This look both covers up and reveals just enough, making it one of the sexiest looks of the season. The most popular come in the form of side cut-outs like Sofia Vergara’s palm print suit and center cut-outs, which show off the top of your abs.
Buy It! Brielle One Piece, with special discount $24.97 (reg. $79.95); fabletics.com
SOLID & STRIPED
Buy It! The Claudia Ombré Swimsuit, $158; matchesfashion.com
Buy It! Knotted Swimsuit, $35.90; zara.com
The off-the-shoulder style has been a huge trend in clothing for two seasons strong, and now it’s migrated fully to swimwear. As Hailee Steinfeld proves, it’s a sweet look, yet subtly sexy.
COTTON ON BODY
Buy It! Off-The-Shoulder Top, $110; Bottom, $95; beachbunny.com
This retro-inspired silhouette has made a huge comeback in recent years and this summer it’s even hotter than ever. And for good reason: It is made to accentuate your waist, as seen on Danielle Brooks (she’s wearing a cactus print bikini from GabiFresh’s line for Swimsuits for All).
Buy It! Zig-Zag Print Bikini Top and Bottoms, $61; topshop.com
This flirty detail, one of spring’s hottest trends overall, looks even more feminine when found on swimwear. Play up the girlie vibe by choosing a style in a pretty color, like Emma Robert’s pink bikini, or a romantic floral print.
Buy It! Venice Floral Frill Balconette Bikini, $30; boohoo.com
Buy It! River Printed Swimsuit, $122; mytheresa.com
Buy It! Patterned Bikini, $39.99; hm.com
Crochet swimwear has evolved beyond simple colors — now the popular way to wear this knitted material is by choosing a mismatched style, something with stripes or a piece with something extra (like Alessandra Ambrosio’s shells). As for the closures? Oh, those definitely have to be tassels.
Buy It! Mercer Crochet and Floral Print Bikini, $181; matchesfashion.com
SHE MADE ME
Buy It! Zahrah Crochet Bikini, $225; mytheresa.com
SHELF BRA TOPS
Yes, this is so simple. But its simplicity is what makes it so popular — and a total new celeb favorite. With social media mavens like Emily Ratajkowski and the Kardashian klan on board, you’re sure to see this silhouette all over the beaches this summer.
Buy It! Camille Top and bottom, $89; northamerica.triangl.com
This look is not about a specific silhouette, rather a simple detail that has a major impact. Look for it in all forms, from tiny details to navel-grazing statement pieces like Kourtney Kardashian.
Buy It! Laceup Front Onepiece, $49.95; victoriasecret.com