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23 Dec

2014 Swimwear Trends: Accents

Posted by Bikini Owner

Korrie Martinez,

A big takeaway from Miami Swim Week was that 2014 is all about accents. Swimwear featured a variety of embroidered detailing and gilded hardware making this year’s suits more glamorous than ever. We pored over our shop to bring you the best of the 2014 swimwear trends from


Crochet is spellbinding as a result of the fine detailing that goes into creating each intricate design. These specially crafted pieces make for a bohemian beach look perfect for free-spirited fashionistas. As one of the top swimwear trends in 2014, be ready for a rise in crochet accents on your favorite bikini cuts.

One line that has mastered incorporating crochet into its swimwear is Mikoh. This understated accent gives Mikoh’s cheeky cuts the unique twist we love. Shop the trend by pairing the Coconuts Top with the Rockies Bottom, which straps and sides offer the perfect touch of crochet detailing for a subtly sexy look.

Another way to wear the trend this year is with a romantic and slightly sheer crochet cover up. Browse our shop for a variety of tunics and tops.


String accents are a standout style for 2014. We are seeing this detailing replace the back of tops and sides of bikini bottoms. Creating a high impact look, this 2014 trend has given a long awaited upgrade to the simple bandeau top and string bottom.

A perfect example of string accenting is the Beach Riot May Top with its lace-up string back and Ditsy Bottom’s zigzag side ties. These striking styles are fun and flirty, while still leaving something to the imagination.  


Chunky gold adornments ready to reflect the blazing sun made a big impact in Miami this summer. Swimwear accented with heavy metal and sparkling jewels are going to be the show stopping suits of choice for ladies looking to turn heads in 2014.

Before you start browsing for your own accessorized look, you should know that no one does hardware better than Beach Bunny—and the Triple Crown Bikini, straight from the Swim Week runway, is a perfect mix of bling and bronze. Part of the Irina Shayk for Beach Bunny Swimwear collection, this skimpy bikini in Capri Blue is constructed with textured hardware and blue rhinestone detailing.


Fringe is going to remain in full force in 2014, but in many more creative forms than seen before. While we all owned our own version of the cascading fringe bra top, this year’s fringe is bigger and bolder—and taking center stage.

Add impact to your beach look with a fringe bikini, such as this playful Kaimana Navajo top and bottom. The tribal print suit features a triangle top with fringe detailing and a cheeky bottom with fringe border.

We also love the Raisins Bali Bandeau Fringe Top, which comes in seafoam or black and can be worn two ways. The matching Sweet Pea Pant Bottom has tie sides with fringe tassels for the perfect complement.