The Swimwear Trends to Invest in Now, Based on Your Age

Swimsuits are something you have been wearing your entire life, and while there are no rules when it comes to who should wear what in the world of bathing suits, sometimes it’s fun to switch it up and get someone else’s opinion on the matter. Since shopping for bikinis and one-pieces alike can often feel redundant (kind of like once you’ve seen one style, you’ve seen them all), we thought it would be fun to assign some of the biggest swimwear trends this year to a handful of age groups.

Now, let us be clear—we firmly believe you should wear whatever makes you feel like your most beautiful and confident self. In no way are these categorizations meant to exclude certain styles from certain age groups—they are merely to bring a fun new swimwear trend to your attention, and we’re just making it a little more personal by pointing out age groups we think would particularly love said trends. From the ballerina vibe to one-shoulder one-pieces, get ready to fall in love with every single one of the swimwear trends ahead, no matter what your age.

Go on to shop the biggest swimwear trends right now, organized by the age groups we think will love the styles most.

20s: Crochet

Crochet swimsuits definitely can air on the more risqué side of the bathing suit spectrum, but boy, are they beautiful. Since your 20s are typically a time when you are more motivated to take risks, why not dabble in this festive swimwear trend now rather than later?

30s: Ballerina-Inspired

Ballerina-inspired swimsuits have been showing up everywhere lately, and we are so on board. The styles are elegant, modest, and of course extremely flattering—qualities any 30-year-old woman would be proud to possess. If you agree, this is definitely the swimwear trend for you.

40s: High-Neck Halters

This particular neckline is surprisingly flattering on a multitude of body types, not to mention that while wearing this style, you'll experience little to no anxiety about having a wardrobe malfunction (if you know what I mean). Whether you are a mother running around the beach with your kids or a working woman in search of a suit that is not too revealing, this comfortable and stylish top is a great option for you.

50s: Ruffles

Ruffles scream I'm really fun, and as someone who has noteworthy life experience up their sleeves, you definitely deserve fun when it comes to the clothes you wear. The best thing about this particular swimwear trend is that it comes in multiple variations, so you can choose the style that suits you best, whether that be a bikini or one-piece.

60s: High-Rise Briefs

To preface, I'm 24 and wear this bikini style all the time, so in no way, shape, or form is this implying you should cover anything up. I just firmly believe that it is one of the most flattering and timeless suits out there for women of all ages. Thanks to the major resurfacing of this particular trend, the old-fashioned style has received many forward adjustments such as cool neon prints and mesh detailing.

70s: One-Shoulder One-Piece

You may still be an avid beachgoer, collect tiny bikinis, and love your body, but that doesn't mean this unique one-piece style is beneath you. Our favorite part of this trend is that it can double as a bodysuit. After a long day of relaxing in the sun, slip into your favorite pair of jeans or a skirt and you have a foolproof outfit right before your eyes.

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