The Summer 2020 Swimsuit Trends to Invest In

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When it comes to knowing the season's trends, be it for clothes or accessories, the more information you have the better. For those planning to invest in new swimwear, or perhaps just browsing, knowing the most popular swimsuit styles may help you narrow down your picks when it comes time to checkout. For spring/summer 2020, you'll find that a lot of swim brands gravitated towards certain designs like tie-dye or bumped up their suit offerings in animal print, thus showing us that these swim trends will dominate at the pool or beach. Not feeling either? Maybe you're more of the ruffle bikini variety. Whatever the case, we've pinpointed all the swimwear trends to know and shop for the season. (Don't worry, this info is easy to digest!).

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Our fascination with tie-dye garments hasn't disappeared as adults. As someone who hosted an at-home tie-dye party last summer, I'm itching to do it again. Though I'll stick to tie-dying tees and socks, the brands ahead have it down to a science when it comes to crafting tie-dye swimsuits.

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Tie-Dye Beach Wave Bikini Top

This icy-blue bandeau bikini has a lace-up back for a sexy detail from behind. The swimsuit is completely hand dyed, which means no two pieces will be the same.

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Skylar One Piece
Frankies Bikinis

Show as much skin as you want in this high-leg, plunging neckline one-piece swimsuit. It has the cheekiest bottom for a "sun's out, buns out" look. 

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Rope Details

Maritime-inspired elements like a rope around the waist gives swimsuits that nautical vibe, whether you're at the pool or beach. Feel anchored in your swimwear look with a cute pair of slides and a sunhat.

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The Lady One Piece

This striped one-piece swimsuit has an easily removable rope belt, so you can wear it as a regular bodysuit if you wish. This suit should be enjoyed poolside or beach side.

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Yasmin Belted Swimsuit
Lisa Marie Fernandez

Feeling down? Slip into this sunshine-yellow swimsuit for an instant dose of positivity. The one-piece is made from a soft and comfortable cotton blend with a rope-style belted waist. 

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Underwire Bralette

Looking for extra support, or just a little lift in your bikini top? Our prayers have been answered this season by underwire bralettes. Expect this structured style to come in all colors and prints.

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Lipsi Printed Underwire Top
Tory Burch

This underwire bra top features four-way stretch for a comfy fit and SPF 50 sun protection, though you should still slather on actual sunscreen for extra precaution. Wear it with matching bottoms, or mix and match.

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Cindy PVC-Trimmed Underwired Bikini
Cult Gaia

The defining detail in this Cult Gaia swimsuit? The PVC straps. They give the bikini an almost naked look on your body, like the fabric has somehow plastered itself to your skin and stuck. Cool? Very. 

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Textured Swimsuits

Textured bikinis and one-pieces like those made from ribbed material or seersucker will have their moment in the spotlight for spring/summer 2020. In lieu of crazy florals or colors, you might find yourself gravitating towards this more minimalist style. Ready for a refresh? I am.

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The Nina Belt
Solid & Striped

Solid & Striped has offered belted swimsuits in its collections for a few seasons now, and its latest variation is a ribbed style. Since this is one of the brands that always sets the swimwear trends for the year, you should buy this before everyone else does.

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Nancy One-Shoulder Seersucker Swimsuit
Hunza G

Celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are fans of Hunza G's super-minimalist swimsuits. This one features a crinkled seersucker material that's woven with metallic threads, so you'll shimmer and shine at the pool.

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High-Waisted Bottoms

"High-waist and high-cut bikini pants are on trend for a few seasons now and will remain [that way] for spring/summer 2020," said Mytheresa's Fashion Buying Director, Tiffany Hsu.

I can breathe a sigh of relief. Personally, I only wear high-waisted bikini bottoms (long torso problems) and now there will be even more styles to choose from. Brands like Veronica Beard (pictured left) are offering bright pieces next season to signal the more optimistic feeling warm weather brings.

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Azoia Tie-Waist Bikini Bottom
Veronica Beard

Whisk me away to Costa Rica or Jamaica just so I can rock this bikini at the beach. The high-waisted bottoms can be tied into a cute little bow on the front.

