It’s almost that time of year where you swap your workwear for a swimsuit, and if you’ve been putting off the inevitable (stripping off in a changeroom in unflattering lighting), it’s time to bite the bullet and shop for your summer swimmers—time is running out. We’ve recently covered all the best swimwear designers, and the top trends you’ll see on the sand in Australia, so it was only right we reached out to our Kiwi contributor Jaime Ridge, to share her top trends for New Zealand.
If you struggle to find a bikini or one piece you love, you’re sure to find it here. Five different trends, that will suit everyone. Our pick of the bunch? The off-the-shoulder. It’s so classically elegant, and will take you to the sand and beyond.
Keep scrolling to shop Jaime’s top swimsuit picks for the year.
"Perfect for a pool side summer soiree, off-the-shoulder bikinis and swimsuits are major this season. This slightly more elegant (and in some ways almost formal) style of swimwear is perfect for the any luxe summer pool parties you might be invited to. Effortless, glamourous, and so appropriately dressed for the occasion."
"The cut-out swimsuit is a little more sexy than full classic cuts, but you can still look and feel elevated, while revealing a little more skin."
"One shoulder bikinis are a must this summer. The neckline is both flattering and interesting—no doubt you will see it ALL over the beach this summer. I’m obsessed with the gorgeous neckline detail."
"The ‘sporty’ bikini so easily achieves the effortless look most of us are desperately chasing during summer. Not only do these swimsuits look casual and fresh, they are also super practical—perfect for occasions when you want to dip into some water sports."
"Well, because I simply couldn’t leave the classic lace bikini out—who doesn’t love this summer staple. So popular at home in New Zealand."