Top real swimwear trends for 2014

Skirted retro look by Gottex.

 

Here are the top swimwear trends as decided not by some wild designer working on a size zero model but by the thousands of real women that shop in our stores. These trends are new, fresh but more importantly, wearable.

 

 

 

Crochet

The 60’s live again and crochet is hot this year, which is a good thing. Nothing hides a tummy like the texture of crochet. Need a little more volume up to, crochet will do that for you too!

Shan one piece swimsuit hides a tummy
This high fashion crochet look by Shan provides sophisticated camouflage for a tummy.

 

Colour blocking

Colour blocking is always strong but this year’s versions in black and white bring an extra bit of drama to the beach. As an added bonus the right design can help balance your proportions.

colourblocked monokini by Becca
A striking colour blocked monokini by Becca in 1980’s brights.

 

Garden florals

Mid-sized florals are fresh and summery. They pair well with retro styled swimwear.

bandeau one piece by Jets Australian swimwear
The print on this bandeau by Jets draws the eye up and away from the hips.

 

Retro

Retro is still hot, and thank goodness for that. The elegant draping of the 1950’s inspired suits is a great way to hide a tummy.

Seafolly high waist retro bikini
This high waisted retro garden floral by Seafolly gives great bust support.

 

Coral

Coral, watermelon, cantaloupe these muted neons will bring out the slightest tan and look great at the beach.

bra sized swimwear bikini top in bigger cup sizes
This coral bikini by Prima Donna is available up to an “H” cup.

 

Tankinis

Tankinis is a style that’s here to stay. This year everyone from high end designers to our youngest brands are showing them. The most wearable new style have new fly away front: you get camouflage and elegance all in one suit.

Tankini by maaji
Even young and fun companies like Maaji are showing tankinis.