From beachside hangouts to road trips, we're already setting our sights on summer getaways and festivities, as well as the essentials we'll need to pack for them. The only thing left to do is find the perfect swimsuit to spend them in.
While there are endless bikinis and one-pieces to choose from, there are a few specific styles you'll want to try this summer. Celebrity fashion expert J. Bolin stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share a few of his favorite swimwear looks for the season. He even has a style that your teenager will think is cool.
Whether you plan on soaking up some sun by the shore or poolside, these are the pieces you'll want to do it in.
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Look 1: Comfy, curvy, cute
Bolin likes this maxi cover-up dress for its high slide slits and cut-out design. This option is so stylish, you could even wear it straight to dinner after a day in the sun. And right now you can score this dress for 50% off with code LOVEIT.
What makes the cover-up even better? It has a matching swimsuit that Bolin refers to it as "swim where." According to the brand, this swimsuit is fully-lined and features the same trendy cut-out design as the maxi dress. You can also save 60% percent off with code LOVEIT.
To compliment the outfit, Bolin dresses up the stylish look with these green strappy heels, which are perfect for going from poolside to happy hour.
This matching green purse can be worn as a clutch or crossbody. The exterior is made of synthetic straw for the ultimate tropical look.
Look 2: The Modernista
Bolin says black and white colorways will always be chic and timeless, and this retro-inspired one-piece swimsuit will be sure to turn heads at the beach. It features straps that allow you to choose the style and full coverage bottoms.
To switch up the patterns, Bolin picked this black and white cover-up with different prints for a bold, modern look. Hitting just above your ankles, you can wear this kimono-style option open-front or tie it for more coverage.
Bolin pairs the swim look with these platform wedge sandals, which feature adjustable straps. And right now you can grab them at 59% off.
Bolin tops the outfit off with these super chic and retro-style fashion glasses.
Look 3: Men's swim fashion
Bolin says this look will make layering as easy as possible. According to the brand, this linen and cotton-blend top is lightweight and breathable, making it breezy enough to throw on over a shirt during warmer weather.
To match, he paired the stopped button-down with this beachy graphic tee. According to the brand, it's made of 100% cotton and can be worn for a variety of casual occasions.
Bolin says he likes to layer with different prints and notes every "fella deserves this style." These ombre swim trunks come in a variety of colors and the brand says it has a five inch inseam.
According to the brand, these slide sandals feature a flexible foam that molds to your foot for ultimate comfort. Plus, the sole is textured to help prevent you from slipping on wet surfaces.
Look 4: Teen swim fashion
This swimsuit set allows for so many different options for teens and Bolin loves this find because you can pair the top with a pair of jeans or add a simple tee underneath. And right now, it's 55% off!
While the set is super stylish together, you can wear these swim trunks alone for a pool day or pair them with a plain tee or tank. The shorts feature a mid-thigh length and adjustable drawstring.
If you're looking for a simple tee as an extra layer, this $20 tank comes in a variety of colors. According to the brand, the fabric is both moisture-wicking and odor-resistant, making it perfect for warm days.
Bolin pulls the outfit together with these high-top Nike sneakers. According to the brand, they feature a cushioned sole, which is great for the active teenager.
More summer swimwear trends
Women's Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser previously stopped by TODAY to share the four swimsuit trends for 2022 that they're expecting to see everywhere.
This athletic-inspired top is designed for women with larger busts and smaller ribcages, according to the brand (it's also their bestselling piece.) The multiple back straps help to distribute support, and the UPF 50+ compressive fabric helps provide protection from the sun.
From dresses to tops, the cutout trend seems to be popping up everywhere. This tasteful design is elevated thanks to wrap details at the back and a criss-cross design for some extra flair. It comes in sizes XS-XXL and offers regular coverage, according to the brand.
You might know Summersalt for its bestselling swimsuit, The Sidestroke, but The Marina is just as worthy of the hype. It hits right on the colorblocking trend (but is also available in a bold leopard print, if you're not into that), is made with a compressive fabric and offers the brand's fullest level of coverage for your bottom.
More swimsuit trends
Lifestyle expert Kathy Buccio previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share her favorite swimwear for 2022, including suits for the whole family. Style expert Melissa Chataigne also shared some summer swimwear looks with Hoda & Jenna in May. We rounded up their picks below, along with other affordable finds, so you can tap into the summer trends with ease.
A sturdy, versatile and water-resistant tote is a beach must-have. According to the brand, this bag can be worn three different ways and is large enough to hold all of your summer essentials, such as sunscreen, towels, water bottles and more!
These modern swim trunks are boxer brief style and made of recycled polyester. Choose from over 30 different colors, from solid blue to geometric prints.
This medium-support bikini top is simple and effortlessly chic. Made of eco-friendly nylon it features removable cups and a cut-out back — another summer trend.
The high-waist bikini bottom trend is going no where, and you will want this matching bottom. These '90's inspired bottoms feature a high-leg and cheeky bottom cut.
Another '90s inspired style, this suit is super stretchy and comes in three different solid colors.
These swim shirts limit your little one's sun exposure and help protect their delicate skin from harmful UV rays. Coming in a set of two and bright tropical colors, these shirts feature up to UPF 50 fabric.
This monokini comes in several different colors, but we think it looks especially sleek in the black style. The tasteful cutouts make it feel more elevated than your typical one-piece, too.
The colorblock trend is popping up everywhere right now and we’re loving the look of this one-piece. From the tie detailing to the plunging neckline, this swimsuit feels on-trend for the season.
With removable straps, this swimsuit does double-duty — you can rock it bandeau-style or feel secure with the shoulder straps. This piece also taps into the cutout trend, thanks to the keyhole detailing on
Elevated shoulder style
"Cold shoulder styles are hot as ever," says Chataigne. Get a touch of beachside glamour with this one-shoulder "bow-topped" swimsuit from Summersalt. Chataigne says this style suit is flattering on petite frames by elongating the body.
If you're looking for a coverup but don't want to hide your statement shoulder, try a sarong. This breezy option from Aerie is slightly transparent and is made of 100 percent cotton.
This vibrant and serene print was made for summer. The fully lined one-piece is flattering for all body types and features a built-in bra shelf for extra support. According to the brand, it doubles as a body suit so you can take it from beach- to table-side.
Get the support you need without sacrificing style with a pair of Dr. Scholl's puff slide sandals. Coming in five different shades, these lightweight sandals are easy to slide on and poolside must-haves.
Pregnancy in style
While pregnant you'll want to be extra kind to your feet. With five different colors to choose from, these slide sandals feature Dr. Scholl's Comfort Insole technology for all day lasting support.
Stay cool by keeping the sun off your face with a lightweight straw hat. Chataigne loves this option because it folds up in your bag so you can pop it on at a moment's notice.