Hottest Swimwear and Bikini Trends for Spring / Summer 2009
The weather has been so beautiful lately and we're finally gearing up for the beach. Summer is almost here! You know what that means. Short shorts, short skirts, sandals, tank tops, tanning and most importantly....your bathing suit. I hope you guys have worked out your abs this year because in 2009, it's all about being flashy. Whether you're sporting bright colors or the cut away bikini, it is all about drawing attention to yourself with a unique swimsuit. Let's take a look at some of the trends shall we?
Big, Bold Colors!
Whether I'm covering the red carpet or giving you the latest trends on handbags and jewelry, this year is all about color! And it doesn't change when you're on the beach either. If anything, your bathing suit can be any wild color or pattern you want it to be. Hot pinks, neons, and light blues are very popular. If you want to do the bohemian look, you can go for jewel tones (green, purple, red, royal blue). Whatever suits your look best, don't be afraid of color or pattern. Go crazy with animal prints, african prints and have fun with it.
Ever since Paris Hilton's Carl's Jr. commercial, we've just stayed absolutely in love with the monokini. Who would have thought a one piece could be so sexy? Lucky for us, you can get a monokini everywhere and anywhere for such a great price. You can get some really cute ones at Forever21 for about $22.80. Or even Charlotte Russe for about $27. The only thing about this style is that if your bust is bigger than your bottom or vice versa, it may not fit as well or be as flattering. Definitely try it on before purchasing.
One Shoulder Bikinis
This year on the red carpet, we saw a lot of one shouldered necklines on many couture gowns. This is being carried into the summertime and we're showing the one shoulder neckline in our bathing suits as well. Whether you're wearing a 2 piece bikini or a one piece suit, having a one shoulder neckline will be sure to add interest to your summer swimwear.
Cut Away Bikinis
A great way to add a little sex appeal to your bathing suit is to utilize the cut away trend. It's super sexy and it can be as subtle or as shredded as you're comfortable with. I love this trend in a simple black and white suit. If you're going subtle with the cut away, you can definitely look into a bold color to sport along with this trend. So hot! Love this!