When it comes to fashion purchases, there is always an internal struggle between buying the fun, trendy pieces that are popular at the moment or buying safer, more classic pieces that will still look cute next season. While we all enjoy looking on-trend, it is hard to justify buying items that might not be in style within a few weeks, so what's a girl to do? Luckily for all of us, two of this year's hottest fashion trends, both in swimwear and general fashion, are the perfect mix... stripes and chevron print swimsuits!
One of the unsung advantages of stripes and chevron prints is how they both can help create illusions. For example, horizontal stripes or a zigzagged chevron print can help play up an area, such as visually emphasizing a smaller bustline. On the other hand, vertical striped patterns can create the illusion of an elongated, slimmer waistline. Consider the Natalie One-Piece swimsuit by Vitamin A, where strategically placed colors and lines help emphasize the bust and whittle your waistline. Love the look but prefer a two-piece? Check out the Stella Stripe bikini, which features the same colors and design but in a string bikini silhouette.
Like Vitamin A, Australian brand Seafolly Swimwear knows the benefits of stripes and chevron prints. If you're looking for a retro take on the trend, check out the Mod Club chevron print styles available from Seafolly. Choose from a black and white high-neck one-piece with sexy low back, a black bustier bikini with a more subtle chevron print pop or the neon Mod Club Bikini in yellow and taupe. Regardless of which style you choose, you're sure to demand attention wherever you go.
Last but not least, PilyQ Swimwear has a ton of striped and chevron-inspired offerings this season as well. The Black Horizon group features the popular pattern in a black/gold/blue color-way that's reminiscent of a beautifully hazy horizon. Mix and match between a triangle top, bombshell bandeau, string bottom and corresponding black separates. Or for something a bit more glam, the white and gold Mosaic Gold bikini may be more up your alley.
Designers everywhere are rolling out swimsuits with stripes or chevron prints, so whether you prefer your lines perfectly straight or angled to perfection, you're sure to find something to flatter your figure.