As swimsuit season inches ever closer, we want to make sure you look stunning as you soak up the sun (while wearing sunscreen, of course). While we patiently (or not-so-patiently) wait for the weather to warm up enough for a beach day we're biding our time searching for the hottest bathing suit trends of the season. Take a look at our picks for this season's swimwear must-haves.
Nautical stripes secured a spot as one of this spring's top trends, but don't expect them to go anywhere come summer. Fun and flirty, sailor-inspired designs look just as cute on swimsuits as they do on other summer staples.
|Our pick: Set sail in this red and white striped Panache bandeau bikini top ($54) and matching bottoms ($29) from Asos. We love the contrasting navy trim and cute button detail on the top.
Feminine is in this season and there's no better way to go girly than with ruffles – a flirty fixture popping up on swimsuits everywhere. When it comes to ruffles, the trick is to keep them where you want to add volume – not where you don't.
|Our pick: Be the belle of the beach in this bright yellow ruffled strapless one-piece ($345) from Net-a-Porter.com. The vibrant hue and soft ruffles make this a stylish swimsuit pick.
We've seen this swimwear trend in seasons past, but this year cut-outs are becoming less revealing and easier to wear. Smaller, more flattering cut-outs create a sexy but wearable look perfect for elevating your poolside style.
|Our pick: Victoria's Secret gets it right with this push-up one-piece ($120) with symmetrical side cut-outs in basic black. But the look is anything but basic and you'll definitely turn heads in this sexy suit
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