4 Outdated Swimsuit Trends I'm Ditching and the Timeless Ones I'll Wear Instead

As someone who doesn't buy new swimsuits all that often, I tend to avoid trendy ones for the most part. I only wear swimsuits a few times a year (which I should probably change because life is short), so I don't want to spend a ton of money on new ones every summer. The solution is to buy ones that don't go out of style, like ever.

With fashion's shift toward quiet luxury, I'm feeling an especially strong gravitational pull toward more classic items in general, and that applies to my swimwear. Accordingly, I've pinpointed four specific swim trends that will be chic forever and four I don't think will stand the test of time. Keep scrolling to shop the internet's best version of the four classics to prepare you for your most elevated summer poolside looks yet.

Ditching: Cut-Out One-Pieces
Keeping: Tank One-Pieces

Cut-outs seem to have peaked in fashion in general (for now, at least), but I don't think anyone can argue with the fact that a tank one-piece will never peak. Just take a look at Baywatch, which premiered in 1989.

Ditching: Strappy swimsuits
Keeping: Triangle String Bikinis

Aside from the complicated tan lines that can result from overly strappy swimsuits and how hard they can be to get on and off, they're feeling a bit stale at this point. If you want to spend your money on something equally alluring, my advice is to put it toward a triangle-string bikini.

Classic swimsuit style: triangle string bikini



Ditching: Neons
Keeping: Animal Prints

Neon colors come in and out of fashion, but they're not the most flattering colors on the planet. Plus, they have a tendency to look dated very quickly if the trend drops off. I suggest going for an animal print swimsuit instead if you want something fun and statement-making.

Ditching: Lingerie-Inspired Bikinis
Keeping: Simple Black Bikinis

Lingerie-inspired swimwear was huge last summer, but you run the risk of appearing like you're wearing lingerie to the beach (which is fine if that's the look you're going for). This summer, I'm seeing a shift to more neutral, timeless styles, and a simple black bikini exemplifies that shift.