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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, a select few styles are expected to take off this summer. Women's Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Plosser stopped by TODAY to share the four swimsuit trends for 2022 that they're expecting to see everywhere.
Whether you plan on soaking up some sun by the shore or poolside, these are the pieces you'll want to do it in.
Summer 2022 swimwear trends as seen on TODAY
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.
Complete the look with the equally flattering bottoms. They're made from the same UPF 50+ fabric and provide moderate coverage at the back.
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.
Make a statement in this trendy design and bright color. If you don't want to opt for the one shoulder look, it comes with an adjustable and removable spaghetti strap. The style also comes in black, so you can mix and match it with existing bottoms in your wardrobe.
Switch up the look with a fun pair of printed bottoms. Not only does this style offer moderate coverage, the high-rise waistband makes for another flattering feature. The bottoms are available in a total of 13 different colors and patterns, so you can coordinate with the one shoulder top or pair it with a top you already own.
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 for 2022
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.
Bold prints are expected to be one of the season's hottest trends and this toucan-printed swimsuit has a vibrant, tropical look. Featuring a cheeky bottom, this one-piece has an open back and halter neckline.
For a quick and comfortable cover-up, throw on this matching Sarong. The fringe hem gives it an extra island-touch for all of your coastal excursions.
Add this iconic Panama-style hat for a pulled-together look. Featuring a four-inch wide brim, it keeps the sun off your face without sacrificing style.
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. You can use CODE S2SUMMER for an extra 25% off.
If you're looking for a coverup between rays, this casual cabana shirt is the perfect choice to take you from beach to table side. This island-style shirt is made from 100% soft tencel lyocell and comes in nine different hues. You can use CODE S2SUMMER for an extra 25% off.
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.
You can pair this sarong with a matching bottom from the brand for easy coverage. It has an adjustable tie waist for a comfortable fit, too.
Buccio picked this simple one-piece suit for anyone who wants full coverage on the bottom and medium bust support. The brand says it is their “most supportive” one-piece yet.
Another '90s inspired style, this suit is super stretchy and comes in three different solid colors.
These classic swim trunks have an elastic waist and quick-dry fabric. There's over 20 different fun and vibrant prints to choose from, with matching options for your whole family.
If you're looking to protect the most sensitive skin, this long sleeve two-piece bikini set is a great option for the child in your life. According to the brand, the fabric features a rash guard and has up to UPF 50 protection.
Whether your kids are splashing in the pool or building sand castles, these classic swim trunks will have your child ready for fun under the sun. Featuring an adjustable waist and mesh-lining, this swimsuit has UPF 50 protection.
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 the front and open back.
Chataigne says we'll be seeing more elaborate swimsuits this year and this cut-out pick has a knotted waist-tie that gives it the illusion of a bikini. Featuring adjustable straps, this faux two-piece can be worn three different ways and has a high-waist bottom for full coverage.
While lounging by the pool you'll want to protect your eyes with a pair of retro-style oversized sunglasses. These frames feature polarized lenses, which offers UV protection while allowing for better visibility.
Add a bit of glam to your summer style with a pair of gold-colored hoop earrings. This pair from Missguided are oversized and have a tube shape.
"Crochet is a huge trend this season," says Chataigne. Pull the entire look together with this crochet cover-up from Icon Swim. Made from 100 percent polyester, the brand says it runs true to size and is floor length.
Chataigne finished the look with these embellished sandals. According to the brand, they also provide extra arch and heel support.
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.
Editor's note: This item is currently sold out but you can check out more beach bags by the brand, like this weave-detailed jelly tote.
Chataigne says you can go from pool to sunset happy hour by keeping all of your essentials in a bamboo bag.
Chataigne also paired the cold shoulder look with the same pair of rhinestone sandals.
Pull the whole outfit together with a pair of embellished sandals. Coming in five different colors, these chic flip flops feature a thong strap and a three-fourth-inch platform sole.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Chataigne says you can protect your skin without sacrificing style. Also, bold prints are trending big time this summer. Whether you're enjoying water-sports or lounging on the sand, this retro-inspired-print long sleeve swim top from Solbari features UPF 50 fabric for the ultimate sun protection.
Complete the look with matching high-waist swim bottoms. Featuring UPF 50 fabric, the brand boasts that these bikini bottoms are quick to dry and feature a four-way stretch.
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.
Pull the look together and keep the sun off your face with one of the season's biggest comeback trends— the bucket hat. This pick from Missguided has a detailed brim and a variety colors and fabrics to choose from.
If you like to pack light, this small purse fits all of your essentials. Featuring an adjustable strap, you can wear it as a crossbody shoulder bag or carry it by hand.
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
If you're expecting this season, you'll want to stay cool, comfortable and fashionable. Chataigne shared some summer pregnancy trends, which includes this ruffled piece. Not only is made from stretchy recycled nylon for your growing belly, but the straps are also convertible, so you can wear it as a tie-halter or criss-cross.
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.
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