5 Swimwear Trends To Try

Paradise (noun): a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness

For me, my current habitat of Tropical North Queensland is a true paradise. From turquoise dotted bays, to hidden waterfalls, to The Great Barrier Reef, one of the wonders of the world, I spent every spare minute I get in the tropical sunshine embracing nature at its finest. #ModernHippy

What does paradise deserve?
The best swimwear!

Today I bring you five of my fave tropical flouncing outfits (aka swimwear) and the stunning, sunshine-filled, locations I wear them to!

If you're in need of a new swimsuit, you're in luck! I've done all the hard slogging to find you the best bargain beauties for each swimwear trend!


Tropical Print

From bold florals to palm tree prints, a tropical print bikini is one swimwear style that is always in style. Call it the LBD of the bikini world, if you may!
 
 Tchupala falls
bikini waterfall
Tchupala falls
Bikini: Target

These photos were taken last weekend at the stunning Tchupala falls off the Palmerston Hwy, Atherton Tablelands. Jake and I took a walk on the wild side and walked down the side of a closed footpath and right into this cascading beauty. I even took a natural shower under one of the cascades! Photos were taken, but my poor attempt at being some sort of curvy bikini model was as cringey as Tom Cruise's 'I love Katie Holmes' moment.

Bold and brash is it when it comes to this trend! Go for a matching set for a paradise island vibe, or miss-match it up with stripes if you're feeling kinda quirky!

Neoprene
 Let's be real; wet suits can never be sexy! But that doesn't mean that neoprene can't be! The saucy little niece of the wet suit, the neoprene bikini is a whole lot of sporty sex appeal! Plus: it is oh-so-comfy!

Behana gorge waterfall
How's this for a natural swimming pool? Chilling at Behana Gorge Waterfall, Cairns.
curvy girl bikini
denim bikini
denim bikini style

This Triangl beauty is my go-to beach number, I just love the support and you honestly can't beat denim! The above slice of paradise is Palm Cove, which is just north of Cairns. Palm, dotted beaches, island views and an abundance of restaurants make this beach the most popular in my area.

It's all about finding the right shape for you! If you have a larger bust, go for an underwired number for added support. If you are super athletic, the classic triangle shape will make you look like a total surfer babe!
neoprene bikini trend


Fringe
With the revival of everything fringe, comes the fringe bikini! A smaller-busted girls best friend, the fringe bikini enhances your curves to the max!
 
girl fringe bikini
 Relaxing by the pool at the Oaks Lagoon Resort, Port Douglas.
girl on beach
Bikini: Style Moi

Do you have a 'dirty bikini'? Ok... that wasn't meant to sound that bad! By a 'dirty bikini' I mean a piece that you don't mind getting a bit grotty. This purple fringe number is mine. After leaving it to get a little bit, erm, mouldy (yuck), I always wear this number whilst taking my best buddy Axle for his much-loved beach trips! However, I am currently on the look out for a new fringed wonder!

If you're a beginner at quirky bikinis, opt for a plain coloured number and let that saucy fringe do the talking! If you want to make a real statement, a printed number is sure to do the trick!
fringe bikini

Lace Up
Lace up bodysuits, lace up shoes, lace up skirts.... it's time to rock the lace up swimsuit! Whether you go for a one piece or a bikini, this one is the piece to rock for 2016!
 
Stoney Creek CairnsMirrored water at Stoney Creek Falls, Cairns.
girl in waterfall

Pepina falls
Swimsuit: Indikah

How's this for a private paradise? Pepina Falls, in Ravenshoe, feels like it's truly in the middle of the tropical wilderness!

Although this Indikah swimsuit is a little bit more low cut than what I'd normally opt for, both the print and the lace-up neck made me fall in love with it!

The lace-up trend is funky tan lines guaranteed! But who cares when it looks this good?!
lace up swimwear

Crochet 
Whether you layer a crochet crop over your bikini or go for a full crochet set, this trend is a big fat tick to the bohemian trend.
 
crochet crop top

crochet swim
Crochet top: City Beach
Bikini Bottoms: Cotton On Body

Ok...I have to confess... technically this isn't a crochet bikini, it's a crochet top over a bikini. Nonetheless, I am obsessed with this look. Apparently you guys love it too, the above photo is one of my most popular Instagram snaps to date! Maybe it's this wanderlust-inducing waterfall! This beauty is at Granite Gorge, Mareeba, and included some really fun natural water slides! 

 If you're concerned about coverage, a crochet crop top over a bikini is the one for you! If you are going all out crochet, opt for a fully lined version to ensure you feel completely comfortable.
crochet bikini
1. Bikini, South Beach @ ASOS  2.  Bikini, ASOS  3. Top, City Beach  4. Top, General Pants Co

Which bikini trend is your favorite?

Rachel
xoxo

96 comments:

  1. Love the lace bikini and anything with flower print. Colorful and fun is my kind of bikini. Love the locations in which your photos where taken, so magical!

