2013 Swimwear Trends

Summer is right around the corner, and everyone from the retailers, to the celebrities, to the cute girl next-door is getting ready for the approaching beach season! This season’s bikini trend has a lot to offer as well with styles ranging from vintage high-waist swimwear to floral mono-kinis – the sky is definitely not the limit. If Miami Fashion Week: Swim 2013 was the sign of things yet to come, then spring/summer 2013 is definitely the season to be inspired – at least when it comes to swimwear trends.  

Here are a few of styles/trends featured during the event …

Florals & Corals


Steal Audrina Patridge’s look with this sexy style from Seafolly

A floral swimwear is the perfect summer sun style for a playful and exotic look. Audrina Patridge definitely does this bikini justice. Even though she has a petite frame, she put this floral halterneck style bikini to work and it perfectly enhances her bust. This balconette style bikini from Seafolly is practically her bikini’s doppelganger – so you can too pull off that celebrity look and soak up the sun in this tropical two-piece from Seafolly.

Abstract and Animal Prints


Aguaclara tigresa bandeau/halterneck bikini from Figleaves

Dramatic prints have always been a favourite of the swimwear world; your beachwear is a great place to show off your fun, daring side, and nothing epitomises this more than an edgy animal print. This zebra and jungle print top by Aguaclara is the perfect way to show off your wild side this summer.




Megan Fox looking like her foxy self in a bandeau bikini

Wearing strapless needn’t induce panic! If you find a swimsuit that fits properly, strapless can be the most comfortable and convenient way to ensure that you don’t get unnecessary tan lines this year. A bandeau bikini top is the perfect way to take on this look in a simple way – just look at how well Miss Fox rocks the look.

Cut-outs & Monokinis


Another sexy edition from Aguaclara

These designs are ultra-modern and really popular with those looking for a truly up-to-date look. This cut out swimsuit by Aguaclara has all the ‘secure’ elements of a classic swimsuit with the sexy look of a bikini, while think monochrome monokini also gives you the chance adds a touch of 60s meets couture glamour to the look – do you approve Miss Woodward?



Can you say curve for days with this high-waisted little number…

The vintage and retro trend continues to make waves in the fashion world, and never more so than through swimwear. You can go for a modern-meets-old school look in a simply designed costume, or go the whole hog with high-waisted bikini bottoms and a halter neck top like Miss Swift here.

Ruffles & Texture


Express your playful side

Ruffled swimwear has been huge with celebrities for some time now, and finally the high streets are catching on. Go for a simple, single ruffle design if you’re feeling a little timid, or go all out with 3D flowers and swirling textures if you’re feeling adventurous.

It’s all about you

Whatever the trends this season, make sure you wear something you feel comfortable in. The beach and poolside can be a daunting environment for many women, but take a deep breath, find a style that you love, and strut your stuff this summer!