Bathing trends come and go like the tide. Last year we saw everything from barbiecore bikinis to the simplest suits, and you’ll probably recognize some of the hottest swimsuit trends for 2023 from last year’s most popular collection. But that doesn’t mean that every single bikini trend this year has been recycled from swimwear from previous seasons. Swimwear designers deliver fresh silhouettes in brand new textures and prints that make you want to go to the beach.
Good news for those who take the saying “sun’s out, bun out” literally: A key trend in bikini trends to try in 2023 is skin. Across the board and with one exception in long-sleeved styles, this year’s swimsuits are smaller than ever. Bottoms are bolder, triangle tops have shrunk to tiny proportions, and underbust seems to have become commonplace. However, if you’re firmly against the itty-bitty string bikini, there are ways to update your swimwear wardrobe by incorporating prints and design details that show off right away, without the need for a waxing appointment. Ahead, you’ll find a dozen swimsuit trends to try for 2023, no matter your swim style.