These Are the Most Popular Swimsuit Trends of 2019

For those of you jetting off on a tropical holiday vacation or are simply enjoying the warm summer days, you're welcome for the content ahead. Instead of sifting through endless websites and stores to discover the biggest swimsuit trends, we decided to take matters into our own hands and reached out to some of the biggest names in swimwear to dish out which swimsuit trends are the most popular right now.

Thanks to the experts working at swimsuit brands like Solid & Striped, Peony, Marysia, and Anemone, we can now rest easy knowing the selection ahead of pretty bikinis and one-pieces are some of the coolest out there. According to their quotes, this is looking like the year you should finally take all those warm-weather vacations you've been dreaming about because these swimsuit trends deserve ample photo ops and long walks on the beach.


(Image credit: @peonyswimwear)

Ahead, find out which trends these swimsuit experts say are reigning supreme this year. Between embroidery, fresh new colors, and leopard print, there's no need to choose a favorite—they're all good.


"Yellow is a major color trend for spring. It looks great with (or without) a tan. We wanted to create a more honey tone that is flattering for a broader range of skin colors." — Lauren Arapage, Anemone Co-Founder


"Most notably, a trend we've seen gain momentum through 2018 and into 2019 is sustainably produced swimwear. More swim labels are launching as entirely sustainably and ethically produced than ever before. Peony's recent shift toward sustainability and the introduction of sustainable and Oeko Text Standard 100 fabrications stemmed from our genuine love for the environment. The sustainability 'trend' is one we anticipate will become the norm over the next few years." — Rebecca Morton, Peony Founder and Director


"After seeing leopard (along with the other animal prints) on the runways for several seasons, it's clear animal print is a seasonless trend, across categories. Depending on your level of commitment, try with a printed leopard piece and cut with a solid separate. If you're ready to dive in, go for a leopard one-piece and prepare yourself for compliments." — Joshua Shaub, Anemone Co-Founder

Double-Duty Resortwear

“I design my bikini tops and maillots to be worn under skirts and pants to simplify a vacation wardrobe. The dresses and separates from my spring collection can easily go from cover-up to cocktails with the right accessories.” — Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, Marysia Founder


"I see the '90s trend staying strong but evolving into '90s-does-'70s in a big way. This can be seen in sweet peasant silhouettes, sporty tankini moments, and retro textured swimsuits." — Amelia Lindquist, Solid & Striped Design Director

"2019 is about retro-inspired prints and underwire swimsuit styles; reinventing lingerie-inspired beachwear. Embroidered delicate accents and flirty floral designs will elevate traditional swimwear." — Cassie Coane, Solid & Striped Marketing Director

Knotted Details

"We have seen knotted detailing pieces become more and more popular through the resort season, and it's a style we anticipate gaining momentum well into 2019. Adding knotted details to bikini tops and bottoms creates distinction, but also adds to the functionality of a silhouette. Tie shoulders or knotted bikini bottoms allow the wearer to customize their fit, and as each body is unique, we feel it's a functional design addition with longevity." — Rebecca Morton, Peony Founder and Director

Sun Protection

"I've designed new rashguards and hats for women and kids to provide extra sun protection." — Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, Marysia Founder


"Embroidery adds character and a fun element to any style, but especially in swim. We wanted to add this playful element to our swim collection––bonus is the pop of color it adds to the suits. All of the florals, solids, and leopard-print pieces are to be mixed and matched." — Lauren Arapage, Anemone Co-Founder

High-Cut Legs

"The high-cut trend has been around for a couple of seasons now, and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere. High-cut styles are designed to elongate and lengthen and look amazing on almost all body shapes. Pairing high-cut bikini bottoms with a wide waistband also adds a flattering finish on the waist. Our Poolside Hi Cut Pant has been one of our best-selling styles and is a cut we'll be continuing through 2019." — Rebecca Morton, Peony Founder and Director


"We have seen a prominent push toward belted styles in upcoming 2019 collections. While reminiscent of the golden years of the '60s and '70s, a belted bottom or one-piece can create shape through the midline and also act as a focal point to elevate and enhance an otherwise simple piece. A belted bikini bottom, such as Peony's Bathe Hi Pant, can also be pared back with a flowing blouse and straw basket away from the ocean." — Rebecca Morton, Peony Founder and Director


"You’ll be seeing luxe metallic textures and shine, which imparts a refined sexiness and celebrates your time out in the sun and sand."—Lisa Marie Fernandez, Designer

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.