Swimsuits: types and trends for 2022. The swimsuit has been an iconic piece with a lot of history.
In a Roman villa of the 5th century, the first evidence of the use of the bathing suit was found. On a wall decorated with mosaic where the figure of a woman with a two-piece bathing dress was.
This garment is born with the bikini itself. Its name comes from the Bikini Atoll, located in the Marshall Islands, where this piece of swimwear was first seen.
Later, in 1946, it was in Paris in a fashion show. So, from this moment on, it began its foray into the world of fashion and consequently its evolution.
Types of swimsuits
Today we have a wide variety of models, which adapt to all body types.
It is now possible to choose the one that favors us the most and even hide any imperfection.
Everything is in knowing our body type and choosing according to our style.
For that, let´s first get to know the types of swimsuits that exist. Although imagination has been the limit of designers, the basic and essential ones continue to be the below.
It is basic and classic.
We were talking about the bikini model when making the historical reference to its birth.
This model is triangular both in its upper and lower parts. With the help of its side strips, you tie it to your hips and back.
It is one of the most popular models, which you can find in endless colors, prints, and versions. It all depends on the person who makes it.
Here the high waist that identifies it is based on the lower part.
This model has a high-cut pantyhose, which helps to cover a large part of the belly and abdomen. This helps to stylize the silhouette and conceal the casual love handle on the skin.
It is a bikini with a retro-style but is very trendy and has become fashionable again.
As for the upper part, this can vary according to tastes and styles.
It is another classic model that has never gone out of style. And like the high-waisted one, it has also been all the rage for several seasons and is currently a trendy model.
It has been versioned, but the essence is the same, to cover the abdomen and continue qualifying as a whole.
When choosing this type of swimsuit, make sure that the model you select gives you support in the bust area. So you feel more confident and comfortable.
There are two versions of this type of swimsuit.
One is made up of 3-piece swimsuits. Top and two panty options, usually coming with a triangle panty and a high waist panty.
Another way to identify the trikini is the swimsuit in which its top and bottom are joined without closing it completely. It can be through strips or more significant and more complex pieces of fabric. But it is not a complete swimsuit as such.
They are beautiful and showy models. However, they may not hide our imperfections as much as we may want.
Swimsuits according to your body type
There are 5 types of bodies, which are:
This body type is characterized by concentrating volume in the middle part of the body, in the abdomen.
Because they are figures without much curves or waist.
The retro-style swimsuit is very flattering for this type of body.
Look for high-cut pantyhose, which fit at the waist, and one-pieces that give good support to the upper part.
As its name indicates, we find a body with little volume in the upper part (shoulders, back).
And the volume focuses on the lower part of the hips in this narrow area.
In these cases, go for swimsuits with a neckline at the top.
You can also use ruffles at the top, a bra with wide shots, and make sure the bottom part is solid.
Here, the opposite of the regular triangle occurs.
These bodies are wide at the top of the shoulders, with pronounced breasts and having reduced hips.
You can combine your swimsuit using the plain upper and the printed lower parts.
You can also go for a V-cut bra.
Also known as a “Curvy” body since the volume ratio predominates between the upper and lower body.
In this figure, we find pronouncement both in shoulders, breasts, and hips and a very marked waist.
This body type is favored by two-piece swimsuits, halter tops, pantyhose, or one-pieces with a prominence at the waist.
In this case, we find the figure aligned between shoulders and hips, with little or no waist.
These bodies have the freedom to use prints, trikinis, or one-pieces with details that accentuate the waist.
Accessories that should not be missing
To complete that beach or summer look, nothing like some good:
- Whether long or short, Kimonos has a wide variety of models to choose from.
- Nightgowns or blouses.
- Sandals in metallic tones will make you stand out.
Trends for 2022
Fashion trends tend to change every year, and swimwear is no exception. Therefore, we bring you the 10 trends to set the tone this year.
Crochet is a type of knitting or embroidery technique.
This model was trending years ago in bathing suits.
However, its use has diminished until now, when it is booming again.
They are very versatile and delicate; make sure they have an excellent inner lining.
We usually see it on t-shirts or sweaters. Now we also get this print on swimsuits.
It is widespread for bachelorette parties to see it among the group of ladies, guests, and the bride.
It was another fashion from a few years ago where the fringes are used at the edge of the upper or lower part. That way, it gives volume and movement to the area and the garment itself.
It was a model intended for sports use and was usually found on one-pieces.
However, people also wear it for informal occasions now.
There are even bikinis with long-sleeved tops and regular pantyhose.
It is a type of swimsuit that will protect your skin mainly from the sun. And it will stylize your figure apart from offering full coverage.
Very popular and is found in both full and two-piece models.
Another model in trend for 2022 is the low-cut ones in the back. In addition to being sexy, they support the front part of the bust.
Ideal for those who do not like necklines in the front area.
We previously explained that trikinis are those swimsuits joined by straps without being completely covered.
Well, this cutout model is practically the same. They are those swimsuits that we see with many joints of strips between each other, which reveal a large part of your figure in a sexy way.
Depending on the model, it may or may not cover any imperfections.
The model does not have straps to tie, whether one-piece or two pieces at the top.
Delta wing bikini
It was a very fashionable trend in the 80s-90s, and this year it is back in style again.
This type of swimsuit is also known as cheeky.
And it has a high cut, reaching the edges to a high area of the hips, giving little coverage to the pelvic area.
They help to stylize the figure and are undoubtedly very sexy.
Tied at the sides
Another trend that we already see in 2022 is the swimsuits tied on the sides.
But it is not the typical tie of the triangle bikini. It´s about several crossings made by the same strip worn from side to side, revealing part of the lateral body.
It provides excellent support to the body and can be graduated according to your taste. We see it in one-piece and two-piece models.