7 Cool Swimwear Trends Popping Off on TikTok Right Now


If you saw my weekly screen time report, you'd probably assume I have an addiction to TikTok. And you'd be right. Scrolling through my For You Page on the app is one of my favourite pastimes, and today, I'm putting all that research (yes, I'm calling it research) to good use and reporting on the biggest TikTok swimwear trends that are already emerging for summer 2022. The weather may only just be starting to heat up, but the app's most stylish creators are already pulling out their best swimwear looks.

With summer on the brain and the promise of beach and pool days within reach, I've rounded up the top seven swimwear and cover-up trends I've seen bubbling up as of late, and of course, I am providing all the shopping options to get these looks, too. Below, take a look at the best beachwear looks on TikTok—from shimmery fabrics to the ultimate Y2K-inspired styling ideas.


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Meet the trend I've dubbed "mermaid" suits for their soft, shimmery, and iridescent tones that beautifully catch the light.



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If there's one swimwear rule to live by this summer, it's to always make it a matching set. Coordinating your swimsuit with your cover-up will ensure you're "that girl" when you show up at the beach, pool, rooftop, or destination of choice. There's no shortage of styling inspiration to be had on the app right now.



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Yep, floss bikinis are back again this year thanks to the new wave of creators who are backing the wraparound trend even more lately, proving that the super-strappy look isn't going anywhere.



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Basic bikinis? TikTok doesn't know them. The louder, brighter, and more saturated the shades, the better when it comes to swimwear. Look for eye-catching shades of lime green and fuschia to emulate the vibe.



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TikTok has spoken, and according to the creators on the app, *the* swimwear cover-up of summer 2022 is going to be the sarong. It's classic, chic, and, most importantly, very packable for beach vacations.



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Lingerie-inspired shapes, especially underwire bikinis, are quickly becoming a new swimwear basic. Not only are they all over my TikTok feed, but their supportive and bra-like shape also makes them super wearable. 



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If there's anything TikTok loves, it's a controversial fashion moment, and this summer, that means plenty of high-leg bikinis. More specifically, I'm seeing lots of styling with exposed straps and low rises à la Bella Hadid.


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.