Top swimwear trends for summer 2013
We found the season's top swimsuits to take the stress out of your summer shopping. Whether you are traveling to a faraway destination for a little R&R or spending the day on one of Long Island's best beaches, take a look at this summer's hottest trends for women, men and children. -- Matthew T. Murray
FRINGE Once reserved for cowboys in the faded glory of Western movies, fringe has now taken on a feminine flourish. This Empyre Girls itsy-bitsy bikini is made for an outdoor summer concert (with denim shorts, of course). The bikini top, $24.95, and bottom, $19.95, features a neon tribal print with monochromatic fringe overlay; at zumiez.com.
A rainbow pattern gives life to the fringe trend on this bikini. Top, $13.80, bottom, $12.80, at forever21.com.
If bikinis aren’t your thing, this acid-wash print suit is a quieter take on the fringe trend; $88 at pacsun.com.
This Kandy Wrappers for PacSun suit is a shade of coral that is just asking to be worn under the summer sun; $44.62 at pacsun.com.
CUT-OUTS Funny tan lines aside, cut-out swimwear can be a stylish way to show off your body without revealing too much. This suit by Vitamin A is $190 at everythingbutwater.com.
This Lucky Brand one-piece features a floral lace overlay; $98 at zappos.com.
Graphic prints are big this summer and this Roxy cut-out look plays it up with a zesty spectrum of color; $82 at zappos.com.
If you’re in the mood for a punchy neon suit, this cut-out one-piece should be right up your alley; $24.80 at forever21.com.
Why not combine two summer trends at once? This Lira one-piece comes in a muted black or blush pink; $73.95 at pacsun.com.
COLOR BLOCKING Punchy pops of highly-saturated color works well on the beach. This Motel 50s-style halter's black detail makes the pink stand out even more; $59.40 at asos.com.
Sporty and sexy, this Nike "Bondi" color-blocked bikini was made for running in the sand and jumping over waves; top, $44, and bottom, $42, at nordstrom.com.
Stark black injected with neoprene pink and yellow are a 1980s redux in modern swimwear. This BeachRiot one-piece, $133, belongs on a beach in Malibu. Shop at pacsun.com.
Black, white and navy work together on this sleek suit from Parah Swimwear's Color Block Collection; on sale for $290 at nancymeyer.com.
BOLD COLORS A neon lime swimsuit with a retro feel combines something old with something radically new. This Topshop bikini top, $30, and high-waisted bikini pants, $20, are an inexpensive way to make a stylish statement this summer; at topshop.com.
Flamingo pink brightens up this Old Navy bandeau suit; $29.94 at oldnavy.com.
This vibrant red Aerie tankini boasts a sweetheart neckline and optional halter ties; top, $39.95, and bottom, $19.95, at ae.com.
A vibrant citrus hue and unique strap details make this L*Space suit a standout; $146 at singer22.com.
RETRO A feminine daisy print dots this Urban Outfitters retro high-waisted bikini; top, $36, and bottom, $50, at urbanoutfitters.com.
This belted one-piece is a modern rendition of the iconic suit Marilyn Monroe once wore; $198 at shoshanna.com/shop.
Monochromatic polka dots were the rage in the 1950s. Today, J. Crew is offering polka-dot numbers in a variety of colors and silhouettes. This dotty bikini top, $40, and bottom, $50, is great for women with curves; at jcrew.com.
This retro-inspired Juicy Couture swimsuit is embellished with heart-shaped hardware ideal for "Grease"-style summer loving; top, $87, and bottom, $87, at bloomingdales.com.
This pin-up girl's nautical swimsuit is a fresh take on an old style; top, $13.80, and bottom, $12.80, at forever21.com.
CROCHET Channeling the easy breezy vibe of 70s style icons, crochet is white hot right now. The subtle sex appeal of crochet makes it appropriate for women of any age. This Jets:Entice bikini is $631 at everythingbutwater.com.
This Becca Etc. by Rebecca Virtue crochet number is sleek and figure-flattering but still beachy; $114 at everythingbutwater.com
Crochet swimwear doesn’t need to be limited to blacks and whites. This Missoni crochet-knit swimsuit is for fun-loving sun bathers only; $580 at netaporter.com.
This BECCA by Rebecca Virtue swimsuit hides problem areas without going overboard on coverage. It gets rave reviews for its slimming fit and youthful energy; $128 at zappos.com.
WILD PRINTS Graphic prints ran wild on the spring 2013 runways. This trend has entered into the arena of swimwear, with popping prints adorning one-pieces and bikinis. This Motel bikini has a padded bandeau top and midi-brief bottoms; $70 at motelrocks.com.
This Aeropostale bandeau top, $12, is a fun, tropical take on a floral print. Tone it down with a solid bottom in a turquoise or coral shade, or Aeropostale offers a matching bottom for head-to-toe fun, $12; at aeropostale.com.
We Are Handsome, a swimwear label favored by Rihanna and actress Diane Kruger, thrives on unique prints. This one-piece features a breathtaking landscape scene; $275 at wearehandsome.com/shop.
This one-piece swimdress by Rebecca Virtue is inspired by the swirling colors of a peacock’s feather; $162 at everythingbutwater.com.
FOR HIM Men can say goodbye to boring colors and poor fits. Today's swimsuits come in popping prints, bold hues and hit just above the knee. This Bonobos swimsuit is $145 at bonobos.com.
This Analog suit features a retro, hyper-realistic print that will complement the '60s styles your lady will be wearing at the beach; $55.50 at pacsun.com.
Seersucker board shorts are perfect for warm weather getaways. This J. Crew rendition, $44.50, is a summer must-have for the well-traveled gentleman; at jcrewfactory.com.
For the wild and daring guy who dreams of starring in an LMFAO music video, this ASOS leopard swim short will make him the coolest cat on the beach; $37.33 at asos.com.
H&M’s striped suit shows that real men wear pink -- especially at the beach; $29.95 at H&M stores.
For barbecues at the beach and 4th of July pool parties, this Bonobos suit is for the all-American guy; $75 at bonobos.com.
FOR THE KIDS Girls' and boys' swimwear is often even cooler than mom's and dad's, and fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg's designs for GapKids are no exception. This pink one-piece is adorned with cartoon-print zebras; $45 at gap.com.
This Old Navy one-piece is ready for long days of building sand castles under the sun; $16.94 at oldnavy.com.
This colorful Roxy one-piece is for mini-beach babes in the making; $44 for ages 4 to 14 at nordstrom.com.
J. Crew has a solution to the struggle of kids versus sunblock. This rash guard in a polka-dot comes with UPF 50 sun protection, keeping your kid stylish and safe; $38 at jcrew.com.
From superheroes to their favorite animals, boys love rocking swimwear with prints. These J. Crew board shorts feature an adorable whale print; $48 at jcrew.com.
These Children’s Place Americana board shorts are a perfect match to Daddy’s version; $17.95 at childrensplace.com.
This suit's bright green color and shark print were made for the beach; $14 at childrensplace.com.
These Junk Food Superman swim trunks are too cool for school-- and perfect for summer; $29.95 at gap.com.