Spring and Summer 2009 fashion trends are bringing back the looks of the ’70s and ’80s with bold geometric prints, simple designs and some exotic inspiration South America and the Far East. When you’re getting ready to hit the sun and sand this year, make sure you pick up your bikini or one-piece with these fashion trends in mind:
2009 Swimwear Trend: Cutaway One-Piece
If you’re not confident enough to pull off the two-piece but still want to show off some skin, enjoy the best of both worlds with a cutaway one-piece suit. This season’s top trends include ‘semi one-pieces’ that are made with a cut away design and extra fabric to cover up the shoulder and waist. This style is perfect for covering up but staying stylish for the season.
2009 Bikini Trend: Cutaway Bikinis
If you’re anxious to show off even more skin than the standard bikini can offer, this is the year to sport the cutaway bikini, a bikini that reveals even more around the chest or along the hipbone. Cutaway styles in the bikini department are ideal for the super-athletic body type; pick up yours in white, black, hot pink or turquoise for the Spring and Summer 2009 Swimwear season.
2009 Swimwear Trend: The Monokini
Inspired by the one-shoulder dress trends of the season, it’s now time to show off even more skin with the single strapped one-piece (a.k.a. the monokini). The runways at London Fashion Week were filled with one-piece cutaway suits with a single strap that add a classy twist to the strapless one suit. Pick up yours in black, bold red or a bold floral print for the Spring and Summer 2009 Swimwear season.
2009 Bikini Trend: Two-piece Monokini
The monokini also makes an appearance in the bikini department where you can wear a halter neck bikini that’s joined to the briefs with a chain or wide straps. The look is semi-cutaway, semi two-piece. This trend will give you a chance to bask in the spotlight and show off that buff body in an asymmetrical design.
2009 Swimwear Trend: Animal Print Tankini
For those who want to cover up as much as possible without missing out on beach fun, the tankini with a short skirt bottom is still available for basking in the sun with. Pick up yours in a bold animal print; python, zebra and leopard are still at the top of the list for the 2009 Spring and Summer season.
2009 Bikini Trend: Tie-Dye Prints
Take a cue from college spring breakers to revel in a fun tie-dye printed bikini for the season. Top color choices are turquoise, green, purple, red, pink and orange. Look for triangle tops and simple side-tie briefs for this laid back and stylish look for the year.