The Most Popular Swimsuit Styles By State Reveal That Retro Silhouettes Are A Hit Nationwide

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's time to revamp our swimsuit collections. With so many shapes and styles out there, it seems nearly impossible to choose a favorite swimwear trend. Thankfully, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls conducted a survey to uncover the most popular swimsuit styles across the country, broken down by state, and the results may surprise you.

The survey consisted of three categories which had women choose between one-piece or two-piece, solid or printed, and finally overall style. Some of the most popular bathing suit styles across the board were halter, sporty, and retro — which can manifest in a myriad of different looks including high-waisted bottoms and tankini tops. I was a bit surprised, though, that cutout suits didn't get the majority vote, since they are pretty much everywhere you turn nowadays. Additionally, most states favored a one-piece over the bikini (a whopping 70 percent!), which seems like a big shift from what we see on Instagram.

Personally, I tend to go for girly, patterned two-piece bathing suits, so I was surprised to discover that most New Yorkers favor a one piece sporty style in a solid color. But hey, that doesn't mean I can't rock both! Here are some more highlights from the results.

Here is the full breakdown. Do you agree with your state's top-rated style?

State

1-Piece/2-Piece

Solid/Printed

Style

Alabama

2

printed

halter

Alaska

2

printed

halter

Arizona

2

printed

halter

Arkansas

1

printed

halter

California

2

printed

flutter or ruffle

Colorado

1

solid

sporty

Connecticut

1

printed

sporty

Delaware

1

printed

halter

District of Columbia

2

printed

halter

Florida

1

printed

halter

Georgia

2

printed

halter

Hawaii

2

printed

halter

Idaho

1

printed

printed retro

Illinois

1

printed

retro

Indiana

1

solid

sporty

Iowa

2

printed

halter

Kansas

1

printed

halter

Kentucky

2

printed

halter

Louisiana

2

printed

halter

Maine

1

solid

halter

Maryland

1

solid

sporty

Massachusetts

1

solid

sporty

Michigan

2

printed

halter

Minnesota

2

solid

halter

Mississippi

1

printed

flutter or ruffle

Missouri

1

printed

retro

Montana

1

printed

retro

Nebraska

2

printed

halter

Nevada

1

solid

sporty

New Hampshire

2

printed

halter

New Jersey

2

printed

halter

New Mexico

1

printed

retro

New York

1

solid

sporty

North Carolina

2

printed

halter

North Dakota

1

solid

sporty

Ohio

1

printed

flutter or ruffle

Oklahoma

1

printed

flutter or ruffle

Oregon

1

printed

halter

Pennsylvania

2

printed

halter

Rhode Island

2

printed

halter

South Carolina

1

solid

sporty

South Dakota

1

solid

sporty

Tennessee

2

printed

halter

Texas

1

solid

retro

Utah

2

printed

halter

Vermont

2

printed

halter

Virginia

2

printed

halter

Washington

1

solid

retro

West Virginia

1

printed

sporty

Wisconsin

2

printed

halter

Wyoming

2

printed

halter

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