When it comes to swimwear trends, we tend to have a slightly ambivalent view. Generally, it's our belief that everyone has a style or fit that they go to year after year whether it's "in" or not. Also, there seems to be a worrying obsession with bum-bearing G-string swimwear right now, so forgive us if we don't instantly jump on the latest beach-ready bandwagon.
However, there has been a slew of styles this season that have made us sit up in our seats and challenged us to rethink our go-to holiday staples. From gingham prints and waist-cinching bottoms to classic all-in-ones to belted styles, they all vary in shape and fabric, but the new swimwear trends are united by their irresistibly chic retro vibes. And the best thing about them? They're super flattering on everyone—seriously.
Both high-street and high-end brands alike have embraced the throwback moment, and luckily for us, all the decades are covered. We have our eye on the '50s-style silhouette of Faithfull the Brand's polka-dot two-piece, which would look so good with cat-eye sunnies and gold jewellery. We've also heard that Hunza G's '90s-inspired one-pieces are great for doubling up as a tank top (just layer under high-waisted shorts). To be frank, we want them all. Scroll down to see and shop our full retro swimwear edit.
Style Notes: There's nothing that says retro style better than belted swimwear. Whether it's a cinching one-piece or high-waisted bikini, this is a surefire way to make any beach getup look more expensive.