Swimwear trends: a guide to key pieces in Summer 22

June 23, 2022

When packing for summer vacations, a little piece of garment is sometimes overlooked, but having the right swimwear is crucial to rock on-trend looks, whether at the beach or by the pool. Indeed, bikinis and swimsuits come with details that follow the key S/S 2022 trends we’ve seen during Fashion Week, making all the difference to your swimwear for summer. From graphic cut-outs to wraparound pieces, from crochet to lurex, check the ten best swimwear trends to wear this season.

Bikini or one-piece swimsuit?

The hero of a stylish summer wardrobe this year is undoubtedly the one-piece swimsuit, a trend that has made a significant comeback in 2022. Nevertheless, there are plenty of two-piece swimsuits for bikini lovers as well. So, keep scrolling to find your favourite bathing suit style among the key pieces we selected for you.

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1 – One-Shoulder silhouette

Very feminine and glamorous, one-shoulder swimwear has a sexy Latin-women charm. And the asymmetric silhouette suits all body types.

2- The crochet trend is still going strong

Following the crochet trend we’ve seen on the runway at Paco Rabanne, Stella McCartney, Gabriela Hearst, and Marine Serre, knitted swimwear brings a bohemian ’70s vibe to your summer looks.

3 – Surf-chic swimwear

Summer 22 brings you the surf chic trend, with comfortable wetsuits and athletic-looking swimwear, for the sporty and not-so-sporty ones.

4 – The comeback of the ’90s Tankini trend

Summer 22 is full of surprises, including the comeback of the ’90s Tankini trend, a combination of swimwear and tank top. Coincidentally or not, tank tops are having a major revival this season.

5 – Cut out adorned pieces

Cut-out adorned garments have been key pieces in our wardrobes and are now a big swimwear trend to wear in summer 22. We spotted both one-piece swimming suits and bikinis with sexy cut-out details. Jacquemus, for example, presented cut-out bikinis layered under trousers and oversized shirts in his Spring/Summer runway show.

6 – Elevated belted swimwear

Zimmermann and Balmain presented chic one-piece swimwear embellished with a belt for a more polished beach look. Pair them with Jackie O. sunglasses and a big straw hat to lay by the pool at Nikki Beach, Saint Tropez.

7 – The lurex trend for disco queens

Let out your inner Disco Queen by wearing the favourite fabric of the ’70s to the beach. Isabel Marant is one of the fashion designers giving us this swimwear trend to shine this summer. So, consider wearing shimmering colours and silver pieces that make you feel like a true diva, mermaid, or even a space tourist.

8 – Honeycomb and Terry cloth textures

One of the key swimwear trends for summer 22 is textured fabrics like Terry cloth, honeycomb knit and crinkled pieces. In addition, solid-coloured pieces highlight the texture of your swimwear, but you can also go for vintage floral or striped designs.

9 – Flattering ruched embellishment

Another 70s-inspired trend making its comeback, swimwear pieces with ruched embellishments are among the key styles for a fashionable summer wardrobe.

10 – Wraparound swimwear

With long straps to wrap around your body, this summer 2022 trend adds sexiness to your swimwear game.

So, now you’re ready to make a splash and have a great summer.

Photo @jadeswim.