Latest Bikini Trends

The latest bikini trends to hit the scene involve some exciting new designs and the return of some retro favorites.  With so many hot styles to choose from, the biggest challenge in finding a bikini these days is just narrowing down the options.  Let’s take a look at some of the latest new designs in tops and bottoms to hit the bikini scene these days.

Tops

Latest Bikini Trends

One of the latest bikini trends to hit the world of bikini tops is the underwire top.  All too often women did not get the support they needed from their bikini tops, and underwire provides an incredibly stylish solution.  Even if you do not need the extra support, an underwire top brings a whole new set of style possibilities to the world of bikini tops.

Latest Bikini Trends

Another popular top among the latest bikini trends is color blocking.  There are so many ways to get creative with it such as the bright orange and floral color blocking we see on this strapless bikini top.  Color blocking can be done in this manner, with the colors already chosen by the designer, or you can color block on your own by matching up a different color colored top with a solid colored bottom.  It is a fun way to make your bikini style all your own.

Bottoms

Latest Bikini Trends

This bottom has a couple of the latest bikini trends combined into one sexy choice.  Brazilian cuts are becoming more popular than ever, and one look at this bottom makes it easy to see why.  All that extra fabric that all too often makes a bikini bottom unflattering is taken care of by the single puckered stitch up the center of the back.  A bottom like this one is flattering on nearly any body type, and you can rest assured that you will never again have a droopy bikini bottom after getting out of the pool or ocean.

Latest Bikini Trends

Another in the latest bikini trends are playful takes on the boyshort bikini bottom.  This flirty trimmed down selection has same boyish cut but it is cut down in all the right places to give a flirty peak at your hips and backside.

These are just a few of the styles that are super-hot right now, so break out of your bikini rut and go out looking for something completely different this season.

The Right Bikini Top for Your Body Type

Selecting the right bikini top for your body type is the easiest way to love the how you look on the beach this summer.  It can be challenging to marry up our ideas of what we like and what looks good on us.  There is nothing worse than falling in love with a bikini top online or on the rack, and then hating it as soon as you see it on.  Loving it on the rack is only half the battle.  If it is not the right cut for your body type, it won’t matter if it is your favorite color; you won’t like what you see in the mirror.

Larger on Top

Bikini Top for Your Body Type

If you are larger on top, selecting the right bikini for your body type can be challenging for a couple different reason.  Coverage and support are the two areas where a lot of bikini tops fail.  It is important to have enough coverage to feel comfortable, but take care not to look too top heavy with fuller cuts.  Underwire bikini tops, which are great for support, are also becoming very popular.  Accentuating your neckline will help lengthen it and balance out your appearance, too.  suggestion: Try a dark, solid colored sweetheart top with a brightly colored or printed bottom.

Smaller on Top

Bikini Top for Your Body Type

If you are small to average on top, you finding the right bikini top for your body type is a little bit easier.  Butterfly tops are a nice alternative to the classic triangle cut tops.  Some butterfly tops can be tied two different ways to give you a little flexibility.  Tie the strings around the neck and back for a regular look, or tie both strings around the back for a strapless look.  It’s like getting two tops in one.  Other tops to try are strapless bandeaus, triangle cut and sporty racer back bikini tops.  Suggestion: Mix and match playful prints and colors to create an attention grabbing bikini. 

California Beaches

One of the first things that comes to mind when you find the perfect bikini is, “Where can I wear it?”  California beaches are the answer to the question even if you find yourself asking it in December.  The West Coast is home to some of the country’s most amazing beaches, so why not wear that sexy new boyshort bikini to somewhere beautiful right here in your own back yard.  Everyone knows that Hawaii is home to some of the most amazing beaches this country has to offer, but you don’t have to stray from the mainland to find some of the best relaxation spots around.  Let’s take a look at a couple California favorites that are sure to satisfy anyone looking for a sunny, good time.

Newport Beach, California

Amazing Beaches

A lot of California beaches give you a mix of sun, sand, surf, relaxation and activity.  That’s right, they usually have it all.  Newport Beach located in Orange County is a great example of a one size fits all kind of beach.  The huge harbor offers its own share of things to do from sunset cruises to all day surfing.  You can spend your days soaking up the sun immersed in the happening beach scene, or you can stroll the harbor’s promenade and browse shops or grab a bite of lunch, or both.  There is always some kind of live music, festival, sporting events and wine tastings to keep you busy during your visit just in case you get tired of the beach scene.  Be sure you wear your very best swimsuit, too, because this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in California in more ways than one.

Santa Monica State Beach, California

California Beaches

Santa Monica is another of the California beaches that has a little bit of something for everyone.  Of course, the most well known of all its features is the Santa Monica pier.  The pier has am amusement park with hours of entertainment for the entire family.  With all kinds of rides and games, there is no way the kids will get bored here, and neither will the adults!  Head on down to Muscle Beach if you think you have what it takes to work out with some of the hottest beach bodies out there.

California beaches with a little bit of something for everyone are the best vacation destinations.  You won’t have to worry about car travel or fighting with traffic.  You can hit one beach and stay entertained the entire day!