Officially, you're not starting to plan your summer wardrobe just yet. Unofficially, you find yourself daydreaming about warmer weather, maybe saving enough dough to go visit your friends in Cali and take in some sand and surf. You might even wander over to a couple of swimwear sites to see what stores have to offer. We did that. Not surprisingly, some of our favorite clothing trends are finding their way into current swimwear looks. And we love that there's more to choose from than ever before. It's not all about the bikini, thanks to a reemergence of one-piece and retro love. From cut-outs and prints, to embellishments and two-for-one style, take a look at what you might be wearing on your next trip to the beach, even if it's in only in your head for now.
Computer generated prints in vibrant colors and rich detail are coming up on the runways (Mary Katrantzou) and on the beach, too. This jellyfish print is cute, beach-appropriate and done in pretty, feminine colors. Plus the bustier style top is going to push up your girls in a very flattering way.
$300 at SSENSE.
Graphic, geometric style: does it ever really go away? It's certainly making a presence in swimwear now. This suit has serious sex appeal.
$52.62 at ASOS.
Ruching is flattering without being obvious, red is hot and throwback style is chic and sophisticated. What isn't to love about this suit?
$350 at Brooklyn Fox Lingerie.
Pretty in Pink
A bandeau top is perfect if you're picky about mixing tan lines with tank tops. Neon goes extremely well with a tan and the side-ruching here is very forgiving for the soft, impressionable skin at most women's hips.
$76 at Nordstrom.
Love the cut-out. Love the strapless top. Love the metallic touch. And LOVE the snakeskin print. Swimsuits are definitely your way to be playful and mix trends in one look. Elements that might be too much in a street style outfit can be fun and cute in a bathing suit.
$101.73 at ASOS.
Easy-to-wear bottom that can be folded down or worn high-waisted for girls with long torsos = awesome. A top that can be worn as a halter or a triangle means this could be your go-to suit for weekend getaways.
Top: $97, Bottoms: $87, at Neiman Marcus.
Into sporty style? We are too, especially for the beach. If you've slaved away at the gym during the winter, and have a strong bod to show for it, then why not choose a strong, simple suit? Here's the best part: it's reversible. Wear black on the days you're feeling naughty and the opposite cream side when you're feeling nice. Click through to see the other side.
$198 at Neiman Marcus.
The strings at the back and sides offer a touch of feminine pink that we're totally into.
$198 at Neiman Marcus.