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Summer Trend Preview: Flounce Bikinis

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at JMU chapter.

Tired of the same old triangle bikini tops? Looking for a cute swimsuit to wear on an exciting vacation, or perhaps just at your neighborhood pool? Then the new flounce bikini top trend for this summer may be right up your alley. Flounce tops are bikini tops that are covered by a loose, sometimes crochet or lace-patterned piece of fabric. This may sound a little odd, but it can look cute and is also very flattering!

Flounce tops add a unique twist to a normal swimsuit, making it more eye-catching and giving you the opportunity to mix and match colors and patterns. Many flounce tops have the addition of fringe, lace, cutouts, and trims, something that is often difficult to add to a plain bikini top.



The great thing about this trend is that it is also flattering for a range of body types. If you happen to be smaller-chested, a flounce top adds volume. On the other hand, if you are larger-chested, a flounce top will smoothly cover everything, if that is what you are looking for. The addition of fabric, layers, and volume on top could also help to minimize the waist and hip area and balance out a curvy frame.


You can find these tops at a range of retailers and for all different budgets, making them a very student-friendly option. Retailers with a notable selection and affordable prices include Target, Victoria’s Secret, and Tilly’s.