Summer Swimsuit Guide: 12 Hot Trends to Try!

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Aerie Bandeau Bikini Top and Bottom

Aerie Zipper Bandeau Bikini Top & Bottom

Not only did we find the cutest styles to rock by the pool, beach, and boardwalk, but we got Jenny Altman (Aerie's Style & Fit Expert) to share her ultimate swimsuit shopping tips—take note, ladies!

"Go for styles that suit your body type. If you LOVE certain features, make sure those are the ones you play up. Don't buy swimsuits that look good on celebrities, or even your friends, if they don't look great on you. If one suit looked good on everyone, then they wouldn't make so many different styles!"

Buy Aerie Bandeau Bikini on Aerie.com

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Red Carter Fantasy Garden Flounce Bikini

Red Carter Fantasy Garden Flounce Bikini Top

Celeb-loved swimsuit brand Red Carter (Demi Lovato is a fan!) has the best prints, but this Fantasy Garden Flounce bikini happens to be our favorite style in the line right now.

Buy Red Carter Fantasy Garden Flounce Bikini on Amazon.com

Check out two of my other favorite Red Carter print swimsuits available on Amazon.com:

  • Red Carter Shangri La Bralette Bikini
  • Red Carter Sun Goddess Tank One Piece Swimsuit
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Hula Honey Embroidered Ruffle-Hem One-Piece Swimdress

Hula Honey Embroidered Ruffle-Hem One-Piece Swimdress

We'll take this suit in every color, including the adorable pink version shown here. 

Buy Hula Honey Embroidered Ruffle Hem One-Piece on Amazon.com

Check out my other favorite ruffle hem swimsuits available on Amazon.com: 

  • Volcom Simply Solid Flutter Bikini
  • Roxy Hazy Daisy Flutter Bikini 
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Sun Bleached One Piece

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Photo Credit: Roxy.

Denim-meets-sexy in this plunging-neckline one piece. 

Jenny's #1 fit tip is: "Buy your right size. Often girls want to buy the size that they think is the 'right' size, while this may not be 'their' right size. You look slimmer and more confident in a larger size than one that's too small. Nobody ever knows your size anyway, so buy what fits you best!"

Buy Sun Bleached One-Piece on Roxy.com

Check out two of my other favorite plunging neckline one-piece swimsuits: 

  • Jessica Simpson It-Girl One Piece Swimsuit available on Amazon.com
  • Roxy Flower Game V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit available on Amazon.com
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Hollywood Sign Swimsuit

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Photo Credit: Poprageous.

When you want everyone to know that you're a star in the making, you need to dress the part. Poprageous' statement one piece will get the job done.

Buy on Poprageous.com

Check out two of my other favorite statement one-piece swimsuits:

  • O’Neill Coast to Coast One-Piece Swimsuit available on Amazon.com
  • Trina Turk Balboa High Neck One Piece available on Amazon.com
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Billabong Fancy Floral Wrap Bikini

Billabong Women's Fancy Floral Wrap Bikini
Billabong Women's Fancy Floral Wrap Bikini. Courtesy of Amazon

This suit is tropical, whimsical, and totally cute—perfect for the surfer chick who wants to be a bit more girly.

And speaking of being girly, Jenny's advice for when to get your bikini buying on, is this: "Shop when you have time (you can't rush this!) and are having a feel good day."

Buy Billabong Fancy Floral Wrap Bikini on Amazon.com

Check out my other favorite bikinis on Amazon.com: 

  • Tori Praver Women's Lahaina Bikini
  • MINKPINK Beach Please Bikini
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Turquoise Bikini

Rip Curl Junior's Spellbound Bandeau Bikini
Rip Curl Junior's Spellbound Bandeau Bikini. Courtesy of Amazon

A classic turquoise bikini never goes out of style and these removable straps make converting from a halter style (for support) to a strapless style (for sun bathing purposes) a cinch.

Buy Rip Curl Spellbound Bandeau Bikini on Amazon.com

Check out my other favorite turquoise bikinis on Amazon.com: 

  • O'Neill Salt Water Solids Peace Back Halter Bikini
  • Body Glove Smoothies Oasis Braided Triangle Bikini
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Body Glove Ibiza Finge Bikini

Body Glove Junior's Smoothies Ibiza Fringe Bikini Top
Body Glove Junior's Smoothies Ibiza Fringe Bikini Top. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Fringe is having a major moment in the fashion world right now, so there's no time like the present to get involved. Not only is this flirty suit super-flattering with a bit of a tan (gotta love hot link), but it will give the illusion of a more ample bust size due to the extra material. You know, if that's your thing and all.

Buy Body Glove Ibiza Fringe Bikini on Amazon.com

Check out two of my other favorite fringe swimsuits available on Amazon.com: 

  • 6 Shore Road Fringe One Piece Swimsuit 
  • Raisins Blue Fringe Bandeau Bikini
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Mara Hoffman Cutout Monokini

Mara Hoffman Women's Cutout Monokini
Mara Hoffman Women's Cutout Monokini. Courtesy of Amazon

Monokinis are still going strong and this halter style with a center cut out is definitely a showstopper, if we do say so ourselves. Throw a cute coverup on top and accessorize with a cool wedge and a fun arm party and you're all set for a beach bash later on!

Buy Mara Hoffman Cut-out Monokini on Amazon.com

Check out two of my other favorite monokinis available on Amazon.com:

  • O'Neil Free Spirit Monokini
  • Sofia by ViX Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit
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Pineapple Palace Contrast Reversible String Bikini

Pineapple Palace Contrast Reversible String Bikini

"Don't be afraid to mix and match! Swimsuit shopping is so much fun now that you can mix and match styles and prints. Never has a pineapple bikini top looked better with a seersucker bikini bottom. Same for a solid high rise bottom with a printed push up corset style top. There are limitless ways to customize your swim experience," says Jenny.

Buy on Wildfox.com

Check out my other favorite reversible bikinis on Amazon.com: 

  • Zinke Emmi Over The Shoulder Reversible Bikini
  • Billabong Desert Ties Reversible Hawaii Bikini 
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Polka Dot High-Waited Bikini

Jantzen Women's Polka Dot High-Waisted Bikini
Jantzen Women's Polka Dot High-Waisted Bikini. Courtesy of Amazon.com

We can so picture T Swift rocking this polka-dot bikini to the beach. Seeing as how retro suits are her thang and all. Plus, a high-waist brief is always good for hiding a bit of a tummy post boardwalk food binge.

Buy Jantzen Polka Dot Hight-Waisted Bikini on Amazon.com

Check out my other favorite retro-inspired swimsuits on Amazon.com: 

  • Lark & Ro High-Waisted Bikini
  • Seafolly Riveria Stripe Maillot One-Piece
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J. Crew Italian Matte Zip Bandeau Bikini

TALIAN MATTE ZIP BANDEAU BIKINI TOP

Sporty activities call for a little more coverage. No one needs lost bottoms floating around when you're trying to impress that cute surf instructor. 

Buy Italian Matte Zip Bandeau Bikini on JCrew.com

Check out two of my other favorite high waisted bikinis available on Amazon.com:  

  • Roxy Women's Polynesia High-Waist Bikini
  • Billabong Totally 80s Surf Short