Although holidays have been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, our dreams of bikini-clad beach days have also been put on pause at least for now. However, if you are lucky enough to have a garden, a swimming pool, or a balcony, the current heat-wave makes it now the perfect time for a lunch break spent sunbathing. Just well treat yourself to a new swimwear at home, or simply plan your next shopping for when your vacation can be back on the agenda. Here are four of the season’s top swimwear trends.


One-shouldered tops were so popular last summer, and this summer’s hottest cossies come with a clavicle exposed. While Badgley Mischka offered super sleek one-shouldered swimsuits in hues of lemon and lime, Maheli Heli showed luxe one-shouldered bikini tops matched with mismatched bottoms, London-based sustainable swimwear label Casa Raki pair two-tone number with oversized sunnies and linen trousers for serious garden glam.

Geometric 1980s prints

The 1980s influence was a major trend last summer and this season it’s covering our swimwear again. Choose one of Lelloue’s geometric print bikinis or Self Portrait’s lovely abstract pastel geometric print number, best matched with a glass of rosé and an oversized straw hat in hand.

Acid brights

It seems that we can never get enough of highlighter hues, especially in summer. I Shine 365 did acid brights in a variety of sporty silhouettes, while Maheli Heli’s high shine hues help you have a one-way ticket to get handsome Deliveroo driver’s attention. Italian swimwear label Reina Olga’s lime green crinkle cut cutie can be paired with chunky trainers for a perfect balcony ‘gram.

Short sarongs

Replaced by kaftans and floaty maxis, sarongs have been absent from our summer swimwear lists for about one decade. However, this season, sarongs, particularly the mini variety, are set to have their moment in the sun once again. Pair them with Birkenstocks and a bucket hat for the costa del patio.