Miami Swim Week Featured Lingerie-Inspired Bikinis & Retro Prints

Miami Swim Week Featured Lingerie-Inspired Bikinis & Retro Prints

While New York City may run the trends in ready-to-wear, Miami never fails to turn up the heat on resort wear every year at Paraiso’s Swim Week. This season, both veteran and up-and-coming designers from around the globe gathered in South Beach to showcase what’s next in the market for swimsuit trends

From Colombia Runway Show’s designers offering fresh twists on haute hues and bold prints to fan-favorites Poster Girl, Peixoto, and Riot Swim showing off their signature beach-to-bar pieces, Miami once again solidified itself as the city to watch for upping the swimwear game. 

Ahead, discover the newest It color (surprisingly, it’s not hot pink), the retro-inspired aesthetic dominating the collections, and cover-ups that work just as well for lounging by the pool as they do dancing under the moonlight at the beach club.

Get a headstart on next season’s must-know swim trends by shopping them now.

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Metallic Swimsuits

Even at the beach, the party doesn’t have to stop when high-shine fabrications come to play. While typical metallics (gold, silver, bronze) are still popular, what will really turn heads come next season is the more subtle approach to shine –– often seen in an unexpected pastel like on the runways of OneOne, Beach Bunny, and Brasilia.Photo: Courtesy of OneOne.

Jade Swim Livi Bikini Top, $, available at FWRD

Jade Swim Bare Minimum Bikini Bottom, $, available at FWRD

Monday Swimwear Maui Top, $, available at Monday Swimwear

Monday Swimwear Tamarama Bottom, $, available at Monday Swimwear

Cupshe Luminescent Twist Plunge Back Tie One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at cupshe

Aqua Blue Bathing Suit

Blue? For swimwear? Groundbreaking, I know. Hear me out, this aquatic hue feels fresh once again with its electric undertones. Luli Fama had this color headline her Almalfi-inspired collection while Bahama Mama and Cupshe matched it back to other brights for a punchy palette. Photo: Courtesy of Cupshe.

DANNIJO One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Shopbop

JMP The Label Barcelona Top, $, available at JMP The Label

JMP The Label Rio Bottom, $, available at JMP The Label

Athleta Deep Sea One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Athleta

Lingerie-inspired Bikinis

Lingerie-inspired dressing is having a ready-to-wear moment, from slip dresses to camis — and now, in swimwear, too. Sweet-meets-sultry details like dainty bows, lace trim, and ruching reminiscent of underpinnings were swoon-worthy on the runways of designers like PQ Swim, Kittenish, and Beach Bunny. Photo: Courtesy of PQ Swim.

Revel Rey Ezra Underwire Bikini Top, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Revel Rey Lennon Cut-Out Bikini Bottom, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Peixoto Amore Bikini Bottom, $, available at Revolve

Poster Girl Green Meryl Richards Bikini, $, available at SSENSE

Retro Swimsuits

Nostalgia has been top-of-mind within the fashion industry lately, and the latest swim rendition is part ‘70s disco fashion, part glam pool party. Just Bee Queen and Luli Fama offer swim and cover-up silhouettes classic of the era like halters and billowing-sleeve tops dosed in retro prints. Photo: Courtesy of Luli Fama.

Luli Fama Drawstring Loop Crop Top, $, available at Revolve

Luli Fama Drawstring Tulip Midi Skirt, $, available at Revolve

Beach Bunny Risa One-Piece, $, available at Beach Bunny

Kittenish Shape Print Bikini Top, $, available at Kittenish

Kittenish Shape Print Cover-Up Pants, $, available at Kittenish


When chatting collections in South Beach, no conversation was complete without the mention of beach-to-bar dressing. Think: versatile cover-up dresses, flowy pants, and matching sets that can take you from a casual day at the beach into the evening, through a simple swap of accessories. For proof, see the runways of Riot Swim and Just Bee Queen.Riot Swim Photo: Courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Rebecca Vallance Cefalu Front-Tie Bra Bikini Top, $, available at Bergdorf Goodman

Rebecca Vallance Cefalu High-Rise Sailor Pants, $, available at Bergdorf Goodman

Summersalt x Markarian The Mini-Ruffle Wanderlust Bikini Top, $, available at Summersalt

Summersalt x Markarian The Poolside Poplin Button-Down Shirt, $, available at Summersalt

Summersalt x Markarian The Poolside Poplin Pull-On Shorts, $, available at Summersalt

Waimari Reina Top, $, available at Revolve

Waimari Sara Mini Skirt, $, available at Revolve

Swimsuits In Unexpected Fabrics

While prints will always be focal in swimwear, this season we saw a shift to experimentation within fabrications instead. There were far fewer materials typically suited for the sea (like neoprene) and more that are synonymous with ready-to-wear –– like lace, terry cloth, crochet, and denim –– that lend an innovative touch to the water-ready collections. Photo: Courtesy of ImaxTree/Poster Girl.

Swimsuits For All Crochet High Neck One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Swimsuits For All

Good American Denim Tiny Ties Top, $, available at Good American

Good American Denim Tiny Ties Bottom, $, available at Good American

Fashion to Figure Danice Terry Cloth Crop Top, $, available at Fashion to Figure

Fashion to Figure Danice Terry Cloth Wrap Skirt, $, available at Fashion to Figure

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