Athleisure Takes Over: Swimwear That Goes Anywhere


By Rachel Moran

This season’s swimwear takes its cues from the hot, new athleisure trend. With these fresh fashions, swim pieces can finally double as ultra-cute summer looks.

Try tops that work before the beach, or full ensembles with skirts and matching shorts. Even swimwear that stays on the sand has more structured and detailed silhouettes, hearkening back to the glamour of ’20s and ’50s. Jump to the forefront of summer style with these sexy, on-the-go trends:

The One-Piece

All hail the one-piece! Once considered the domain of hiding “flaws” (No such thing, dear! Just enjoy yourself!), this is now one of the hottest summer looks. Rock it like a leotard with a crocheted choice like the Ale by Alessandra Modern Nomad Crocheted-Back One-Piece Swimsuit and splash around knowing your swimwear will actually stay in place—no worries. Hallelujah: modesty is hot again!

High-Waisted Bikinis

A fabulous extension of fun fashion trends like mom jeans and cheeky, high-rise cutoffs, the high-waisted bikini flatters every bod.

6 Shore Road by Pooja Chloe High-Waist Side-Strap Bikini Bottom, Rainforest Floral from Neiman MarcusRetro patterns and stripes, as well as details like epaulets and stitching, make these selections even more special.

Pair a bold tropical print like on the 6 Shore Road by Pooja Chloe High-Waist Side-Strap Bikini Bottom with a structured bikini top for a pulled-together beach look.

Matching Skirtskate spade new york nahant shore striped skirt from Neiman Marcus

No longer just for little kids, cute cover-up skirts let you get matchy-matchy this year.

Designers are showing pieces that pull over your swimwear—like the Nahant Shore Striped Skirt by Kate Spade New York—so you can be “dressed” to hit the store or hang out with friends while they get ready. These are preppy and pretty, so they work with sneakers or sandals.


Daring even as a regular top, bikini tops that criss-cross at the decolletage are demure, yet very sexy in an unexpected way.

OYE Swimwear Lucette Off-The-Shoulder Two-Piece Swimsuit from Neiman MarcusIt’s fashion-forward pool style at its finest this year.

Any bottom works with this—and so do pants and skirts, before and after swimming.

Try a strappy ensemble like the Lucette Off-The-Shoulder Two-Piece Swimsuit by OYE Swimwear to nail the look head to toe.

T-shirt TopsCover Perfect UPF 50 Long-Sleeve Swim Tee from Neiman Marcus

Paired with skimpier bottoms like a V-cut or low-rise hipsters, T-shirt tops look like super tight tees, but are made of swimwear fabric.

One that protects from the sun in a fun print like Cover Perfect UPF 50 Long-Sleeve Swim Tee is awesome for sporty girls who like to crash around in the waves or dive off boats.

Of course, if you want to slip one on, all you really have to do is like the look.

Try a daring criss-cross bikini top that pairs perfectly with your pants and skirts for on-the-go beach glamour. Click here to scope out the Lucette Off-The-Shoulder Two-Piece Swimsuit by OYE Swimwear on Neiman Marcus!


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