With summer rapidly approaching, there’s no time like the present to refresh your swimwear wardrobe for what is undeniably the hottest season in more ways than one. Wherever you plan to spend your summer days and nights, read on for the inside scoop on the most eye-catching, form-flattering, and up-to-the-moment styles of sexy summer swimsuits for every mood, figure, and occasion. Whether your plans entail jetsetting to obscure foreign beaches or kicking it by the local pool, here are the top trends for all your unforgettable vacation (and staycation) getaways.
Timeless Trends with a Contemporary Twist
Take a glance through any vintage summer issue of Vogue, and one thing is clear: certain trends never go out of style. This season, many contemporary designs are channeling a distinctly retro flair, and this is great news for girls of every body type. Old school to new school styles tend to smooth and accentuate natural curves, create a bold visual impact, and offer a timeless on-trend aesthetic that will last well beyond the current season. Here are a few of the runway-to-beach styles we’re falling in love with this summer:
Fierce Patterns. When it comes to sexy summer swimsuits, nothing is more second glance-worthy than a bold, eye-catching pattern. Enlarged polka-dots, jagged zig-zags, and exotic animal prints are all fair game.
- HOT TIP: To nail this trend, aim for complementary, opposite color combinations, such as black and white, orange and blue, or violet and gold.
Sun-Loving Colors. This season, nothing is sexier than vivid, unconventional shades in swimwear. Luscious pastels, including soft pinks, chiffon yellows, and sky blues promise to dominate the sands this summer, while retro-inspired shades are also making a splashy comeback. As a perfect example, we’re head over heels for this vibrant mint green bikini from VIX by Paula Hermanny, ideal for Caribbean getaways or spring break trips to Miami Beach.
- HOT TIP: Many lighter shades play especially well with a sun-kissed glow. To get the effect without inviting sun damage, toss some shimmering bronzer with SPF in your beach tote to achieve the perfect look.
Daring Cutaways. One of the more creative trends to emerge from this season’s lineup, cutaway configurations offer an inventive twist on the classic one-piece. With curved or angular cut-outs in often unexpected places, this style ranges from fluidly organic to boldly geometric, and is surprisingly flattering for slender and voluptuous body types alike.
- HOT TIP: To capitalize on this trend, dare to accentuate your lesser celebrated assets. For those who love little details like the small of the back, the curvature of the upper hip, or a teasing glimpse of mid abdomen, the modern cutaway is your opportunity to shine.
Playful Ruffles. For some, ruffles have traditionally been deemed too girly or juvenile to be considered sophisticated. However, contemporary styles are reinvigorating this classic style like never before, and variations such as the Indian Ripple Triangle Top from VIX by Paula Hermanny are thoroughly grown up, sporting a playfully chic edge and mesmerizing boho chic detailing.
- HOT TIP: For a sensual twist on this feminine feature, opt for patterns and colors that aren’t particularly girlish. For instance, choose neutral sea greens and earth tones over pale pastels.
Luxurious Detailing. Subtle embellishments are making a major impact on sexy summer swimsuits this season, from gold rivets to metallic tassels. A key feature of resort wear, these little nods to luxury are a must for any vacation getaways where one hopes to make a lasting impression.
- HOT TIP: If the brand is right, a subtle gold logo detail can offer the perfect finishing touch.
Discover the Sexiest Fit for Your Body Type
Achieving a runway-ready look with your summer beach style is certainly to be commended, but the secret to the perfect swimsuit is identifying the style that best brings out your unique confidence, sexiness, and individuality. To discover the perfect swimsuit for you (and we promise, it exists), here’s a quick guide to the most important elements to consider.
Choosing the right bikini top is something of an art form. To perfectly complement your shape, here are a couple key features to keep in mind:
How much support do you need?
- If the answer is “not much,” you’re in luck: tie-string triangle tops (achieved to perfection by the Krishna Triangle Top by VIX by Paula Hermanny) are a timeless fave, and off-the-shoulder styles - a hot new trend this season - are among our top picks.
