3 Swimsuit Trends Fashion Girls Are Skipping This Summer

Swimsuit trends can be fickle little buggers. Year after year, we watch as the world of swim churns out new style after new style and this summer is no different. Since the weather hasn’t quite permitted an influx of bikini pictures on Instagram à la your favorite influencers, celebs, and friends, right now is that weird overwhelming in-between time where you’re still struggling to figure out which new swimsuit trend is right for you. Here to help guide you just a smidge are three of my favorite fashion girls, Ali Tate Cutler, Michelle Li, and Anaa Saber. 

Each of these stunning women was kind enough to share with all of you the swimsuit trends they are most excited to wear this summer, in addition to the ones they are passing on and why. Featuring an array of fresh new styles and some beloved classics as well, I have a feeling you’ll have a field day over the 3 swimsuit trends they’re fawning over for summer 2021. 

“One swimsuit trend in passing on is the very strappy numbers that offer ZERO support for big-breasted women like myself. I have tried on quite a few of these and I honestly don’t trust myself to make it into the water without flashing the entire beach. I need SUPPORT.” — Ali Tate Cutler, model

“I can’t wait to wear the high-waisted shorts as bottoms. I haven’t tried any on yet, but they give me massive Marilyn Monroe meets Sporty Spice vibes. And they seem like they will cover my whole bum, which is a definite improvement from a lot of the teeny-weeny bottoms I’ve tried.” — Cutler

Shop the matching Aster Bikini ($89).

Shop the matching Olympia Bottoms ($98).

Shop the matching Sutton Shorts ($110).

Shop the matching Cheryl Short ($108).

Shop the matching Leaf-Print Cut-Out Swimsuit ($350).

Shop the matching Jolanda Floral Terry Bikini Bottom ($90).

“This summer I’m going to pass on the barely-there swimsuit. If there’s anything I learned from quarantine it’s that comfort is key and I refuse to take going to the beach for granted this summer so I’m going to make sure every trip is comfortable and fun. The barely-there swimsuit trend just doesn’t offer a lot of coverage and I find myself constantly adjusting and worrying about nip slips, etc.” — Michelle Li, fashion beauty editor, and stylist, TeenVogue

“Instead, I plan to lean into the ultra-saturated colors for my swimsuit this summer. I want something bright that still captures the attention of beachgoers without being uncomfortable. I’ve been eyeing this green bikini and love that it also has some shine to the fabric.” — Li

Shop the matching Plus Size High-Rise Bikini Bottoms ($20).

Shop the matching Muliki Bottoms ($140).

Shop the matching Ribbed Cheeky Hipster Bikini Bottom ($18).

“This summer I’m passing on regular cut low rise bikini bottoms.” — Anaa Saber 

“I can’t seem to get over the ’90s V-shape bottom cut these days. It has proven time and time again to be one of the most flattering bikini shapes, bonus points if it’s a vintage suit.” — Saber 

Shop the matching Blue Crush Bikini Bottom ($95).

Shop the matching Vixen Bottoms ($79).

Shop the matching Buttercup Bikini Bottom ($69).

Shop the matching Connor Cheeky Bikini Bottom ($80).

Next up, shop 30 new Zara items you’re about to see on everyone this summer.