Maybe it's just a symptom of living in Australia, but come springtime my cart is loaded with swimsuits. Nearly every year the brief is different, the summer of 2021 was all about shedding layers which meant the skimpiest bikinis were trending, and the one before that called for high impact one pieces made for moving. This time around? To be completely honest I'm torn.
As a midsize girlie, it's a tug-of-war between fun yet impractical togs with no support, or the comfortable yet somewhat pedestrian maillot. Which proves, if anything, that swimsuit shopping is deeply personal and highly subjective. If you too are navigating the annual swimwear hunt, then we're here to lend a helping hand. From tankinis, internet inspired prints and a hunger for the colour chocolate, these are the swimwear trends we'll be observing during the summer of 2022.
Universally flattering and functional, the tankini is back thanks to our obsession with noughties fashion. Want to swim some laps? Need to fish your frisbee out of a tree? This style is up to the task, and we're loving the offering from PRISCAVera and Hakea Swim, as well as this busy number from Chopova Lowena. The best thing? A tankini doubles as a fun crop top that can handle all the summer margaritas you throw at it. Embrace the tanlines, long live the tankini.