Fashion is always full of quirky and sometimes wacky trends and every so often one of them will take off and hit the high street in a big way. Thanks to a recent 90s revival, velvet has been on the scene for a while now; velvet dresses, skirts and co-ords have been everywhere but nobody expected what happened next. The velvet swimsuit was born…and whist the practicalities of it are more than a little questionable, it’s actually pretty popular.
Designer brands such as Roxana Salehoun and SKAYA have championed the look from the beginning and the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have taken to Instagram show off their new silky swimwear. But this is a trend that has enjoyed growing popularity among celebrity circles and the rest of us alike. So, where can you get yours? Here are my top picks:
ASOS £30.00 (Available here)
This is a standout piece to me because of its gorgeous rich colour. The simple cut with plunging neckline is also extremely flattering.
BERSHKA Top £15.99, Bottoms £12.99 (available here)
I love the relaxed look of this two-piece and the subtlety of colour makes it that little bit different.
MISSGUIDED £25.00 (available here)
Sporty and minimal, this look is a simple yet effective take on the trend. It also taps into the blue colour trend so you get two hot trends in one.
TRIANGL $119 (available here)
The first to experiment with the velvet look and a favourite among celebs, we couldn’t talk swimwear without mentioning Australian brand Triangl. I love the colour of this simple bikini set.
NEW LOOK Top £14.99, Bottoms £12.99 (available here)
A navy bikini with added stud detail, this style is pretty and feminine.
So there you have my velvet swimwear this season. Happy shopping!
Words : Marisa Scott