7 Summer Swimwear Trends For 2023 That Have Caught Our Eye!

woman wearing a blue swimsuit with her arm around a woman in a black swimsuit

Summer is well and truly underway and we’re so excited about the different summer swimwear trends making waves this year. From nostalgic one pieces popping up by the pool to block colours standing out on the beach, there are all kinds of flattering and sophisticated looks dominating the headlines this summer. Whether you are up for some poolside posing or planning to get adventurous in the great outdoors, dive into some of the summer swimwear trends that have caught our eye here at Davy J. 

The Timeless One Piece

Sleek one pieces are making the headlines in summer 2023, both in and out of the water. Though we’re talking simple and full coverage styles here, this year’s trendy one pieces still make a statement but through silhouettes rather than prints. This season it’s all about The LBS - The Little Black Swimsuit.

Block Colours

Forget the prints, it’s all about the block colours this season. From pretty pastels and neat neutrals to contrast contours, less is definitely more and block colours are creating some of the boldest looks. Whether you want to go baywatch with an eyecatching red swimsuit number or stand out in a bright blue bikini, block colours are a trend to get on board with in 2023 and will have much more longevity in your waterwear wardrobe than a seasonal pattern.

Sporty Styles

As activities like wild swimming and paddleboarding continue to surge in popularity, it is no wonder that sporty styles are dominating the swimwear scene this summer. Flattering sporty cuts are perfect for getting active, so whether you are looking for the perfect swimsuit for open water or planning to try a new watersport on holiday, make sure that you get on board with the sporty swimwear trend in summer 2023.

One-Shoulder Tops

Though one-shoulder looks started to pop up last year, they show no sign of disappearing any time soon. We’re yet to develop the right Davy J version but one-shoulder tops are a great way to introduce some style interest, ooze femininity and showcase the collarbone and shoulders. This summer swimwear trend looks set to stay with one-shoulder swimsuits doubling up as a stylish body - perfect for a chic look at brunch or out for drinks.

High-Waisted Bikini Briefs

We’ve seen the rise and rise of this trend for a few years now and it looks like they’re around to stay - which we love! High-waisted briefs are super flattering on lots of body shapes from petite to plus size and go with all kinds of swim tops. The right briefs can even be overlapped with a top to form the look and feel of a one-piece but the convenience or a two-piece. We’re big fans of swimwear that showcases our natural figures with pride and that’s exactly what the high-waisted bottoms summer swimwear trend does perfectly.

Long Sleeves

Long sleeves might not be the first thing you think of when you think about the summer, but they’ve certainly got a place in our swimwear wardrobes this sunny season. Long sleeves can be surprisingly practical as well as stylish in summer to give extra UV protection if you’re jetting off to a hot country, layers of warmth and wind protection if you’re hitting the waves or more coverage if you’re seeking more modesty swimwear looks. For wild swimming or watersports, stay protected and on-trend with a long sleeve swim top and for the ultimate active bond girl look - go for a full long sleeve swimsuit.

Cover Ups

Last but not least, swimwear that crosses over into daywear is really standing out this summer. Cover ups are the perfect finishing touch to your swimwear look so it’s no surprise that this summer swimwear trend has been around for some time. Crochet cover ups are new on the scene in 2023, adding intricate detail to your swimwear look as you make the way to the beach or relax on your balcony. 

If you’re looking to get on board with the summer swimwear trends this year, don’t forget to take a look at Davy J’s complete range of sustainable styles.

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