Swimwear Trends 2022

A classic one-piece luxury swimsuit or bikini is always in style, but each passing summer brings a new selection of fun swimwear trends to consider, and 2022 is no exception. As the weather finally warms up and we get the chance to relax by the pool or on the beach for the first time post-pandemic, it’s time to explore what the hottest swim trends are. Check out some of the styles of the moment and get some inspiration as you prepare for the summer holidays!

Detailed and Low Back Swimsuits

We already mentioned the classic one-piece, and here’s a variation on that which is looking like it’ll be big for summer 2022: the low back one-piece. There are pieces that are entirely backless for the more daring, or less revealing scooped and plunged versions.

This scoop-neck swimsuit from Pain de Sucre is a classic mix of femininity and style. With exposed back and wide cross straps and back panels, it exudes the spirit of the French Riviera’s high fashion.

For something a little more daring, this Ajourage Couture tango red plunging back halter swimsuit is sure to turn heads. Its elegant shape emphasises the body’s silhouette and has a simplicity with a subtle but detailed trim.

This reversible one-piece is crafted from the finest Italian fabrics and is a striking piece of beachwear. With a low-cut scooped back combined with a padded lace-up front, it is also reversible so has two beautiful, contrasting looks for the price of one.

Gold and Metallic Swimwear

There’s nothing better than the sparkle of the sun on the sea or pool…except maybe the sparkle of the sun on your swimwear!

Metallics and golds are going to be big this summer in the swimwear world, bringing a luxury feel and a touch of class to help you stand out from the crowd, while enhancing your sun-kissed skin. Here are some of our favourites. 

Maryan Mehlhorn’s Traces low-plunge halterneck swimsuit will brighten up even a less than sunny day on the beach. With a white and caramel leopard-skin pattern overlaid with gold, it exudes radiance and the feeling of summer. 

This dusk pink padded swimsuit from Glimmering Nature has textured fabrics in subtle silver and pink, with silver lurex threads to make you shimmer in the sunshine. It’s an extremely flattering fit and has built-in tummy control for extra confidence.

Finally, we have a bikini top in black and gold from Pain de Sucre. A truly elegant piece, this plunge bikini top is designed to accompany a cocktail. Underwired to anchor the top to your breastbone, it provides comfort and lift for a fuller bust while remaining classy.

Puff Sleeve Swimwear

Sometimes minimalist is the way to go, and sometimes - well, sometimes it’s not! Puff sleeves and ruffles are fun, big, and make a bold statement when adorning swimwear to help you make an entrance in summer 2022.

Here’s one that certainly does that - a one-piece with an off-the-shoulder ruffle and delicate trim, the fun print offsets the detachable belt beautifully and flatters the figure for a timeless but contemporary look. 

This alternative statement swimsuit comes from the same designer, Paolita, and you’ll see similarities in the cut and the style, but we love it so much we wanted to include it in this run down. With an even bolder pattern, it’s one to wear if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd with its daring off-the-shoulder ruffle.

Ruffle Strap Swimsuits

Ruffle straps add a touch of playfulness and glamour to swimwear and bring an extra dimension to what could otherwise be a more run of the mill piece. Summer 2022 is looking like it will feature ruffle straps as one of the big trends, and here are a few of our favourite pieces.

We’re starting with this bra and high waisted pant bikini set from Ephemera in Arcadia print which is a floral theme on a cream background. A beautiful set in its own right, it’s taken to new heights by its square neckline and straps adorned with ruffles.

Ephemera have also released a one-piece to complement the bikini set. Also in Arcadia print, it carries across the elegance and femininity showcased in the bikini set.

Finally in our selection of ruffle strap swimsuits for 2022, we have the ruffle one piece in Negroni. Manufactured in Australia, it’s fun, floral and feminine and provides excellent support up to an E cup. 

Swimwear With Bright Colours

Sometimes, it’s just about simplicity, and all you need is a beautifully cut, elegant piece in bright and bold hues. Level up your poolside look and bring the sun with you with statement swimwear that epitomises the summer sunshine - like this Tutti Frutti hot pink, round neck swimsuit from Gottex. Its built in tummy control gives comfort and confidence with its flattering shape. 

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a bright bikini to get your summer 2022 off to a sunny start, why not take a look at the Barcelona Bandeau green bikini set from Melissa Odabash? Its vibrant colours look incredible against all skin tones, and the classic golden ‘U’ trim at the centre of the top finishes what is already a stunning set.

Another one of our favourites is the Tosca over the shoulder swimsuit which is a beautifully bright orange and has a bold low-cut back. Its shoulder straps have a wonderful detail in subtle gold ring trims. One to pair with a white sarong for a striking look.

Textured And Crinkle Swimsuits

Finally in our round-up of 2022’s biggest swimwear trends, we come to textured fabrics - we have it on good authority that crinkle swimsuits will be one of this year’s must-haves for poolside and beachside days. The crinkle fabric elevates swimwear to another level when it comes to class and style. 

We’re starting with the Coral One Piece (which is in the same range as the bikini we showcased in our gold and metallic section earlier). Its two-tone black and gold colourway is a classic look, and its textured fabric enhance the look so you’ll stand out from the crowd.

This Textured Basics Bandeau tube bikini set in lavender is the first tube style piece we’ve featured here - with stretchy crinkle fabric, a statement colour and a decorative ring in the centre, it’s a simple but effective set which, again, is taken to new heights with its textured finish.

Whatever swimsuit style you choose for summer 2022, here at Caroline Randell we have pieces covering everything from the timeless to the very latest fashions, so explore our range to find the swimwear that’s right for you to help make your holiday perfect this year.

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