Swimwear trend 2014: frills and fringes

Last summer it was all about tasselled fringes on bikinis and swimsuits – and this is still a big look – but this year we have a new fringing trend. Call it a frill, a drape, a handkerchief – this summer a fringed bikini is all the rage.

The full-on drape is better suited to smaller cup sizes, although there are plenty of cute frills and ruffles on fuller bust styles too, and unlike the tassels, this season’s frill won’t look so bedraggled when wet.

Here are some of our favourite examples of what we’re calling the handkerchief bikini.

Ella Moss blue frill bikini

Ella Moss Blue Frill Bikini
Buy: Top, £55, XS-L. Brief, £45, XS-L. Zalando.co.uk.

South Beach Laser Cut Frill bikini

South Beach Fran Laser Cut Leaf Frill Bikini
Buy: Top, £16, 6-16. Brief, £13.50, 6-16. South Beach.

Raisins Moon Lite Shayla Bra Bikini

Raisins Moon Lite Shayla Bra Bikini
Buy: Top, £30, S-L. Brief, £30, S-L. Asos.com.

Topshop raspberry gingham frill bikini

Raspberry Gingham Frill Bikini
Buy: £30, 6-16. Topshop.

Tori Praver Gina ruffled print bikini

Tori Praver Gina Draped Printed Bikini
Buy: Top, £105, XS-L. Brief, £95, XS-L. Net-a-Porter.com.

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