Mastering fashion trends in everyday clothes can be difficult enough, but when you consider that it’s just one square foot of fabric covering your modesty, swimwear has to say more about you per inch than any other garment. So to help you this summer, we’ve picked four trends:
The military-inspired look has been one of the most prevalent trends of recent decades, and it’s now gone full circle to storm the beaches. Perfect if stripping down to your shorts have you feeling slightly vulnerable, enlisting the armed forces can add some rugged manliness to even the skimpiest of swimwear. The busy pattern can add some width and bulk to your legs by drawing the eye outwards. As for length, Action Man-style shorts should be kept to mid-thigh level to conquer any surfer dude connotations. If going for something patterned is outside of your comfort zone, solid khaki shorts will still hit the mark and can be worn slightly longer (but never below the knee) in case you skipped the squats one too many times.
The White Stripes
A no-brainer for summer garms, nautical-inspired swimwear offers a classic way to channel some effortless Parisian cool. Swim shorts with bold vertical stripes are trending as they can be easily paired with a basic T-shirt and flip-flops or espadrilles for a laid-back, stylish day-to-night look this summer.
Bold stripes not only look the business under the sun: they’ll also work wonders if you’re not beach body ready. If you’re on the slimmer side, horizontal stripes will add a little width. If you’re carrying excess baggage, vertical stripes will elongate your body by drawing the eye up and down.
The best way to ensure that all your snaps are on point is to avoid clashing prints with your mates. Not only will images featuring simple block-color swimwear not date as quickly, but you’re also more likely to find a single shade that flatters you than a whole pattern.
Just make sure you pick a shade that suits you and accentuates your colorings, otherwise it can be disastrous for your skin tone. If you’re lacking in vitamin D or didn’t have time to get a spray tan before jetting off, opt for deep green, burgundy or navy hues. They sit well on milk bottle bodies. If darker-skinned, go for something more vivid. Shades of cobalt blue, lime green and sunshine yellow will help you stand out, or go full Baywatch with red shorts seeing as you’re less prone to the all-over lobster look.
Botanical prints have made the jump from female favorite to everyday essential for men, and there’s no better time to dip your toe in the water than when on holiday. Hawaiian prints and tropical foliage make great Instagram-fodder. However, if you’re on the pale side, go for something with a dark background to avoid looking washed out. Similarly, those with darker complexions should opt for a light background to dial up the contrast and make the shorts stand out.
Credit to fashionbeans website.