If you’re planning a beachy bachelorette getaway or honeymoon by the sea, a gorgeous swimsuit (okay, swimsuits!) is essential to pack your suitcase. Whether you’re a one-piece fanatic, all about a bikini, or both, this summer comes with myriad swimwear trends to suit every taste (see what we did there?). As a bride-to-be, an all-white swimwear palette is a fun way to celebrate your affianced or newlywed status, though totally not necessary (bright white is stunning for showing off a glowing tan, however). Splashy prints and punchy colors are perfect for standing out, too—you can even go for azure, cobalt or navy as a cute riff off of something blue.
If you’re in the mood for something modern, belted styles, knotted detailing, one-shoulder tops, and high-waist bikinis are incredibly popular this season—go for a pastel hue, color-block set or vivid shades to appear particularly on point. For something feminine and romantic, ruffles are the look du jour whether you opt for a sweet floral print or vibrant color. Into prints? Polka dots and gingham are major and often done in retro silhouettes like lingerie-inspired tops and high-waist bottom sets or one pieces with high-cut legs á la the 90s. Super pared-back one pieces and bikinis are widely available for minimalists in a range of colors from neutrals to neon—another nod to 90s style.
Whether you’re in need of one new suit or planning to overhaul your entire swimwear wardrobe, ahead, we’ve broken down eight summer swimwear trends that are perfect for any bride-to-be.