Top 5 Swim Trends You Can’t Miss This 2019 Season

Posted on 31 July 2018

Although Miami Swim Week is long behind us (*cue the Kim Kardashian tears), we’re so excited for the 2019 season - believe us babes, it’s going to be a good one. Of course, your girls at ISHINE365 have your exclusive, sneak peek at all of the hottest swimwear trends coming in from your fave brands, along with another look at Two Piece Mafia’s upcoming collection. Being an ISHINE insider has its perks, this definitely being one of them!

 

 

We had the opportunity to attend both the Cabana and Hammock trade shows in Miami Beach this year; as some of you may know, Swim Week marks the time when new designers and OG brands alike grant exclusive access to a select few (us included!) to view their upcoming collections. Of course, we visited all of your must-haves, including Acacia Swimwear, Indah, Stone Fox Swim, Beach Bunny and more, and we also peeked at pieces from some newbies that are beginning to make their mark in the industry. Seriously, everyone is on top of their A-Game this year, so we hope you love these 5 trends as much as we’re dying to get our hands on them!

 

Retro Cuts & Prints 

If you haven’t heard of or seen the retro trend in fashion, then you’ve def been living under a rock. High leg cuts and high waisted bikini bottoms are going full force this season, so make sure to stock up on these swim essentials before you get left out. What’s great about these style bottoms is that they provide a little extra coverage while accentuating your curves in all the right places. These selects from Ellejay, Aila Blue, Volcom and Two Piece Mafia are everything you need and more - kind of like a boyfriend, but better.

 

ELLEJAY

 

AILA BLUE

 

VOLCOM

 

TWO PIECE MAFIA

 

Aside from the high waisted cuts, another trend you should keep your eye out for is retro prints. Stripes and polka dots are EVERYWHERE this season, and we’re not complaining...I mean, who doesn’t love a good stripe? Add in some multi-colored options to the mix and you’ve got an amaze-balls look. Check out a few of our printed faves from Ellejay, Volcom, Rhythm Swim, Indah, Beach Bunny, and Two Piece Mafia.

 

ELLEJAY

 

VOLCOM

 

RHYTHM

 

INDAH

 

BEACH BUNNY

 

TWO PIECE MAFIA

 

Textured & Mesh Fabrics

Textured fabrics were all the rage last year, so we’re thrilled to see them back for the upcoming season. Everyone was especially loving the ribbed look (think back on our Yaz and Chris sets from Two Piece Mafia!), and at no surprise. These fabrics are incredibly comfortable, and when featured on bikinis and one pieces, they can be transitioned from beach to street. Remember the Rib Tide Bralette from Beach Bunny? Yeah, you can wear that as a crop top! Or even the Kati One Piece in White Ribbed - that can double as a bodysuit. #youlearnsomethingneweveryday

 

AILA BLUE

 

RHYTHM

 

BEACH BUNNY

 

TWO PIECE MAFIA

 

In addition to the ribbed frenzy, we saw many brands diving deep into the smocked trend. What’s great about smocked fabrics is that they basically mold to your body, so the fit is almost always perfect! Their ulta-stretchiness also provides for ultra comfort. Style + Comfort = LOVE, in our book at least. :) Below are some of our top smocked picks from Ellejay, Volcom and Indah.

 

ELLEJAY


VOLCOM

 

INDAH

 

And last but certainly not least is mesh! Leave it to one of our most loved Hawaiian brands - Acacia - to dish out bikinis, one pieces and cover ups that feature their oh-so famous crochet/mesh detailing (in gorgeous new colors)! You guys loved it last year, so we’re definitely bringing it back for 2019.

 

ACACIA

 

ACACIA

 

ACACIA

 

Falling for Florals

It wouldn’t be a swim season without some great floral prints, am I right?! Flower printed ANYTHING is pretty much a wardrobe style staple, so why wouldn’t you incorporate it in your swimsuit collection? We saw tons of options in a variety of colors/patterns, so let your heart run wild with these flirty and feminine florals from Aila Blue, Stone Fox Swim, Acacia, Volcom, Rhythm, and Beach Bunny.

 

ALIA BLUE

 

STONE FOX SWIM

 

ACACIA


VOLCOM


RHYTHM

 

BEACH BUNNY

 

Deep, Earthy Hues

A surprise new trend for 2019 is darker, earthy hues. From black and chocolate brown to charcoal and deep mustard, we’re seeing these colors splashed on all kinds of silhouettes. For the LBB (little black bikini) lovers out there, this trend is totes made just for you. These definitely stray away from the neons and bright pantones we’re used to seeing from some of our featured brands. Bring out your inner beach goddess with these earthy-toned bikinis and one pieces!

 

PO SWIM

 

ELLEJAY

 

AILA BLUE

 

STONE FOX SWIM

 

BEACH RIOT

 

ACACIA

 

VOLCOM

 

RHYTHM

 

INDAH

 

TWO PIECE MAFIA

 

Animal Prints

Time to unleash your wild side with animal prints! Along with florals, animal prints are just so classic that it’s no surprise that designer swimwear brands are bringing them back and incorporating them in their 2019 collections. I don’t know about you, but give us a great leopard or zebra print kini, along with a killer cover-up, and we’re all set for vacay season. They’re the perfect combo for any trip to the Mediterranean. Does anyone have a yacht we can borrow?

 

Here are our top animal print picks from Aila Blue, Acacia, Volcom, Indah and Beach Bunny.

 

AILA BLUE

 

ACACIA

 

VOLCOM

 

INDAH

 

BEACH BUNNY

 

What are your favorite trends from Swim Week 2019?

 

We’re so thrilled to have given you this insider’s sneak peek, and can’t wait until these new pieces (especially Two Piece Mafia) hit our website very soon. 2019, you’re gonna be a great year.

 

XX,

ISHINE365 + Two Piece Mafia

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