The 2020 Swimwear Trends You’re Sure to Spot Anywhere the Sun Shines This Summer

Maggie Griswold
The 2020 Swimwear Trends You’re Sure to Spot Anywhere the Sun Shines This Summer
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Is it time to pack away all our loungewear yet? Don’t get me wrong—I love staying cozy, but I’m ready to shed all my layers, step into a cute swimsuit and hit the damn beach once social distancing is over. And I think once you see all the incredible 2020 swimwear trends, you’ll probably agree with me (if you don’t already). They’re all practically begging to be worn with your toes in the sand, waves coming up to greet you and a drink in your hand. Maybe it’s the lack of beach weather even in Los Angeles, or maybe it’s just those cooped-up blues—Either way, I’m about to ditch all my sweatpants and replace them with these chic swimsuit trends for 2020.

Whether you’re like me, and desperately need a tropical vacation, or just want to start packing for that beach coming up, the 2020 swimwear trends are here to keep you right on track. Finding the perfect swimsuit is difficult, but knowing the trends can help you to decide what style you might want to try this year. From flirty one-pieces to barely-there bikinis, these swimsuit trends are ready to be worn in the sun—or under an umbrella, if that’s more your speed.

Below, you’ll find nine different swimwear trends you can expect to see wherever the sun is shining this summer. Grab some sunscreen, a towel and one of these endlessly cool swimsuits, and you’re ready to have the warm weather adventure of your life. And don’t forget: Any body can wear any kind of swimsuit. So don’t shy away from trends you think you can’t wear. We promise you’re going to look amazing.


1. Long-Sleeved & Lovin’ It

2020 Swimwear Trends

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A model walks the runway at the Acacia swimwear show during Miami Swim Week.

Play with symmetry this spring and summer and try a long-sleeved swimsuit. Whether it’s a bikini or one piece, you’re sure to look cute AF—while also protecting your arms from harmful sun rays. It’s a win/win situation, really. Plus, you might end up looking like a cool surfer girl. And who doesn’t want that?

Tanlines Pink Multi Striped Bodysuit Rashguard

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The back cut-out on this long-sleeved swimsuit makes it extra cute for strutting along the beach. Plus, the pink and orange colors just scream summer.


2. Fun, Flirty & Floral

2020 Swimwear Trends

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A model walks the runway at the Acacia swimwear show at Parasio.

What’s more classically spring than florals? Let your swimsuit be the garden of your dreams with floral one-pieces, tankinis, bikinis—You name it. There are all kinds of truly groundbreaking ways to done florals this season, so go ahead and try something unexpected. It’s hard to go wrong with chic florals.

Tropicana Bralette

STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | floral bikini top


This chic floral bralette swim top is exactly the kind of thing you need in your swimsuit rotation. It’s basically like wearing a secret garden.


3. Itty Bitty Bottoms

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Chloe Rose Swimwear Show, Runway, Miami Swim Week.

If you’re itching for a truly all-over tan, you can’t go wrong with the tiny bikini bottom trend for spring and summer 2020. Try a bikini bottom that ties at the side for a fun (and easily removable) look. And remember: Every body is a bikini body!

String Bikini Bottoms

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Well, it’s not yellow, but this itsy bitsy polka dot bikini is the perfect way to achieve the tiny bottoms trend. The good thing about it, too, is that you can pair it with whatever type of top you like best!


4. Hello, High-Waisted

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show, Runway, Miami Swim Week.

Back for 2020 is the classic high-waisted bikini. This is one of my personal favorites, and I’m glad it’s staying in style for the new season. This trend lets you achieve major vintage vibes—and is available in so many chic variations. You’ll be wearing these babies all summer long.

High Waisted Bikini Bottom

STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | high waisted red bikini


In a classic red, you’re sure to be the talk of the beach in this stunning high-waisted swimsuit. A classic (yet gorgeous) high-waisted style is an easy way to try this chic trend.


5. Orange You Glad

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show, Runway, Miami Swim Week.

Like the prettiest sunset, orange hues will rule your spring and summer. 2020 is sure to bring so many gorgeous orange swimsuits in myriad styles, so you can grab whichever ‘suits’ you and go. Just don’t be surprised if people don’t see you as you blend into the sun setting in the sky.

Kia One Piece


STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | orange cut out swimsuit

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You’re sure to get tons of compliments on this adorable orange one-piece. Plus, cut-out swimsuits are also trending—so you’re getting a two-for-one with this swimsuit.


6. Cut It Out

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A model walks the runway at the Monica Hansen beachwear show at Parasio.

Bare it all this year, babes. Spring and summer 2020 is bound to be chock-full of cut-out swimsuits. Whether it’s a bikini or one-piece, you’re sure to see a lot of extra skin at the beach. This trend shows itself in so many ways, too, so the cut-out can be in the midsection, on the sides or somewhere else!

Side Tie Swimsuit

STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | neon side tie cut-out swimsuit


Turn some heads in this gorgeous neon cut-out swimsuit. The bow on the side of the one-piece adds even more of a cute factor, too.


7. Let’s Get Wild

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show, Runway, Miami Swim Week.

Once again, bold animal prints reign. If you’ve got an animal print swimsuit from summer 2019, you can get even more use out of it in 2020. From leopard print to snake print, there are so many adorable ways to wear this trend. Go big or go home, baby. (And feel free to throw in a few Tiger King vibes.)

Isla One Piece

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Come on, you wild thing. This leopard print one-piece swimsuit is the perfect way to approach the animal print trend. It’s just trendy enough, but also so classic, you’ll want to wear it for years.


8. Flossy, Flossy

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Miami Swim Week, Miami Beach

In a relatively unexpected twist, floss swimsuits are still thriving. Think bikinis and one-pieces that feature extra string detail—like dental floss, in case you didn’t see the connection at first—and are inherently skimpy AF. The floss swimsuit trend allows you to show it all off this summer, baby. Don’t shy away from this trend, though. Every type of body can rock it!

Aella Top

STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | red floss bikini


Try out a one-shoulder floss bikini for an added layer of fun this summer. Plus, there’s no denying red is a hot, hot, hot color and a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe.


9. Belt It Out

STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | belted

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show, Runway, Miami Swim Week, Florida

One of the absolute biggest trends you’ll see this summer is the belted swimsuit. You can match the belt to the swimsuit or be bold and pattern clash. Either way, it’s a seriously cute trend you must try before you hit the beaches. We’re partial to bright hues and fun prints in this style!

Danielle One Piece

STYLECASTER | 2020 Swimwear Trends | belted swimsuit


Dive into both the belted swimsuit trend  and the animal print trend with this chic one-piece. Having your belt match the swimsuit itself is a great way to try out this trend if you’re feeling hesitant.


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