The Most Influential Fashion People Can't Stop Wearing These 7 Swim Trends

Now that we're in the heart of summer, swimsuit season is in full swing. And there are plenty of cool trends to know about—whether you have a personal pool to escape to, a patch of grass in your backyard, or a bikini top to style with your favorite pair of trousers in your living room. Trust me—I've been experimenting with that last one.

So, where have I been finding inspiration? I've been looking to some of the most stylish celebrities and fashion people to see which swimsuits trends they're getting behind this year. The consensus? Their wardrobes are filled with fun colors, retro silhouettes, buzzy trends, and all-around cool pieces that are influencing me to add some new styles into my summer wardrobe. Ahead, I'm highlighting seven key summer swimsuit trends to know about. Shop my edit of the best new pieces to add to your closet.



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You've probably already done a DIY to tie-dye your sweatpants, but this is the summer version you'll want to try out right away.

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Pastel One-Pieces


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One-pieces seem to get reinvented each summer. This time around, we're seeing cheery pastel colors that are instant mood-boosters.

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Mermaid Swimsuits


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One of the defining swimsuit trends this summer? Mermaid swimsuits. With shell-like silhouettes and pretty ruching, this is certainly one of the prettiest swimsuit trends this summer.

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Floral Prints


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From tropical prints inspired by the Amazon to prints inspired by vintage editorials, florals are suddenly everywhere. Add a bucket hat like Kendall Jenner and you have the perfect beach look.

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We're seeing lots of swimsuits with cool, textured ribbing. The sporty material is the ultimate throwback for anyone looking for a retro-inspired piece.

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Ring Details


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Speaking of retro inspiration, here's another one. These swimsuits with ring details are like a glimpse into what people were wearing on the French Riviera in the 1960s.

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Perhaps one of my personal favorites? Sparkly swimsuits. I love a subtle nod to glamour and that is exactly what you get here.

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Next, read about 25 cool fashion finds I'm obsessing over right now.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.