8 Swimsuit Trends That Will Earn You the Most Compliments This Year

There’s a strong chance you’re currently staring at the window and somberly looking at the bare trees, envisioning how you’re going to swing a last-minute beach vacation to get through the remaining cold months. Hey, we’re right there with you. And naturally, when you think about sunny days, swimwear probably comes to mind. So if you're fortunate enough to jet away right now or simply want to manifest summer coming early (ahem, Mother Nature), shopping for a swimsuit could be of utmost importance right now.

While we recently covered the seven biggest swim trends to know about for 2020, we thought we’d take an even deeper dive into the matter to showcase a few more styles that could pique your interest. Here, we really wanted to focus on those specific bikinis and one-pieces that are not only on-trend but will also earn you compliments this year.

To round up the best eye-catching swim trends, we tapped designers behind some of our favorite swimwear labels—from Onia to Solid & Striped—to spill on the swimsuits they think will bring a fashion-forward twist to your look.

So without further ado, go on to uncover the swimwear trends worth testing out this year. Adding one (or a few) of the below to your cart may just cure some of those winter blues—just sayin'.

Metallic Swimsuits

“We're loving the Paula-one piece in the glitter gold for its feminine, effortless, and universal fit, along with the rest of our glitter gold group. This fabrication feels elevated with just the right amount of metallic. Subtle yet noticeable.”—Sarah Landman, CEO of Solid & Striped

Textured One-Pieces

“One-pieces are consistently popular with our customers. We often include paneling to enhance and flatter, and the extra coverage can make them more comfortable to wear for a day at the beach or poolside. They can also be really versatile with some of our customers also wearing them as bodysuits.”—Helene Morris, founder of Lonely

Multifunctional One-Pieces

“One big trend for Marysia in 2020 is to create swimwear that can multitask (aka can be worn under skirts or pants from the pool to cocktails to make a statement). It makes packing so much easier when your pieces can do double duty.”—Marysia Dobrzanska, founder of Marysia

Twist-Detailed Swimsuits

“I'm loving soft jersey fabric styles with knots, twists, and tie details! Details on swimwear should be thoughtful and make a style statement without overpowering the silhouette.”—Robin Piccone, founder of Robin Piccone

Balconette and Bandeau Bikini Tops

“The bra top has been popular everywhere—from the street to the red carpet. Our Balconette and Bandeau Bikini Tops come in matte Italian fabric and work as the perfect tops under a blazer or blouse. We hope to see our tankini top paired with a linen trouser or short worn at a resort or with your favorite jeans around the city.”—Lauren Arapage, co-founder of Anemone

Detailed One-Pieces

"One trend we are seeing a lot of recently is the incorporation of underwire in swim silhouettes, like our statement one-pieces. Designers are constantly looking for new ways to support and underwire adds that extra lift.”—Dalia Cunow, creative director at Onia

Minimalistic Cutout Swimsuits

“There’s a return to minimalism to still make a statement with clean lines and refined details. We are seeing this across all fashion categories but especially in the swim world. Minimalist details are part of our core DNA. The body-flattering cutout detail in our Cage swimsuit is the perfect example of this.”—Josh Shaub, co-founder of Anemone


“One of the biggest swimsuit trends for 2020 is what we call the ‘swimkini.’ It looks like a one-piece from the front but a bikini from the back, giving the best of both worlds! It offers hidden shaping and invisible underwire with bra-sizing for a perfect fit, blending lift, support, and the latest trends. This silhouette works for just about everyone.”—Jenni Burt, head of Figleaves

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