7 Bikini Styles That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

While one-piece swimsuits have experienced a renaissance as of late, nothing will usurp the iconic bikini. First popularized by the likes of Bridgette Bardot, Rita Hayworth, and Ava Gardner, this timeless French style has been around since the 1940s.

But the humble two-piece has come a long way since its inception. You can now buy a bikini in every color, cut, and pattern imaginable. Designers are also embracing mix-and-match pieces, making this once-revealing style more wearable than ever. Pair a triangle bikini top with high-waisted bottoms, cheeky string bottoms with a full-coverage top, or even mix and match patterns and fabrics. The sky's the limit.

Read up on our favorite two-piece trends for 2020, and then shop the best bikinis for the upcoming beach season below.

Embrace Underwire

Balconette bikini tops equipped with structured underwire are a favorite among the fashion set. This style aligns with the lingerie trend that dominated runways last fall.

1970s Wallpaper Prints

Unsurprisingly, the fashion world's fixation on all things 1970s has seeped into swimwear design. Go for retro floral prints and embrace unexpected color combinations, like brown, orange, and yellow.  

Animal-Print Everything

The animal-print trend shows no signs of stopping, especially in the swimsuit world. Leopard-, zebra-, and snakeskin-print bikinis are already all over Instagram.

All About Texture

Gone are the days of basic polyester. Bathing suit brands like Hunza G and Solid & Striped are embracing texture-rich fabrics like crinkled seersucker and ribbed polyamide.

Taste the Rainbow

From lime green and lifeguard red to bubblegum pink and sunshine yellow, vibrant swimsuits are set to be a 2020 staple. 

White-on-White

The all-white bikini has officially been given a second lease on life. This minimalistic look leaves plenty of room for experimentation with swimsuit outfits.

Hardware for Days 

Beachwear brands like Calarena and Fella Swim have embraced swimsuit belts and acetate hoop detailing, and we're here for the retro look. 

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