5 Stylish Swimwear Trends We’ve Seen Before and Are Back Again

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Over the last decade, Vogue has spotlighted all kinds of beachwear in numerous, dream-worthy locales, and a few of these styles are just as relevant today as they were the season the issue hit newsstands. Of all the swimwear trends that have come and gone, these are the handful worth noting this summer. Take the crochet bikini, for example, seen here on Imaan Hammam in Vogue’s June 2017 issue. There’s also a pair of pretty peppy prints from our June 2019 magazine. Both styles are well worth slipping into this summer. Whether you lean into glam or sport, there are suitable options for both. Take your pick between some beach brights (as captured by Angelo Pennetta in September 2019) or the tropical-colored pastel bikinis made for a Miami weekend, per photographer Josh Olins in 2011.

No matter which you choose, you’ll make a stylish splash this summer. Shop these five archive-inspired swimwear trends, below.

Vogue June 2017Photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Vogue, June 2017

Crafty Crochet

From basket bags to handcrafted ready-to-wear, it’s no surprise that the woven trend has knit its way into this season’s swimwear, from Cult Gaia to Tom Ford.

Cult Gaia Dylan crochet bikini set

$296

CULT GAIA

Frankies Bikinis Tia crochet bikini set

$160

FRANKIES BIKINIS

Tom Ford crochet bikini

$1,190

MODA OPERANDI

She Made Me one-shoulder crochet bikini top and high-waist crochet bikini bottoms

$300$209
LUISA VIA ROMA
Vogue March 2011Photographed by Josh Olins, Vogue, March 2011

Luxe Lurex

Go tropical in one of these metallic-rinsed pastel one or two-pieces. These sheeny shades seen in the March 2011 issue have resurfaced this summer in soft hues on fabrics that glimmer from brands like Oseree, Isa Boulder, Sara Cristina, and Maiyo.

Oséree blossom Colorè floral-jacquard bikini

$325

NET-A-PORTER

Maiyo Claudia bikini set

$175

REVOLVE

Sara Cristina Marina knotted-front bandeau bikini top and 90s high-rise metallic bikini briefs

$224

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Isa Boulder Formality pintucked swimsuit

$215

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Vogue June 2019Photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Vogue, June 2019

Prints Please

This summer, take your pick of prints that please; shop Sir’s micro-florals or Fella’s soft abstract patterns in a variety of two-piece silhouettes from strapless to square neck.

Sir Anais triangle top and bikini brief

$200$140
SIR THE LABEL

Cala de la Cruz Mia square-neck floral-print bikini top and Elisa high-rise floral-print bikini briefs

$287

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Fella Hunter floral knotted bandeau bikini top and printed high-rise bikini bottom

$234

MODA OPERANDI

Agua by Agua Bendita Tamarindo floral-print bikini top and Cidron floral-print side-tie bikini briefs

$250

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Vogue April 2016Photographed by Mikeal Jansson, Vogue, April 2016

Retro Romance

For a nod to the ultra-feminine swim silhouettes of the ’50s, try a strapless or halter top one-piece with a sweetheart neckline—even better if it’s patterned in a vintage print like those from Norma Kamali and Tory Burch.

Norma Kamali women's one-piece swimsuit

$149

AMAZON

J.Crew ruched bandeau swim dress in puckered gingham

$138

J.CREW

Tory Burch Lipsi printed one-piece swimsuit

$258

TORY BURCH

Adriana Degreas strapless swimsuit

$322$258
FARFETCH
Vogue September 2018Photographed by Angelo Pennetta, Vogue, September 2018

Surf and Sport

Dive into the beach brights trend with these functional and fashionable swimwear styles. Whether paddling out or laying out, sporty suits from Ookioh to Ansea will have you covered.

Cynthia Rowley Nazare colour-block surfing swimsuit

$215

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Cover short-sleeve rash guard swimsuit

$175

SHOPBOP

Ansea reversible tie-back one-piece

$205

ANSEA

Ookioh Tulum top and Amalfi bottom

$98

OOKIOH