Each decade has its own central fashion trends that eventually become iconic of the times. In 2020, there is a combination of new styles and reemerging ones of the past. There have been many 90’s-influenced clothing and swimwear popping up lately, such as babydoll dresses, spaghetti straps, and midriff baring tops. Other trendy summer styles include nature- and fruit-inspired prints, unique fabrics and bold details, and scarf-print pieces.
When building a summer wardrobe, take stock of the classics that are in good condition and will stay in style even as other trends come and go. This includes swimsuits as well. Nearly everyone has their own go-to swimsuit they can always count on and will never get rid of.
However, fashion is about taking chances and experimenting with different colors, prints, and fabrics. There are so many summer styles for women to choose from, which can be individualized by adding accessories and creating multiple outfits and looks. Dive into the hottest summer styles or new bikini trends and make them your own.
Personally, we love the opportunity to dress like we’re on permanent vacation. That’s why this trend is one that’s right up our alley. Prints of any kind make a strong fashion statement, but mix in a nature theme and things get truly tropical. A part of our luxury designer swimwear New Arrivals Collection includes the Fiorella Leone Midi Dress and the Bella Lyssa Short Dress. Both of these prints are bold, bright, and perfect for summer months or jet-setting somewhere exotic.
The Fiorella Leone Midi Dress is a mashup between your everyday stripes with a hint of animal print thrown in. It definitely is an outfit to take on your next getaway for a night of dancing or dinner and drinks with an ocean waves soundtrack playing in the background. The lightweight, floaty nature of the dress keeps things cool when temperatures are warm. Plus, it can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
For a summer wedding, pair with metallic sandals and a lightweight jacket or shawl. Add a few dainty pieces of jewelry to complete the look. Since the color and design stand out on their own, there’s no need to have too many accessories competing for attention. When wearing for an evening out, slip on a pair of neutral espadrilles and keep the hair loose and wavy for an effortlessly stylish look.
With the Bella Lyssa Short Dress, this option is ideal for exploring a new city, catching up with friends over coffee, or pairing with a structured jacket for extra style. The pops of color this print embraces are eye-catching in all the best ways. The mix of blue, green, and red all blend well together for a print that’s flirty and fun. The tie-waist adds shape to the loose-fitting fabric and the spaghetti straps keep with current trends and maintain the sweet simplicity of the look.
Wear with beach sandals, casual, white sneakers, or a pair of mules to switch up outfits for different occasions. Like the Fiorella Leone Midi Dress, the color speaks for itself, so keep the accessories minimal. A chunky gold cuff or a pair of gold hoop earrings are all you need to complete this summer-ready style. Wear it to a BBQ, happy hour, and take with you on vacation. This dress is versatile and comfortable enough to wear in more than one place.
Unique Fabrics and Bold Details
Suede is one of the big fashion trends for summer. Although it’s not exactly the ideal fabric for swimwear, we like the idea of playing with fabric textures and adding on details to enhance a look. A couple of our favorites that embrace this concept include the Fiore Livia Short Dress and the Jasper Bordado Malia Skirt.
The Fiore Livia Short Dress is one of the best summer dress styles available today. It’s sophisticated and chic and ideal to wear when attending summer soirees. The red and pink flowers add a bit of playfulness to the elegant blue-grey background. The rayon/silk fabric blend, one-shoulder gathering, and adjustable sash at the waist add enough detailing to take this look into fall when adding a jacket and tights.
However, when wearing in the summer, wear neutral heels and sparkly earrings to dress it up further. All of the elements combined create a one-of-a-kind look that is timeless. Plus, the streamlined cut of the dress leaves a flattering shape.
For a look that’s more low-key, choose the Jasper Bordado Malia Skirt. While this gorgeous, teal skirt can be dressed up, the unique fabric gives it a casual appeal. The eyelet design and deep slit up the front create movement for this ankle-length skirt. Since it has volume, pair with a black tube top or the Black Regata Bodysuit, both of which are also trends for the summer season.
You can also wear it as a swimsuit cover up for one of your favorite swimsuits. We recommend pairing it with the Ventana Ocean Helen Bikini or the Off White Milano Iris Bikini for a stunning, summery color combination. The skirt can be styled several ways and can last you season after season. It’s always good to have standard options that still feel special.
A style that was around in the 60s and 70s and redefined in the 90s is wearing scarves as tops and/or bottoms. This is nothing new in the world of swimwear since sarongs have been used in the same way for decades. Now that this is one of the hottest summer styles, it’s a prime time to reassess color palettes and designs for your pool, beach, and vacation wardrobes.
The beauty of a sarong is that it can be worn in multiple ways. It can be tied like a halter dress, worn as a skirt, or used as a makeshift top. Sarongs are lightweight, easy to tie, and can easily be stored in a closet and packed in a suitcase without taking up too much room. There’s no limit to the colors and patterns available, which means you can have one to match every one of your swimsuits and still have plenty of options left.
When temperatures start to rise, we say go for bright colors and playful prints. The Fiore Sarong covers both of these factors and tops the list as a must-have piece for cute summer styles along with that summer heat. It takes the color inspiration from the Fiore Livia Short Dress and adds a casual twist. The pink lining pairs well with the Brigitte Pink Beads Bikini or the Pink Scales Helen Bikini. Wear it as a pool party outfit, or take it to the beach; this is a look you’ll be counting on all summer long.
For a slightly shorter version, try the Lake Sarong. Its deep blue and white ombre stripes were inspired by the waterfalls of Costa Rica and embodies the nature-inspired trend. When paired with the Blue Grey Scales Corsage Long Top Bikini, it instantly creates a tasteful bikini trend look. By combining various hues and patterns of both sarongs and swimsuits, you only need a few of each to have a revamp that includes the hottest summer styles.
Maximizing Your Own Summer Style
These are only a few of the trends on the radar for summer fashion this year. Metallics, retro designs, and neutral colors are all part of the fashion conversation as well. Much of the foundation of summer styles don’t change too much from year to year.
Lightweight, floaty materials that have a punch of color or cool design are typically what make the rounds. From this base, an endless number of trends emerge, all of which can be personalized based on your individual style. The key is to take the trends you are drawn to the most and make them your own.
If you’re one to typically stick with neutrals, why not add one colorful piece to your all white beach outfit? Try alternative ways to tie a sarong. Or, add prints to your beach dresses and swimwear lineup. You may already have a signature style, but summer is a time where it feels freeing to let loose and go against the norm. With so many beautiful beach clothes and swimsuits to choose from, it makes it easier to pick a few items to add to your collection. Weave them into your regular options and see what creative outfit inspiration comes out of it.
In addition, change up your shoes, jewelry, and handbag game come summer. During the winter months, it’s likely all ankle boots and closed-toe shoes, but days filled with sunshine and warm weather mean wearing sandals for every occasion. You can also have fun with jewelry and experiment with metallics and styles. It doesn’t have to only be for your ears, neck, and arms. A body chain or hair clips can be fresh ways to incorporate more outfit or bikini accessories.
Finally, oversized beach totes are conveniently cool. You can pack a lot and still keep your entire look chic and pulled together. Summer is always the season to explore your adventurous side when it comes to what you wear and how you wear it. Play up your regular style and see how a change can give you a boost of fashion confidence.