The Poolside Looks You'll Be Wearing This Season

Swimwear trends to suit the bold summer you


Photography: Niquita Bento 

It’s that time again: wanderlust is slowly setting in and you are already daydreaming about your next vacation or planning what to wear while you soak up the sun’s rays by the pool. So naturally, it is time to relook your swimwear situation to match the fly of the moment. Not only so you can stunt on the ‘gram but let’s face it, nothing gives you a confidence boost quite like a cute swimsuit that compliments the carefree attitude that comes with being in holiday mode.

Trend details even trickle down to swimwear, so the basic black swimming costume you wore in high school will no longer do the trick. We’ve put together an edit of must-have styles for the season, have a scroll through so you’re never caught slipping off trend value even as you recline. Down time doesn’t mean you have to look basic.

Bold is better

bold brights

This Summer, everything that is bold, bright and beautiful is better and the colour blocking trend makes a huge comeback in this regard. Pair mismatched, bold colour bikini bottoms and tops or wear an eye-catching one-piece that will ensure that you stand-out from the crowd.

Go Big or go home

large accessories

Calling all bag ladies: oversized bags are having a moment. As seen on the Spring 2018 runway shows of Chanel, Calvin Klein and Celine and we are living for it. Both stylish and functional, you can make a statement with your swimsuit as well as your beach bag and an added bonus is that they come in handy for a day-long trip to the beach. If you’re not really feeling the oversized bag, then you can channel this look by wearing other large accessories. Wear chunky bangles, over-the-top sun hats or bright tassel earrings to pull off this larger than life look.

This way please


Staying in line with this season’s linear trend, striped swimsuits are a must-have. Serve major nautical vibes in a striped swimsuit, whether worn as a two-piece bikini or a one-piece, the lines are always flattering and give off a playful vibe which is ideal for a day at the beach or poolside chilling. Rainbow stripes are another way to sport two of this season’s trends; bright colours and stripes, making this the perfect way to get immersed in the mood of the moment.

Give a cold shoulder

asymmetrical styles

Switch things up in more ways than one with an asymmetrical swimsuit. The one-shoulder swimsuit is a simple, yet fun and unique way to keep things edgy this season, while one-piece with asymmetrical cut-out is the is a superb way to pull off this look one-piece that has asymmetrical cut-outs. This style works for both minimalist and maximalist fashion lovers as you can switch it up or down with the colour that you opt for.

Serve island girl looks

tropical prints

Statement prints have always been a go-to when it comes to swimwear and nothing says ‘Welcome to paradise’ more than a tropical print swimsuit, so wear the season on your swimsuit with bright and striking tropical prints. While it may seem predictable, their impact is unique. Sport a cute swimsuit with big and lush palm trees or bright fruits. Pair your tropical print swimsuit with equally bold accessories.

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