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14 Mar

Runway Trends Go To The Beach

Posted by Bikini Owner in beachwear, leopard, patterns, prints, snakeskin, spring, swimsuit, swimwear, trend

With every season comes a new fashion trend — some stay longer than others, but rarely do we see runway designers showcasing what's already happening at the beach. It's an unexpected time where bikini brands and runways simultaneously display the same themes in prints. From leopard to color blocking — it's easy to see that patterns are big for spring. See the close connection between beachwear and high-end ready-to-wear and stay ahead of the curve with bikini finds that best rep each trend. 


Leopard patterns in all shades, even in lime green, are roaring hot. Make this statement print your go-to bold fashion piece. Wear with basic extras like a white tee and denim shorts to complete an easy beachside look. 

leopard print

Rove Wild La Lune bikini top in wild, $101 and Rove Wild Apex Double High bikini bottom in wild, $101


It's been a long while since we last saw snakeskin making a fashionable cameo — so now, we're delighted to see it in and out of the beach. Don't be fooled by runway motifs speaking, loud because in swimwear, subtle interpretations take center stage. Case in point — Acacia's longtime beloved lining print now being used as an outer print. 

snake print

Tori Praver Jess bikini top in snake naked, $109 and Tori Praver Napili bikini bottom in snake naked, $109


Color blocking isn't a huge surprise, actually — it's quite expected. But this time around, it's a bit different with many loud colors used in large blocks.


Mara Hoffman Emma Deep V Neck one-piece swimsuit in chapiteau, $279  


Menswear stripes, not to be confused with pinstripes, are the new new. Thin lines mixed with other width variations take the traditional print to fresh swimwear heighths. Plus, engineered or vertical placements add an exciting illusion when applied to bikinis and swimsuits, offering an extra flattering body-lengthening effect. 

menswear stripes

Boys + Arrows Bad News Bonnie One-Piece swimsuit in travelin' Jones, $249


Polka dots, groundbreaking? Maybe not, but they're sure not your grandma's type. This retro-inspired print becomes more playful than ever. Challenge traditional pairings and mix with other patterns for an uber artsy and daring look. 

Miu Miu Polka Dots Beach Joy Bikini

Beach Joy Vintage bikini bottom in polka dot, $29 and Beach Joy Vintage bikini top in polka dot, $39