Strategic colorblocking on clothing can help hide or enhance certain areas of your body (the darker color for areas you want to hide and lighter color for areas you want to show off). Or you can wear this trend because you think it looks pretty. Either way, colorblocking is here to stay, and swimsuits are no exception.
I remember in my early 20’s when mistmatched bikinis were “in” — I couldn’t really get behind it. The idea of mismatched bikinis to me was a patterned top and a solid black bottom (and the patterned top would have to have black in it — yes, I’m that crazy girl who matches everything). This wasn’t really colorblocking per se, but more of an introduction to a trend, which came a few years later.
Now, colorblocking is seen all over and in new ways, ranging from colorblocked striped bikinis to a one-piece of 2 contrasting colors.
Here are some of the best women’s colorblock swimsuits of 2021.
The Perfect Wrap One-Piece | Striped Color Block Scoop Neck High Waist Bikini Set | Colorblock Bandeau Bikini Top & High Leg Bottoms | The Sidestroke One Piece | Marina Bikini Top & Diagonal Mid Rise Bottom | V-neck One-piece Swimsuit
| Colorblock Square Neck One-Piece Swimsuit | High Waisted Bikini Set | Athletic One Piece Swimsuit | Vertical Colorblock Swimsuit Bikini Top & Bottoms
Tips for Wearing a Colorblock Swimsuit
You really can’t go wrong with colorblock, but here are a few general ideas to keep in mind.
- Use Pantone as color inspiration. If you’re like me, you like seeing what Pantone’s Color of the Year will be. This can be some great inspiration for which color swimsuit to try this year. A few of my recent favorite colors of the year? Cobalt blue, strawberry ice, toasted almond, and aquamrine. This year’s shades (yes, there are two!) are a vibrant yellow and a classic gray.
- Try a monochromatic look. If it’s your first time wearing a colorblock swimsuit, opt for a suit of various shades of one color or color family. For example, 2 shades of purple or a suit that has 3 shades of blues & greens.
- Look at the color wheel. The color wheel seems simple enough, but so many people forget about it. Look for shades that are opposite on the color wheel (like blue and orange), for inspiration.