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Fashion: 16 swimwear trends that'll make a splash this summer

Summer's here, and it's time to get your swimwear wardrobe in order. Stay cool on the beach or by the pool with these stylish swimwear options


Monochrome andhighneck crop tops
Crops tops have translated to swimwear with a high neck and a daring sideboob.

Also, while colourblock is still a strong trend (we still can’t get over the candy coloured ones popularised by Triangl), try monochrome to create a strong impact. Pics/Getty images

Crochet
We never thought knitting would hit the beach. Much of the crochet trend for bikinis (there are neoprene crochet bikinis too) can be attributed to the brand Kiini, whose bikinis have been picked up by models Cara Delevingne, Heidi Klum and Bar Refaeli. Here is a piece by Tommy Hilfiger. Pic/AFP

Florals
Ramp trends are bound to hit swimwear too, and floral prints is one of them

Bondage and cutouts
Making your swimwear even more risqué are the bondage-style pieces with bands sexily binding the waist or one shoulder. You can also do a peek-a-boo with cutouts.

Stringy cleavage
Lace up your bikini tops to get stringy and trendy

Retro
High-waist bottoms, polka dots and bralet-style bikini tops, scream retro rules! Pic/AFP

Graphic prints
Like florals, graphic prints have invaded the swimsuit industry, creating funky, edgy pieces

Ruffle tops
Show off your shoulders and go feminine with ruffled, flappy tops

Sporty surfer
Move over boring wetsuits. Pick from zippers, sheer sleeves, sporty cuts and surfer girl-style swimsuits, now


Retro floral bikini
Log on to: Jabong.com and Koovs.com
Cost: Rs 1,699

Contrast bikini
Log on to: www.jabong.com
Cost: Rs 1,990 for the top

Yellow mesh off-shoulder bandeau
Log on to: www.flirtatious.in
Cost: Rs 5,000

Bralet and  tie-up bottoms

Bralet and tie-up bottoms
At: Vero Moda stores and estore and select webstores
Cost: Rs 1,495 for top and Rs 1,295 for bottoms

Floral monokini
At: Vero Moda stores and estore and select webstores
Cost: Rs 2,495

Retro, three-piece polka dot bikini. They also stock great sets in fluorescent colours for Rs 630.
At: Le Bijou, Hill Road, Bandra (W).
Call: 26443473
Cost: Rs 830

Colour block trikini
At: Le Mill, Colaba and www.shivanandnarresh.com
Cost: Rs 13,500

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