Dive into swimsuit season with these TikTok trends
By Jackie DiBartolomeo
April 20, 2021
Image Credit: Josie Jack for The Campus Trainer
With summer just around the corner, many college students are looking to up their swimsuit game. TikTok is a great place to see what swimsuit trends are making it big this bikini season. Whether it's to take a dip in the local pool or to go tanning in your backyard, check out these TikTok swimsuit trends to keep you in style all summer long.
Three-Piece Swimwear One swimwear design that is popping up repeatedly on TikTok is the three-piece swimwear set. Consisting of a bikini top and bottom with a matching sarong, this trend is 90s inspired to the max. One TikTok-famous brand, Cool is a Construct (@coolisaconstruct) posted about its recent three-piece swimwear collection on the app and the trend really took off. With bright, swirling patterns and cotton candy colors, Cool is a Construct has helped to bring three-piece swimwear back to the mainstream.
There are some other great options out there for college students who want to jump on the three-piece swimwear trend.
Abercrombie has gone the pastel route for the three-piece swimwear trend, with bikinis and sarongs in delicate pinks and blues.
PacSun has also hopped on the trend, using 70s flair to give three-piece swimsuits a colorful, retro feel.
Ruffles According to fashion TikToker @nicole.mainwaring, ruffles are one of the hottest trends for summer swimwear. The ruffle trend has infiltrated the designer swimwear market, the TikTok influencer said in one of her videos.
J. Crew has unveiled its line of preppy swimsuits for the summer, and ruffles are prominently featured in many of their bikinis. Check out their selection of sweet and simple ruffled bikinis, like this rainbow seersucker piece.
For those looking for a little more coverage while staying on trend with ruffles, there are many one-piece options that combine elegance and trendiness.
This white ruffled swimsuit from Montana-based fashion brand Conféte is an effortless staple that also manages to be on trend with ruffled sleeves and a feminine cut.
If you’re looking for another ruffle one-piece on a bit more of a budget, check out this cool and casual square-neck one-piece from Hollister.
Target Bikinis Target’s swimwear section has seen a huge resurgence in popularity on TikTok. Popular TikTok users like @faithieeanne and @laauren1 have made videos urging viewers to run to Target to grab some swimwear from their 2021 collection. These Target bikinis are a great option for people looking to up their swimwear game without breaking the bank. Check out a few TikTok Target favorites linked below.