The hottest spring-summer 2016/17 swimwear trends

Get fresh with new Australian spring summer 2016 17 swimwear fashion trends.

This Australian spring summer 2016 is all about keeping your swimwear fashion trends low key. Think block colours and classic silhouettes. Picture the perfect day stretched out on your towel, or that flawless sandy-bum Insta shot (flaunt it, ladies) but without the fuss. Yup, this season it's all about less is more. From sporty crop tops to sexy one-pieces - there is a style that will complement your bodyshape and personal style.

Still not sure what's hot? Don't worry, we’ve found the hottest Australian swimwear styles for spring summer 2016/17 straight from the trendsetters.


Get fresh with new Australian spring summer 2016 17 swimwear fashion trends.

The one-piece is back and here to stay. Designers are bringing some sexiness to this modest piece by bringing in low-backed cuts or sternum-skimming V necks, and the typically high-leg style lengthens the legs like no other. Even better, throw on a pair of high-waisted denim shorts, sneakers and some mirrored sunnies and you’ve got a festival look sorted!

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Sports luxe has spilled over from leisure wear into the Australian swimwear spring summer trends. Think high-necked racerback tops and bright neoprene. Perfect for beach volleyball or a rousing game of Marco Polo.

Straps galore

Worn on the runways and by celebs, the strappy swimsuit is making a splash. Think one-pieces with corset-style lacing up either side, or for the bold among you, bikini bottoms with thin, strappy sides to show some leg. A feminine twist on this trend is the wraparound bikini top. Wrapping across the front and tying at the back is cute and accentuates the waist, giving off a vintage vibe.

Deep Vs and cut outs

Get fresh with new Australian spring summer 2016 17 swimwear fashion trends.

Everyone loves triangles. No, not the good old triangle bikini top. Triangles are pleasing to the human eye, so play into this with sexy cut outs in triangle or diamond shapes. At the hips, waist or right below the breast bone work best. Or be daring with a deep V-neck in a one piece. If you’re extra brave, go for the uber deep, bellybutton-grazing styles. If you’re keen to try it but want to ease into it, try a neckline where the deepest point of the V sits at the base of the sternum.

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Fab rear gear

While once the tops had all the glory this Australian season, the humble bikini bottom shines this spring summer 2016. From vintage high-waisted styles to skimpy high cut to super cheeky Brazilian cut bottoms, there’s something for everyone to make their bottom half look and feel as fabulous as the top half. You can even showcase your daring bikini bottom by paring it with a trendy top so as not to draw focus.


Geometric prints are huge and so are cute shapes like fruity patterns, hearts, and sailor stripes. Have some fun with this trend and mix and match patterned tops with plain bottoms, or wear clashing prints.

Remember ladies, no matter what the Australian fashion trends are for spring summer 2016/17, confidence never goes out of style!  

Words: Hanna Sloan