2017 Summer Swimwear Fashion Trends
There is nothing more traumatizing than shopping for a swimsuit—well, I take that back—shopping for jeans comes a close second. When going through rack after rack of styles seemingly designed with those of Gisele’s ilk in mind, it can get frustrating. Or in my case—leading to an existential crisis in a fitting room in the middle of Nordstrom.
“Why do you do this to yourself?” you question. “You KNOW you can’t be in the sun—you just burn!” “I soo shouldn’t have had those two mochaccinos at Starbucks—so much for my diet—but they were SO good though!”
This conversation fraught with pretty much all stages of grief continues for over 10 minutes while I try to reconcile how I am no longer a 4 and why does everything that tastes so good go straight to my hips—(damn you Starbucks!) Pulling myself together, I return my cast offs to the fitting room attendant and continue the hunt for the PERFECT, flattering swimsuit. When you are a curvy girl at a statuesque 5’2—it can be a tall order. But it doesn’t have to be a mission filled with drama. The most important thing, especially when shopping for swimwear is knowing your body type. Are you an hourglass, pear, athletic or apple-shaped body type? Knowing this can make a huge difference in making your shopping trip a lot less painful and existential crisis-inducing.
Let’s talk trends.
There were four major trends that I saw while shopping that is going to dominate beaches everywhere in 2017: The one-shouldered look, side cutouts, whimsical fabrics, and stripes. Knowing your body type can help you navigate some of the pitfalls many women face while looking for the perfect swimwear.