MINIMALIST SWIMWEAR FOR THE WIN: WHY THE SIMPLEST SWIMSUITS BECOME TIMELESS STAPLES

IT’S NO SECRET THAT PICKING OUT NEW SWIMWEAR USUALLY COMES WITH ITS FAIR SHARE OF CHALLENGES.

Perhaps you’re looking to replace an old favourite that’s finally given up the ghost, or maybe you simply want to expand and elevate your beachwear options for an upcoming vacation. Either way, deciding on the perfect fabric, the perfect design, and the perfect cut can feel like an impossible task and we totally get it if you freak out at the thought of it - we certainly have before! That said, whether you’re all about beach days in beautiful bikinis or love swimming free in a one-piece bathing suit, opting for minimalist swimwear will always be a good idea. As well as freeing you of summer shopping fatigue and ensuring you feel incredible each time you step onto the sand, it can also save you money and - best of all - help the planet in the process. Need to know more? We have all the info. 

MINIMALIST SWIMWEAR WILL ALWAYS BE ON TREND

It’s true, brightly coloured, patterned bathing suits with intricate cut-out detailing can be beautiful and so fun to wear. However, if we’re talking about styles you’ll be happy slipping into on repeat for years to come, then keeping things simple will serve you and your warm-weather closet so much better. After all, will you feel enthused about slipping into these out-there silhouettes if the trend falls out of favour? Not likely. But a flattering bikini or classic swimsuit in all black? Talk about timeless fashion. 

If black isn’t for you and you prefer to hit the beach in something a little more colourful, try selecting a flattering bikini or one piece in your favourite shade instead. Pass on prints, appliqués, and complicated fastenings and you’ll find your swimwear remains fashion-forward for many summer seasons to come. You’re also much less likely to fall out of love when there are fewer trend-heavy elements. These may well feel outdated and fussy when you come to wear them again next year.

YOU’LL NEVER GET BORED OF A BEAUTIFULLY MADE SWIMSUIT

As well as opting for simple colours next time you're buying new swimwear, always consider how and where your swimsuit is made. Fast fashion brands are notorious for producing poorly made swimsuits with crude stitching, unflattering fits, and poor fabrics. Not to mention, the accelerated production of hundreds of new styles every summer causes a great deal of damage to the planet.

When it comes to sustainable brands, however, these suits are generally of a much higher quality. A considerable amount of time, care, and attention goes into sourcing the most beautiful and sustainable fabrics that’ll stand the test of time whilst also making sure you feel amazing when you’re wearing them. Sustainable beachwear that’s beautifully cut, made to last, and flatters your figure whilst helping the planet in the process will never go out of style. 

 

 

IT’LL GO WITH EVERYTHING YOU OWN

Another of the many reasons we love minimalist swimwear is that it’ll match seamlessly with everything you own. Are you packing your suitcase for a special vacation? A timeless one piece swimsuit in a minimalist style will compliment any vacation wardrobe - even if it’s filled with countless colourful items and pretty printed ones too. Pair contemporary swimwear with palazzo pants and a boater hat for the ultimate hotel-to-beach look. You can even wear a flattering swimsuit with skirts or under dresses when the dress code calls for off-duty beach vibes. 

Jetting off to sunnier climes on your honeymoon? Look to slow fashion brands for the best bikinis or swimsuits. A honeymoon bikini will need to pair perfectly with the other carefully planned out pieces you intend to take with you. Opting for the minimalist style means you can wear your chosen suit proudly on repeat, you’ll also feel seriously stylish and special every time you do. 

SEEK OUT ETERNALLY STYLISH SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR

Since we know minimalist swimwear will never go out of style it makes a lot of sense to shop from the best sustainable swimwear brands out there. These suits are made to last from year to year saving you money and saving our Earth - a total win-win. And, whether you’re in the market for a minimalist bikini or a simple swimsuit, finding a sustainable style to suit you couldn't be simpler. 

High-waisted bikinis are not only incredibly beautiful but seriously flattering too. What’s more, considering this 50s-inspired style has endured for more than 70 years, we’d say it’s a safe bet when selecting your next minimalist suit. Opt for a classic black or white bikini or mix things up with your go-to pastel summer hue. Prefer a one-piece? Try a classic all-black suit with straps. Just as perfect for pairing with your resort wardrobe as it is for lazing on the beach or swimming, plus, you’ll be more than happing slipping into this suit next summer since it’ll look and feel just as chic then. 

YOU CAN WEAR MINIMALIST MODERN SWIMWEAR ANYWHERE

Okay, you can’t wear it anywhere. But anywhere your best swimwear is required, minimalist styles will always answer the call. On special trips, elegant swimwear equals classic colour-ways, polished cuts, and designs that look and feel completely comfortable. Minimalist women’s swimwear ticks every one of these boxes. Meanwhile, on the occasions you want to feel fashion-forward and effortlessly stylish with off-duty flair, minimalist swimwear provides the perfect base to elevate even the simplest beachwear outfits.

 sunbathing in the Nikko bandeau bikini top and scrunch bikini bottoms from Koraru

Written by Sophie Mara - Fashion & Lifestyle Writer for Koraru

Sophie is a fashion and lifestyle writer based in the eco-friendly city of Brighton, England. She has years of experience writing for a number of online fashion and lifestyle publications about personal styling, fashion & lifestyle, Fashion Week coverage, beauty and more. On rare occasions when she's not writing, Sophie can be found with her head in a good book or catching up on her favourite interior design series

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