We’re right in the middle of winter, meaning swimwear is probably not on your radar unless you’re heading somewhere beachy for the holidays like, let’s say Miami or a desolate island somewhere—or are a fashion editor with swimwear always on the brain. I fall under the latter category, so I follow roughly a bazillion swimsuit brands on IG, and I just found an emerging swimsuit trend I couldn’t wait till spring to share with you.
This past summer, we brought you a handful of controversial swim trends, like the barely there swimsuit celebs favored, the rise of thong bikinis, and a look we dubbed the “loincloth” bikini. Fast-forward to late November and I’m still adding to the list of polarizing swimsuit styles. This time we have Victoria’s Secret model and swimwear designer Candice Swanepoel to thank for a new wave of “naked” bikinis and one-piece options.
The model once posted the below photo wearing a style from her The C collection at Tropic of C. The skinny elastic cording used on the suits make this collection the newest iteration of barely-there beach dressing. Oh, and A-listers like Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have already liked Swanepoel’s photo, which basically means it’s set to be a celeb favorite this holiday vacation season. So whether you’re going to a popular beach destination like Miami or are simply planning on stocking up on swimwear for the summer months ahead, the selection here will have you ready for the chicest beach vacay ever.