Into the sun

Swimwear trends 2017

7 Jun

As the holiday season arrives thoughts turn to lazy days poolside or summertime at the beach.

Wherever you’re planning your annual escape—from a classic British ‘staycation,’ to our favourite European destinations, or distant golden shores—packing the right swimwear is a must. To ease the way we’re rounding up our favourite pieces from our 2017 swim collection. Dive in!

The Animal Lilly Rose bikini - swimwear trends 2017

The high neck crop bikini (haute halter)

This is the standout swimwear trend for 2017 and super-flattering too! Following the fashion revival of the crop top, we’ve introduced the Lilly Rose bikini as a new style this season. We love this design because it provides full support up top, thanks to its high neck, halter-style fastening and silicon stay-put tape, whilst being totally on-trend.

The Animal Lilly Rose bikini for music festival outfits - swimwear trends 2017

The bold geometric print pops with colour, offset by strong black accents. We’ve matched it up with contrast side tie bikini bottoms giving medium coverage, just where you need it.

This piece is also number one of our picks for beach festival style, match up with the Billie denim cutoffs with their raw edge hems, or the Indian Summer woven shorts for contrasting feminine detail.

The Animal Alice Olivia bikini - swimwear trends 2017

The wraparound bikini

The wraparound bikini is a really beautiful style to accentuate your shape, yet still provides full support for active beach lovers.

The Alice Olivia is a fresh new design for 2017 and the perfect alternative to a one piece swimsuit, giving you the option of wearing a bikini that will stay put whilst you’re nailing that dive at the pool! The top has a traditional halterneck fastening and then a second tie that wraps around under the bust before being tied at the back. With its monochrome print and contrast lining the Alice Olivia is a cool alternative to brighter swimwear patterns.

The Animal Arctic Angel bikini - swimwear trends 2017

The strap detail bikini (or one piece)

This is the bikini style where the detail is saved for the reverse—creating a lovely effect with that summer beach glow. The Harlequin Ray is part of our ‘pick n mix’ bikini range and features a classic triangle silhouette to the front with a clasp fastening, whilst the back is defined by asymmetrical cross-over straps.

The Animal Ombre Ocean vest- swimwear trends 2017

Alternatively, if you prefer a one piece, the Arctic Angel swimsuit takes a simple sporty design to the front and contrasts it with coloured straps to the reverse for a feminine finish.

Reverse detail is a focal trend across women’s tops for summer so there’s no need to just keep it for swimwear. The Lace Dream graphic vest matches a delicate printed neckline with a hand crafted knotted back, whilst the Ombre Ocean Cami contrasts a gathered empire line silhouette with a trapeze back.

The Animal Asha Sky bikini - swimwear trends 2017

The bustier bikini

A new style for the Animal swimwear collection, the Asha Sky matches a fashionable bustier shape with a gathered elastic back, creating the perfect fit and ideal support for an active lifestyle.

190gsm polyamide/elastane mix fabric gives great stretch and quick-dry functionality, whilst double side straps to the bottoms replace the traditional ties for a more secure fastening. Monochrome geo print sits against block black, set ablaze by a bold neon orange pop to the lining.

The Animal Leena bikini - swimwear trends 2017

The retro bikini

Summer 2017 sees a nostalgic revival of the retro sportswear scene and swimwear is no exception—think bold colour blocking and classic triangle cuts. To embrace the trend, choose the Leena bikini with its strong shades of blue or heated coral, contrast trim and iconic triangle design. Time to book a flight to the Copacabana!

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