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Blair Black
Tabacaru Swim

In search of a classic black-and-white swimsuit to wear forever? Here's your next go-to packable bikini, perfect for a summer in the Hamptons or for relaxing on the beaches of Portugal. 

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Animal Print

Animal print has presented itself as part of a trend in every season, whether it's in footwear or clothes. For 2020, expect this omnipresent print to pop up in your swimwear, from zebra-printed bikinis to tiger-striped one-pieces. You can already find these readily available at most retailers.

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Leopard Moni Bikini Top
$68.00 (39% off)

It's very easy to slip into an animal print swimsuit and feel like you're in a Flintstones episode, but this bikini won't make you feel like that. The one-shoulder style keeps the swimsuit cool and modern while the low-rise sexy bikini bottoms draw attention to your hips.

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One-Shoulder Leopard-Print Swimsuit

Your confidence is unmeasurable, which is why this Gucci logo animal printed one-piece needs to be yours. With this on, you'll stand out the most at the beach. 

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Ruffle Sleeve

For a feminine touch on all your swim pieces, look for ruffle sleeves. When the breeze from the ocean reaches your spot on the beach, your ruffles will gently flap in the wind. This small detail will revamp any plain two-piece and give it a more contemporary look.

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Peach Ruffle Top
PILYQ x Helen Owen
$56.00 (30% off)

Not big on loud prints or color when it comes to your swimsuits? This peach bikini top with ruffles on the shoulders will suit your taste for something subdued but not boring. 

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Watercolor One-Shoulder Ruffled Bikini Top
Johanna Ortiz
$225.00 (50% off)

On the opposite end of the spectrum of subdued is this stunning Johanna Ortiz creation. This ruffled one-shoulder silhouette features dramatic ruffles and comes in a refreshing mint green color. Wear with the matching belted bottoms

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Neutrals (Tans/Chocolate Brown)

The new neutrals in swimwear are tans and chocolate brown, as evidenced in this Cult Gaia spring 2020 shot. These hues are soft, inviting, and warm, all of which will pair well with your sun-kissed skin. This is a classic color you can rock for seasons to come.

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V-Cut Bikini Top
& Other Stories

Not sure how the brown shade will look on you? Test it out first with this affordable option from & Other Stories, which has a sexy plunging neckline. 

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Magdalena High-Waist Bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez

This LMF swimsuit combines two trends in one: a high-waisted fit with a chocolate brown coloring. As someone who owns two Lisa Marie Fernandez designs, I can vouch for the brand's quality and comfortable fit.

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Some don't mind tan lines, others make sure to remove their tops (and bottoms) to avoid lines. If you're in the latter group, you'll be happy to know that off-the-shoulder styles are back in for spring/summer 2020. Off-the-shoulder swimsuits will highlight your décolletage while preventing visible shoulder lines when you pull the garment down your arm.

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Celia Bikini Top
Agua Bendita

This off-the-shoulder design gives me the ultimate vacation vibes. Not to mention that it's one of the most Instagrammable swimsuits you can own. Find a nice, leafy palm tree backdrop and snap away.

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Off-the-Shoulder Two-Tone Ribbed Swimsuit

This ribbed off-the-shoulder swimsuit is designed to hug your curves with sexy elements such as cutouts in the front and the back. The two-tone colors also helps you make a fashionable statement. 

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A little bit of ruching in swimsuits goes a long way. The design is known for its slimming effects on one's frame. Whether you prefer ruching in the midsection or on the sides, you'll find plenty of one-piece and bikinis that offer this detail.

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Margot One Piece

The ruching on this one-piece is ever so slight around the midsection. The design is anything but matronly, however, thanks to its a thigh-high cut and plunging V-neck.

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Bill High-Wasited Bikini Bottom
Norma Kamali

You can't talk about ruch designs without mentioning Norma Kamali. The designer is a genius when it comes to crafting soft and stretchy swim fabric and high-waisted styles like this one. For more coverage on your sides, pull the material into a skirt-like fit. 

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