Fashion & Shopping

The Swimsuit Reformation

May 4, 2017

Whether we like it or not, ’80s trends are back in a big way. No, maybe not the blue eye shadow or ultra-teased hair (phew!) but fashionistas everywhere are rocking swimwear totally inspired by the era. The go-to swim silhouette for everyone from Kylie Jenner to Beyoncé is undoubtedly the high-cut one-piece. Heck! There’s even a Baywatch reboot coming out this spring. 


While the C.J. Parker classic has been renewed to fit today’s woman’s style, the trend definitely pays homage to the suit made famous by Pamela Anderson. 


For the ultimate head-turning look this summer, Minimale Animale offers a line of sexy one pieces and bikinis that will surely get the approval from any ’80s babe. The intricate details and bold hues have us craving a tropical getaway! The striking pieces range from $116 to $404.


For on-trend swimwear that won’t break the bank, look no further than British e-retailer Missguided. This perfectly minimalistic number goes for $42.

If something a bit more subdued is your taste, feast your eyes on Reformation’s new collection. Yael Aflalo founded the wildly popular e-commerce site in 2009 when she introduced vintage-inspired summer dresses. Fast-forward eight years and the brand is launching its debut swimwear collection—and we’re impressed!

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Not only do we love the throwback vibes and figure-flattering cuts, but we can also rest easy knowing that the pieces are made from 85 per cent recycled materials. The hip, sustainable brand has also earned a huge celebrity following that includes Taylor Swift, Emily Ratajkowski and Karlie Kloss. Some of our faves? A sleek black one piece with a plunging back and the adorable gingham print featured on a variety of styles.


Whether you’re in the market for an itsy-bitsy bikini or a retro one piece to bring your Instagram post to the next level, Reformation has you covered for under $230. —Johnnie Smart


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