Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to search
The Best Swimwear Trends of 2021

The Best Swimwear Trends of 2021

Summer is coming! This year, we want to be ready to soak up all that glorious season offers. The best way to do that? Shop for new swimwear. It’s time to dream of your next sun-kissed getaway and what you’ll be wearing in the pool or on the beach. Get ready for all that 2021 has in store for you with a brand-new swimsuit that follows the trends.

Black Bikinis

Black is always in, and the little black bikini bathing suit will be lining the beaches like always. It’s classic, it’s chic, and it works on everyone, just like its counterpart, the little black dress. Add a pop of color to your monochrome look with your towel, cover-up, or bag.

Asymmetrical Silhouettes

Throw tradition out the window with a suit that will make them do a double-take when you strut your stuff down the shoreline. From one-shoulder one-pieces to monokinis to peekaboo cutouts, swimwear is playing with asymmetrical silhouettes this season, and we can't get enough of the results. Commit to these playful styles with bold color blocking, or choose suits that mix and match patterns. Florals on top and nautical stripes on the bottom? Why not!

High-Waisted Bottoms

High waisted bikini bottoms will continue to dominate poolside and beachside this year, and for good reason. Not only are they are cute and comfy, but they look great on any body type. Embrace a retro flair with waistline accents like a belt or tie waist, or draw attention to your curves with playful cut-outs or ruching.

Athletic Swimwear

If you’re swimming laps or getting in a game of beach volleyball, you’ll want an active suit to keep up with you. Look for crisscross or racerback straps, high-cut legs, and back cutouts. Stay on trend with modern touches like color blocking, a high neckline, or a zipper.

Keyhole Necklines

Keyhole necklines are a great way to add a sweet, feminine touch to your swimsuit no matter the style or pattern. We love this detail for plus size swimwear, especially if you’re considering a tankini or one-piece for your summer look. Let your neckline do the talking and keep the rest of the suit simple. For example, you could try a two-toned swimsuit that pairs an aqua or light-blue top with black or navy bottoms for a cute and classy style.

Feminine Patterns and Pastels

Embrace femininity with a suit that brings on the cute factor, with patterns like gingham, polka dots, and florals paired with soft color palettes in sky blue, lavender, and butter yellow. Pair your dreamy, candy-colored suit with a striped canvas tote for a preppy look ready for an afternoon boat trip around the harbor.

Animal Prints

Take a walk on the wild side with an animal print swimsuit. This trend has been going strong for a few seasons, and it’s back with a roar in 2021. Whether you prefer a classic leopard-print bikini or a zebra-print one-piece, you’ll make a ferocious statement with this “new neutral.” Add a taupe sarong and metallic slingbacks to take your look from beach to boardwalk in style.


When you’re looking for a swimsuit with tummy control, you’ll want to keep your eye out for trendy ruching. Opt for a jewel tone to bring the wow factor to your sleek swimsuit. Just add cat-eye sunglasses and a wide-brimmed straw hat for a sultry look. You can also try a ruched neckline to add a peasant-top flair to your bikini or tankini this summer.

Comfy Fabrics

2020 was all about embracing comfy and casual looks for any occasion, from tie-dye sweatsuits to ultra-cozy cashmere sweaters. 2021 will be no different, and you’ll see supple fabrics popping up in swimwear lines. It’s the perfect year to embrace a cozy swim cover-up in a plush fabric like terry cloth or velour.

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably brimming with ideas for your 2021 summer looks. From ruched one-pieces to little black bikinis to dreamy pastels, you can’t go wrong with a suit that gives a nod to the trends you’ll see on the pool deck and by the shore while keeping your comfort and activity level in mind.

It’s time to dive in and find the perfect swimsuit to last you season after season. Don’t forget to pack a beach towel, a flattering cover-up, a pair of cool shades, some flip-flops, and plenty of sunscreen as you get ready for your next summer adventure.