Your classic black one-piece will never go out of style, but sometimes you want a little upgrade anyway. We waded through all the season’s best swimsuits to see which trends stood out from the pack. So if your goal is to look like the most stylish babe on the beach, we suggest sporting one of these seven cool styles.
Whether or not the ties are actually adjustable, a lattice of string adds just the right amount of sass.
At the shoulders or square down the middle, thick ties look great no matter where they lie. Plus, they’re way more practical than the sting bikini ties of yore.
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Solid Earth Tones
Rusty red, shimmering bronze, and burnt orange will make you look like a desert sunset come to life. Bonus: These shades are great for making your skin look tanner than it really is.
Velvet? In the water? We know, we were skeptical at first, too. But these impressive designers figured out a way to make our favorite cold-weather fabric beach-appropriate.
Sporty & 80s-Inspired
The brighter the colors, the better. Thick colorblocking, zippers, and racerback cuts will help you channel your inner Baywatch babe.
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So what if you weren’t born with stems like Gisele? These high-cut styles are miracle-workers for creating the illusion of mile-long legs (and slimming hips, too… trust).
The universally flattering cut made its way over from last summer and is still going strong in 2018. And honestly, we not-so-secretly hope it stays trending for the foreseeable future.