The swimwear / bikini trends for 2013 were the first to introduce us to the fashionable styles envisioned as to round up and complement a dreamlike summer holiday landscape that must be including a warm sun, the perfect white sand, a stack of magazines / books, a pair of cool sunnies and the ultimate swim piece.

The resort season picked up right where spring and summer left off, proceeding in shaping the trends that will slowly lead our way into 2014. And although the swimwear trends tend to move relatively slowly, some elements barring novelty already set themselves apart. From gorgeous separates, to one-piece beauties, the styles for 2014 are no longer playing nice, choosing a sexier and more alluring direction.

Read on for an extra dash of inspiration for the summer and to find out what cuts and styles will define your swimwear choices during the upcoming months. If you’d like to keep up to date with all the latest fashion trends and how to style then, subscribe to Fashionising.com’s newsletter or follow us on Facebook.

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Cut-away swimwear.

With cut-out clothing still standing as one of spring 2013‘s most remarkable fashion trends, the swimwear range featuring subtle or less subtle cuts didn’t pass the chance of putting even more emphasis on the bare skin. Infused with an edgy feel, coming in both bold colors and timeless neutrals, the cut-away swimwear pieces proved to still bare a good share of influence over the 2014 bikini style map.


Cut-away swimwear at Cushnie et Ochs Resort ’14, Herve Leger Resort ’14 and Jason Wu Resort ’14

One-piece swimwear.

Either minimalist but dressed up in provocative colors, sleek with a hint of sporty, or beautifully printed and evocative of a distant decade, the one-piece swimsuits stand right at the crossroad where the classic meets the modern and the demure encounters the striking. Making for figure flattering and timeless investments, one-piece swimsuits might play the same familiar note, but they play quite right.


One-piece swimwear at Zero + Maria Cornejo Resort ’14, Bottega Veneta Resort ’14 and Rachel Comey Resort ’14

Printed swimwear.

Making up for their relatively slow paced evolution, intriguing where the silhouettes fail to excite, or complementing an equally adventurous cut, the printed pieces of swimwear are always a sure way to tell if you’re moving forward or totally heading backwards. Between Versace’s mesmerizing tiny floral and vichy checks clash, Michael Kors’ fresh take on his animal print staple and House of Holland’s psychedelic combination of patterns, the future looks bright and super-spirited.


Printed swimwear at House of Holland Resort ’14, Versace Resort ’14 and Michael Kors Resort ’14

Overlay and bikini pairings.

Even if you won’t be able to shop it right away, the resort 2014 brought along a series of combinations that are keen on replacing the classic bikini top with either long, three quarter or short sleeved overlays that bring a sense of effortlessness to your beach wardrobe. Cropped, crocheted or perforated, each of the swimwear styles begs for a statement accessorizing and a long, relaxing vacation.


Overlays & bikinis at Herve Leger Resort ’14, Michael Kors Resort ’14 and Bottega Veneta Resort ’14

Picture inspiration.

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