Swimwear Trends for 2011

Summer is right around the corner, so The Blonde & The Brunette thought it was time to research swimsuit trends for 2011!  (I know this definitely keeps me motivated at the gym!)  Here are the trends we noticed:

One-Pieces with a Twist (especially ruching & wrapping)

Bold Patterns

Bustiers & Bra-Style Tops

  • a.) Mara Hoffman Embroidered Bustier Swimsuit ($220)  She also makes a bikini.  Net-A-Porter has it in blue, Anthropologie has it in black in M and L and RevolveClothing has it in white in XS (top: $138, bottom: $128).
  • b.) Victoria’s Secret Miraculous Multi-Way Push-Up Bandeau Top ($62) Great if you like some lift.  BUT, if you don’t like padding, this isn’t the style for you.
  • c.) Zimmerman Valentine Printed Underwired Bikini ($210)
  • d.) Tori Praver Betty Smocked High-Waisted Bikini Briefs ($98) Great if you prefer a two-piece, but need a little more coverage.  Urban Outfitters also has a similar style ($34).  Pair it with your bustier/bra-style top…or even a bandeau or vintage-style halter.
  • You can also go for solid mix-n-match styles.  Nanette Lepore and O’Neill both make some nice ones.

– Ashlee, Brunette Contributor