There are new swim trends that bubble up each year before summer, but this time around there’s one that’s too big to ignore: three-piece swimsuits. Already spotted in countless TikTok videos, the trend has gone viral and is poised to be the biggest swimsuit trend this summer. What exactly are three-piece swimsuits, though? Like the name suggests, it goes beyond just a bikini with an extra coordinating item that completes the look.
Matching skirts are especially popular pieces to add to a bikini to tap into the trend, but we’re also seeing everything from pants and shorts to shirts and hats, which have been finished in the same fabric. This is yet another cool way to wear the matchy-matchy outfits that have been popularized recently, especially among the Gen Z set.
I personally love the idea of having an easy item to throw over a swimsuit to transition from a beach look to something that feels like a more finished outfit. With optimistic thoughts about a vacation on the horizon, this is the first thing I would pack in my suitcase. Here, see more about the cool three-piece swimsuit trend and how insiders are already wearing it.
Skirts are the standout item rounding out the 3-piece swimsuit look and I have my eye on this lurex version from Oséree. Honestly, what could feel more luxe than wearing one of these shimmery pieces?
On-the-rise swimwear brand, Aexae, is one that you should definitely have on your radar. One of the key buys this season? Their string bikini and matching sarong in the bold green color that is already dominating 2021.
Cool is a Construct is another brand that's everywhere on TikTok right now. With bold, colorful prints, their take on the trend feels right in step with the comeback of '00s fashion.
This might be one of my favorite takes on the three-piece swimsuit trend because you could actually wear it just about anywhere if you added a crisp poplin button-down over it.