This guest post was written by Susan Bodack, a blogger at Beauty and the Beach—the swimwear and fashion blog by InStyleSwimwear.com. Check them out today for a peek at the season’s hottest swim styles!
Although summer is officially over, I’ve still got swimwear on the brain! Pretty much
everything is on sale at InStyleSwimwear.com and I’m still coming down from my
Fashion Week high. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, the biggest tradeshow for the
designer swimwear industry, took place a little over a month ago. From our jam-packed
appointment schedule and sitting front row at the hottest fashion shows, I definitely
noticed some key 2013 swimwear trends. Whether you’re a fashion-forward trendsetter
or simply a resortwear-loving gal, this trend report will help you get prepared.
If you thought fringe swimwear was hot last season, you haven’t seen anything yet!
Seemingly every designer that we saw has created at least one fringe swimwear style for
the 2013 season. Whether you’re into prints, solids, triangle tops or bandeaus, you’ll
have plenty of fun fringe styles to choose from.
Bustiers and Bralettes
As I’m sure you noticed, crop tops were huge this season and swimwear designers
definitely took note. For 2013, expect to see a ton of bustier and bralette-style swimsuit
tops that can be worn in the water, while sunbathing, paired with cutest maxi skirts or
your favorite pair of shorts!
Without a doubt, swimwear designers from all around the world were inspired by
last season’s bold and sporty-chic color-block trend, and for 2013, they’ve decided to
continue their fixation for brights. This season, everyone’s mixing and matching bikini
separates in mismatched, contrasting solids. The look is bold, bright and somehow… it
Get ready to say buh-bye to neons because pastels are having a major moment right
now! Although I did see my fair share of brights, a number of swimwear collections also
featured perfect pastel hues that are sure to look amazing on any and every skin tone.
Expect to see tons of mint green, pale yellow, soft apricot and rosy blushes.
Finally, just as designers come from all around the world, this season’s prints are getting
a global makeover! “Ethnic prints” are going to be huge for the 2013 swimwear season
and regardless of where the inspiration came from, you can count on them being bold and
boho-chic. Think Navajo-inspired prints from North America’s Southwest, Aztec and
Incan-inspired printed motifs from Latin America and more.
Which swimwear trend is your favorite?