Summer swimwear trend: monochrome

This season monochrome is one of the hottest looks in swimwear, but this is by no means a new trend.

According to swimwear retailer Coco Bay, the monochrome trend was born at the time of WW1 when fashion was forced to take a backseat to necessity and dark colours became the norm. It has reinvented itself with each decade since then, and this season bold geometrics and colour blocking are among the strongest themes.

Monochrome is also one of the most timelessly elegant colour combos you can wear, which makes it a great for swimwear. So, if you’re looking for something both on-trend and with a bit of longevity, monochrome may be the look for you.


Seafolly Club Mod bustier bikini

The perfect example of this season’s contemporary take on monochrome, Seafolly’s Club Mod range of swimwear and beachwear is bold, fun and very cool.
Buy: Bustier bikini top, £52. Ruched side briefs, £41, both 8-16.

Seafolly Club Mod monochrome

Buy: Seafolly Club Mod high-neck maillot swimsuit, £95, 8-14.
Seafolly Ziggie trousers, £52, XS-L.


Sumarie Belinda bikini

There’s a strong monochrome theme running through all of luxury swimwear brand Sumarie’s collections, and this summer will see even more stylish black and white styles added to the range.
Buy: Belinda bikini, £145 for the set, S-L. Sumarie.

Midnight Grace by Figleaves

Midnight Grace Heidi Chevron bikini

The Heidi Chevron bikini from Midnight Grace mixes a monochrome pattern with a hint of neon, another swimwear trend going strong for this summer.
Buy: Halter top, £28, 30 F-G, 32-34 DD-GG, 36-38 D-GG. Brief, £18, 8-18. Figleaves.

Pour Moi?

Pour Moi Fiji cut out swimsuit

Pour Moi? is another brand following the monochrome trend for summer 2014. We love this Fiji cut out swimsuit with its flattering tie sides.
Buy: £34, 8-16. Simply Beach.

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