Swimwear Trends Guide 2019

I can’t believe it’s time to shoot in swimwear, how fast has the start of the year gone? Now I fully appreciate that it doesn’t feel like bikini weather everywhere in the world right not but I guess the advantage of living in somewhere like Bermuda is that I can get a little ahead on the summer content for you all. I’m really enjoying having my mojo back and I hope you will like the content that I have still to come. So here’s my swimwear guide for 2019 and the styles I think you should be investing in.

On a quick note – I have not photoshopped any of these images so if you see goosebumps (it was a bit chilly), stretch marks, tan lines or imprints from my clothes then know that I am aware of them and they don’t need to be pointed out (some people are a bit weird aren’t they?). I’ve been training hard lately for this year’s triathlons and I’m proud of my body for what it can do not whether it looks ‘perfect’.


I’m quite glad about this one as I love my one colour pieces and especially love white to bring out a tan. I’m lusting after another Marysia set with the scalloped edging as this is just so flattering and perfect on all figures.

The main colours to wear this year are yellow (be cautious if you have olive undertones) and rust like the one in these pics. I may look a little pale currently but my skintone is olivey in summer so rust tends to suit me better than yellow.

White doesn’t have to be just the swimwear either, think cover ups, hats, bags and sandals for the ultimate Tulum vibes. For yellow, floaty stripes in the form of sun towels and and long dresses will go down a treat on your Instagram!

Animal print

Oh yes this one is here to stay – I do love how trends are coming around again and again, it’s much better for my bank balance and the environment (more on that in just a second).

I’m not sold on this one yet but if you are confident enough, it’s a key trend for this year, whether that’s a one piece, a teeny tiny two piece or as a cover up.

What are your thoughts on this trend? Are you confident enough to pull it off?

Sustainable Brands

I’m so happy about this one as it’s not just the fact that trends are coming around season after season but brands are actually using plastic found at sea to create sustainable swimwear that is remarkable quality without the damaging element. 

Most swimwear is synthetic so it’s hard to get environmentally friendly materials but if you want to do your bit for the planet then check out sustainable brands such as Stay Wild Swim at Selfridges for great pieces. They are more on the pricey side so I’d choose something simple I know I could wear year after year.

Tie sides

Goodbye highwaisted flattering bikini bottoms and hello tie details. Personally I love this style as it gives you more flexibility in terms of fit and you can wear at whatever height you like.

My rule is to always size up for bikini bottoms, especially tie sides as I know I can tighten them if I need to and won’t risk the dreaded digging in muffin top that can sometimes happen if you get them too tight.

Also – this style is super pretty and can make a one colour swimsuit or bikini look that little bit more interesting.


I blame Danielle Berstein for this one with her fabulous collection for Onia. Think buckle and belting details with rusty and neutral tones, polka dots and frills.
If you find the right style this can be done really well – perhaps leave the cowboy hat at home though.

Thanks so much for reading.

Pictures taken in beautiful Bermuda.

Shop the outfit below.

Arabella x



    • arabellawright
      February 26, 2019 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Melody, white swimwear is going to feature a lot on my blog this year 🙂 x

  1. February 26, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Your bikini is stunning and the photos are incredible! I love your round up of different popular styles too – I think focusing on sustainable brands is likely to be what I do when bikini shopping this year! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Heather xoxo

    • arabellawright
      February 26, 2019 / 11:16 am

      Thank you so much Heather, I’m glad you liked the post 🙂 Sustainable is definitely the way forward – or even just purchasing high quality swimwear that you know you will wear year after year rather than just for one season. Have a great week x

    • arabellawright
      February 26, 2019 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks so much Jenifer! x

  2. Lisa Autumn
    February 27, 2019 / 10:30 am

    I am all about the neutrals right now! Beautiful pictures!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • arabellawright
      February 28, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa x

    • arabellawright
      February 28, 2019 / 2:24 pm

      Oooh that sounds fab, thanks so much! x

    • arabellawright
      February 28, 2019 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks Jessica x

    • arabellawright
      February 28, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      I love it! Thanks Silvia x

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