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Ladies Swimwear Trends

by Nicola Rodney-Crook on April 19, 2016

With each year and every season, we at Bras&Honey, are always excited to see which fresh new trends will emerge and how can adopt them in our lingerie, nightwear and swimwear collections. With every piece that we personally source from established, designer swimwear brands like Fantasie, Freya, Panache, Curvy Kate and Elomi - we always ensure that are ladies swimwear collections stay fashion-forward with emphasis on fit and functionality. As Summer approaches and we get poolside prepped, we thought we’d give you a full report on SS16’s hottest and most wearable Swimwear Trends to keep you feeling cool & confident in your Bikini, Swimsuit or Tankini this Season…

Animal Print

Every year we see the everlasting return of Animal Print - a glamorous classic that’s remained a staple in Swimwear styling since the days of Betty Page & the prestigious Pin-Ups. Animal Print Swimsuits, Bikini’s and Tankini’s remain a lifetime investment with the timeless print providing a neutral backdrop for all other accessories and styling arrangements, from beach to bar! This year we welcome back the prowess of Animal Print with open arms - as the iconic pattern takes on a fresh new persona for Spring/Summer ’16.

Here at Bras & Honey, we’ve been on the prowl for for a vibrant take on the holiday ‘go-to’ and the ‘Freya Sabor Bikini’ and Swimwear collection, does just that! This fearless Freya collection, available in a Twist Front Bandeau Bikini Top, Fold Bikini Brief and Hipster Bikini Brief - infuses our favourite leopard print design with vibrant ‘spice’ - a zesty orange hue that delivers a fresh new twist on an old-fashioned favourite. For a more sophisticated take on this conventional trend, we suggest the ‘Fantasie Milos’ Bikini in Black and Cream, which channels an understated aesthetic in a sensual and easy to wear ladies swimwear collection - also available as a ‘Fantasise Milos Kaftan’ a captivating cover-up with a fierce edge.

The Retro Revival

In 2015, we saw a huge revival of all things retro with the trend gracing all areas of our wardrobe from our hair to handbags! As we approach the sunshine season, it’s clear to see that the Retro trend won’t be taking a back-seat anytime soon with nostalgic styling, vintage patterns and classic shapes taking the lead in all ladies swimwear trends! Perhaps the most exciting thing about this dominating trend, is it’s wearability for ladies of every size and shape with designs created to flatter our form and accentuate our assets.

Flirty & feminine, the ‘Freya Tootsie’ Swimwear collection ticks every box in terms of the fun and flattering Retro Swimwear trend. Available in an Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top, Underwire Sweetheart Bikini Top and a choice of a co-ordinating Classic Bikini Brief or Fold Bikini Brief; this beautiful collection from Freya tops our list. Accented with decorative bows and fashioned in Poppy Red Gingham this range adopts sweetheart styling and flattering cuts for a 1950 inspired look that will have you blushing!

Sport Styling

For 2016, athletic inspired pieces are not solely restricted to our sports bras! The recent trend in channeling functional sporty-style pieces has been keeping our casuals super cool and giving our nightwear & lingerie a modern edge. The unstoppable trend behind ‘Sport Luxe’ is one that we can all run with, adapting our comfortable basics and giving them a-list status. For Spring/Summer ’16 ladies swimwear trends have embraced this fuss-free alternative and given our swimsuits, bikinis and beach wear an effortless, new approach. Clean lines, bold colours and minimalistic shapes have sparked excitement across the Bras & Honey office with cute new co-ordinates we can work with!

Check out the ‘Freya Bondi Underwire Bandeau Longline Bikini in Vibe’, this striking Bikini takes direct influence from gym and sportswear styling and delivers it in a fun and fabulous Bikini and Swimwear Collection. Available with a Classic Brief, Tie-Side Bikini Bottom or High Waist Bikini Brief - this collection is flexible, flattering and totally fun.

70’s Festival

The sudden 70’s trend has been making waves across the Fashion industry since it’s return on the fashion shows and front rows of London Fashion Week earlier this year. This trend focuses on Folksy Patterns, Fringing and a eclectic palette of soft & sentimental colours that epitomise Festival chic. For ladies swimwear that gives us Woodstock wanderlust, we hand-picked the ‘Freya Spirit’ Bikini and Swimwear Collection. The Freya Spirit is available in a range of opulent colour-ways which includes Hot Pink, Pink Sorbet and Black. However, the Freya Spirit Bikini in Linen, defines the romantic balance of a 1970’s festival with a muted tone manifested in a luxury crochet design, accented with boho beading and delicate bows.

We hope you enjoyed our brief run-down of this years most exciting ladies Swimwear trends & hope that Animal Print, Retro Revival, Sport Styling & 70’s festival will keep you feeling cool and confident this season. Be sure to keep an eye on our blog for further updates on this years freshest Swimwear, Nightwear and Lingerie Trends & Follow us online for more exclusive news & offers!


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