The weather outside might be frightful, but there’s something so delightful that keeps us warm (besides the sizzling fire in the fireplace or that soothing hot cocoa in our frozen fingers) – the idea of summer coming back again. Fashion designers have worked hard on new collections for next season and proudly showcased them at the Miami Swim Fashion Week and Sao Paolo show earlier this year. In the anticipation of another gorgeous summer, we are going to present some of our favorite swimsuit models that we believe are going to take the golden beaches and tranquil waters by storm.
This is one of the hottest new trends for the summer of 2016 – a perfects blend of sexy and elegant. Seen in both two piece and one piece versions, these bathing suits are distinguished by the strategically placed holes and slashes.
A light, baby-blue two piece beauty was presented by Acacia with a strapless top and high waist bottoms adorned with sassy slashes on the hips to match the top lines. Tori Praver showed us another great two piece, sporting it at a dark, forest green shade with high waist bottoms covering the belly button, but high cut outs prolonging the legs. On the other hand, Hammock presented a risky model with a closed neckline and large triangular slashes on the hips, which can turn out to be unflattering for the wrong body type, but still looked gorgeous on the runway.
This is a timeless piece of bathing suit. One piece swimsuits can be found in all shapes and sizes. One of the hottest style is the cutout which we’ve seen first in a bondage setting at Nookie Beach with a slit around the chest for an elongated appeal.
Another fun rendition of this classic swimsuit is a Pocahontas inspired piece adorned with fringes. If you want to stand out from the idyllic beach scenery then go for an ethnic or animal print on your one piece. The runway has seen all types of beastly eyes staring from the fabric, but a personal favorite are the fish scales that match the summer surrounding perfectly.
A present day novelty turning into a next year’s trend – just ask any Aussie beach fashionista as they are enjoying their summer weather while we are freezing our fingers off on this side of the globe – the high waists are still going to be in high demand in 2016.
Highlighting a tiny waste and accentuating the hipline, this model is definitely a challenge to pull off. The key to strutting this beach outfit is in choosing the correct color and print pattern. Whether you go for minimalistic monochromatic models or for a daring print, in any case, avoid stripes and horizontal lines as they will only widen the hips in an unflattering manner.
Bikini tops with high neck crops
One of our favorite necklines from beautiful evening gowns are moving to the beachside – make way for the high neck crops! If you have strong shoulders and a busty cleavage, this is a very practical and ultra-chic style of swimwear.
This model can be found in various styles – from a wide stripe sporty type, like the ones Hammock presented, to the wacky printed almost tribal looking halter top, as seen on Acacia and Maaji models.
Swimsuits in Retro Design
Old school is always in, so we’re estimating these timeless designs will reign beaches in the following season as well. In 2016 we can expect to see retro styled swimwear in slightly brighter colors than before, with sheer inserts and flirty accessories. Again,
Whether as single pieces, monoclines or two piece, vivid coloring and lively striped prints throw us back in time and in awe of the beachwear. High waist bottoms fit the style perfectly and so do large dark shades to match the 1950s look.