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The Swimwear Trends of Summer 2021 You'll See Everywhere

Like the little black bikini 2.0.

swimwear trends 2021

Setting our sight on seasons ahead is what we do best at Marie Claire —and that means getting a jump on the spring/summer 2021 trends. For now, we don't know what summer will hold, but finding new ways to stay cute and cool in your yard or atop your roof will likely come down to a few things: grabbing a swimsuit, some shades, and a can-do attitude. While we hope that the warm weather season is filled with beach trips and poolside BBQs, we know that fantasizing about what kind of swimsuits we'll be summering in is basically half the fun. Ahead, we've got the swim trends you'll be eager to weave into your swimwear arsenal in the months ahead.

Courtesy of Chanel
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The Little Black Bikini

Investing in a sophisticated black two-piece is the beach and poolside equivalent of a little black dress. This spring, designers are presenting even more options for the black bikini, with a major focus on a high-waisted silhouette.

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Ruched Bikini Top
Norma Kamali net-a-porter.com
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High-Waisted Bikini Briefs
Norma Kamali net-a-porter.com
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Vintage Stretch Knit Underwire Bikini
Haight net-a-porter.com
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Stretch Recycled Bikini Top
Cover net-a-porter.com
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Stretch Recycled Bikini Briefs
Cover net-a-porter.com
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Santa Clara Bikini Top
Marysia mytheresa.com
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Santa Monica Bikini Bottoms
Marysia mytheresa.com
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Draped Bikini Top
BOTEH farfetch.com
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High Waist Bikini Bottom
BOTEH farfetch.com
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Bustier Bikini Top
Moschino farfetch.com
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Belt Buckle Bikini Bottoms
Moschino farfetch.com
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Genevieve Bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez farfetch.com
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Cenit Top & Bottom
Palm modaoperandi.com
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Two Piece Bikini
Bottega Veneta farfetch.com
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Lumière High-Waisted Bikini
Oseree modaoperandi.com
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Thema Nile Bikini
Hunza G farfetch.com
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Halterneck Bikini
Adriana Degreas farfetch.com
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Courtesy of Patbo
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Fanciful Frills

Designers are keeping 2021 light and bright with ethereal ruffle necklines and flounce waist detailing that injects femininity into swimwear in just about every style and print.

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Polka Dot Bikini
Rixo rixo.co.uk
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Oasis Ruffle Cap-Sleeve Bikini Top
PatBO saksfifthavenue.com
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Oasis High-Waist Bikini Bottoms
PatBO saksfifthavenue.com
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Ruffle One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit
Peony saksfifthavenue.com
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Isabel Marant Swimsuit
Isabel Marant mytheresa.com
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Gingham Ruffle One-Piece
Ephemera ephemeralive.com
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Tropical Passage Striped Bikini Top
Johanna Ortiz mytheresa.com
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Migrate South Striped Bikini Bottoms
Johanna Ortiz mytheresa.com
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Oasis Swimsuit
Castamira castamira.com
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Frost Ruffled Floral Bikini
LoveShackFancy modaoperandi.com
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Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit
J. Crew J.Crew
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Brighton One-Shoulder Ruffled Print Swimsuit
Zimmermann net-a-porter.com
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Calista Sunbaze Top
Agua Bendita shopbop.com
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Hope Bikini Bottoms
Agua Bendita shopbop.com
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Ruffled One Shoulder Swimsuit
Leslie Amon net-a-porter.com
norma kamali
Courtesy of Norma Kamali
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Wild Side

Trade out subtle tones for animal motifs that will once again take the lead this swimwear season. Essentially a "neutral" print, you can seamlessly pair cheetah and tiger prints with printed caftans and bright warm-weather accessories.

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Nova Bandeau Top
PQ Swim shopbop.com
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Hillary High Waist Full Bottoms
PQ Swim shopbop.com
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Leopard Print Top
Dolce & Gabbana dolcegabbana.com
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Leopard Print Bottoms
Dolce & Gabbana dolcegabbana.com
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Zebra Print Bikini Top
Cult Gaia net-a-porter.com
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Zebra Print Briefs
Cult Gaia net-a-porter.com
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The Eva Bikini Top
Solid & Striped shopbop.com
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The Eva Bikini Bottoms
Solid & Striped shopbop.com
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Bora Bora Animal Print Swimsuit
Melissa Odabash net-a-porter.com
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Tie One Piece in Abstract Tiger Print
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Zebra-Print Strapless One-Piece Swimsuit
Aexae modaoperandi.com
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Tatakoto One Piece
Mikoh mikoh.com
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Belted Tiger Swimsuit
Reina Olga matchesfashion.com
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Courtesy of MissoniGallery Stock
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For minimalists who want to add a little oomph, Spring's feminine ruching will add depth without sacrificing sophistication. A ruched one-piece can also play double-duty as a bodysuit alongside spring's wide-leg trousers.

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Ruched One-Piece
CAPITTANA shop.capittana.com
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Iza Top & Bottoms
Evarae evarae.com
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Twist One-Piece Swimsuit
Karla Colletto karlacolletto.com
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Green Track Swimsuit
Les Girls Les Boys lesgirlslesboys.com
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Joey Cami Black
Lonely Label lonelylabel.com
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Joey High Waist Brief Black
Lonely Label lonelylabel.com
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Otis Cheeky One Piece Swimsuit
Frankies Bikinis frankiesbikinis.com
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Sariska Top
Faithfull The Brand shopbop.com
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Palmero Bottoms
Faithfull The Brand shopbop.com
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The Lee Top in Pink Poppy
Juillet juillet.com
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