When it comes to summer holidays, the act of getting dressed can be distilled into a rotation of bathing suits, bikinis and cover-ups – where choosing an “outfit” becomes as easy as slipping on your swimwear, slathering on the SPF and reaching for your favourite sunglasses. It’s worth taking a little extra time to plan a poolside wardrobe that will guarantee your style is always impeccable, even with a minimal morning routine. Look no further for the key trends that will level-up your swimwear looks this summer.
Call it the Hunza G effect – textural materials, like the brand’s signature crinkled fabric, are big news in swimwear right now. From Oséree’s glittered lurex to body-sculpting ribbing, artisanal crochet and terrycloth toweling, these tactile pieces are just as pleasing on the eye as they are to the touch.
Love a dramatic silhouette? Translate your everyday style into poolside glamour with reems of 3D ruffles. Maygel Coronel’s artistic ruched and rippled details are worthy of the runway, while Magda Butrym’s appliqué roses detach and reattach for those moments that you feel like getting noticed. Guaranteed to make waves wherever you go.
If ever there was a time to go big on vivid colours and kaleidoscope prints, it’s on vacation. Whether you’re taking a dip in turquoise waters or lounging on a sunbed, mood-boosting patterns come to life in the sun – as evidenced by La DoubleJ, Zimmermann and PatBo. For maximum impact, double-up in matchy-matchy pareos and cover-ups.