Although the winter holidays are quickly approaching, I’m already counting down the days to summer… and it doesn’t help that I’m seeing new 2012 swimwear styles everywhere! After looking at the new collections from OndadeMar, ViX and L Space, my all-time favorite swimwear brands, I’ve noticed some obvious trends. Fashionistas take note and look perfectly on-trend this season!
Bold Artsy Prints in Bright Colorful Hues
For the 2012 swimwear season, it’s all about bold artsy prints done in brightly colored hues. For example, L Space’s Desert Heat story features a mesmerizing watercolor-inspired print featuring an array of vibrant colors. Similarly, ViX has a number of ombre and ikat prints done in rainbow-like color palettes, as seen in the Uluwatu print. These bold 2012 swimwear styles will definitely show off that sexy summer tan.
Color Meets Classic Animal Prints
Animal prints are a tried and true trend but for 2012, they have been revamped and infused with color! New 2012 swimwear styles from OndadeMar, L Space and ViX show us what happens when color meets classic animal prints. Think orange python prints from ViX, leopard prints with pops of purple and coral from OndadeMar with colorful splashes of lime from L Space. A fun new twist on a classic swim trend!
Fab New Floral Motifs
Like the animal print trend, floral prints are a classic go-to style for swimwear, so it’s necessary for designers to recreate them in innovative new ways every year. The 2012 swimwear collection from L Space features a retro ‘50s inspired floral story, while OndadeMar has a floral-infused paisley print. Similarly, ViX has an Asian-inspired floral print done in deep moody hues.
These 2012 swimwear styles are available at InStyleSwimwear.com—my favorite place to buy swimwear online!