This year has not afforded me any opportunity for a glamorous beach vacation, but now that temperatures are rising once again, I’m finally starting to pull together exactly which swimsuit styles I want to embrace for the coming season. And based on what I’m seeing, summer 2021 will be all about retro swimsuit trends. Think: cutouts, one-shoulder tops, and Baywatch-worthy one-pieces. With so much nostalgia to take in, focus on what makes you happy whether it be bold colors and prints, or little details that make you feel glamorous as you lounge poolside.
Read on to shop my favorite ways to wear the retro trends of Summer 2021.
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Throw it back to the ‘70s with a sleek swimsuit with cool cutouts. This season, I love the look of a below-the-bust cutout detail, or there are plenty of cool brands like Christopher Esber making side cutouts feel fresh.
After recently seeing the tankini trend called out on Tik-Tok, I began to realize the style is everywhere right now (including on Bella Hadid). I’d style this trend with a pair of denim cutoff shorts and a playful bucket hat.