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Swimwear trends 2013: Hot metallics and more!

Last updated on: May 6, 2013 18:40 IST

Swimwear trends 2013: Hot metallics and more!

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We bring you a glimpse of sizzling styles to rock this summer, by the sea and poolside.

It's the season to whip your body into shape and then whip out the latest swimwear so that you can carry it off in style.

In the following pages, we bring you 12 trends that are set to be big this year...take a look!

Fringe fabulous

What's old is new -- rock a retro hippie vibe with the latest in tantalising swimwear, the fringe bikini. While it doesn't look like a fad that will last too long, it's certainly an 'it' item when it comes to resortwear 2013.


Photographs: Luli Fama swimwear
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Chic in chevron

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For the uninitiated, chevron is the zig zag striped print you see on this sexy two-piece. It's caught on majorly of late, and not just when it comes to swimwear -- dresses, tees and handbags sporting chevron are also big at the moment.


Photographs: Beach Bunny swimwear
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Bandini beauty

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Say hello to the bandini, which curvy women all over the world are falling in love with.

This flattering, loose version of the tankini is taking over in the popularity stakes and it's easy to see why -- it's flattering to the fuller figure and will disguise any extra weight you're carrying. Plus it really does look very trendy!


Photographs: Athena Swimwear
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Pretty paisleys and florals

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Add a dash of feminine flirtiness to your beach goddess avatar with either a paisley or floral print. They're available in a variety of fresh hues and you're sure to find them in any cut you desire.


Photographs: Lisa Blue swimwear
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Neon niceties

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Looking to make a statement? Do so with a pop of bold colour. Neon green, yellow, orange, pink -- they're all in this season, so get adventurous and pick out a bikini or one-piece that keeps all eyes on you.


Photographs: Eres swimwear
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Digital dash

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Another kind of print that's very 'haute' right now is the digital print -- in fact, several celebrities have fallen for this fad in a big way when it comes to swimwear and clothing.


Photographs: Lisa Blue swimwear
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Metallic madness

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A metallic foil finish on your swimsuit is sure to have you stand out in a crowd. It's not for the fainthearted, though -- this style is strictly for fashionistas!


Photographs: Beach Bunny swimwear
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The timeless maillot

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This year we welcome back the classic one-piece, particularly since it's become available in a variety of figure-controlling fabrics and silhouettes. Tummy control, cleavage boosts, an hourglass illusion -- there's nothing the maillot can't do anymore!


Photographs: Victoria's Secret swimwear
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Gorgeous Grecian overtones

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It's not just clothing that ancient Greek fashion is influencing of late -- in 2013, it's also extended to swimwear. Think drapes, gathers and rouching when it comes to the detailing.


Photographs: Moeva Women's Swimwear
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Nautical nuances

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We now come to trends that have spilled over from last year, starting with the nautical theme. Think sailor stripes, anchor and boat patterns, all in classic blue, red and white combinations.


Photographs: Agua Bendita swimwear
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Athletic allure

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If you've got the body for it, an athletic swimsuit will serve to highlight your excellent muscle tone. And on the bright side, these never really go out of style.


Photographs: Eres swimwear
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Mismatched mayhem

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Finally, when it comes to two-pieces -- both bikinis and tankinis -- clash two solid hues, or two prints, or whatever you've a mind to. Not only is it 'in' this year, it helps you recycle a host of old swimwear!


Photographs: Victoria's Secret swimwear
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