Swimwear Print Trends for Summer 18/19

The Summer 18/19 season sees classic prints taken in a fresh and different direction, making for fashionable and picture-perfect bathing suits that are excellent for wearing both on the beach and off. Here are some of the swimwear print trends for summer 18/19:

Polka Dots: This classic print is back in a big way. You’ll see dots of all sizes, from tiny spots to oversized circles, and of all arrangements, from evenly-spaced to haphazardly placed. Polka dots lend a timeless and feminine vibe to swimsuits. 

 Peter Polka Dot Bikini from Less is A’mor; find it in our shop under Swimwear!

Peter Polka Dot Bikini from Less is A’mor; find it in our shop under Swimwear!

 

Stripes: Stripes are another classic that are a trend this season. The ubiquitous vertical and horizontal stripe patterns will, as always, be popular, but keep an eye out for some creative approaches to this print: colliding stripes, illusory paneling, stripes in scattered directions, all of which bring something new to this ageless design.

 Striped Print Swimsuit from Zara

Striped Print Swimsuit from Zara

Foliage: Coming off the back of the tropical print trend, swimwear will feature gorgeous leafy foliage, such as lush leaves and stylized ferns evoking jungles, forests, and rainforests. This is a fun and vibrant look, perfect for summer.

 Botanical Crossback One-Piece Swimsuit from Nordstrom

Botanical Crossback One-Piece Swimsuit from Nordstrom

Florals: Another nature-based classic, you’ll see florals of all kinds this summer. Ranging from splashy painted blooms to graphic retro micro-flowers, this print is feminine and elegant, giving swimsuits a classy edge. 

 Allihop Bikini from Anthropologie

Allihop Bikini from Anthropologie

Metallics: Last season was all about nudes; this season is all about shiny fabrics. From glittering metallics to subtle shimmery materials to sequins and crystal detailing, bathing suits are transformed into eye-catching and luminous looks. 

 Becca Ballerina One-Piece Swimsuit from Nordstrom

Becca Ballerina One-Piece Swimsuit from Nordstrom