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This summer has given us a multitude of fashion-forward swimwear trends, from sexy one-piece monokinis to geometric patterns that pop. But the ultimate in sexy beach fashion for 2013 has to be swimsuits inspired by classic lingerie styling.

Today’s hottest swimwear designers are taking cues from the lingerie world and creating gorgeous, boudoir-inspired pieces that will have hearts racing and heads turning left and right!

Here are a few ways designers are adapting lingerie to swim fashions:

BEACH BUNNY, Gundpowder & Lace

Lovely Lace
One of the most common ways we’re seeing the lingerie-inspired swimwear trend playing out is with the addition of lace. While some designers are creating lace-inspired prints and fabrics, others are taking it a step further and actually adding real lace to their swimwear designs.

Think sexy lace-waist bikini bottoms, lace-trimmed triangle tops and lace-paneled cover-ups. Not only does it create texture that dares to be touched, but it also has a seductively sexy semi-sheer look.

SEAFOLLY, Rococo Rose

Corsets & Bustiers
In addition to lovely lace styles, you’ll also notice a ton of bustiers, bra tops and swimsuits with corset detailing. The vast majority of this season’s bustiers and bra tops feature a sweetheart neckline as well as molded cups and/or underwire. Like a traditional bra, these design features will help support your bust while simultaneously creating a look that’s very va-va-voom.

Similarly, swimsuits with corset backs will help suck you in and accentuate both your waist and bustline. Whether you’re into bikinis or one-pieces, there are a wide variety of styles to choose from.


Getting Cheeky
For the 2013 season, a number of designers are getting cheeky with their designs and creating flattering hipster and boyshort bottoms with super cheeky back cuts. Like their lingerie counterparts, these hipster and boyshort swimsuit bottoms come in a number of different styles and will accentuate your backside.

You can find them in prints, solids or with flirty details and embellishments. But for the truly bold beachgoer who wants to show off those hard-earned buns of steel, you can even find a huge selection of thong swimsuit bottoms with seamless construction.

If you’re into sexy and sultry swimwear styles, the lingerie-inspired swimwear trend is a must-try this season. Find your perfect style and get your flirt on!

(Main Photo Above: BEACH BUNNY, Somebody’s Heartbreak

Susan is a blogger for Beauty and the Beach, a swimwear blog by, an online retailer of fashion-forward designer swimwear, beachwear, sandals and accessories.

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One Response to “Lingerie-Inspired Swimwear Is This Summer’s Hottest Beach Trend”

  1. VivianW says:

    I absolutely am loving this trend! A few years ago I found a gorgeous bikini with a lace overlay and I asked myself why more designers aren’t taking similar design cues. I like each individual trend listed here, but I really love the uber sexy lace strappy one by BEACH BUNNY, Gundpowder & Lace. I also really like the longline bra / bustier looking two piece by Seafolly, Rococo Rose. It is a new silhouette not often seen in swimwear but it works, and I think the junior market will really pick it up to replace the tankini style.

    One thing to keep in mind when using lace in swimwear: quality is key. Most swimsuit fabrics are tested to withstand chlorine and fading while most laces are not put up to such tests. They also do not usually dry as quickly as most swimsuit fabrics.

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