7 Swimsuit Trends Italian Girls Can't Stop Wearing

When it comes to swimwear, Italians just do it better. With an expansive coastline that boasts postcard-perfect swim spots like the orange umbrella–lined beaches of Positano and the rugged cliffside perches of Capri, it's frankly no surprise that Italian girls have a constant pulse on the hottest swimsuit trends and always manage to be ahead of the curve. Just a quick scroll through Instagram can confirm that the Mediterranean locals have a penchant for sporting the best swimwear.

In an effort to find out exactly which swimsuit trends Italian girls are buying into this summer, we turned to none other than Patricia Manfield, Chiara Capitani, Giulia Tordini, and Fiona Zanetti for inspiration. Spanning high-waisted bikinis to plunging one-pieces, these are the swimwear trends Italian girls can't stop wearing, whether they're soaking up the sun from the bow of a boat on the Mediterranean Sea or from the edge of an Instagram-worthy pool while vacationing in Marrakech.

Keep scrolling to see and shop the only swimsuit trends you need to know this summer, according to Italian style influencers.


Gingham for summer is a given, but Italian girls are embracing the quintessential warm-weather print in refreshingly sporty silhouettes this year. Look for a suit that pairs a scoop-neck top with '90s-inspired, high-cut briefs to get the look.

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If Chiara Capitani's Instagram feed is any indication, the leopard trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Gain inspiration from the Italian It girl, and opt for a printed suit that boasts knotted details, which also happen to be on trend this summer. 

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High-waisted swimwear is a silhouette Italian girls are flocking to this summer. And we're into it. Follow Giulia Tordini's lead, and select a solid-colored suit that's sleek and streamlined with minimal details.

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Barely There Straps

Barely there straps are a minimalist swimsuit trend Italian It girls like Patricia Manfield have been spotted wearing this summer. Swimwear boasting subtle, dainty details feels particularly fresh and modern for 2019. Wouldn't you agree?

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Plunging One-Pieces

Another swimsuit trend Italian girls are endorsing for summer? Plunging one-pieces. Waist-accentuating details—think ribbing and ruching—are a must for nailing the silhouette if you're following Giulia Tordini's chic example.

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Bandeau Bikini Tops

Bandeau bikini tops have been on the rise since 2018, and according to Fiona Zanetti's Instagram feed, the popular silhouette will be sticking around for 2019. Psst: If your swimsuit MO is to avoid pesky tan lines, then this Italian girl–approved trend is for you.

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Striped Elastic Details

We're calling it: Swimwear with striped elastic detailing is the sleeper swimsuit trend of 2019. Spotted on Patricia Manfield, this sporty swimwear style exudes laid-back vibes. A number of niche and well-known retailers are embracing the trend, so you have your pick of bikini and one-piece options.