Bikini Trends

2015 Women’s Swimwear Fashion Trends

As summer transitions into fall 2014, we thought it would be fun to reflect on what lies ahead for 2015 swimwear and bikini trends. 2015? Are we crazy? Not really, as most major swimwear manufacturers are already preparing their 2015 swimwear catalogs. Perhaps you have a cruise planned in the winter or spring, or you are travelling to another destination with warm weather. But whether you’re enjoying the rays of the sun in Aruba or the French Riviera, the most crucial decision isn’t the SPF of your sunscreen (always 50+ SPF, by the way!), but what swimwear to wear.

While the accessibility of classic swimwear styles (and the fact that swimwear trends evolve relatively slowly) means it’s not a requirement, it’s always worth learning which styles go well with the spring 2015 trends. Whether it’s making a bold statement or simply taking your personal style references to the water, an update to your bikini selections will make holidays and hot weekends all the more exciting and fun.

Read on to find out which cuts and styles are in vogue for 2015:

Swimwear trends don’t exactly move as fast as the cycles of other fashion trends. It is not easy to reinvent the bikini or the monokini. With a strong need to balance functionality and sex appeal, designers are limited in what they can really do. Even though one-piece swimsuits and bikini trends are still influenced by other fashion trends, they aren’t as popular as they used to be.

So what swimsuit trends can we expect for 2015? You’d be right to suspect that swimsuit styles will be heavily influenced by other key fashion trends of the year. So when it comes time to selecting a new swimsuit, these represent the swimwear styles worth shopping for.

Vintage-inspired swimwear

The trend towards classic retro-style swimwear continues to expand in today’s swimwear market. Needless to say, it’s the bombshells, the pin-ups, of the same era that we most likely think of in regards to 50s bathing suits-the Marilyn Monroe’s and the Jayne Mansfield’s. They are playful, curvaceous, and imbued with sex appeal. So the reason we’re referring to the former is to balance out the latter: Vintage-style swimwear has its place in 2015’s swimwear trends, but it’s not always about strawberry cheesecake and other clichés. Instead, it’s a subtle infusion of retro cuts and prints, so while the right type of swimsuit for you can be as bombshell as Marilyn or as sophisticated and subtle as Grace, it can also be somewhere in between. Everything in Swimwear Doesn’t Work. It doesn’t have to be about extremes, and vintage swimwear is a great place to find the perfect combination of class and sexy. Mostly this coming year, it’s all about high-waisted bikini bottoms in an attempt to inject just a hint of vintage feeling into otherwise modern bathing suits. Here are some other features to look out for in the 2015 vintage swimwear market:

• One-pieces with cinched-in waists, sweetheart necklines, and cute pockets.
• Playful high waist bikini bottoms
• prints—kaleidoscopic, psychedelic, geometric-made in modern cuts in order to avoid vintage overkill
• shirred sides that highlight the waist and hips.
• cupped tops with more volume
• Bikini Separates: Mix and match bikini tops and bottoms with minimalist accents and elegant cuts.Bikini Separates: Mix and match bikini tops and bottoms with minimalist accents and elegant cuts.

The aura of casualness and effortlessness around our clothes seeped into our bikinis for 2014, and for 2015, you can expect more of the same. A clash of colour and/or print between your bikini top and bikini bottom not only creates an intriguing look, but it inherently exudes a kind of eclectic, fun summer atmosphere. It’s not that you don’t care that your bathing suit is all well-matched, it’s that you’re way too cool to do that. A little mismatch every now and then shows you throwing yourself in the head in the summer and squeezing every last drop of adventure from the sun without caring about uniformity.It’s also a fantastic way to get a large and varied number of garments from just a few different bikinis.

Here are a few additional tips on separating bikinis:

If you don’t choose to go all out, start by choosing a classic black bikini and combining it with the top or bottom along with other bright colours and prints. You can’t really go wrong by taking this approach.