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  2. wow those pics are amazing
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  3. My favorite is the tropical...and ohh I love the watermelon crocheted one!

    Hannah
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  4. I am so loving all of these looks. And I especially love the waterfalls in the photos. It just amplifies the photo. Absolutely stunning.

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  5. I don't know which is my favorite because your body is totally confusing me...so hot and sexy!!! I love all the 5 pieces, you look flawless in all of them!
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  6. The neoprene bikinis are my favourite!

    Luxessed

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  7. Amazing shoot, I love all the bikinis, you look stunning, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

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  8. Great body figure! nice place and swimwear!

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  9. Amazing post and even more amazing photos! Thank you for sharing the swimwear trends with us, you have such a great body figure to support all swimwear styles and trends! The waterfall photos are breathtaking!!
    Kisses!
    Stella
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  10. I hadn't given much thought to bikinis up until Triangl sent a bikini and now I'm a massive fan of neoprene bikinis - you're right, they're so comfortable! You look incredible in these photos Rachel and I love each and every style category :) The green lace-up bikini top (as part of the set) is utterly flawless, fantastic choices!

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  11. You are in paradise there! Gosh... all the lovely natural places! You look amazing in all those bikinis! I'm sort of partial to the Indikah swimsuit. Love this post and now you've got me totally dreaming about Australia!

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    Love, Mary

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  12. Hotness overloaded!!! Gorgeous swimsuits darling. Love them all! Have a fabulous weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len
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  13. These photos are gorgeous, and I'm loving all the swimwear trends!

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  14. These swimsuits are all so perfect! Im loving the fringe ones... though I would normally go with flowery ones :D
    xoxo

    Ileana

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  15. I love all the bikinis on you, Rachel! You're a stunner!

    xoxo Ira
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  16. love the swimwear!
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  17. Love the neoprene Triangle bikini! I've been wanting one of those, they are gorgeous! Also love those photos from the Tchupala falls. That looks like such an amazing place!
    ~Lili
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  18. The pictures in the waterfalls are really great!
    Kisses:)
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  19. Love them all, babe, especially neoprene high waisted bikinis and Triangl
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  20. Love them all, babe, especially neoprene high waisted bikinis and Triangl
    kisses
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  21. Love them all, babe, especially neoprene high waisted bikinis and Triangl
    kisses
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  22. First of all, you have a killer body, Rachel, I mean look at that abs! Sigh, I could only dream of having that. LOL! Secondly, the one trend that I really want to try is Neoprene. It's so pretty, chic and just trendy!

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  23. Loved this - I've actually been eyeing up the Triangl Bridgette bikini for a while and you may have just persuaded me to go for it!

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  24. Great selection! xx

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  25. So many great options and you rock the styles well!!!!


    Amber
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  26. Your pictures are stunning, and I love your swimsuit picks :)

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  27. You look great in all of them! I think the first swim suit and photoshoot is my fave. I'm pretty sure I need to go see that waterfall too-it's gorgeous!!

    -Kelsie
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  28. I can't wait till my holidays to try out some of the swimwear trends, lovely selection. x

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  29. You have a perfect beach body Rachel! I like all of the bikinis you presented. Have a lovely Sunday! xxx

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  30. You're making me so envious of your body Rachel!!! 😻😻😻 I would never dare to attempt wearing bikinis like you because Asians tend to be more flat-chested unfortunately 😹 And I think triangl's swimsuits will make me look as flat as a surfboard without the paddings 😜 have a fab weekend hun 💋💋

    xoxo, Aldora
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  31. Amazing shots!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  32. Stunning pieces. You're looking good.
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  33. Wowww! You look amazing in all bikinis! Your body is to die for!
    Have a wonderful day, gorgeous!
    XO Pisa
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  34. Love, love, love the pictures. They are so great. And the swinsuit picks are perfect !! <3
    Xx Blue Ducklings
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  35. So nice photo!

    Triangle is my favorite!

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  36. I love them all babe, you look fab!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  37. I love your swimwear trend picks Rach, especially the lace up & fringe ones <3 & Can I just comment on how amazing you look in all the pictures (as always) <3

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  38. I love your swimwear trend picks Rach, especially the lace up & fringe ones <3 & Can I just comment on how amazing you look in all the pictures (as always) <3

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  39. all these styles looks so good on you! incredible figure hun! i like the fringe style as i think it would work for small chested girls like me! also love the neoprene ones too xx
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  40. Nice photos and bikinis. love them SO much.

    Maria
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  41. Dear Rachel, so sorry I have to admit I forgot to have a look at the bikinis as your body is definitely a dream and I could only have a look on you! You really should apply for a bikini model - or no, I assume you got already tons of offers for this job! Thanks for the wonderful post <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  42. I love every single one! You look Amazing. Stunning babe.
    - Raysa

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  43. wonderful location & pics! The first bikini you weared is my favourite! kisses
    Sophia
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  44. Girl you look amazing in a bikini... body goals!

