Spend VS Save: Best Swimwear of 2017

Swimwear to be seen in

Words by Alba Tarragó
June 9th, 2017

Summer is already knocking on our doors and we want to make sure that you are ready to pack for your next destination. Whether you’re escaping somewhere warm or wistfully dreaming of lounging by the pool, new swimwear is a must. Cool yourself off in the freshest swimwear trends this season no matter what your budget (or location). It’s time to open your suitcase and start filling it with these summer investments!

Mikoh Red Swimsuit
Kilauea swimsuit by Mikoh, €267
Mango crisscross strap swimsuit
Crisscross strap swimsuit by Mango, €35.95

Do your best C.J. Parker impression with the most popular swimwear style this summer, the red one-piece. Yes, Baywatch is back and we couldn’t be more excited. Get the look with Mikoh’s crossback swimsuit or for a cheaper alternative, opt for Mango’s version. If you’re a true fan of the TV series’ style, go for Zara’s replica which includes the lifeguard logo. You’ll just need the rescue float to start saving lives!

Marysia scalloped lace-up swimsuit
Lace-up scalloped swimsuit by Marysia, €343
H&M SS17 laced swimsuit
Swimsuit with lacing by H&M, €29.99

Corsets have been a prominent trend this season so why not incorporate the laced up style into your swimwear? We can’t get enough of this scallop edge one-piece by Marysia while H&M’s version is simple and neat.

Whistles One Shoulder Navy Swimsuit SS17
One shoulder swimsuit by Whistles, €99
& Other Stories Floral Print Knot Swimsuit
One shoulder knot swimsuit by & Other Stories, €59

At this point, we’ll assume that the one-shoulder trend is already a big part of your day-to-day wardrobe so why don’t you take it poolside as well? Match the deep ocean with this navy swimsuit from The Whistles or if you want to add a fun summer print, & Other Stories has the perfect option for you. We absolutely love the knot on the top of the shoulder.

Zimmermann Ruffle Printed Swinsuit
Ruffled tulle-trimmed printed bikini by Zimmermann, €295
ZARA printed frill swimsuit
Bikini with frills by Zara, €15.95 top and €15.95 bottom

There are no frills about it, ruffles are here to stay for yet another season and this time they’re making waves on our swimwear. The options are endless but our top pick is a simple triangle bikini with floral print. Zimmermann’s pastel two-piece is great for those who already have a tan while Zara’s Earth-toned set will suit all skin tones. Which one would you go for?

White Slogan Calvin Klein Swinsuit
Logo bikini by Calvin Klein, €52 top and €44 bottom
Monki Monochrome Swimsuit
Cross back bikini by Monki, €15 top and €10 bottom

And guess what we’ve left for the end: yes, the athleisure look. Being active has never looked so good, and now, with the warm temperatures coming, we want to stay comfy and on trend at the same time. The iconic underwear from Calvin Klein is now available in swimwear form at Topshop. But don’t worry if you’re still saving for your holidays, there’s a close replica at Monki.