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Women’s bathing suit trends for summer 2013

If you spent all last year swimming in your backyard pool, chances are your swimsuit took a beating. After a couple of seasons, many bathing suits start looking a little worse for wear, especially if you don’t have a salt system, which doesn’t expose suits to harsh chlorine. That means it’s time for you to go shopping and pick out a new style. Luckily, this year there are a variety of fun trends to consider when you’re choosing swimwear, so you can jump in the pool in style after scheduling regular Phoenix pool service.

Retro shapes and prints
If you’re a fan of Marilyn Monroe, this summer’s retro swimsuit trend is probably right up your alley. Taking inspiration from the pinup girls of the 1950s, these suits have vintage shapes and prints that put the figure of the wearer on display. According to, some of the key styles include high-waisted bikini bottoms, sweetheart necklines and halter tops, one-pieces with cinched-in waists and prints like polka dots, gingham and Hawaiian florals.

Mixed and matched tops and bottoms
Gone are the days when women had to buy bathing suit pieces as a set. Now, it’s perfectly acceptable to mix and match the prints, styles and textures of bikini bottoms and tops. You can ease your way into the trend by picking one piece with a fun print and sticking to a solid color for the other, choosing a shade from the print. Once you’ve mastered that look, feel free to experiment with two different prints in the same color family.

Bold cut-outs
One-piece bathing suits are getting a little more daring this season with bold geometric cut-outs. Whether it’s a detailed back, pieces cut from the side or a few keyholes in a bandeau top, these suits let you show a little skin. Just be sure to put on plenty of sunscreen, as you don’t want to be left with unfortunate tan lines!

Greek goddess style
The intricate draping, gathering and metallic accents of these suits are reminiscent of the elegant togas worn by ancient Grecian women. As Fashion’s Passion points out, this style lets you choose where you want extra volume, whether it’s on the top or bottom, and allows you to experiment with fun jewel tone colors.

No matter what type of suit you choose, be sure to find one with a great fit that will make you feel confident as you lounge by the pool this summer!