    Hope you had a great weekend beautiful

    Filipa xxx
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  45. Love these photos! Amazing swim suites!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  46. The pictures are amazing ! Such a beautiful location! You have beautiful bikinis, thanks for sharing those trends :-)

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  47. All of these styles look so good on you
    xo
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  48. What a fab post hun and err hello amazing body alert! They all suit you so much but I love the lace up trend!

    Elle
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  49. You look stunning hun
    Lovin all the swimwear trends you have mentioned.
    I love the neoprene and tropical ones.

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  50. Hi Rachel!
    I find your blog very beautiful and you are so pretty, so if you want we can follow each other, just let me know!
    Happy week!

    ALISA GROMOVA

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  51. all wonderful I do not know which one to choose

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  52. wow, such great inspirations for summer!

    Happy Monday Doll! Kisses,
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  53. You look amazing in the swimwear, and these places look like a paradise. Amazing photos. xx
    Nina
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  54. i love all the pictures!!
    have a great day
    xx,
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  55. Loving all these trends! Can't wait for swimsuit season!
    ~Samantha
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  56. Your neoprene bikini is fabulous, I have a similar one that I bought in Bali though the bottoms do feel a bit odd being made from neoprene!

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  57. OMG, those pics are amazing and the view is breathtaking. Love all the trends. You look great!

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  58. WOW how gorgeous! I want to try the crochet top, it looks so flattering and boho chic.

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  59. I wish I lived in a tropical paradise. All of your picks and images are gorgeous. I tend to only wear bikinis because I have an hourglass figure and do not have to worry about them being to big in the waist. So I really liked all of your choices.
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  60. Wow you look so stunning and what a gorgeous bod! I love all the swimsuit ideas! It's always fun to have a variety of styles! Lovely photographs! I hope you have had a great day! :)

    Much love,
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  61. I'm really loving tropical prints and crochet right now. Such great styles! All of these look fabulous on you, though :) You can wear anything hun!

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  62. Crochet bikinis are my actual obsession!
    Great photos! :D
    xxx
    S
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  63. Amazing pics, I love this post!

    Alice Cerea,
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  64. They're all so pretty on you! The fringe and crochet are fun!!

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  65. They're all so pretty on you! The fringe and crochet are fun!!

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  66. Amazing pics and selection!!!
    kiss
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  67. Your pictures are taken in such gorgeous places! I love laced swimsuits and tropical print x

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  68. Gorgeous photos! It really is paradise! You look amazing in each suit, I love the pink one

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  69. Ok, first of all you look amazing in all 5 pieces!🔥🔥 The location for all your shots is seriously beautiful! I'm obsessed with your crochet top, it looks so good paired with your bikini bottom.

    xo, jackie
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  70. I've been a fan of neoprene for years and bought one last season, but I think I really want a tropical print style this year. Love all of your selections dear. xx/Masdison
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  71. Gorgeous shots babe! You look ah-maz-ing!!! Great swimsuit trends - loving crochet this season too!
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  72. Thanks for the inspo!I really want the neoprene ones, the designs are so chic!


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  73. The Triangl swimwear looks awesome you!! My favorite is the one piece tho!

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  75. omg perfect body!! gonna do some situps right now!
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  76. omg perfect body!! gonna do some situps right now!
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  77. I need to workout so hard in order to get back to the swimwear again lol I think you look so pretty in every piece, but my fav one is the lace up bodysuit!

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  78. Great photos!

    Xx,

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  79. Amazing bikini!
    Baci,
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  80. these are all so gorgeous! can't wait for summer already. thanks for sharing dear!
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  81. Oh my gosh girl, you have one hell of a bikini body! Goals. <3 And those photos are BEAUTIFUL, it's like you've been to paradise! x I'm much more comfortable in one pieces myself, but I like the look of those fringe bikinis - they seem so fun and girly! Thanks for sharing, hun. x Kisses. x

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  82. OMG, you have amazing body, all swimsuits look amazing on you :)

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  83. Just can't pick a fave cause I like them all! Those places are so dreamy!

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  84. woooow, these are so many amazing styles, I need to try more of them :D You look so stunning and the photos are wonderful, with that backgrounds *_*
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  85. Totally crushing on the lace up and crochet bikini :) Loving this post! Thanks for sharing beautiul
    xoxo

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  86. Loving this post, girlie! All the bikinis you've shared here are so fab and trendy! I love the ones you wore, too, you're such a beach babe! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

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  87. These photos are beautiful! Love every suit!
    xx
    Jen
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  88. Great picks! I must say that I also purchased the same Triangl suit but it did not look the same!
    You look fabulous!

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  89. Love those tropical printed swimsuits :)

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  90. Really love the way you structured this article! I've also been looking for cute crochet tops - these are amazing!

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