The weather forecast is sunnier, projecting warmer weather and later sunsets. So, that signals it's also time for the bathing suit forecast. Trends are suggesting fun prints and spunky suit silhouettes are in the near fashion future. Soak up the sun in style and check out our list of six bathing suit styles you need this summer. 

Ribbed

Ribbed bathing suits are both practical and in fashion. The ribbed material stretches and forms to you, flattering all body types. This suit style is especially great for those who love to be active. Whether you are playing a game of spikeball or Marco Polo, the stretchy ribbed material will hold everything in place. 

Glitter 

Sparkly colored suits and gold or silver metallic are in trend this season. Go full glamour by pairing the suit with oversized sunglasses or a sunhat. The final look will leave you shining like the sun this summer. 

Cut-out

Show some extra skin in a cut-out one-piece or bikini. Cut out bathing suits spice up any simple silhouette, adding a flair that ensures you'll stand out from the crowd. 

One-shoulder

A one-shoulder style is a dramatic and tasteful change from the traditional two-strap or strapless bathing suit. One-shoulder bathing suits can match any vibe you're going for. Are you going for sophisticated, or are you going for playful? Regardless, one shoulder is the answer. 

Ditsy floral 

Embrace all things girly in a ditsy floral bathing suit. Ditsy floral is a small scattered pattern of flowers. It adds a delicate touch to any bathing suit. Details like ruffles and pastel color tie the whole dainty swim look together.

Animal print 

Unleash your wild side with an animal-printed bathing suit. Choose from a zoo of animals like leopard, zebra or snakeskin. For a less bold statement, opt for a bikini where either the top or bottom is animal print and the other, a solid color. 

Bathing suits can be expensive, especially if it is a seasonal item in your closet. When on a bathing suit budget, you do not need to sacrifice style. Check out online sites like Zaful, Shein, Cupshe and PrettyLittleThing.    

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