Hot off the tail of Haute Couture Week was Miami Swim Week, which returned post-pandemic with a serious selection of swim and beachwear to enjoy for the remainder of summer (and beyond). 

The four-day swimwear spectacle — which saw hundreds of brands, veterans and newcomers alike, arrive in Miami Beach — introduced a bevy of swimwear trends, ranging from Tarzan bottoms and upside-down bikinis to three-piece beachwear sets and flossy separates. Other standouts included crochet bikinis, belly chains, and cut-outs, one of the year’s top red carpet and street style trends. Clearly, after spending last summer in lockdown, making a statement with our swimsuit collection this year is a must. 

Ahead, see every wet ‘n’ wild swimwear trend that made waves in Miami Beach.


If you thought the swimwear world was immune to fashion’s current obsession with cut-outs, you were wrong. From patterned one-pieces at the Emilio Pucci presentation to high-rise bikinis with under-belt holes at Jonathan Simkhai, this trend revealed itself as a top contender at nearly every show and presentation.

Jonathan SimkhaiPhotography by Simon Soong.

ChromatPhotography by Simon Soong.
Emilio PucciPhoto: Sansho Scott/ BFA.

Tarzan Bikinis

Worried about tan lines? We suggest ditching the cut-outs for a day or two and opting instead for a barely-there Tarzan bikini, the Megan Thee Stallion-approved swimwear trend that leaves very little to the imagination. 

BoohooPhoto:Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images.

Naranja Furcado

Photo by: Simon Song.
LeimakaniPhoto by: Simon Soong.

Belly Chains

We saw them at the Chanel show on Lily-Rose Depp, and again in Savage x Fenty’s Savage Summer campaigns — the next stop on the belly chain’s route to the top of the trend charts? Miami Swim Week. 

Bfyne x Models Of Color Matter

PrettyLittleThingPhoto by: Charles Hundley/GoRunway.
SimonettPhoto by: Simon Soong.

Upside-Down Bikinis

They might not be your best chance at going flash-free in the ocean, but, I’ll admit, upside-down bikinis look good on Instagram and runways alike. 

Neena Swim

Photo by: Simon Soong.

Luli FamaPhoto by: Simon Soong.
Neena SwimPhoto by: Simon Soong.

Beachwear Sets

These days, you need a full look — including a matching sarong and crop top — for your beach ensemble to feel complete. See Boohoo’s show at the Versace Mansion for proof.

BoohooPhoto:Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images.

PrettyLittleThingPhoto: Charles Hundley/GoRunway.
Megan Mae SwimPhoto by: Simon Soong.

Flossy Separates

Tarzan bikinis aren’t the only skimpy swimwear silhouette garnering popularity this summer. Flossy separates, with strings that criss-cross every which way, are also trending. That said, like cut-out suits, you’re bound to end the day with one hell of a tan line. All to say: Don’t forget sunscreen! 

Neena SwimPhoto by: Simon Soong.

BoohooPhoto by: Simon Soong.
Nia Lynn CollectionPhoto by: Simon Soong.

Crochet Bikinis

Another fashion trend that’s creeping into swimwear? Crochet. And like Harry Styles’ DIY JW Anderson cardigan, these knit beachwear looks will have us knitting for months. Or not, if you settle for one of the pieces from Sports Illustrated or Boohoo that showed them during Swim Week.

BoohooPhoto:Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images.

Sports IllustratedPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images.
Sports IllustratedPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images.

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