Resort Style Swimwear Trends for 2016

Guest post by Brittany Medlin

Spring is just around the corner, and some of you may be planning trips to warmer locales, which means it’s not too early to start planning your swimsuit shopping strategy. Luckily, this post has several suggestions for full-figured beauties who are interested in staying abreast of trends while also looking and feeling great. Before it’s time for a little fun in the sun, take a peek at our wearable, yet trendy, suggestions for a cool and confident swim season.

Black recently recreated iconic swimsuit moments with modern day beachwear and the lovely Elizabeth Taylor graced their inspiration list in a white retro one piece. Where classically styled swimwear is concerned, we’ve got you covered (literally) with this beautiful curve enhancing black one piece. As a nod to the iconic actress, we’ve chosen the twist front swimsuit pictured above by Shore Club for its shirred waist and figure flattering features.


Stripes are another popular pattern seen cropping up on the runways for spring 2016, which is why we’ve recommended the zip front terry cloth cover-up hoodie pictured above. The zipper front adds functionality and versatility, making it easy to put on and take off, or you can simply leave it open. Plus, the adjustable side ties allow you to decide how much thigh and hip to show. Wear this alone or with linen shorts or pants sans swimsuit for a cute, resort-style outfit that’s on trend.


The sporty colorblock style is here to stay and suggests trying the navy and coral one piece by Swim 365. You’ll feel confident and curvaceous in this swimsuit thanks to the slimming tummy control panel and the strategically placed side stripes that frame your chest and torso and give the illusion of a longer and leaner midsection. Pair this with a baseball cap or visor and a pair of board shorts to complete your athletic resort look.


The popular high-low hem has been a staple in women’s fashion for several seasons now and is here to stay. The cover up we’ve chosen this time around is the epitome of effortlessly chic resort style and will look great on or off the beach. Wear the black high-low shirt pictured above over just a swimsuit, or while you’re out and about by layering the sheer top over a camisole and bottoms. Linen pants, maxi skirts, or Bermuda shorts would all work well.


Floral print swimwear graced’s resort wear trends list for 2016 and we’re glad to see the feminine patterns back for the season. The vibrant orange and pink blooms on the Poppies sarong front swimsuit by Aquabelle will brighten your day and accentuate the positive when it comes to your figure. With a beautiful sweetheart neckline and full tummy and upper body support thanks to the AquaSculpt system that’s designed to whittle up to 1 ¾” off your waist, you can feel confident all season long.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see our suggestions for spring swimwear based on popular predictions, you’ll have a head start on what to wear cabana side this year. Don’t be afraid to include your own spin on what we’ve already presented, and remember to choose what makes you feel good rather than rely solely on a set of rules. Confidence is and always will be your best accessory!

Guest post by Brittany Medlin


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