With bikini partings, the bolder and more obvious the clash, the more desirable and unique the look. You don’t want to look like you’ve struggled to match two similar pieces without success. Try to choose one of the following two and mix them up without hesitation: animal print, geometry, floral, stripes, or even digital patterned prints. Elegant,
frilly swimwear

Feminine fringe is twice as good when it comes to swimwear, and the 2015 collections will be inspired by that fact. Firstly, they provide a soft, graceful, summery atmosphere. And second, they can add volume where you need it and make an effort to sculpt your figure in flattering ways.

Beautiful | Natural whites, soft pastels or colourful microprints result in very fashionable choices regarding ruffled busts and mesh ruffles. An important thing that goes without saying with this style is that you definitely have to pick out the most unexpected interpretations to both flatter your figure and stand out from the crowd.
For years, cut-out swimsuits, be it cut-out details on bikinis or monokinis, have been the design and style of choice. Cutaway swimwear has since become something of an evergreen style, but judging by the runways of 2015, cutaways are making a comeback to the forefront of swimwear trends.The sultry one-piece swimsuits are all about marketing fresh and surprising shapes, with sexy cuts that seem to instantly flatter our bodies. Look for them in both vibrant prints and monochromatic hues, but make sure your choice translates to a modern look.

Sporty Swimwear Styles

Another of the most influential trends of the past season was the 2014/2015 swimwear styles with a sporty-chic look. The overall feel of this swimsuit style should still be high on sexy. The uniqueness is in the super smooth silhouettes with trendy cuts and vibrant colors.

Digital print swimwear

Digital prints were everywhere in the spring/summer of 2014 and we can only see this trend growing in 2015 as women try to avoid the dreaded moment when they take off their bathing suit to reveal the exact same bathing suit as the women take two blankets downstairs. While printed swimsuits have always been popular, next year they will take their inspiration from streetwear trends and discover prints for swimwear that are not only functional but also very fashionable and can often be worn as outerwear.

For 2015, digital prints will take the form of anything and everything, from delicate floral designs to intense animal prints, abstract patterns, or even cityscapes. There are no real rules here: go for the print that touches your heart with desire, and if you want to go the extra mile, go for a one-piece swimsuit that doubles as a bodysuit.

Trendy swimwear for your figure type.

The reality is that when it comes to swimwear, you can’t assume that all cuts will flatter every figure. But between each of the trending styles of 2014/2015, there is sure to be something for everyone. It will certainly always depend on what you feel most comfortable with, but if you’re looking for a place to start, here are some shape-based recommendations:

Full figure

Embrace the retro trend and use it to your advantage as an alternative to hiding your curves. You could try halter necks or cupped styles, or anything that brings the waist into play in an hourglass shape.

small or pear-shaped bust

Use ruffles to your advantage by adding volume to the top half of your swimsuit. Ruffles over the bust can give an illusion that makes you appear bigger visually. It is also possible to use vintage cup-shaped designs with padding to produce curves.

Big Bust

Again, ruffles can help cover up problem areas by also adding them to swimsuits to balance your hips and bust. Avoid unstructured hooks or even string bikinis if they don’t provide support; instead, stick with textured styles and halter necks to keep everything from slumping to the top.


Legs To elongate the look of your body in swimwear, you can combine a printed bikini top with block coloured bottoms, which will catch a person’s gaze. Avoid making your legs look like little boys by opting for high-cut thighs to avoid shortening them even more.

Athletic Figures

If you’re slim but not very curvy, make the most of styles like push-ups, backless styles, and crochet that instead show off a toned physique.

The women’s swimwear market is a multi-billion dollar business every year. That means good news for consumers, as top manufacturers are always looking for innovation and inspiration with bold new looks for the beach or pool. While not every swimsuit is suitable for every body type, there is a swimsuit style that perfectly matches your personal style. After all, we are rarely more “exposed” to the world than when we walk along the shoreline in bikinis. Doesn’t it make sense that you choose a swimsuit style, color, or print that absolutely conveys who you are as a person? It is possible.