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7 Best Summer Swimsuit Trends


Swimsuit Trends Taking Over Summer 2022

We love the summer season when we can feel the sun on our faces, relax by the beach or poolside, and tan up. With these activities in mind, we need to put on our best skin-baring outfits before the cold hits again.

This year’s summer swimsuit trends are some of our favourites yet, with unique shapes, colours, and patterns coming straight from the runways to the seaside. Here are just a few you should get your hands on.

Animal Print

Some of our favourite celebrities have been showing off their wild side this season in bold animal print bikinis. While animal print is always in style, it’s definitely having its moment in the sun this summer in particular, so get your hands on a set right now.

Sparkly and Metallic

Metallics and sparkly lurex are some really eye-catching materials we’re seeing in the water this year. These trending swimsuit fabrics will not only make you stand out from the crowd but also really enhance that glowing tan you are about to get. If you’re looking to sparkle under the sun and have all eyes on you, this is the summer staple to get a hold of.


No longer are we just seeing your classic spandex or nylon on swimsuit shelves today. Whether it’s ribbed, quilted, or woven, textured swimsuits are quickly turning into one of summer 2022’s most raved-about trends. If you’re looking for something a little more muted compared to the louder designs making waves this year, this is a trend you can easily get behind.


The cutout trend is alive and well in all forms of clothing right now, and swimsuits are no exception. Although we’re mostly seeing it in one-piece bathing suits which have also been creatively doubling as bodysuits on nights out — there are also fun iterations in bikinis. However, you might want to be a bit more cautious when it comes to interesting tan lines.


With corsets and bustiers trending on the runways, it was only a matter of time before underwire bathing suits started taking off again. As an added plus, they’re an excellent choice if you’ve got a bigger bust and need something a bit more supportive than a string bikini.

Retro Prints and Bright Colours

With Y2K fashion trends and the 70s revival back in full swing, maximalist prints and funky colours are making their way into our swimsuits too. Checker prints and mod swirls are two of the trending motifs this summer that makes for an extra cute statement suit, and we’re loving how fun bikinis are helping us stand out while relaxing by the pool.

Sporty One-Pieces

While most of the styles on this list are best used for leisurely activities, summer 2022 definitely hasn’t forgotten about its active ladies on the go. Surf-inspired one-piece swimsuits complete with functional details and colour-blocking are on the rise this season, so you can easily find some practical yet cute pieces to keep up with you as you surf and swim.

Final Note

Even when it comes to the season when we’re wearing the least amount of clothing, there are a ton of fun, new trends infiltrating swimwear. From unique cutouts to standout prints, we’re excited to form a new arsenal of bikinis and one-pieces to bring along on our next beach getaway.

Lucy Coleman

Lucy Coleman is a freelance writer and fashion enthusiast hailing from Edinburgh. She discovered her knack for both style and writing while studying at university and decided to pursue her passions thereafter. When she’s not going through racks of clothing at different shops in her spare time, Lucy enjoys listening to music, writing stories at cafés, and catching up to her favourite shows on Netflix.

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