New Swimwear Trends for the Summer Holidays

Posted on 11 May 2017 by Anna Scott
It’s not quite summer yet, but we’ve almost entered holiday season and the one of the more exciting items to buy at this time of year is a new bikini or swimsuit. The style you prefer is probably very much dependent on what might suit your figure and personal tastes but if you fancy something new, why not check out the latest swimwear trends to see if there’s something that might liven up your daily trip the beach…


High Neck and Cropped Bikini Tops

For those who want a bit more support or cover but don’t want to sacrifice sexiness or go for a rather boring tankini, the current trend for cropped or high neck bikini tops combines the best of both worlds. They’re pretty much exactly as you’d imagine and can be sleeveless top-style or a halter neck, such as the Red Herring Cactus Print Top featured below (available from Debenhams).


Extra Bikini Detailing

This summer’s key bikini trend has to be those extra details on both tops and bottoms. We’re talking lace-up features, ruffles, tassels and fringing. Good examples can be found using current promo codes for Debenhams which save you up to 30% off selected swimwear items – there’s the Floozie by Frost French White Parrot Print Skirt Bikini Bottoms (were £20, now £16) if you want to go full ruffle, or the Mantarary Blue Paisley Bikini Top with Bow detailing (was £25, now £20).

Floral Swimwear

One of the great things about buying swimwear is that you can go for a striking print you wouldn’t usually choose for other items in your wardrobe, and this is demonstrated in superb fashion by the current trend for bright swimwear florals. The Debenhams swimwear sale is awash with bright and beautiful discounted options at the moment including the Beach Collection Oriental Blossom Tummy Control Bikini Bottoms (were £14, now £11.20) and the Floozie by Frost French Multicoloured Neon Floral Print Bikini Top (was £28, now £22.40).

Wraparound Bikinis and Monokinis

We’ve grouped these two together as they’re both a variation on a similar theme and the same aesthetic quality, albeit one is a two piece and the other isn’t. As you can see from the below picture, the Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Black Tropical Bikini Top (was £24, now £19.20) has a wraparound feature, and the Pink Floral Cut Out Swimsuit by the same designer (was £42, now £21) shows how a monokini works – it’s basically a swimsuit with cut out panels or bunched together sections. And the latter item manages to get two trends sorted in one garment, combining florals with this particular style.

Within these various trends you will be able to find different styles and cuts to suit many different figures, because great swimwear isn’t just for the petite. Now is the perfect time to buy because a lot of this year’s stock will now be discounted for holiday season, so mix and match your two piece, invest in a designer swimsuit, or splash out and buy several sets if you can’t decide.