Ladies heading off on a winter holiday this year will want to make sure their swimsuit is right on trend. After all, the design and cut of your swimwear should always match the stunning surroundings you choose for a tropical escape.
If soaking up the rays and chilling by the pool or beach with a cocktail is one of your favourite holiday activities, then a villa vacation in Thailand definitely won’t disappoint.
Most private holiday properties on Phuket and Koh Samui come with their own enticing oceanview pool, and with most of the facilities built around it; you’re the sure spend plenty of time in a swimsuit.
In fact, one of the best things about a trip to Thailand’s islands is the multitude of different locations where swimwear is the most appropriate attire. Whether you’re strolling along the beach, lying by the pool or enjoying an afternoon of drinks and nibbles at the local beach club, it's a good idea to pack a swimsuit for every occasion.
To help you choose, below are some of the hottest swimwear trends for women in 2016.
Off The Shoulder
If you’re on the lookout for new swimwear trends that are set to take fashionistas across the world by storm, Miami’s Swim Week is one of the best places to go. The 2015 event showcased an array of the designs that we can expect to see all over Thailand’s beaches in 2016, including plenty of off-the-shoulder styles. One and two-piece options were paraded down the runway, and certainly offer ladies the practical advantage of avoiding tan lines on their shoulders and décolletage. The floral design by Tori Praver is ideal for those in search of something a little more skimpy for some serious sunbathing sessions.
Edgy cutout designs have infiltrated many beach wardrobes over the past couple of years, and now swimsuit cutouts are set to get even more extreme. The colourful one-piece by Mara Hoffman is both practical and stylish, and ideal for some morning laps at your private villa. Simply pair with a white sarong or beach dress for a more dressed up look if you want to take this ensemble down to the beach club for Sunday brunch. Eye catching Aztec motifs also remain in vogue this year, whether they’re printed on a swimming costume, a crop top or a kimono.
The High Road
If your wardrobe leans more towards the vintage side of fashion, then the catwalk’s of Miami Swim Week offered some attractive choices. Retro style two-piece swimsuits are leading the pack at the moment when it comes to bikinis, as not only do they ooze effortless chic, but they’re extra flattering as well – particularly for ladies with curvier forms. This cut draws emphasis to the narrowest point of the waist, helping to create a smooth and feminine hourglass. We can’t think of anything better that slipping on this bikini to enjoy a glass of champagne and the sea breeze on a privately chartered yacht.
Modern Meets Classic
Sometimes less is more – especially when you’re leaving more to the imagination in an elegant one-piece swim suit like the Grecian-inspired number from Bloomingdales. The simple silhouette and black fabric emanate classic glamour, while the single shoulder strap introduces a modern twist. One shoulder straps were all the rage in this season’s swimwear fashion shows, from sturdy straps like this one to smaller spaghetti straps. One shoulder straps add an extra element of fun to your beachwear getup, and are the ideal choice for afternoon sun-bathing on Phuket or Koh Samui.
Lace It Up
When it comes to fashion, sometime it’s all about the finer details. This season’s swimwear designs include a fabulous range of intricate detailing, from tiny ruffles to lacy embellishments. A sexy lace-up one-piece is perfect for an afternoon DJ session at the beach club. Not only does the detailing emanate a boho vibe; it also adds extra shape and interest in lieu of jewellery – which you may not want to wear if you’re planning on a dip in the pool.