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The hottest summer swimwear trends for women

There is nothing like the feeling of finding a truly great swimsuit. Our favourite bikinis and one-pieces are often worn all summer long and are integral in creating sweet summer memories. When you find a piece that fits perfectly, feels good and looks great, it's easier than ever to spend long days lounging around the pool or relaxing at the beach. Each summer brings change and a chance to reset, so start the season off right by picking out a rejuvenating new swimsuit.

From daring cut-outs to classic high waisted bikinis and feminine floral prints, this summer's swimwear trends have something for everyone. Here we’ve compiled a list of the hottest summer swimwear trends and matched their look to the energy of some of our favourite destinations. So, whether you’re after the sophisticated elegance of the Amalfi Coast or the colourful flamboyance of Malibu, we’ve got you covered with a swimsuit (and accessories!) to match.

Amalfi Coast

Products featured: Oroton Picnic Print Bandeau One Piece $249, AJE Cosima Strappy Sandal in Ivory $245, Seafolly Cosima Strappy Sandal in Ivory $69.95, Oroton Harper small tote $399, Country Road Cosima Strappy Sandal in Ivory $99.95, Sephora Standard Procedure SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion $28, Big W MCoBeauty SPF 50+ Super Glow Invisible Face Mist 90ml $35, Cancer Council Birchgrove Sunglasses $39.95, General Pants Sunnylife Underwater Camera $32.99

There aren’t many places more enticing than the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast. Sophisticated, elegant and luxurious, it’s no surprise that so many Aussies want to bring that energy back to our shores. To capture the look of the Italian coastal haven, we recommend an elegant swimsuit like the postcard-perfect Picnic Print Bandeau One Piece, which is marked by a minimalistic design and the use of light colours, especially white! The Amalfi Coast is known for minimal swimwear, which makes it versatile and easily paired with a variety of cover ups. We like the pairing of a bright hat, fashionable sunglasses and some gorgeous sandals.


Products featured: Big W Wave Zone Woman's floral print gatherd bikini top in multi $15, Big W Wave Zone Woman's floral print high leg bikini bottoms in multi $10, Big W Wave Zone Women's Striped Rope Handle Beach Bag - Pink & White $12, Speedo Biofuse 2.0 Women’s Goggle $50, General Pants Sunnylife Mini 4 in a Row $26.99, Big W Wave Zone Women's Buckle Platform Slides in Pink $10, Big W Wave Zone Women's textured bucket hat in pink $10, SABA Arms of Eve Chelsea Beaded Necklace $99, MECCA MAX Screen Saver SPF30 Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen 75ml $25, Big W MCoBeauty Soft Matte Beauty Wand – Flushed $20.30, Big W &me Women’s Hair Claw Clip in blue $5, House Haydae Collective Drink Bottle 500ml $19.99 (was $34.99)

Known for its celebrities, mansions, colourful fashion and wide sandy beaches, there aren’t many places as flamboyantly fantastic as Malibu. If you’re dying to wear pink, this might be the summer to embrace your inner Barbie with a Malibu-inspired swimsuit. A bikini is your best bet, and it should incorporate some pink (the more the better!). Accessorise with anything big, bright and colourful – our personal picks are to match with some gorgeous pink sandals and a bucket hat. Top it off with a shimmering necklace and your summer will radiate with the relaxed glamour of a Californian paradise, or Barbie Dreamhouse.

French Riviera

Products featured: Seafolly Seafolly Neue Wave Cut Out One Piece $229.95, Billini XAILA in black $79.95, Myer Unison Wide Brim Raffia Hat in black $59.95, Country Road Harry Pocket Australian Cotton Beach Towel in sand $99.95, MECCA COSMETICA To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen $44, MECCA GISOU Honey Infused Hair Perfume $71, MECCA Drunk Elephant B-Goldi Bright Drops $61, Sunglass Hut Tiffany & Co Gold Frameless Round Sunglasses $529, Billini Isla Bracelet 3 pack $19.95, MyHouse Haydae Collective Set of 6 Straws $14.99 (was $24.99), Big W MCoBeauty LipLights Shine Gloss – Striptease $14, Dymocks On Animals by Susan Orlean $32

The style of the French Riviera is marked by a retro elegance. It’s timeless, simplistic and ever-so appealing; it’s the Audrey Hepburn of swimwear fashion. Defined by clean lines, understated tones and nautical influences – it’s classy, without being pretentious. If this is what you’re after, we recommend wearing a swimsuit that will stand out from the crowd, such as a daring one piece with cut-outs. Pair with a classic wide brim hat, in black or white of course, and some gold accessories and you’ll be the very definition of summertime sophistication.

Phi Phi Islands

Products featured: Camilla Ruched Cup Underwire One Piece in PLUMES AND PARTERRES $399, Sunglass Hut Burberry Beige Margot Round Sunglasses $404, OPSM Ray-Ban Clear Lens Silver Frames $199, Country Road Portsea Australian Cotton Beach Towel in Musk Pink $99.95, AJE Soula Macrame Tote in Ivory $275, Billini BOWIE Slide in bone $99.95, MECCA Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves 124ml $32, Michael Hill Baroque Pearl Necklance in 10kt Yellow Gold $529, Michael Hill 19cm 4.3mm Hollow Paperclip Bracelet In 10kt Yellow Gold $699, Michael Hill 60mm Hollow Tube Bangle in 10kt Yellow Gold $699, David Jones Chloe Nomade Eau de Parfum 75ml $198, MECCA Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss in Unbuttoned $35, QBD Books The Gardener's Garden by Madison Cox & Toby Musgrave $69.95, Priceline Nail Polish Gift Set Thank You (part of) 2 piece $13.97 (was $27.95), Country Road Sand Small Picnic Basket $149, Country Road Ives Small Salad Bowl $29.95

The Phi Phi Islands are a tropical paradise. Famous for their picturesque beaches, lush jungle, incredible views and coral reefs, they truly might be heaven on earth. Naturally, the style is joyous, colourful, carefree and floral. If you want to embody the Southeast Asian paradise, choose a swimsuit that radiates tropical vibrancy – our pick is a Ruched Cup Underwire One Piece with a colourful floral pattern. We recommend pairing with bright accessories, such as some white pearls, bags and sandals.


Products featured: SABA Saraya Balconette Bikini Bra $120, SABA Saraya High Waisted Bikini Pant $100, Oroton Margot Phone Crossbody $199, Billini Theon Slide in Tan $89.95, MECCA Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer 20ml $77, Sephora AIRYDAY Clear As Day Dreamscreen SPF 50+ $49, Cancer Council Enviro Oval Sunglasses $49.95, Cancer Council Kayla Capeline Hat in Natural $45, MECCA Isle of Paradise Express Self Tanning Mousse 200ml $43, Seafolly Summer Solstice Towel in sand $79.95

For the inland adventurers who love waterfalls, rivers, untamed country and vast bushland, it doesn’t get much better than Kakadu. A global treasure and breathtaking national park, it’s marked by Australia’s distinct browns and greens. If you want to embody the raw beauty of Kakadu, earthy tones and wilderness-inspired prints will take you there. We recommend a high waisted bikini bottom and matching bikini top, featuring prominent brown and cream colours and pairing with some tan slides and a broad Kayla Capeline hat.

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*Prices in AUD are correct at time of publishing.

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