The spring is over and the rays of sun in recent weeks remind us that yes, finally, summer is approaching! And with it comes the good weather, holidays and the beach or pool days and the perfect tan. The Instagram accounts of the celebrities are already beginning to fill up with summer photo sessions because some of them have already been lucky enough to be able to show off the fashion trends in swimwear 2017.

What are the trendiest colors? And the trendiest prints? What designs we will find this season? And above all, do I choose a bathing suit or bikini? In Horse, we have reviewed the most outstanding trends for this summer.

One color: nude

We start with color and, undoubtedly, one of the most outstanding is nude, which we will see in both bikinis and bathing suits creating an effect as second skin.

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TRIYA-TERESA-HELBIG-MISSONI

Vintage psychedelic prints

In contrast, the color is concentrated in striking psychedelic prints with some vintage air, also very in trend.

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MIU-MIU-DESIGUAL-PRADA-EMILIO-PUCCI

Trendy fabrics: crochet and lamé

The rest of colors and prints are presented mostly in minimal forms, with simple silhouettes that make them stand out or altered by the different textures of the fabrics, which take a great importance in the swimwear collections as they had been doing it in the seasons of autumn-winter and spring-summer. So, of course, crochet and lamé will be present accompanied by other details of hosier style like laces and embroideries or the patchwork.

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GUILLERMINA-BAEZA-TOMMY-HILFIGER-DOLORES-CORTÉS-TERESA-HELBIG

Ribbons wrapping the waist

Other times, colors mix with design details that adorn the simplicity of the monochromatic shapes. The zippers are seen in both bikinis tops and swimsuits, decorating the chest area in a very suggestive way. At other times, the designs are complemented by evolving strips, which start from both the top and bottom of the bikini and surround the body creating a cross shape.

ALEXANDER WANG - TRIYA - TOMMY HILFIGER - ETAM

ALEXANDER WANG – TRIYA – TOMMY HILFIGER – ETAM

Goodbye strips, hello sleeves

After the designers’ desire to make the shoulders the sexiest part of the female anatomy and the great number of garments with bardot, halter and cold-shoulder neckline that have invaded our wardrobe this year, this trend has also reached swimwear, giving rise to striking bikinis that get rid of the classic strips and bet on the sleeves.

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GUILLERMINA BAEZA – FENDI – GUILLERMINA BAEZA

Flounces and sail print: together and separately

And finally, we have to highlight as design details the flounces that adorn the chest area. In bikinis as well as swimsuits, this is the most adapted trend in low-cost firms and surely, we will see them in beaches and pools during this summer. Sometimes we will see them mixed with striped sailor prints or dots that we will normally see in a minimal way but, in some occasions, they will have a retro touch with flounces, sleeves, high panties and folk touches. The maximum exponent is in the High Summer Collection of Johanna Ortiz.

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GUILLERMINA BAEZA – FENDI – GUILLERMINA BAEZA

High Summer 2017 Collection, Johanna Ortiz

High Summer 2017 Collection, Johanna Ortiz

Vintage bathing suit

That retro or vintage legacy has been seen in greater or lesser extent in almost all collections for this summer 2017, both inside and outside the catwalk. Geometric prints, high panties, appliques… that evoke bathing suits from the 50s.

MICHAEL KORS - MIU MIU

MICHAEL KORS – MIU MIU

The swimsuit is the star of summer

Yes, indeed, the swimsuit has become the key piece of summer. And this and the trikini arrive with the mission to unseat the bikini, will they get it?

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EMILIO PUCCI – MOSCHINO – TOMMY HILFIGER – MOSCHINO

Pronounced necklines and transparencies

Wearing a bathing suit does not mean losing sensuality. That is why striking details to the simplicity of these clean lines are added. Some of them let you show more skin. The large necklines to the waist or transparencies in the form of fine fabrics are the major characteristic of the collections for this summer.

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GUILLERMINA BAEZA – CUSTO BARCELONA – ETAM – DOLORES CORTÉS

On the contrary, the halter collars in swimsuits and bikinis slenderize and remark the shoulders.

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – TRIYA – BLESSED WATER – ETAM

And you, will you follow the trends?

Images courtesy of livingly.com and the firms shown.