Insert Flame Emoji: Here Are the 5 Buzziest Swimwear Trends for 2022

If ever there was a swimwear season for travel restrictions to be reduced and our suitcases to reflect the excitement, it is this year—2022's swimwear trends are ready to go. I am a self-confessed swimwear obsessive, and after over a decade as a buying director for my own swimwear business, I'm always on the lookout for the next big designers and trends. I'm regularly asked why I love swimwear so much, and to be honest, it just kind of happened. I have so many beautiful memories of dreamy summers spent on the beach with my family in Puglia growing up, so for me, swimwear is synonymous with being happy and having fun. I always felt my most confident in the sun, and that was mostly down to the swimwear I picked up on shopping trips with my mother. Then there's the fact a bikini or swimsuit can have a longer life than many other fashion purchases. In fact, most swimwear styles rarely date, and if you buy well, you will hold on to pieces for years to come.

But how do you know which styles will actually suit your body shape? Well, that takes a little practice with trying on different styles to see what suits your own body. If you're a swimwear rookie, the best way is to order a selection of styles to try on at home and see what works and what you feel most comfortable in. There are many beautiful designs that stand out on the page but may not all actually translate into being flattering, comfortable, or practical—this is what ultimately sets one swimwear buyer apart from another. 

swimwear trends 2022: cut-outs

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For 2022's swimwear trends, discreet pieces need not apply. If you’re lucky enough to get away this year, then summer 2022 is all about getting dressed up for the beach. Minimalism has no place here. Even the most streamlined swimsuits have delicate cutout details, wraparound straps, or standout 3D corsages. These swimwear trends are so fabulous they really speak for themselves so here are my five top swimwear trends for 2022. I hope you enjoy wearing them as much as you like reading this!

1. Cutout Swimsuits
swimwear trends 2022: cut-out swimsuits

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@annarvitiello

Seventies-inspired halter-neck swimsuits with flower cutout details are having a moment and will add a touch of instant glamour to your beach look. 

This is, by far, my favorite high-street version of this trend. 

French designer Jacquemeus has been leading the return of '90s minimalism. This is one of the most sought-after swimsuits of the summer. 

British label Hunza G has added this aptly named Ursula (the Bond girl, FYI) swimsuit to its offering. If you're looking for support and want to buy into this trend, this style will tick both boxes. 

Spaghetti straps aren't for everyone. The endless iterations of this trend are the best thing about it. 

Italian label Amazuìn is fast becoming a cult fave among the influencer crowd. This style is already a regular fixture on the grid for monochrome lovers. 

Louisa Ballou is a favorite among A-listers, from Bella Hadid to the Kardashians. Pair with the matching skirt, dress, or sarong to create this season's matchy-matchy beach vibe. 

2. Corsage Details
swimwear trends 2022: corsages

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@hannahstraffordtaylor

Magda Butrym's debut swimwear collection has fast become a favorite for influencers.

If Magda is a little out of your price range, Zara has cleverly tapped into this trend with high-waisted bikinis and slick one-shoulder swimsuits on offer.

Solid colors work best for this trend. Look for hues such as white, black, pink, and red. 

3. Wraparound Bikinis
swimwear trends 2022: wrap-around tie-up bikinis

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@shutthekaleup

Wraparound bikinis don't have to be super sexy and high cut. Matteau's pared-back aesthetic works perfectly with this style and creates a super-chic and grown-up look. 

Hints of '70s details can be found across the swimwear category this season, showing how versatile each trend can be.

Sometimes, swimwear just needs to be fun, colorful, and full of sass!

I love finding unique bikinis that you're unlikely to see anyone else wearing. I was instantly drawn to the fun, colorful beading on this bikini. It's these little details that set each style apart. 

4. '90s Briefs
swimwear trends 2022: '90s briefs

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@marina_torres

This high cut will lengthen your legs and draw the eye to your waist. 

Choose a Lurex fabric to counterbalance the simple design. Oserée nails it every time. 

The more embellished the detail the better. Anything goes!

The high-leg V cut is a nod to some of the most iconic swimwear references from the '90s, and this is one of the most flattering bikinis I've ever tried. 

While the '90s bikini is a pretty simple cut, feel free to have fun with choosing your top to match. This gathered style is great for smaller and larger busts alike.

5. Handkerchief Tops
swimwear trends 2022: handkerchief tops

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@palomija

Sian Swimwear is the go-to for sexy minimalist swimwear and was one of the first to bring back this handkerchief style. 

Metallic fabrics and finishes are showing no sign of disappearing any time soon. this halterneck style would look fab with a pair of high-waisted trousers on holiday too. 

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. Next up, read about the celebrity bikini trend we're all talking about.

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