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Trust Me, This ‘90s Swimsuit Trend Is The Must-Try Look Of Summer

I’ll be wearing it on repeat.


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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The Retro Swim Trend: Balconette

This ‘60s-era trend is a personal favorite because not only is the suit cute, it’s also more supportive than a string bikini.

Mirror Palais
The Retro Swim Trend: Baywatch

For days when I want a little more coverage, I love the look of a high-cut one piece — a style that dominated the ‘80s and ‘90s.

The Retro Swim Trend: One Shoulder

Just like their ready-to-wear counterparts, one-shoulder swimsuits are a must-try trend of the moment. I love all of the colorful, printed options currently on the market.

Solid & Striped
The Brody Top
The Retro Swim Trend: Cutouts

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.

The Retro Swim Trend: Tankini

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.


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