Pay Attention: These 8 Swim Trends Are About to Be Everywhere

Craving some fresh new swim trends? Well, there’s no better place to look for the latest and greatest in the market other than Miami Swim Week. I recently had the pleasure of attending Miami Swim Week with Paraiso Miami Beach where I found myself continually in awe of the incredible swimwear designers and trends that I was introduced to. Shows were held everywhere from the iconic Paraiso Miami Beach tent to classic Miami hot spots and while the venues were incredible, the swimwear was naturally even better. Curious to see what stood out amongst the new collections? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Handfuls of shows, presentations, and lookbooks later, it was clear that there were certain trends that trumped all the rest. Ahead, read up on the 8 swim trends that are bound to be everywhere thanks to all the designers that presented their stunning new collections at Miami Swim Week. From Emilio Pucci to Poster Girl, the array of fresh styles below are bound to get you in the mood for a vacation, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.  

This season, swim week was about way more than just the bikinis. Swimsuits were styled out every which way and one of our favorite add-ons was hands-down the sarong. Coming in an array of colorways and often matching the swimsuit underneath, sarongs proved to be the fashionable must-have amongst your swimwear wardrobe.  Pictured: Poster Girl

Belly chains took center stage at Miami Swim Week adorning bikinis and one-pieces alike. From delicate chains to ones dripping with brand logos, this kitschy accessory proved it’s here to stay.  . Pictured: Bfyne Swimwear

Bold retro prints continue to shine as one of the most popular swim trends of the year. Whether you’re into a vintage scarf print or a kitschy floral, nostalgic prints are the way to go, period.  Pictured: Emilio Pucci

We went from living in sweatpants to fully styling out our swimsuits with matching pants, shirts, and dresses. Consider this your official warning to abide by the “full look only” policy.  Pictured: Oh Polly

This summer proved to be the summer of crochet separates and Miami Swim Week proved to be the indicator that the trend isn’t going anywhere. Go for a full netted look via a bikini and matching cover-up, or choose just one to don on your next beachy vacation.  . Pictured: Sports Illustrated 

The goal here is to choose a metallic swimsuit that is so shiny, it might blind you. Okay, bad joke, but you get the picture. The higher the shine, the better, and if you ask me, the bolder the color, the better as well.  . Pictured: Naranja Furcado

Cutout swimwear is always a sight for sore eyes and this season was no different.  The cutouts themselves, however, keep getting more and more creative which is keeping all of us on our toes.  Pictured: Simonett

Midriff floss is yet another swimwear trend that officially proved its dominance as it was spotted on nearly every runway during Miami Swim Week. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, the time is now.  Pictured: Nia Lynn

Next up, shop 24 pairs of jeans this editor is eyeing to update her wardrobe.