These are the trending 2023 two piece swimsuits you need for the season…
Whether you’re ready for hitting up the beach for some sun-soaked fun, or relaxing poolside with friends, here at SLHer we’re happily eyeing all that this season’s 2 pieces have to offer. This season, designers are welcoming back favorite perennials along with unexpected new designs and fabrics.
Whether you’re feeling romantic, daring or even a little gothy (hello, Wednesday) our editors have their 23 favorites that are here for ladies of all shapes and sizes. Ready to dive in?
I GLEAM, YOU GLEAM
This season, we’re all ready to get our shine on. From metallics bright enough to charge a solar battery, to Mermaidcore-inspired shimmery and sparkly…if brilliance is your goal, you’ll have plenty to reflect on…
Combine a little color-blocking (also trending this season, BTW) with some luscious metallic threading in this piece from Oséree’s new season.
More into metallic than sparkle? This two piece by Dolce & Gabbana will make you look like you’ve been dipped in silver.
Weaving a glittery dash of sparkle into their iconic zigzag pattern, this one-shouldered bikini from Missoni has a universally flattering silhouette fit for everyone.
Finally, this teal-metallic beauty by Moschino is giving us pure mermaidcore vibes. On sale now, you should definitely make this one part of your world…
Moschino, Metallic Triangle Biking Top $105 and Metallic Finish Bottom $78
ROMANCE IN THE AIR
If ruffles and florals are your thing, this season doesn’t disappoint. Along with the classic floral flair, we’re seeing some pastoral influencing as well as some intriguing goth (no cap!) inspired pieces.
This suit reminds us of charming garden floral patterns you’d find in a stately French estate, made fresh with a modern, one-shoulder tie top. Comes in sizing from 2 to 22.
Summersalt, The Bold Shoulder Ruched Bikini Top $65 & The Ruched High Leg Bottom $60
Flouncy with some major color pop, this two piece from Zimmerman’s new season has plenty to love.
They say you shouldn’t let love pass you by. In the case of this limited edition, mini-ruffle 2-piece, these are wise words indeed. A fresh collab between NYC-based luxury womenswear label Markarian, and d-to-c apparel brand Summersalt, the blue and sage florals look positively lovely when paired with a *chef’s kiss* of mini ruffles along the decolletage and hips. Why isn’t this one in your cart already?
Summersalt, The Mini-Ruffle Wanderlust Bikini Top $70 and The Mini-Ruffle High Leg Mid Rise Bikini Bottom $65
Okay all you Wednesday fans…if dark academia is your year round vibe, this suit is for you. Courtesy of Zesica’s new season, this ruffled top (in black, ‘natch) combined with its crochet-inspired swim skirt becomes the dreamy goth swim fit you’ve been looking for.
Zesica, Black Ruffle Accent Bikini Top $16.99 and Black Crochet Overlay Skirted Bottoms $11.99
Coverage comfortable lovers, rejoice. This season, the high waist is making its way back in bottoms, big time. Whether you decide to go a little retro or prefer today’s sleek modern, there’s nothing cheeky in your coverage here.
Case in point, this modern take on the high-waisted trend offers plenty of hip coverage without taking things all the way up to the belly button. The flexible underwire wrap bikini top makes an ideal companion, and features a halter-tie neckline with a distinctive crisscross wrap-tie closure. All together in Barbiecore-worthy hot fuchsia.
Boston Proper, Swim Sense Underwire Wrap Bikini Top $39.99 High-Waisted Bikini Bottom $39.99
This lovely lavender with it’s vintage floral pattern and classic high-waisted silhouette creates the perfect combination. Comes in sizing options from 2 up to 22.
Summersalt, The Wanderlust Bikini Top $50 and High Leg High Rise Bottom $45
This next fit has all the best of the 90s. U-neck meets wide shoulder straps above and combines with a super high cut, high waist bottom. This suit is channeling big Cindy Crawford SI swimsuit cover energy…and we are so here for it.
Sometimes it’s just the little details that take a suit from good to next level. These high leg, high rise bottoms look great as is, but then you add the cute side-tie, plus the absolutely adorbs pattern, and you have a look that’s fire.
Summersalt, The Triangle Bikini Top $65 and The Side-Tie High Leg High Rise Bottom $60
You’ve heard the buzz and scrolled the feeds, but can quiet luxury translate to swimwear? Absolutely. This concept emphasizes sophisticated and understated in its approach to the luxe look. Think timeless designs, high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Looking to pursue this trend? Here are some elegant options…
This LBB has everything going for it – classic fit, soft ribbed fabric with chic faux tortoiseshell ring details give it a je ne sais quoi that just reads iconic.
