With high fashion brands taking a more leisurely approach to their collections than ever before, we’re seeing the trickle-down effect have huge impacts on what’s trendy in day-to-day resort wear and swimwear. Of course, the days of obnoxious boardshorts are well behind us, but even though we’ve all picked up a more trendy pair of swim shorts or two by now, the most recent European summer has brought about a number of new trends that could define how Australia’s most fashionable take to the water in the months to come.
Here are a series of trends we’ve spotted that’ll take your beachwear vibes to the next level this summer.
It’s almost more common these days to see brands making boardshorts using recycled materials than not, and it makes sense. The material swim shorts are typically made of, like nylon and polyester, are easily accessible in recycled form. As such, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on a pair of swim shorts that can help prevent potential waste from ending up in the ocean you’ll be swimming in. Look in particular for shorts made using ECONYL® a regenerative fabric made from regenerated nylon – The Coral Empire is a great place to start. You can also filter our Considered Edit by Sustainable Materials to find other products made using recycled materials from top brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Country Road.
Classed-up budgie smugglers
Y-front swimming trunks have long been a bit of an ironic thing to wear of late, but when worn right, can be evocative of the chic swimwear style you’d typically see on the Amalfi coast, particularly when worn with something like a linen shirt and some smarter men's sandals. The key, of course, is to avoid loud prints and get something either plain or with a more low-key print. Plain Speedos are fine, but also check out offerings from the likes of Aqua Blu and ortc Clothing Co.
Wavy new patterns
Paisley prints and tropical-themed motifs have had their time in the sun, but the Spring Summer 2022 collections of brands like Fendi and Prada pointed to the advent of new pattern trends that will help you shake up your tired old swim short rotation. We saw bright, bold vertical stripes on the runway, marble prints and psychedelic 70s inspired prints, all of which should give you the confidence to push the boat out if you feel like it. Brands like Dock & Bay and Vacay Swimwear have nailed the brief this year.
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