Trend: Bright Swimwear

February 14 2013, 10:15 AM

Eye-popping hues have been one of the most influential trends of the last several seasons (beginning with Raf Simons' Spring 2010 runway show for Jil Sander). And wherever ready-to-wear leads, other fashion typically follows suit, whether it be lingerie, hosiery, or—perhaps most relative in the lead-up to spring—swimwear. Wondering just how bright to go? Peruse our February style page, where bikinis and other beach gear make a big statement in tropical hues. But a girl's got to have options. Check out some more on-trend swimsuit picks:

Sport an athletic, but still sexy, style in Tommy Bahama’s neon pink and navy band bikini (pictured, above).

Get It: Deck Piping Halter Cup Bra 2/ Band & Tie, $74, and Deck Piping Hipster with wide band, $53; tommybahama.com (available online starting February 28)

For bigger busted girls (D+ cup sizes and above), go retro in Cleo Swimwear’s extra-girly polka-dot and ruffle bikini (pictured, right).

Get It: Betty frilled bandeau bikini top with detachable strap, $64, and brief, $32;  Le Soutien, 246 Milwaukee St., 303-377-0515, lesoutien.com (available at the end of February)

Dramatic one-pieces are re-emerging, and this version by Aquarella (pictured, left) takes its design cue from Greek goddesses.

Get It: $156; aquarellaswimwear.com 

 

The essential cover-up becomes a statement piece in the hands of designer Mara Hoffman. Turn heads with this exotic print version (pictured, left).

Find It: $220; Goldyn, 2040 W. 30th Ave., 720-489-0580, shopgoldyn.com

 

 

 

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