With the cold winter months behind us, it’s time to look forward to summer. Soon, the days will be longer, the sun will be shining and we’ll all be heading to the beach for some much-needed fun in the sun. When those blissful summer days finally arrive, you’re going to want to make sure you’re up to date on all the biggest swimwear trends of 2022.
To help make sure all eyes are on you at the beach this summer, we put together this guide of the top swimwear trends that are going to take over in 2022. From the cutest one-piece and bikini styles to the most stylish prints, we cover everything you need to know about swimsuit fashion trends in 2022.
Cute Bikini Trends To Shop for in 2022
Whether stay-at-home pool parties or tropical vacations are more your style, you are going to need a swimwear wardrobe that will really WOW this year!
Here are the four bikini trends that are going be in vogue in 2022:
- Classic silhouette
- One-shoulder silhouette
- Strapless bikini
Crochet styles are likely to take over this summer, in both swimsuit and bikini form. This style of swimwear is unlike anything that has hit the mainstream market before so there is a lot of buzz around it. Whilst a crocheted swimsuit might not be your first thought when it comes to swimming, they are designed to be as durable as a regular swimsuit. If you are looking for something a little different and are willing to step out of your comfort zone, a crochet bikini swimsuit might be for you.
If you don't feel like stepping out of your comfort zone, some classic bikini styles will keep trending in 2022. The classic triangle bikini top and bikini bottom never go out of style, so they are sure to be a fan favorite again this summer. As this has always been and will always be a popular bikini trend, you can buy a few pairs of classic bikinis to add to your swimwear wardrobe. You will be able to wear them for years to come as they will always be stylish and in demand.
A one-shoulder bikini top or a one-piece swimsuit is the perfect way to switch up your swimwear without taking too much of a risk. There are a lot of different options with a one-shoulder silhouette, so you will be able to find a style that suits you.
Whilst the simple straight over the shoulder look is popular, you could also opt for a cross body off the shoulder look which adds a little more flair to your swimsuit or bikini. This is a bikini style that is flattering on virtually everyone thanks to the sleek and sexy aesthetic it provides.
A strapless bikini, sometimes referred to as a bandeau bikini is a favorite amongst those with smaller chest sizes as it is not only stylish but also a great way to create the illusion of bigger breasts. We encourage you to head to the shop and get a strapless bikini if you’ve been considering it!
4 Swimsuit Print Trends
Just as certain styles are guaranteed to increase in popularity this year, there are also bikini prints that are going to be hot this year.
Here are some bikini swimwear print predictions:
- Metallic print
- Animal print
- Solid colors
- Floral print
Metallic bikinis are going to be extremely popular this year. They are both simple and impressive at the same time. Most metallic prints come in one color but have an added metallic appearance which elevates the look. These sparkly bikinis are a great way to spice up your summer wardrobe and make sure you stand out from the crowd. You’ll be a disco ball on the beach!
Animal print bikinis are always coming in and out of style, but 2022 is going to be one of those years where it hits the beaches by storm. Previous years have seen snake skin prints, zebra prints, and cow prints take over the swimwear scene but this year we think the shops are going to be stocking up on cheetah prints.Think Mel B’s Scary Spice cheetah outfit in swimwear form and just like Scary Spice herself, you will achieve a fierce and fabulous look.
If you want to look fabulous without taking too many fashion risks, we recommend sticking with solid color swimsuits and bikinis. Just like the classic triangle silhouette, solid color bikinis are never going to go out of style so they are the safest option if you don't know what to buy or if you want to get years of wear out of your bikini.
If this year's clothing trends are anything to go by, floral will be a popular print when summer rolls around for both clothes and swimwear. We love vibrant colors coupled with a floral design. The trend throughout the year has seen 70s styles floral really take over, so we wouldn't be surprised if the same is true for bikinis and swimwear. Complimentary color schemes such as orange and green or yellow and blue create some of the best patterns to make that summer vibe shine through.
3 Trendy Ways to Cover Up at the Beach
When you’re shopping for bikinis, you should also consider buying some swimsuit coverups to complete your swimsuit wardrobe. A cover-up is a stylish way to go and come back from the beach without having to carry a spare set of clothes with you.
Here are some of the best coverups:
- Mesh dress
- T-shirt dress
- Maxi dress
Throwing a mesh dress over your swimsuit is a fashionable way to cover up which allows your stylish swimsuit to show through. If you love the swimsuit or bikini you have chosen to wear and do not want to completely cover it up, we recommend opting for a mesh dress!
If you are looking for something a little more casual to use as a cover-up, a t-shirt dress is the best option. You can get t-shirt dresses in any style and it is very easy to get your hands on a t-shirt dress from most clothing stores. You can even just use an extra-large t-shirt and style it as you please!
T-shirt dresses and mesh dresses tend to be shorter coverups so if you are looking for something a bit longer, a maxi dress is the answer. Maxi dresses come in an array of different styles and materials so you will be sure to find something that suits you. If elegance and grace is the vibe that you are trying to create on the beach or at your pool party, a maxi dress is the way to go.