The 8 Swimsuit Trends I've Seen All Over My Instagram Feed This Spring Break

Even though it’s officially spring, most of us are still bundling up in our coats and boots every day to defend against wintery temperatures. If you’re like us, you’re scrolling through Instagram and envying all of your friends who are on tropical vacays. The FOMO is real. One of our favorite ways to pass this awkward in-between season is to buy some cute swimsuits to help us look forward to the long beach days that lie ahead.

This year, there are more swimsuit trends than ever, so there’s sure to be a suit to match your style. From sweet ruffles to retro cool, it’s easier than ever to express your style through your swimsuit because there's truly a style for everyone. Below, we’ve curated our favorite looks to give you something to look forward to:

  1. 1. Animal print

    We saw animal print everywhere this fall, from shoes to dresses. For spring, this trend is getting a fresh update by incorporating it into swimsuits. It’s the perfect way to add a fierce look to your bikini Instas. Target, $20

  2. 2. Metallic moment

    The metallic trend can be tricky, go overboard and the look can easily become tacky. Luckily, this season’s designers are adding the perfect amount of shine to their swimsuits. This trend is perfect for those girls who don’t want to sacrifice glamour while lounging on the beach. Triangl, $79


  3. 3. Candy stripes

    The striped swimsuits we’ve been seeing this season almost have a vintage feel. Pair your striped suit with a pair of rounded sunglasses for a retro look. Aerie, $24

  4. 4. Knot details

    Knot detailing can add such a fun twist to your basic swimsuit, and can be super flattering if knotted in the right place! From bikinis to one-pieces, there's a knotted style for everyone. Hollister, $29

  5. 5. Orange dream

    We saw orange all over the runways at fashion week, now it’s time we take the color to the pool. This season, there are neon orange suits in every style, so you’re sure to find one you’ll love! Forever 21, $25

  6. 6. Texture

    Our swimsuits are getting a fun update this season and coming in tons of textures. From crochet to embroidery to seersucker, these new fabrics are sure to make a statement! Aerie, $24

  7. 7. Girly ruffles

    Gone are the days of ruffles being associated with toddlers. These suits feature the smallest ruffles that add just a hint of sweetness and femininity to any style, without looking like your mom's prom dress from the '80s (sorry mom). Target, $15

  8. 8. Crop top

    Our swimsuits are serving double duty this spring. Pick a long-line style that can easily be worn as a crop top. Just pair it with a high waisted skirt or your favorite denim shorts and you’re set! Nordstrom, $55

With more styles than ever before, we can not wait to break out all of our new swimsuits this spring. Hurry up and give us some nice weather, Mother Nature!

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