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    Get stylish in this season’s swimwear trends

    Get stylish in this seasons swimwear trends

    Spring break is finally here. Ladies, you know what that means: Intense tan lines and lazy days full of sandy feet and Corona beer.

    It’s almost time to break out your bathing suit — but what if you left shopping until the last minute? Before you go roaming through aisles of polyester with carts full of items to try on, here are the hottest trends when shopping for that perfect swimsuit.

    Florals will be big in spring swimwear lines, as always. Also expect to see lots of the classic pin-up girl look with retro bathing suits, high-waisted bottoms and bustier tops.

    As history repeats itself, some designers are showcasing a more modern take on ’80s color blocking, without repeating the mistake of matronly shoulder pads. These usually neon color-blocked suits have athletic silhouettes reminiscent of scuba suits, and some are even equipped with zippers.

    On a more sultry side of swimwear, designers are amping up the erotic lingerie vibe with pieces that include cutouts, multiple straps and deep V-necks.

    As far as what designers are seeing in their spring swimwear shipments, Claire Harvey, a stylist at BCBG Max Azria, said, “Many of the swimsuits that the store has been receiving have crochet details. This seems to not only be a trend with BCBG specifically, but other stores as well.

    “BCBG has also seen an increased inventory of our laser-cut suits to give an eyelet effect,” she added. Eyelet swimsuits look like they’re crocheted or fashioned out of thick lace.

    “We also have some tops that look like the Acacia [Swimwear] tops, that are bandeau, have a ‘ripped’ back and a few that have braided detail,” Harvey said.

    Whether you plan to spend spring break wading in the waters of Rocky Point, raging on the balcony of a house in Mission Beach or lathering up with sunscreen on your boat on Lake Havasu, these trends are sure to impress.

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