Summersalt, The Ribbed Wanderlust Bikini Top $60 and Ribbed High Leg Mid Rise Bottom $55
Rich teal meets lovely ruching, creating a look that gives a nod to classic Hollywood and bombshell beauties. Top comes in sizing up to a 44G.
Knix, Sculpt Bandeau Bikini Top $55 and Ultra High Rise Swim Bottom $65
Stripes are one of the most iconic patterns in bathing suits. So what happens when you combine it with a classic cut, some romantic top ties, and in a nautical blue? As with this two-piece, it becomes a suit that surpasses fast trends and is a piece you’ll reach for time and time again.
Summersalt, The Tie Oasis Bikini Top $65 and The High Leg High Rise Bottom $60
Tell us you’re wearing a couture brand without telling us you’re wearing a couture brand. Oh, and logos get you zero points.
(on Sale NOW from $480)
MORE THAN A SPORTING CHANCE
What better to wear with this season’s mega-trending sports sunnies than, you guessed it, a sporty bikini.
This racerback style top combined with a pair of cute boyshort bottoms has us longing for catching a few cool waves. Oh and did we mention the bottoms are leakproof? Yup, so now you can stay active no matter what time of the month it is.
Knix, High Energy Bikini Top $68 and Full Bum Swim Short $65
How about a bold color pop? This sporty combo is made with 4-way stretch and a UPF fabric that gives you 50+ protection. This fab tangy-red comes in sizing options from 00 to 4XL.
Universal Standard,The Sport Bikini Top $112 and The Bikini Brief $88
Proving that sporting doesn’t always have to mean utilitarian, the Sportwear bikini by adidas offers a one-shoulder look that will stay perfectly secure no matter your water workout. The secret is in the modified racerback style that runs between the shoulder blades and wide supporting underband. Comes in other color options but for us, this fresh minty green takes first place.
adidas, Sportswear Bikini in Court Green $40 (on Sale NOW from $80)
From paddle boarding to surfing, this performance two piece by Body Glove will stay active with you all day long. The long sleeve rash guard top will protect your skin from the sun with a UPF 50+ microfiber knit, while the nylon/spandex boy shorts stay with your every move. There’s even two side pockets for your phone and/or other small items.
Body Glove, Curacao Crop Rashguard Top $64.95 and Curacao Splash Performance Fit Cross-over Shorts $39.95
We’ve all been feeling a little tactile these days, so really it’s no surprise that we would want our suits to show off some texture. From unexpected materials to the classic cozy we love, there’s plenty to choose from this season if your aim is to find your fabrics living in 3-d.
Soft, lustrous satin has draped its way through lingerie and apparel for centuries, but swimwear has been one of the few hold outs, until now. New technology blends are hitting the market, giving us one of this year’s unique trends: Satin Swimwear. This peachy marmalade bikini from Isa Boulder adds some fun with a twist…
Isa Boulder, Satin-Finish Twisted Strap Bikini Top $215 and Bottom $188
What might otherwise be a fairly simple set gets an upgrade courtesy of some wide ribbed fabric, plus the visual interest of a tiny waist belt. The choice of the baby blue also adds to the crisp look.
Solid & Striped, The Rachel Belt Bikini Top $29.99 and The Rachel Belt Bikini Bottom $29.99
With its prominent high ridged fabric and smocked zigzag detailing, this cream colored cutie is perfect for the gal who’s craving a one-of-a-kind look for the beach.
Lastly, this flirty two piece by Anjuna combines an adorable vintage floral with equally cute crochet trimming for an overall coquettish look.
The expression “tying one on” has a whole new meaning this season. For those who had no issue last summer embracing their cutout suit tan lines, this season’s strappy look holds special appeal.
This icy blue string bikini set is perfect for the ‘crisscross curious’ looking to try the trend without over indulging.
Solid & Striped, The Raine Bikini Top $35.99 and The Raine Bikini Bottom $35.99
With its wisted detailing, ruching, a bold color palette and metallic finish, this purple bikini from The Attico’s new summer season is a bold take on swimwear.
Finally, craving more coverage doesn’t mean giving up the sexy. This long sleeve two piece has plenty of pizzazz, thanks to some sultry wrapping and alluring rings. Comes in sizing from 10 to 24.