Whether you’re prepared to soak up some sun poolside or break away to the beach for a holiday from the hustle, don’t just don the same swimsuit from last summer. Instead, make a splash with some of the season’s latest styles!
Not sure what to choose? According to Ann Boldt of Ladue’s Splash storefront, styles influenced by those of the 1970s are stealing the show.
“We are seeing lots of soft-to-touch fabrics inspired by the ’70s, with groovy and pastel florals,” Boldt says.
Splash’s Frankies Bikinis foxy top, for example, is one of the shop’s bestsellers this season and is a bandeau-style suit with over-the-shoulder tie straps that comes in prints with far-out flair and vibrant colors that could stand out on any beachfront. The top also comes in a luxe satin fabric in soft solid summer hues, such as honeydew and lemon drop.
“Underwire has also made a comeback,” Boldt says, “whether it be a molded cup or more sculptured, as well as the retro wrap tie top. We are also selling a lot of ‘tie detail,’ whether it be shoulder ties on the top to a wrap tie on the bottoms, making the suits really fun!”
Splash’s Devon Windsor cypress full-piece, for example, has a halter top with wraparound straps that hook at the side seam to connect to the high-rise bottoms for a full-piece look. It comes in both black and textured cream.
Speaking of texture, Boldt notes which fabrics are similarly trending. She lists satin, anything with shimmer and terry as the top textures to shop.
Splash’s WeWoreWhat cowl neck top, made from a “lustrous swimwear fabric,” is what Boldt shares as her favorite recommendation of the shimmer style in a stunning sand shade.
Regardless of the trend that you think might work best for you, Boldt recommends coming to the store to find the right fit.
“A swimsuit is typically the hardest thing for a girl to buy,” Boldt says. “Don’t be afraid to ask a salesperson for help! The staff sees swimwear on others and can help navigate what works best on their body. Always remember that just because it’s on trend does not mean it will work for you. Go with something that is complementary to your body and fits your personality.”
Splash, 8811 Ladue Road, Suite B, St. Louis, 314-721-6442, splashtribe.com