Welcome to the return of tie-dye, the unofficial print of the season. Your favorite summer camp motif saw a surprising resurgence at the beginning of the pandemic and has since evolved. Think: DIY sweatpants, nostalgic accessories, and dynamite dresses ranging from casual to elegant. Now, just in time for summer 2023, tie-dye has found its way to swimwear. All of your favorite brands have updated their offerings with key styles tie-dye for (get it?), from big-name labels like Ulla Johnson, Mara Hoffman, and Jonathan Simkhai to swimwear staples like Nike and Roxy.
Whether you're prepping to embark on a tropical getaway, lounge poolside, or catch rays on your rooftop this summer, give your minimalist one-pieces and little black bikinis a break in favor of the 18 grown-up tie-dye swimsuits ahead.
If a tank top one-piece doesn't strike a chord, how about a modern one-shoulder? Even better, this smocked style features a dramatic open back, making it eye-catching from all angles.
Update your typical beach-day bikini with this subtly textured tie-dye two-piece. The Ecotex fabric features a scrunchie-like feel that helps the suit stay put throughout the day.
A rainbow tie-dye print might seem adolescent, but this one-piece proves how elevated the look can read. Play up the nostalgic silhouette by styling yours with a pair of shield sunnies and pastel jelly sandals.
The best silhouette for safe sunbathing on top (don't forget to load up on that SPF!) is undoubtedly a bandeau. Maximize use by creatively styling it as part of a swimsuit outfit—we're thinking high-rise bottoms, and a lightweight button-down tossed on as a stylish layer.
Bring the tie-dye trend to the beach this summer with this subdued one-piece. The V-shaped neckline and subtly dipped back boast a secure fit without feeling overly covered.
Ease into the tie-print trend with this swirling black and white bikini. What this suit lacks in color, it makes up for in silhouette—the notched top with a peek-a-boo cut-out makes this two-piece as Instagram-worthy as more kaleidoscopic versions.
Boho queen Ulla Johnson shows off her carefree spirit with earth-toned tie-dye prints this season. Wear this cross-back one-piece with the matching sarong for a head-to-toe look.
Looking for an eco-friendly tie-dye bikini this summer? Mara Hoffman is the pinnacle for high-quality, on-trend, and sustainable swimwear, including this bikini made from recycled fibers with built-in UPF 50+ protection.
Raise your hand if you lived and breathed Roxy when you were younger. This tie-dye one-piece brings back plenty of summer memories and will be your go-to on sunny days filled with paddle boarding, jet-skiing, and surfing.
If you're all about itty-bitty bottoms, this oceanic blue bikini is choice for a confident look.
The cut-out silhouette of this one-piece swimsuit is extra-alluring. Outside the water, rock yours with cut-off shorts and slides for a pool party, finishing with a trendy bucket hat, of course.
Bring the party to the beach all summer long with this sunbleached bikini. Grab your favorite cover-up with color-coordinated sunnies, and you're ready for some fun in the sun.
You can always rely on Nike swimwear for performance. So why not stay on trend while training for the gold in this swirly one-piece?
We love the elevated effect of this marbled bikini set with a matching sarong. The high-waisted bottoms create a flattering hourglass shape, while the underwire top is stylish yet supportive. And with the entire look coming in just under $20, you can't say no.
Coverage in the front, party in the back. Skatie's one-shoulder, cut-out bathing suit offers a boldly cut high leg and a cheeky fit to show off your, um, assets.
Add a splash of color to your bikini collection with this vivid tie-dye print from Zimmermann. Bring this two-piece on your next getaway for a refreshingly on-trend look.
Make a splash in this Norma Kamali one-piece. The simple and flattering silhouette with a stunning tie-dye pattern will have everyone asking, "Where'd you get that?"
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