Swim 2013: Dive into this season’s trends with 30 runway-inspired bathing suits

2013 Swim

2013 Swim

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Finally, summer is just around the corner and surf, sand and sunscreen are words we’re thrilled to bring back into our vocabulary. We’ve got four glorious months of swimsuit potential just around the corner and to help you prep, we’ve got 30 must-have new styles for the swim 2013 season. While we can’t promise to make the changeroom experience any easier, we can take the guesswork out of choosing a suit that will make the biggest splash poolside.

Look to the runway for inspiration and test the waters in a brand-new bather. From bright shades to solid stripes, we are drawing inspiration from Rochas’ dainty outing to Burberry’s metallics.

On the runway, Michael Kors showed us a sporty take on stripes with a lake-ready colour-blocked style. At Moschino Cheap and Chic, the theme was floral, with hints of Hawaii. And if colour ain’t your thing, Jason Wu made us want to buy a one-way ticket to Saint Tropez when he sent a glammed up little-black-one-piece down the runway with an ultra-feminine cover up worn over top.

Picking the perfect style for both your figure and your favourite beach activities is a challenge. Those seeking a more durable surf-ready suit shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for the waves. Add a little edge to a one-piece with zipper detailing or mesh accents. For those who prefer to show off their swimwear out-of-water, take advantage of fun retro-fitted bikini cuts and strapless pinup styles. Plunge into statement-making for swim 2013 with flash, flowers and a whole lot of confidence. We got you, girl.