This 2022 Swimsuit Trend Is So Sultry: Here’s Where To Buy

Strappy bikinis and one-pieces are the swimwear of the summer.

by Casey Clark
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Whether you prefer bikinis or one-pieces, when it comes to swimsuit shopping, it’s important to buy what makes you feel the most confident. And if that just so happens to be one of the season’s top swimwear trends, then that’s all the better! Last year, pastels and off-the-shoulder bathing suits had their moment. But now summer 2022’s swimsuit trends are all about the underboob, subtle sparkle, and — drumroll, please — strappy bikinis and swimsuits.

Sultry and resort ready, this string-trimmed swimwear definitely makes a serious statement — and one that celebs like Lizzo and Kylie Jenner can’t seem to get enough of. The design is an unexpected way to show off an extra bit of skin (remember to pack sunscreen!), and the straps can even be used to accentuate the waist and figure. Plus, with options for both strappy bikinis and one-pieces, what’s not to love?

Ready to strap in for a stellar summer 2022? Scroll below to see and shop 13 strappy bikinis and one-pieces that are fit for laying in the sand, relaxing by the pool, and packing for your next vacay. With an array of vibrant colors, unique patterns, and cool styles, there’s something for every beach babe.

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The basic black bikini gets a 2022 upgrade thanks to the addition of sexy, superfluous straps. With a halter design and adjustable strings, you’re sure to get the perfect fit. Complete with ribbed knit fabric, consider this your new summer go-to.

Add some shine to your swimwear wardrobe with this metallic beige lamé bikini. The light-catching fabric is unique and trendy, while the straps can be used to highlight your waist. Style with your favorite pair of strappy sandals and a colorful cover-up.

Turn heads at your next pool party by slipping into this fully lined satin bikini. With a vibrant green color, straps that fall right above the waist, and an intricate ruching design, this bathing suit is sure to make you feel fierce.

Is this a swimsuit or a piece of art? (Turns out it’s both.) Courtesy of Isa Boulder, this ruched copper-toned bikini is just so gorgeous. Its design accentuates the bust, and the straps create an eye-catching geometric look that stands out from other swimsuits on the market.

Forget the LBD and opt for this little black strappy bikini. A ruched underbust and cutouts add texture and dimension, while the halter straps showcase your shoulders. Lastly, a belt-style strap right above the hips provides a little peak-a-boo moment.

Opt for this sky blue bikini for a soft pop of color. With self-tie wrap-around straps, you’ll have the freedom to create the exact fit you want. Crafted from stretch recycled nylon, this strappy swimsuit is complete with petite white beads on the straps.

Prefer a bright pattern to solid colors? Then meet this orange and floral strappy bikini. The bralette-style top features a scoop neckline and adjustable criss-cross back straps. Meanwhile, the bottoms rest right on the hips with minimal cheek coverage.

This bathing suit is identical to its copper counterpart above, but in a pretty light pink hue. Dress it up with a pair of silvery sandals and add a stack of silver rings for a fashion influencer-inspired moment.

With self-tie halter straps and a mid-waist strap design, this purple strappy bikini is simple yet undeniably trendy. Can’t-miss details include stretch nylon jersey fabric, padded cups, and gold-toned stitching for a subtle contrast.

Go for a bold statement with this electric blue bikini. Triangle-shaped cups provide just the right amount of coverage, and the top also features an adjustable halter and wraparound self-tie straps. Wear it as a set when you hit the sand, or pair the top with a pair of high-waisted jeans or a flowy black skirt for the beach bar.

This strappy one-piece swimsuit features an asymmetrical cut-out framing the torso. With a stretch lamé fabric, the reflective bronze hue is unexpectedly flattering and the high-cut will make your legs look a mile long.

This handcrafted bathing suit combines the designs of a one-piece and bikini for the best of both worlds. With a tube-style top and high-waisted bottoms, the two pieces are held together by a pair of thin white straps for a one-of-a-kind silhouette. The white color also makes it the perfect swimsuit to pack for a honeymoon.

For a bit more coverage, opt for this one-piece black strappy swimsuit from Fleur du Mal. It features a keyhole cut-out, stretch paneled nylon jersey fabric, and adjustable shoulder straps with cinch fastening.

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