We’ve all been there, ordering that one trendy piece we love for a season but then tire of after just a few months. Ultimately, it ends up being pushed to the back of the closet until we finally decide to part ways. And right now, since summer has rolled around and we’re thinking about nothing but beach vacations, there are new swimsuit trends emerging everywhere we look. But which are the best ones to buy this summer?
We dug into this summer’s biggest swimwear styles and handpicked the ones we’re predicting are good investments—meaning they won’t feel old after just one season. So if you’re looking for trendy swimsuits that you’ll be able to pull out year after year, look no further. Ahead, we’re breaking down the cool styles to wear this summer, and beyond.
Go on to shop the six trendy swimsuit styles that are actually worth the investment.
Crochet swimsuits were big in the ’70s and will always evoke a cool boho vibe.
Aimee Song’s exact style.
Pack this crochet bikini for your next vacation.
A crochet one-piece is chic with statement sunnies.
One of the season’s biggest swimsuit trends is anything with ruffles. Take a styling note from Emily Ratajkowski and wear yours with gold jewelry. Cool and subdued at the same time.
Emily Ratajkowski wore this ruffled number during her European vacation.
Style this bandeau bikini with a woven sun hat.
We love this mismatched pastel swimsuit.
Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are one of the major trends out of last year, so it makes perfect sense that it's also made it to swimwear. We think this fun new take on the bikini will be around for years to come.
Vintage girls love this off-the-shoulder cut.
Pair yours with a wide-brim straw hat.
Instead of pastels, why not try a shade usually reserved for fall?
One-shoulder swimsuits have a sporty vibe. We especially love styles with embellished straps.
Switch up your black swimwear routine with this one-shoulder option.
French girls are all wearing a ring swimsuit this summer.
Opt for this sporty piece.
This retro style has been around for decades, but it's back this summer because it's also one of the most flattering silhouettes.
A high-waisted bikini offers a flattering fit.
The lace-up detail and high-waisted cut help this suit nail two major summer trends.
The draped detail is extremely flattering.
Is this the summer of the one-piece? The classic style is everywhere, and fashion girls are proving that it's just as cool as a bikini.
Accessorize a black one-piece with a statement beach bag, sandals, and jewelry.
Channel your inner Pamela Anderson.
A blush-pink one-piece is a nice color alternative.
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