2017’s Most Stylish Beach Looks

5 Swimwear Trends That You Should Add To Your Collection

By Emi Schemmer
July 17, 2017
Fashion, Seasonal Trends

A guide to feeling comfy and hot on the beach this summer.

Tokyo is seeing temperatures in the mid-30s which means it’s time to either brave the crowds and find those city pools or hop on the local JR and go to the beach. It’s after all, Marine Day today!

Summertime in the city brings all types of fashion styles, colors and of course accessories, and just as you would be your fashionista-self in the city, it’s also important to stay on trend with your swimwear game!

So what’s hot on the beach this year? From a new touch to an old trend to sexy bikinis, here are the top swimwear of this season.


The New One-Piece


H&M, ¥2,999

This summer the One-Piece bathing suit has gotten a major revamp and redesign giving a new sexy silhouette that will surely have heads turning. The cut-out one piece or the high-leg one piece, are both styles that cover up but also reveal just enough, making them one of the sexiest looks of the season.


Off-the-Shoulder


Peach John, ¥9,000

We’ve seen off-the-shoulder tops and dresses stay for a good few seasons and now it’s finally made its way to swimwear. This style is sweet but daring and can even double up as a cropped top paired with a pair of denim shorts.


High-Waisted Bikinis


Stella McCartney, ¥40,000

This retro yet classic silhouette has made a huge comeback in summer fashion and is also a key look for the beach. High-waisted bikinis are a great choice if you’re looking to cover up any problems areas while creating an elongated leg-look. Perfect to give you that full Marilyn Monroe hourglass look!


Ruffled Detailed Bikinis


Ravijour, ¥7,500

Ruffles give any bikini or even one-piece a flirty detail which is ideal if you’re looking for that more feminine look.  


Crochet


Andi Bagus, ¥14,800

When we think of crochet in fashion, we often think bohemian or hippy.  This season crochet swimwear has gone beyond the classic whites, light shades, and nude colors and is much more vibrant and psychedelic. Try mixing and matching tops and bottoms, even designs. Crochet bikinis are made from figure-hugging materials and so they are great to accentuate all your curves if you’re one to worry about being on the more slender side.


Laced Up Details


Roxy, ¥14,040

Laced up bikinis and even one piece are not necessarily about a particular silhouette but rather focus on a simple detail which, in fact, has a major impact. Depending on what you want to accentuate, look for something with either a front or back, even leg lace-up design.  

Which trend do you like the most? Share in the comments! 

Originally born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Emi started her first company in Victoria, British Columbia while she attended the University of Victoria studying Health Sciences. Focusing initially in graphic design, print media and marketing, she then found herself in Tokyo, Japan, working in the luxury fashion industry as a Creative Director and Visual Stylist. Her love to be creative, innovative, and proactive has pushed her to develop a unique and colorful career here in Japan. When she can, Emi travels and seeks new adventures, picking up different inspirations and skills along the way.

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