The swimsuit trends you need to know about

The countdown to summer is on with many of us already looking forward to the day we jet off on holiday. From sustainable swimwear to animal prints discover the top swimwear trends to know about this summer. 

Animal prints
Stand out from the crowd with bold animal prints. From leopard to zebra and tiger to snakeskin, there's an animal print swimsuit to suit every style this season. Make a statement with this feline-inspired crop bikini top with ring detail to leave you feeling sassy and chic.

High Cut bottoms
If you want to show the maximum amount of leg possible, then the high-cut bikini bottom is for you. Having already hit the headlines for their skimpy style, they are nearly universally flattering on any figure and height. The high-cut bikini bottoms from Prettylittlething features black fabric with a flattering high rise and gold lion head design. Complete the look with statement earrings.

Sustainable swimwear
Crafted from super sustainable materials including rescued deadstock fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing, Reformation’s checked one piece swimsuit manages to be both stylish and environmentally conscious. Featuring a square neck, a sleeveless design and low back, this swimsuit aims to celebrate the women’s figure. 

That retro feeling
Retro bikinis are back in fashion and look great on all body shapes and sizes. Halter-necks and bustier tops are the features to look out for while adding a retro-style print really complete the look. This reproduction of Barbie’s original 1959 black and white stripe bathing suit boasts a sweetheart neckline and cheeky black and white chevron stripes, resulting in a statement of vintage style.

Cool cut outs
Whether they’re featured on one-piece styles, bikinis, or are even used to create monokinis, all manner of cut-outs are cool right now. Plenty of celebrities have been sporting cut-out swimsuits with high-street retailers flogging the raunchy swimwear online. The best part of this trend is that you can tailor it to your individual style. This khaki mix and match cross front triangle bikini is a great example of the sizzling trend.