Feb 162019

I know what you’re thinking: It’s beyond freezing in the middle of February, so how can you possibly be thinking about swimwear right now? Call it wishful thinking, but bikinis are pretty much the only thing on my mind at the moment. I blame one site, in particular, for making my mind wander somewhere sunny. One browse through Free People‘s swim section, and you’ll be right there with me—mentally bronzing on a beach in 2019’s biggest swim trends.

With swimwear burning on the brain, I figured I should quit trying to fight it and get a jump start on my summer shopping. I reached out to Free People’s swim buyer, Meg Grauzlis, to see what trends are the safest bet to buy into right now. “This year, Free People is most excited about bandeaus and underwire tops paired with high-waisted and high-cut bottoms,” she advises. “For swim patterns, customers can expect to see a lot of tropical, florals, bold retro prints, and textures like classic ribs. Asymmetrical pieces are an unexpected trend we expect to see all summer long.”

With these trends in mind, I took a deeper dive into the site and ended up adding enough suits to my wish list to last me through 2020. From retro belted suits that look like they came straight out of an Old Hollywood film to the high-waisted bottoms that give the illusion of legs for days, below I’ve highlighted the best Free People swimwear on the site right now. To see and shop the swimwear trends set to be most popular for 2019, keep scrolling.  

Shop the matching Leila Bikini Top ($68).

Shop the matching Maldives Bandeau Bikini Top ($52).

Shop the matching Iris Bikini Top ($68).

Shop the matching Lauren Bikini Top ($92).

Shop the matching Soma Bikini Top ($88).

This feels like it came out of an old movie, and I’m so into it. 

Love a swimsuit with a good accessory. 

Shop the matching Cherry Pie Camilla Bikini Top ($98).

Baywatch vibes, in a non-cheesy way.

These delicate bow accents are so pretty.

Shop the matching Printed Bandeau Top ($66).

Shop the matching Gold Eyes Island Bikini Bottom ($84).

A side cutout I can get behind. 

Shop the matching Heather Bikini Bottoms ($110).

Shop the matching Greer Bikini Bottom ($80).

The shoulder tie gives it a little something extra. 

How pretty is this tie detail? 

Shop the matching Sade Bikini Bottom ($98).

Or if you’re more of a one-piece person, try this.

Shop the matching Joy Bikini Top ($85).

Shop the matching Palm Bikini Top ($145).

Shop the matching Cabana Bikini Top ($152).

Shop the matching Hacienda Bikini Top ($94).

Next up: the bikini trends you should already have on your radar. 

Every 2019 Swim Trend Is Currently Available at Free People
Source: Who What Wear

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