The sun’s getting hotter and the days are getting longer. You know what that means. It’s time to give your swimwear wardrobe a boost with some of 2014’s hottest trends.
Long Line Bikini
Harkening back to the glamour of the 1950s, these suits are modest by modern standards. But there’s something to be said for hugging those curves instead of exposing them. Besides who wouldn’t want to look like Marilyn Monroe?
Long line basically means the pieces cover more skin. You can go long line on both the top and bottom. Elle’s “24 Swimsuits to Buy Right Now,” features a great example of this in black from us.topshop.com for only $50. Or you can keep your string bikini bottom and pair it with a long line top. Victoria’s Secret offers a sweet floral set in this configuration. Bonus this top is on sale for only $22.99.
The long line bikini is a great option for fuller figures, or anyone who just wants to keep ’em guessing.
Tribal or Ethnic prints are a major trends in fashion overall this summer, so it’s no surprise to find them cropping up in swimwear. Elle recommends a mixed print bandeau style bikini from Ondademar Nyepi for $135. You can pick up a tribal accents set from Victoria’s Secret for around $83.
If you really want to be the center of attention, check out Trina Turk’s super bold tribal print bikini in black, white and red ($72-$80).
The great thing about this trend is that it’s absolutely accessible to everyone regardless of body shape or size. Check out this fierce plus size fringed number for only $58.50.
Straps are showing up everywhere this season: on hips, backs, shoulders, even around waists. This trend can be as subtle as a double shoulder strap or as bold as an entire suit constructed from straps sewn together.
You can grab a lovely Mara Hoffman Astrodreamer Lattice Back one piece from Saks for $172. If your wallet can’t quite keep up with your adventurous spirit, you may prefer ASOS’s Strappy Black Bandeau one piece for $22.86. Need a plus sized suit with smoking hot straps? No problem. Check out Lane Bryant’s Strappy Swim Tank with Built in Balconette Bra for only $64.96. It’s got adjustable straps for either a crisscross or straight back.
Rashguards are basically long or cropped tops in spandex or nylon worn with a matching bikini bottoms. They’re a favorite with sporty girls, who want to protect their skin from irritation while enjoying a wide variety of water sports, like: surfing and scuba diving.
Under Armor offers a colorful selection including their Lianne Short Sleeve Rash Guard in Exotic Bloom for $44.99.
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