By Arielle Tipa



Summer has always been the most sought-after season of the year, with multiple preparations ranging from closet-cleansing to smooth, silky legs – no hair in sight. Among these little pre-beach rituals is bathing suit shopping, an event we either hate to love or love to hate. Luckily, 2017 is host to numerous swim and beachwear trends that cater to every style and body type.
5. Sarongs
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The sarong is as versatile as it is fashionable. Functioning as a bathing suit cover-up, a skirt, as well as a sheer dress, it’s no wonder that this summer wardrobe must-have is popping up throughout retailers like Nordstrom and Macy’s.



4. Crochet

Swimwear manufacturers like Frankie’s Bikinis and Mara Hoffman are incorporating a bit more of a handmade touch to their suits and cover-ups, including accents of yarn and lace.



3. Striped One-Pieces

Striped bathing suits, such as the Anne Marie one piece shown above, is a perfect throwback to vintage Hollywood beachwear of the 40’s and 50’s. Vertical stripes are especially flattering to almost any shape!



2. Halter Bikinis

Halter bikinis, when paired with the perfect sarong or kimono, complete the boho look for summer. A favorite among top models like Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid, the halter bikinis also come in one piece varieties.



1. The Monokini
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With the Monokini, you get the best of both worlds: the comfort of a one piece in the guise of a two piece bathing suit. Designers and retailers like Michael Kors and Nasty Gal surely cater to women of all ages who can’t make up their mind whether to sport a bikini or one piece both on and off the beach.
Now, only one question remains: which trend will you try this summer?

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