Terry cloth has graduated — quite elegantly, if we may add — from towels to swimwear. Yes, terry cloth swimwear is officially a thing in 2021.
In fact, it’s one of the biggest swimwear trends for summer 2021, according to Lyst. Searches for ‘terry’ one pieces and bikinis have been risen by 66% in the past month collectively.
The most popular brands? Frankies Bikinis and Lisa Marie Fernandez, which both have a selection of gorgeous terry swimwear just in time for summer. Ever since they launched collections using the fabric last year, we’ve been keeping an eye out on all things terry. We’re glad other brands like Free People and ASOS have followed suit.
It’s not exactly the fabric that first comes to mind when you think of summer dressing — it’s definitely heavier than linen — but it dries just as quickly, making it perfect for a post-swim sunbathe session in the sweltering summer heat.
There are so many fun colours, patterns, and styles available now too. From bright orange to psychedelic ‘70s-inspired prints, triangle bikinis to classic one-pieces, we’re spoiled for choice.
If you’ve been bitten by the terry bug too, we’ve got you. Get ready to bask under the sun like Naomi Osaka, Hailey Bieber, and Hailee Steinfeld in one of our terry cloth swimwear picks from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Frankies Bikinis, Zimmermann, ASOS and more.
Lisa Marie Fernandez Yasmin Wrap-Effect Cotton-Blend Terry Swimsuit, £158, The Outnet – buy now
Zulu & Zephyr Striped Towelling Crop Bikini Top, £40, ASOS – buy now
Makie Terry One Piece Swimsuit, £185, Frankies Bikinis – buy now
Teddy Tie-front Cotton-blend Terry Bandeau Bikini, £230, Zimmermann at Matches Fashion – buy now
Foxy String Terry Bikini Top, £89, Frankies Bikinis – buy now
Bright Orange Desa Lace-Up Cotton-Blend Terry Swimsuit, £217, Mara Hoffman at The Outnet – buy now
Underwire Balconette Bra Bikini Top Terry, £15, Cotton On – buy now
Inca Terry Bikini Top, £88, Free People – buy now
Nash Terry Bikini Top, £98, Free People – buy now