This Swimwear Style Is Trending From Miami to Marseille—I've Just Found It at M&S and Mango

As a fan of all things summer, I couldn't resist tuning in to the Miami Swim Week runway shows that took place over the weekend. Showcasing the latest collections from the swimwear industry's most influential brands, the shows delivered a healthy dose of swim-spiration just in time for my summer holiday. Amongst "barely there" bikinis, entirely mesh ensembles and two-tone sets, leopard-print swimwear emerged as a key trend.

Model wears a leopard print bikini on the runway.

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A model walks the Leslie Amon runway show at Miami Swim Week 2024 wearing a leopard-print blouse, trousers and bikini, and Arezzo shoes.

It's no surprise that leopard print has made it onto the Miami runways this season—the trend has been on the rise since January, after all. Cropping up on warm coats and jeans in the winter months and then fun skirts and body-hugging tops throughout spring, it was only a matter of time until the print made its way onto the swim scene.

Model wears a leopard swimsuit on the runway.

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A model walks in the Elle Resortwear runway show at Miami Swim Week 2024 wearing a leopard print one-piece.

With a distinctly '90s edge—leopard-print swimwear was a known favourite of Princess Diana's—the eternally fun trend feels both familiar and fresh. A playful alternative to the black and dual-tone swimwear that's been saturating the market this season, leopard-print swimwear offers an approachable way to experiment with prints during the summer.

Influencer wears a leopard print swimsuit.

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Transcending the runways this season, I've already seen some of my favourite influencers work leopard print into their swimwear rotations, and the trend is quickly becoming a high-street favourite, too. From Mango's pretty cut-out swimsuits to Damson Madder's trending shirred take, read on to discover the leopard-print swimwear items we're loving.


Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.