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5 Swimwear Trends A-Listers Are Backing For Summer 2023

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Last Updated on June 6, 2023

Looking to jazz up your swimwear collection? You’ve come to the right place!

Lucky for you, I’ll be diving head first into the swimwear trends that are set to soar throughout 2023. From mermaidcore (yes, that’s a thing), to extreme cut outs and high legs, there’s something to suit everyone.

Whether you want to serve poolside chic in Sicily or staycation in style, I’ve done my research to uncover the bikinis and swimsuits you’re about to see a lot more of in 2023. These are bound to give you that extra boost of confidence this spring/summer.

swimwear trends 2023

If you’re looking for more swimwear inspo, check out our edits of the best swimmers from & Other Stories, H&M and George at ASDA. You’ll be surprised at how good their bikinis are!

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Mermaid magic

Little Mermaid fans, it’s your time to shine. I’m talking shells, pearls, oceanic colours and iridescent shades and shimmers.

This is one of those swimwear trends that’s all about playing with colours and textures, and I for one am here for it.

Marina bead-embellished swimsuit

Marina bead-embellished swimsuit, £387, Oceanus – buy now

Metallic bikini top and bottoms Mango

Metallic bikini top, £22.99, Mango – buy now

Metallic bikini top, £17.99, Mango – buy now

River Island blue sequin triangle bikini top and bottom

Blue sequin triangle bikini top, River Island, £28 – buy now

Blue sequin bikini bottoms, River Island, £18 – buy now


Maybe not one for the competitive swimmers of the bunch, but exaggerated cut outs are seriously in.

Whether you opt for an asymmetrical one piece, or a bikini with a cheeky under-boob cut-out, you’ll be making a statement (for all the right reasons of course!) if you hop aboard this swimwear trend.

High-leg one-shoulder swimsuit H&M

High-leg one-shoulder swimsuit, £24.99, H&M – buy now

Black cut out halter swimsuit Monki

Black cut out halter swimsuit, £35, Monki – buy now

Paige cutout swimsuit Hunza G

Paige cutout swimsuit, £165, Hunza G – buy now

READ MORE: 17 of The Best Cut Out Swimsuits On The High Street Right Now

Hello high-leg

Did somebody say Baywatch? The high-leg swimsuit needs no introducing after it made waves in the 80s – all thanks to Pamela Anderson.

This year, we’re seeing hip-bone grazing suits pop up here, there, and everywhere. Why? Well, the high leg silhouette elongates the legs, and then some!

Topshop petite crinkle square neck high leg swimsuit in black

Topshop petite crinkle square neck high leg swimsuit in black, £30, ASOS – buy now


Purple Scoop Neck Textured Swimsuit, £33, River Island – buy now


Wim Zip Front Sleeveless One Piece, £94, Skims – buy now

Back to basics

Okay – there’s nothing new about a strappy bikini, but sometimes old is gold, right?

The strappy swimwear trend is one of the most timeless of them all. Made up of triangle bikini tops and tie-side bottoms, the clean lines and simple silhouettes are not to be downplayed. They give an effortlessly cool vibe (even if you did spend an hour adjusting and perfecting in the mirror prior to your poolside appearance!).

If you want to experiment with this swimwear trend, why not jazz up this timeless trend with a funky beach bag and cover up combo?

Slide Triangle Bikini Top Indonesia Calzedonia

Slide Triangle Bikini Top Indonesia, £20, Calzedonia – buy now

High-Leg Brazilian Bikini Bottoms Indonesia, £15, Calzedonia – buy now

Mango multiposition strapless bikini top

Multiposition strapless bikini top, £22.99, Mango – buy now

Brazilian bikini panties with bows, £17.99, Mango – buy now

READ MORE: 14 Striped Swimsuits You Should Wear To The Beach

3D details

Who said you can’t add a bit of drama to your poolside get-up? Not me!

Whether it’s cutesy crochet, romantic ruffles or 3D flowers, anything that makes your swimwear that bit, well… extra, is a sure fire way to turn heads this summer.


White Flower Bandeau Bikini Top, £28, River Island – buy now

White Flower High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, £22, River Island – buy now

Pink Floral Bikini Top Nobody's Child

Pink Floral Bikini Top, £32, Nobody’s Child – buy now

Pink Floral High Waist Bikini Bottom, £28, Nobody’s Child – buy now

Yina floral-appliqué swimsuit MAYGEL CORONEL

Yina floral-appliqué swimsuit, £350, Maygel Coronel – buy now

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