- Of course, for larger cup sizes, more support is required, and while you may not find your perfect match in an itsy bitsy teeny weeny number, you can obviously count yourself blessed in other ways. To accentuate that va-va-voom factor without risking slippage, opt for sexy halters, creatively designed multi-straps, and adjustable bands.
What are your plans?
- When it comes to perusing the sexy summer swimsuits of the season, aesthetics may be your #1 consideration. While we’re wont to concur, let’s be honest: functionality can also play a pretty critical role.
- If you’re planning on catching some rays, chilling in the hot tub, or wandering around your favorite rooftop pool with a mojito in hand, more revealing and less supportive variations may be the ideal choice.
- On the other hand, if you’re at risking for getting picked up and tossed into said pool, or if surfing or beach volleyball are on the agenda, opt for athletic designs that can stand up to some movement. Cut-out designs are the perfect way to show some skin without risking a wardrobe malfunction.
Bottoms That Won’t Quit
When it comes to the lower half of sexy summer swimsuits, there a number of styles and cuts to choose from, and whether your ideal is maximum coverage, minimal fabric, or anything in between, contemporary designs allow for every incarnation of the perfect bikini. To help guide you in your hunt, here’s a guide to two of our favorite variations.
- Full coverage bottoms are the ideal choice for curvier figures, or for those who simply prefer a more classic shape. Unlike skimpier designs, full bottoms offer complete rear coverage, and, depending on the design, may also offer a greater degree of hip coverage as well.
- Moderate coverage bottoms offer a comfortable fit and terrific mobility, while aiming for a slightly more revealing cut. This style is timelessly flirtatious and effortlessly sensual, without giving too much away. Click here to view a sexy, creative twist on the classic moderate bottom.
The Perfect Fit for Every Shape
For those who love avoiding the hassle, time consumption, and limited selection of the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, scoring swimwear online is a dream come true. However, it’s important to make sure you get the perfect fit. Here are some tips for nailing it on the first try:
Taking accurate measurements at home is key (not to mention a lot more relaxed than in a crowded mall fitting room). Grab a soft tape measure and jot down your hip, waist, and bust measurements before embarking on an online shopping excursion for sexy summer swimsuits.
Use an accurate online size guide. The best iterations will include details for both bust and cup sizes, along with hip and waist measurements, basic dress sizes, and general sizes ranging from small to extra large. For the perfect online size chart to help you find the perfect fit every time, click here.
Must-Have Bikinis for Summer
The perfect swimsuit is only as good as its designer, and when it comes to the ideal blend of sensual appeal, luxuriant design, and bold, summer-ready beauty, VIX by Paula Hermanny is an obvious favorite. As dedicated to contemporary fashion as it is to classic form, the VIX lineup is best known for its stunning, effortless mix of sexy Brazilian beach style with the flirty, laidback West Coast aesthetic of sunny California. Combining innovative en pointe detailing with timeless, vintage-inspired appeal, this brand captures the crux of in-the-moment trends and diverse international influences. To get a taste of this playful, seductive, and brilliantly bold go-to for sexy summer swimsuits, click here to explore some of the latest offerings of the season at Smitten Lingerie.
Find Your Perfect Fit
Whether you’re literally booking your summer vacation at this moment or have been excitedly eyeing your beach tote since January, achieving the perfect summer look can either be an arduous ordeal or a pleasurable adventure. To help make your experience as fun, effortless, and rewarding as possible, Smitten Lingerie has partnered with VIX by Paula Hermanny to bring you the best swimwear to suit your mood, figure, and personal style. Whatever your objectives, we recommend keying into contemporary trends with an eye toward the perfect look for your unique personality, body type, and summer goals. To make the experience even sweeter, we’re thrilled to offer competitive prices on our entire inventory, as well as friendly, knowledgeable customer service on every order.
To browse our curated collection of luxurious, playful, and endlessly sexy summer swimsuits, click here. For questions about our swimwear selection, you can reach us anytime at (760) 710.7216, or via email at email@example.com. We look forward to helping you find the ideal look, fit, and style for all your summer adventures this season.