Suit Yourself: Swimwear Trends To Try This Summer

Find the perfect bikini, maillot, or tankini for you in this swimsuit gallery that will get you excited to kick off Summer 2012!

With Summer 2012 upon us, most of us brought out our wide-brimmed hats, bumble bee sunnies, and bright sheer cover-ups and put away our cold weather wardrobe. We now also have the excuse to shop for new sets of pretty swimsuits that will be photographed during our beach trips!

To know the swimsuit trends that are hot, hot, hot this summer, check out our swimwear gallery. You'll find feminine and unique styles, like those in the Roxy and Freeway x Twinkle Ferraren collection, and quirky, vibrant, geometric-printed swimwear that Trina Turk is known for. Sporty gals and those looking for the perfect one-piece would love Speedo’s collection of retro-inspired maillots and tankinis, while classic ladies would adore the bandeaus Soak Swimwear is known for.

To guide you in selecting the swimsuit that works for you, browse our list of styles below and launch the gallery to start mentally shopping for pieces to snag when you go bikini shopping.

This very feminine cut is a staple in every girl’s closet. The bandeau bikini looks good on almost every body shape, but carefully choose the right one for your figure. Girls with a small bust should get a bandeau top with frills or ruffles to add volume. Ladies who are top-heavy, meanwhile, should opt for underwired bandeau tops with straps for added support.

This is probably the most revealing, skimpy yet sexy swimsuit style there is. It never goes out of style, making it one of the most popular swimwear designs. Though it can look good on any shape, too, it looks best on girls with small busts. The triangle-shaped cups tend to lift and enhance the bust, giving the appearance of a fuller chest.

Girls with bigger bottoms will be comfy in a tankini, which lengthens the legs and slims down the thighs. A ruched tankini will also flatter your tummy and suit an apple-shaped body. Those with a longer torso should opt for a tankini that drops at the waist.

It’s cute, it’s stylish, and it's something Katy Perry would wear! This retro high-waisted bikini is back with a vengeance and is getting a lot of attention. It's perfect for girls who are conscious about their tummy but really want to wear a two-piece bikini. And, if you've got an hourglass figure, flaunt it in this style and look every bit like a sexy pin-up girl from the '70s!

Don't think that wearing a one-piece makes you look old and less sexy! There are different types of one-piece bathing suits that sexy, stylish girls would love, such as the monokini and maillot. Monokinis are sexy one-piece suits with cut-out details on the sides, perfect for those with a triangle shape. Maillots are great for most girls who love to flaunt their curves. They come in various cuts--asymmetrical, tube, halter, etc.

Launch the gallery to see all these swimwear styles.

With reports from Trixie Reyna

Store Info:

Roxy is available in Trinoma Mall, Gateway Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons GenSan, Avenue Square Naga, and Embarcadero Mall.

Accessorize is available in Festival Mall, Alabang Town Center, SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Place Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, TriNoma Mall, Marquee Mall in Pampanga, SM Pampanga, SM Davao, SM Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Dumaguete, SM Cagayan de Oro, and Abreeza Mall in Davao.

Speedo concept shops are located in Abreeza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Bonifacio High Street, Chimes Davao, LimKetKai Mall, Lucky China Town Mall, Marquee Mall, Gateway, Glorietta 4, Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Manila, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, The Podium, and Trinoma.

Freeway is available in The Row, Edsa Shangri-La Plaza, SM North Edsa, Trinoma, Glorietta 5, SM Fairview, Alimall, Robinsons Galleria, SM Mall of Asia, SM Sucat, SM Megamall, Robinsons Metro East Mall, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, Market! Market!, and Ayala Center Cebu.

Moana is located at Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City.

Nudo is available online. Check out their Facebook page.

Soak Swimwear is available in Archaeology, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City. Also check out their website.

Trina Turk Swim and Spa Collection is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati.

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