all sandy and wet and still have them maintain their quality after a wash. But you better believe swim brands are churning out functional velvet in a wide range of silhouettes, and they're quickly becoming fashion-girl must haves. Scroll to shop our favorites.
Triangl Grace Bikini
The Triangl Grace Top and Bottom set ($89) comes in a variety of bold, can't-miss colors with a classic string finish.
Roxana Salehoun Triangle Bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez Genevieve Velvet Bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez has upgraded its Genevieve bikini ($315) to velvet in classic black.
Albertine Georgia Velvet & Laminated Lycra Bikini
The Albertine Georgia Velvet and Laminated Lycra Bikini ($201) is a mixed-media dream.
Emiliano Rinaldi Net & Velvet One-Piece Halter Swimsuit
Shop the Emiliano Rinaldi Net and Velvet One-Piece Halter Swimsuit ($311) if you want to take this trend as bold as it can go.
Karla Colletto Victoria Velvet Surplice One-Piece Swimsuit
For a ballet-inspired look, pick up the Karla Colletto Victoria Velvet Surplice One-Piece Swimsuit ($393), which comes with an added wrap belt.
Trina Turk Women's Velveteen One-Piece Swimsuit
If sexy little details are what you're all about, then Trina Turk Women's Velveteen One-Piece Swimsuit ($160) has got your name all over it.