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May 11, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Swim sensation: Pick up a trendy new suit and stand out this summer

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By Caitlin King / Special to Sunday Market

Whether you’re packing for a spring weekend away, or wisely planning ahead for summer, swimwear is likely on the top of your mind.

And sun seekers can rejoice, because there’s a greater array of figure-flattering swimsuits available than ever before. Here are some of the top trends in swimwear this year, so you can find the style that suits you best.

Patterned

For statement-making patterns and colors, shop Bellevue-based swimwear designer Adicora Swimwear. The body-blessed will shine in the royal blue and chartreuse Tokyo Bikini ($125 at adicoraswimwear.com), with a black mesh overlay and hint of hot pink.

Bohemian babes should consider the batik-inspired prints on the Madewell V-Wire Bandeau Bikini Top In Batik Wave ($58), with a removable strap, and the matching Loop-Tie Bikini Bottom In Batik Wave ($50).

The MinkPink Inca Paradise Front Keyhole Bikini Top ($49) provides coverage with a bit of sass, revealing just the right amount of sun-kissed skin. Mix the top with black bottoms, or pair it with the matching Inca Paradise Bikini Bottoms ($39, both at Nordstrom).

Sporty

Don’t compromise on style when you’re looking for a suit that moves. Sporty ladies should check out the Seafolly Block Party High Neck Maillot ($142 at Horseshoe Boutique, Ballard), with a pull-down zip and low V-back.

Wetsuits are no longer just for water sports. A zippered neoprene number, such as the Lisa Marie Fernandez One Piece High Neck ($395 at Everything But Water, Bellevue), is sporty and sexy when worn poolside.

Or opt for a piece that does double-duty, such as the Athleta Pacifica UPF Tank 2 ($44) in ember orange. The fitted, UPF 50+, half-zip top easily transitions from beach to bike ride.

Flounce

Go girly with a flirty ruffle, like the one on the Tori Praver Seafoam Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top in Mocha ($35 at Target).

For a more subtle take on the flounce trend, check out the vibrant yellow H&M Bikini Top ($18) and fully-lined Bikini Bottoms ($13), with just enough ruffle to add interest and style. The set is also available in green and a fun floral print.

The halter-style Victoria’s Secret Pink Push-Up Flounce Top ($45–$50) gives you va-va-voom with an underwire and push-up padding. The numerous colors and prints are perfect for mixing and matching with your favorite bikini bottoms.

High waist

With retro flair and full tummy and butt coverage, the high-waist bikini bottom trend is worth lauding. Try the floral-print  Bikini Lab Hot + Gold Highwaist ($28) and matching Halter Top ($28 at Horseshoe Boutique) to be the coolest girl at the pool.

The scalloped detailing on the Marysia Crop Top ($137) and High Waist Bottom ($137, both at Everything But Water) is chic and edgy. While the Adicora Swimwear Irene High Waisted Two Piece ($128 at adicoraswimwear.com) features a glamorous shape and clever colorblocking.

Or try a hybrid, such as the Lolli Swim Front & Back Tie One-Piece Swimsuit ($155 at Nordstrom), with flirty cutouts that echo a bikini shape, but with more coverage. The quirky print makes it young and fun.

Men

No matter what length you prefer, try out a more tailored, fitted pair of trunks before you hit the beach this year.

The easygoing Native Youth Fallen Print Flower Swim Shorts ($60 at Glasswing Shop, Capitol Hill) have a drawstring closure and pair perfectly with a white tee for beachside drinks.

Look like you just stepped out of the country club in the J.Crew 6.5” Tab Swim Shorts ($64.50–$75), with their slim, tailored finish. They’re available in an array of prints and colors.

Or go full-on surfer in printed boards shorts with the Tommy Bahama Baja Hibiscus Hukilau 9″ Swim Trunks ($88). The local company’s trunks are available in three hues with a floral print that channels the power of aloha.

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