The annual swimsuit event is a Mecca for the swim savvy, and I found myself awash in all the latest designs from around the world. Although it can be easy to get distracted by the sea of flawless bikini-clad models, I sought out the cutting edge of swim fashion — and was far from disappointed.
Whether you’re on the beach, by the pool, or trying to look chic on those hot summer days, here are our resort and swimwear trend picks for what to wear right now and into next year, thanks to Miami Swim:
The Reinvented Rashguard
Blending function and design for a sleek athleisure appeal, the new take on the rashguard is a far cry from the function-first beach style of your youth. These ones by Malia Jones may seem covered-up on first glance, but off-the-shoulder and slit-back styles offer a subtly sexy reveal. Meanwhile, Belusso and Malia’s long sleeve lace-up also doubles as a body suit, making it easy to transition seamlessly from a a minimalist beach day look to sharp evening style.
Strap It Up
Bondage gets a modern update this season in stark, strappy styles like this swimsuit by Saupie. With its striking lines and body-conscious fit, it’s both eye-catching and surprisingly easy to wear.
More is More
Over-the-top luxury isn’t going anywhere. Think: sequined embellishments, embroidery, sumptuous fabrics. Or take this pumped-up two-piece by Chais, which brings glamour to a muted color palette with the addition of plenty of sequins.
Take the Boudoir to the Beach
Lace doesn’t have to stay confined to the bedroom. Filmy lace cover-ups and intricate lace details on swimsuits added an alluringly feminine vibe to some pieces, like this one from I.D. Sarrieri with its unexpected back detail.
Pom Poms & Tassels
If you thought the pom pom had reached its peak this summer, you’d be wrong. The funky embellishment popped up on hats, beach bags, caftans, and swimsuits, so don’t even think about retiring those strappy Grecian sandals you picked up this year. Swingy tassels also appeared on everything from jewelry to coverups.
The good news is that if you can’t wait and want to get ahead in your resort attire, most of these looks can be worn now and will also be a perfect addition to your resort getaway this winter.
Beachouse contributor Michelle Farmer is a designer, fashion entrepreneur and the founder of three personally and individually curated style boutiques. Those boutiques–known as Michelle Farmer Collaborate–offer exclusive selections from emerging brands and highly sought-after design collections in the realms of jewelry, resort-wear, accessories, home decor and lighting. The boutiques are based in Palm Beach, Bridgehampton and at the Dorado Beach Resort, A Ritz Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico.