Bathing Beauties That Will Inspire You For This SS13 Season

Spring is just around the corner, well, almost. And what better way to celebrate the onset of warmer weather and longer days than shopping for the perfect bathing suit.

Tropical and animal prints, bold colour combos, extreme cut-outs, curve-hugging silhouettes and elegant embellishments are all a part of this season’s swimwear. So, whether you’re rocking a high waist, a cut-out one-piece or a barely there bikini, there are plenty of silhouettes, prints and colors that will show off your fabulous figure and have you looking right on trend this SS13 season.

Exotic Prints


swimwear exotic prints

This summer, expect to see leopard, snakeskin zebra and any other kind of animal print. Whether in traditional black and white colors or more vibrant hues of green, orange and blue, these sexy prints are sure to make a statement. Tropical inspirations, florals and tribal and geometric prints are also adding a vibrant and mysterious touch to this year’s swimwear. We like this bikini or any variation by Agua Bendita.

Daring Colors


This season, put aside all nude and neutral colors. Think bright, bold, and fun. Neon colors, citrus shades and clever color blocking are a must. Just look at how vibrant this bikini is by Victoria’s Secret.



bikini trend SS13 embellishments

There’s something about beaded, sequined and jewel encrusted bikinis that make a woman feel sexy and chic. Incorporate this season’s trend of emerald green and turquoise tones like this stone embellished Sauvage bikini. For a more simplistic, but still elegant look, opt for a swimsuit that makes use of metal hardware to add visual interest.


The strapless top comes in all sorts of styles this season – ombre, eye-catching patterns, bright colors and fringe. Those with smaller chests should opt for the busier patterns, ruffles, and fringes. They will give the illusion of a fuller bust. This L*Space fringe bandeau top is the perfect choice.



Not only does this style reflect that of a more demure and modest time, but the ‘60s inspired look elegantly flaunts a real woman’s curves. It provides just enough coverage of the midsection while elongating legs and drawing attention to all the right places. All designers are paring the high-waist with a bustier to evoke a sexy pin-up style.



Year after year, the monokini proves that it is here to stay. This spring/summer, the multifaceted one piece is being revamped with all sorts of cutouts, prints, criss-crosses and panels. Extravagant cutout swimsuits like this one by Agent Provocateur are great for showing off your curves.



We really like this one-piece from the Prism swimwear collection which proves that less is more. No, you don’t have to be scantily clad to make a statement and show off your figure. Plus, it incorporates one of the season’s “it” colours – burnt orange. The bold color of this Chateau swimsuit will show off your curvy figure and holiday tan. For a complete retro look, pair it with cat eye sunglasses and a chic sun hat.


By: Patricia Thomson