Trend Report: Spring’s Hottest Swimsuit Styles

While there may still be snow on the ground in some parts of the country, every college student seems to have their minds set on one thing: spring break. And what is spring break without the season’s hottest new swimsuit trends? Here’s a look at just a few that will be sure to have heads turning as you stroll along the beach.

Polka Dots: They’re everywhere this season! If you’re like me and love even the girliest of details, check out Victoria’s Secret Balconet Top and Matching Bottoms ($25.00; $14.50). The ruffles, polka dots and various colors make for a fun and flirty vibe while you’re laying out in the sun or scoping for cute boys on the beach.

Cutout:  If you are hoping for a more unique look, Abercrombie & Fitch’s Melanie Swimsuit ($58.00) might be a great option. The cutout floral design shows you’re a trendsetter who loves to have a good time. But beware: As adorable as this swim style is,  the tan lines making wearing another suit nearly impossible.

Vintage-Inspired: The 1950’s are back, and with that comes the kitschy prints and demure styles that once heated up your grandparents’ beach adventures. Free People’s Printed High Waisted Bikini ($198) is eye-catching, but also wallet-busting.  It’s the perfect look if you have an hourglass shape, but probably best to avoid if you’re a bit bottom-heavy.

Whether you’ve got a week or a month to the big trip, these hot trends will keep you going until you can spend some much needed fun in the sun.

By Kristy Shaulis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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