For those who are devoted disciples of sun and sand, the high holidays are at long last upon us! And when they are as few and far between as in Canada, every last ounce of gorgeous weather demands to be soaked up and sufficiently savoured.
Of course, any sun worshiper worth their salt is well versed in the merits of the summer uniform, the bathing suit. But with so many different designs to choose from, selecting your signature style for the season can seem overwhelming (Victoria’s Secret alone has seven different collections). We hear you, which is why we’ve scoured the designer collections in an effort to nail down the top bathing suit trends of the summer. From simple to sexy, we’ve got the hottest styles that are sure to make your bodacious bod shine.
So get out there and catch some rays – like we said, Canadian summers are all too short, but at least you can make sure they’re stylish! Here are our top must-try bathing suit trends for 2014…
Feminine florals can turn even the sportiest swimsuit into a fun and flirty style. Moodier blooms in a darker palette are perfect for those craving a more serious print, while sugary sweet pastel buds will have you looking like a retro pinup babe.
Juxtaposing high intensity neutrals like black and white makes for a super chic combination, especially when modeled next to a clear blue pool. White suits with black piping will be sure to maximize the impact of your tan, whereas a little black string bikini will instantly amp up your sex appeal.
If you’re more apt to be out on a paddleboard than parked in a lounge chair, you need a swimsuit that melds fashion with function. Neoprene accents and zippers make for flexible fits, or you could choose to interpret the trend more literally with a sports bra-esque racer-back bikini top emblazoned with the word ‘tomboy’.
Details like crochet and fringe have made a huge comeback on the swimsuit scene the past few seasons, springing up in a multitude of chic flower-child styles. Test out a macrame bikini in vibrant splashes of colour for an exotic statement, or a plunging fringed monokini to highlight your curves. Or go for an incredibly bold tribal-inspired print and you’ll be set.
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What swimsuit trend will you be rocking this summer? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.