Swimwear Trends: Hot Swimsuit And Bikini Styles, Swim Week Miami July 2016

Swimwear Trends
GSaints swimwear presentation at Dive Swim Week Courtesy/Dive Swim Week

Miami Swim Week 2016 ran from July 14 - 19 and included presentations and runway shows from dozens of swimwear brands both large and small. Major trends seen included high-waisted bottoms on bikinis, one-pieces with plunging necklines and major cutouts plus a wide range of coverups of all descriptions. Colors ran the gamut from pastels to brights. Prints were mostly florals, both ditsy and bold. Embellishments were mostly focused on fringe, ruffles, skinny straps and laceups. 

Canadian-based resort label Filthy Haanz unveiled its 2017 swimwear collection on a runway set atop the W South Beach's pool. The line was inspired by creative director Wilber Tellez's travels. He incorporated Spanish influences through the fabric choices and styling. The models walked down the runway wearing monokinis, bikinis, maillots and wraps. 

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Tori Praver's "​Royal Castaway" resort 2017 collection debuted at the Funkshion tent. Inspired by Greek architecture, the collection featured sophisticated yet youthful color palettes of light colored, earthy tones infused with the perfect balance of black and white. Pops of color were stunning additions to the mix and resulted in a feeling of whimsical color blocking on the runway.

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Vitamin A's 2017 swim collection put a modern twist on 1970s glamour. Architectural shapes and details were done in bohemian textures for a laid-back, California-cool vibe. For more Vitamin A swimwear click here 

The color palette consisted of shades of blue, red and purple, as well as black and white.

Frankies Bikinis hosted a runway show at the W Hotel in South Beach to present its resort 2017 collection, which featured some of the brand's best-selling styles, as well as five new silhouettes.

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Designer Francesca Aiello found inspiration for the collection, which included flirty bardot necklines, ultra-feminine lace-up detailing and Frankies Bikinis' signature boho-chic crochet accents, in the psychedelic 1960s.

According to a press release, "Francesca wants women to feel beautiful and empowered when they put on a Frankies bikini, and nothing says female empowerment like the 1960's." 

Dive Swim Week, which debuted in 2015 as a platform for emerging swimwear brands, featured a poolside presentation by Chromat, as well as a pop-up shop featuring the brand's wares, and a presentation by GSaints.

"The Chromat spring/summer 2017 collection celebrates strong, bold women of all shapes and sizes. The collection of aquamarine shapes, power reds and performance buckle hardware was inspired by the architectural language of the body. We wanted to bring the high performance of athletic wear into the swim arena," Chromat designer Becca McCharen said.

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GSaints designers Tracey Santil and Edylne Garcon said, "The GSaints girl is bold and liberated. She doesn't wait for trends, she sets them... The Sunkissed Collection takes its wearers to the relaxed ease of an island beach." 

They continued, "This season, we took on a more clean look with silhouettes that throw back to classic cuts and a palette of neutrals, reds, peaches and other warm tones that stand out on the beach without competing with it. Each piece is flecked with unique elements signature of the GSaints brand. To us, fashion should favor utility and comfort, but it better look damn good while doing it,"

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