It may feel like we’re not going anywhere for a while, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t brighter days ahead—and who says you can’t wear a swimsuit around the house? A classic one-piece or bikini never goes out of style, but summer 2021 is bringing forth a fresh batch of fun swim trends to try. From comfort-first styles to sexy high-cut suits and beyond, these are the top five trends making a splash this season. Shop them now to sport at home in your backyard or later in that dreamy destination on your wish list.
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The Trend: Glitz and Glamour
Anything that’s Rihanna approved will certainly become a source of inspiration in our own style. After many opportunities to celebrate have been put on pause, we are still looking for ways to dress up, and swimwear that is inspired by nightlife is a great place to start. Move the party to your own backyard with these poolside pieces and hold onto them for busier days.
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Sena One Piece, S$291, JADE Swim from Shopbop
Shine on with this suit that delivers a satin finish. The ’80s are calling, and they certainly deserve a space in your swimwear collection, so start here.
Lumiere 90s Two-Tone Metallic Bikini, S$325, Oseree from Moda Operandi
Because you were made to shine.
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The Trend: All Tied Up
A stringy bikini is always a good idea, and it provides more benefits than one. Not only is the trend flattering on all body types, it tends to be adjustable, making it easy to find a style that fits you just right.
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Brax One Piece, S$194, MyraSwim
For the minimalist at heart. Wear this to dive into a good, thought-provoking book on the beach.
Mileey Rope-Detailed Cutout Halterneck Bikini Top, S$176, Agent Provocateur from Net-A-Porter
This is the ideal bikini to be seen in on your next vacation. The strings are strategically designed to emphasize an hourglass shape as they wrap around the body.
These high-cut bikini bottoms will hug your body just right.
The Trend: Ribbed
We love any trend that is both functional and fashionable, and that is where ribbed swimsuits come into play. Like any good investment, they stretch and grow to meet your body wherever you’re at. These are the suits that are perfect for the lover of water sports and beach volleyball. Relax and enjoy the sunshine knowing your suit will hold everything in place.
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Nancy One-Shoulder Metallic-Crinkle Swimsuit, S$202, Hunza G from Matchesfashion
Designed with a one-shoulder silhouette, this high-cut one-piece from Hunza G doubles as a very comfortable bodysuit. Inspired by the British mod scene in the ’60s, the crinkled jersey of this metallic brown suit lends a flattering ribbed effect.
Ginny Scrunch Bikini Set, S$222, Reina Olga from Farfetch
Who doesn’t need a vibrant yellow bikini? This ribbed style features a square neck and low-rise bottoms for a comfortable fit.
Idalia Ribbed Swimsuit, S$314, Mara Hoffman from Net-A-Porter
A more sophisticated take on ribbed swimwear comes by way of this sustainable piece that carries an aura of the tropics. Made from 100 percent recycled plastic, this is a purchase that just feels right.
The Trend: Cut It Out
Cutouts have proven that they’re here to stay and for good reason. They are the best way to take a classic silhouette and give it a fresh new look. Flattering on all bodies, they simply show a bit of extra skin. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!
Looped Halter One-Piece Swimsuit, S$563, Christopher Esber from Moda Operandi
This piece was strategically designed to make you look your best. The cutouts come in at the most flattering parts of your waist to amplify your natural curves. And with a high neck, your torso will be elongated for a lean look.
Oasis Cutout Chiffon-Trimmed Printed Halterneck Swimsuit, S$569, PatBO from Net-A-Porter
A swimsuit that stopped us in our tracks, this piece is the definition of chic. With bold sleeves that billow in the wind and cutouts that show off your shape, you’ll never want to take it off. After a long day at the beach, pair it with a high-waisted pant for an evening look.
The Trend: Hula Hoops
This is truly the trend that has stood the test of time: Hoops and rings always find their way into our swimsuits. Their longevity is due to the way the piece naturally flatters the figure and updates any classic silhouette.
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Kate One Piece, S$126, Revel Rey
We’re seeing the circular motif pop up as part of a chic, adjustable belt. Pair this suit with your favourite sunglasses for a simple two-step look.
Misha Embellished Halterneck Bikini Top, S$200, Cult Gaia from Net-A-Porter
Cult Gaia’s fiery orange bikini is cut from smooth stretch fabric and features tonal O-ring hoop details. The halter top is just as adjustable as a traditional triangle bikini too.
Misha Bikini Briefs, S$200, Cult Gaia from Net-A-Porter
These medium-coverage briefs sit low on the waist to elongate the torso—and have adjustable straps to get the fit exactly right.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.