Summer has finally arrived and we all need that statement piece in our suitcases for the hot holidays. Relaxing and chilling by the pool requires an upgrade from the simple bikinis we normally whip out for the vacations. And with the sun finally here what better time to refresh your wardrobe? Here is a breakdown of the summer bikini trends of 2017, whether you want to stand out from the crowd or enhance your figure. From skin-revealing materials to sky-high leg silhouettes, the summer of 2017 is predicting to be a hot and saucy one to remember.

The one-piece game is strong this summer, from plunging necklines to daring colours and textures. The 90’s high leg cut design is bold and fearless which is perfect for any brave woman wanting to change up her typical beach style. The one-piece cut-outs are everywhere this season with a new focus on the side seams. Using D-rings and lace to connect the front and back adds more detail. Or if you are looking for less material and more skin why not try a sheer cutout for a more scandalous style? Bold colours and graphic designs are the key thing here as well as low cut necklines which are a little riskier this season. The one-piece is a perfect solution if you don’t want to wear the bikini style or if you fancy playing around with your normal holiday look.

The vibrant one-piece

Or keep it simple and elegant

The strappy Mazzaron Ricki piece is another great option

Off-the-shoulder shirts, dresses and tops are the ultimate summer trend of 2017 so it was expected that this style would soon move into the beach wear section of our wardrobes. Best thing about this look is that the bikini top can double as a crop top which you can throw on a pair of denim shorts with for a pool side look. High-waisted bikinis are a classic that feature in the magazines every summer. The retro styles helps to elongate your legs and offers a little more cover up than the typical mini bikini. It is the perfect bikini to give you the hourglass figure to strut the beaches. But how about the crochet swimsuits and bikinis seen all over the catwalk and high-street this year? Crochet bikinis are making a comeback this summer season. They are renown for their figure hugging material which is perfect when posing for those bikini selfies.

The bohemian off-the-shoulder crochet, in black or white

Or this ocean-feel shell crochet

The best textures to look out for this summer are velvet, suede and denim. Yes, you read that right – denim. 2017 is all about pushing the fashion boundaries and exploring new ideas and designs to create the ultimate summer beach look. Sheer panelling, cutouts and high-neck bikinis are also all the rage and have hit our beaches with full force.

The colours of the year are nude, yellow and of course animal prints. Sunshine and swimwear are the perfect match this season, with yellow being the biggest colour trend of 2017, which offers great potential from neon yellow to soft buttercup. So, get searching for daring beach styles that make a statement. Enjoy sunshine and cocktails in the latest looks that make you feel like a total beach goddess.