These Swimsuits Are Huge On Instagram

by Melanie Richtman

It might be January, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning your summer wardrobe. And with everyone and their mother showing off their tropical vacations on Instagram, it's hard not to dream about the best swimsuits on Instagram and how fabulous you're going to look in them on your next beach getaway.

It seems as though bathing suits of all kinds are having a moment right now. When I was in high school in the mid-2000s, it seemed like string bikinis were pretty much the only available style, but now, you can pretty much find anything, from high cut one-pieces to off-the-shoulder bikinis.

I've seen so many bathing suits floating around Instagram lately (no pun intended) since so many celebs are heading down to the tropics and documenting their flawless swimsuits in the process, which I'm not mad about. A little jealous, maybe, but I appreciate the inspiration.

You may recall a little trip a bunch of top models took to the Bahamas back in Dec. 2016, when Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Elsa Hosk, among others, strutted around the beach in some to-die-for bikinis, sharing snap after snap on Instagram. So many cute swimsuits on display.

But those models aren't the only ones giving us major swimsuit inspo, plenty of your favorite celebs have also been frolicking on the beach in beautiful bikinis, and luckily, you can buy the best bathing suits on Instagram before summer hits.

The Low Cut One-Piece

This red one piece is fire. You can buy a similar version from ASOS.

Ruched Plunge High Leg Halter Swimsuit, $25, Asos

The High Cut Black One-Piece

The '80s and '90s have made a triumphant return for swimwear. High cut swimsuits are all the rage right now.

Marissa One Piece, $150, Revolve

The Scalloped Bikini

Kylie Jenner can pretty much make any swimsuit a trend, but this scalloped one has been particularly popular among influencers and hollywood's elite.

Scallop Mesh Balconette Bikini Top, $28, Topshop

The Crocheted Bikini

Crocheted bikinis are everywhere. Bella Hadid has worn multiple, Kylie Jenner wore one with a matching choker, and Hailey Baldwin has also sported a few. It's safe to say that if you want a trendy bikini for summer, crochet is the way to go.

Crochet Seashell Bikini Top, $18, Forever 21

The Animal Print Bikini

Ashley Graham shared a few snaps of her wearing this leopard print bikini while on vacation, and recently Bella Hadid shared a pic wearing a tiger print bikini. So welcome your wild side this summer with an animal print bikini.

Motel Leopard Triangle Bikini Top, $10, Asos

The Strappy Bikini

Strappy bottoms, strappy tops, strappy everything has been huge on Instagram. There are so many cute options out there so you can suit up for summer.

Strappy Halter Bikini Top, $18, Forever 21

The Ruffled Off The Shoulder Top

While the tan lines might be a little weird, off the shoulder bathing suits are all the rage on Instagram and will be super cute all summer long.

Out From Under Forever Ruffle Bikini Top, $54, Urban Outfitters

The Nude One Piece

Vanessa Hudgens looks so cute in this one piece, it practically blends in with her skin, which is kind of fun.

Flook Catalina Swimsuit, $41, Asos

The Statement Swimsuit

You've seen the "dope" swimsuit on Instagram. Statement suits are super hot right now, and they don't just have to say dope. Hailey Baldwin once wore one that said "just married" (she was definitely not married), Khloe Kardashian wore one that said "east coast," and Bella Hadid wore one in honor of her sister Gigi for Gigi's birthday.

Private Party Mermaid Swimsuit, $99, Nasty Gal

For more swimsuit inspo, check out the five most popular bathing suit trends for the upcoming year here.