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Top Swimwear Trends for the 2014 Resort Season

Updated on November 12, 2013

Although winter is quickly approaching, the 2014 resort season is already in full swing. Whether you're planning an upcoming winter getaway, cruise or romantic getaway to somewhere warm and sunny, it's important to update your look. When surveying the 2014 resort season's hottest swimwear trends, two words come to mind--classic and sexy. Classic vintage-inspired looks combine with fresh and modern silhouettes to offer up a wide variety of swimming ensembles that are as fashionable as they are practical. Whether you're into tiny little two-piece bikinis or you prefer to keep yourself covered up in modest one-piece swimsuits, this season's top swimwear designers have created a wide variety of on-trend styles that will complement any personality.

1. Crochet

Crocheted suits were a hit over 30 years ago and they have definitely made a comeback in recent years. For the 2014 season, swimwear designers are showcasing both gorgeous crochet fabrics as well as subtle crocheted details throughout their lines. Not only does this trend help add some beautiful texture to what-would-be ordinary swimsuits, but it also lends a chic bohemian element to any beach or poolside ensemble. Look for gorgeous crocheted pieces in the form of bikinis, maillots and dresses in an endless array of colors, prints and patterns.

"Barbujas de Amor" Crochet Bikini
"Barbujas de Amor" Crochet Bikini
"Sunchaser Maxi" Crochet Dress
"Sunchaser Maxi" Crochet Dress

2. Macramé

Like crochet, macramé is experiencing a definite revival this season. The industry's leading designers are incorporating macramé details into their suits to really make them unique. In addition to those classic tried and true braided macramé details found on neck straps and the sides of swimsuit bottoms, you can expect to see macramé incorporated into designs in interesting new ways. For example, take the concept of a monokini and reverse it, where it looks like an ordinary two-piece in the front and a macramé one-piece in the back. The look is both stunning and truly innovative.

"Xavier Tahiti Blue" Macrame Back Swimsuit
"Xavier Tahiti Blue" Macrame Back Swimsuit
"Watermelon Mixer" Crochet Back Bikini
"Watermelon Mixer" Crochet Back Bikini

3. Bustiers

Without a doubt, the 2014 resort season's hottest bikini tops are made to accentuate the bustline. Strapless and spaghetti strap bustier tops that take on the look of a bra add a bit of lift, while simultaneously offering great overall support, making it the perfect choice for women who are both smaller and fuller up top. Some styles feature chic corset backs with lovely lace-up detail, while others come with removable push-up padding. Among the most popular are bustiers that are cut a bit longer in the torso, resembling crop tops, so they can easily be worn off the beach with your favorite skirts and shorts. Even tankini and one-piece suits are taking on that bustier look, featuring built-in bra top designs in styles that will still keep you covered up.

"Python" Bustier Bikini
"Python" Bustier Bikini
"Oceans At Night" Bustier Bikini
"Oceans At Night" Bustier Bikini

4. Neons

Another resort trend that is back with a vengeance this season is the neon trend. Bold and bright colors are trending hard this season and are sure to get you noticed at the beach and pool. Retro-inspired shades of neon green, citrus yellow, electric pink, and fluorescent orange are huge this season and will certainly complement a freshly sunkissed tan. For the truly bold at heart, try mixing and matching contrasting neon separates to create a unique notice-me look. In addition to solid neon suits, look for styles with just a subtle pop of neon featured in chevron prints and color-block looks. If you're looking to stand out from the crowd, the neon trend is definitely right up your alley.

"Goddess Chartreuse" Neon Bikini
"Goddess Chartreuse" Neon Bikini
"Everybody Talks" Neon Bikini
"Everybody Talks" Neon Bikini

5. Nautical

Finally, classic nautical looks are popping up in the hottest 2014 resort collections and runways. Both one and two-piece suits featuring those classic sailor-chic nautical stripes in shades of navy blue and white are literally everywhere. But for those who are looking for something a little bit different, some designers are changing it up and seemingly reinventing the nautical look. For 2014, bright shades of cherry red are also being thrown into the mix, and designers are playing up the details to lend some subtle nautical flair. Think silver and gold-plated anchor embellishments, polka-dotted bows, knotted rope details, and fun, nautical-inspired prints.

"Coastline" Nautical Bikini
"Coastline" Nautical Bikini
"Seaview Coral" Nautical Bikini
"Seaview Coral" Nautical Bikini

Above all, this year's swimwear trends illustrate how fashion really does continue to repeat itself. Designers have a preference for recreating tried and true trends and making them new again. Whether your fashion personality is vintage, classic, or ultra-modern and trendy, these timeless swimwear styles will have you looking flawlessly on-trend all season long.

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      OrchidB 

      4 years ago

      Crochet bikinis will still be huge in 2015!! It's a trend that will definitely carry over: http://bit.ly/topten2015swimsuittrends

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      InStyle Swim 

      4 years ago

      Thanks! I'm a huge fan of the neon trend myself :)

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