Ahead, we’re giving you a breakdown of the swimsuit trends you can expect to be big in summer 2019. 

Here comes the sun (kind of), and with it our favorite clothing season: swim season.

Though we’re planning on spending as much of May through September (plus long weekend getaways from February to April) relaxin’ and maxin’ by the pool, we’re first taking a careful look at our current bathing suit inventory.

If you’re wearing the same two-piece you’ve had since that family beach trip 10 years ago, you might want to consider an upgrade.

And whether there’s an upcoming vacay on your calendar or you’re just looking for some quality lounge chair time, the approaching warm weather months are reason enough to give those suits a refresh.

Ahead, we’re giving you a breakdown of the swimsuit trends you can expect to be big in summer 2019.

Here you’ll find a little something for everyone, from revamps on classic silhouettes to on-trend items that’ll have you standing out from the crowd. Click on and feel free to dive head-first into a purchase or two, because it’s only swim season for so long, y’all.

We’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team.

Just like the rest of us, celebrities love wearing Reformation dresses in the summer. For example, you may recall that Kaia Gerber recently made this It dress sell out, and now, Kendall Jenner has minted a Reformation It dress of her own. It’s quite different from Gerber’s blue-and-white midi dress, but they both have a major trend in common: smocking. Jenner’s dress is a linen, leopard-print mini with spaghetti straps, a smocked bodice, and ruffled hem. She expertly paired it with a mini baguette Louis Vuitton bag and knee-high boots, an unexpected choice (in a good way) for late June.

Many of Reformation’s most popular items this season have smocking, as fans of the brand (celeb fans included) seem to be smitten with the pretty ’90s trend. Just as Gerber’s did, Jenner’s dress swiftly sold out after she wore it on the streets of NYC, but it’s still available in black, and there are plenty of similar smocked, leopard-print Reformation pieces that are readily available. Keep scrolling to shop the similar styles.

Match I’m Into Clothes swimwear to your body type: Are you an A, O, V, or X shape? Find out, then find your best match!

Rarely do we show our figures off as much as when we are in a swimsuit. But whatever your bust, tummy or hip size, feeling comfortable in a swimsuit doesn’t mean you must have a well-toned body – just the right swimsuit style! Here we discuss the four most typical body shapes and which swimwear style is the most flattering for each.

1 – A Shape Swimsuit

Your upper body is narrower than your hips and thighs. Some people call this body type a triangle or pear shape.

Which swimwear styles suit the A body shape? Look for swimsuits and tankinis in bright colours to emphasize your upper body, along with eye-catching patterns or detailing on the top half. If you prefer bikinis the more subtle the better, so look for designs in just one colour.

I’m into clothes recommends: If you are an A-shape consider the two-colour Cocos bikini or a loose-fitting tankini top such as Ruffle Hem Top With High Waist Bikini Set

2 – O Shape

If the middle of your body (your waist and chest), is a bit fuller, and your legs are quite slim, you are an O shape, also known as an apple.

Which swimwear styles suit the O body shape? A one-piece swimsuit will elongate your upper body visually, and design features like vertical stripes, dark colours and slight gathers or draping on the sides, could look great on you.

A tankini is also a good choice if you are an O body shape. If you like the support of full bra cup coverage, consider a swimsuit or bikini top with wide straps or a tankini with a triangle or halter neck top.

Tip: If you feel a little self-conscious about your tummy you could try a swimsuit with a shaping effect control panel, or perhaps tie a sarong around your hips.

I’m into clothes recommends: If you are an O-shape consider One Piece Swimsuits

3 – V Shape Body Swimwear

If you have wide shoulders, a full bust, narrow hips and waist, and slender legs you are probably a V body shape – also referred to as an inverted triangle.

Which swimwear styles suit the V body shape? To even things out a bit, focus on your bottom half. When you accentuate your hips with patterns, bold colours or ruffles, you make them look a little wider and more balanced with your shoulders. Bikini bottoms which are tied at the sides, and swimdresses, could look great on you too.

I’m into clothes recommends: The smooth lines of sexy black bodysuits will skim over your waist and hips to highlight your beautiful shape.

4 – X Shape Swimwear

You are evenly proportioned with a narrow waist. Your body shape is more commonly referred to as an hourglass.

Which swimwear styles suit the X body shape? Almost any swimsuit style will work for you but particularly designs that emphasize your waist and can give your bust sufficient support. You could consider highlighting your hourglass figure even more with a swimdress or a bikini that has a high-waist — both are particularly flattering.

I’m into clothes recommends: The hard part for X shaped bodies is choosing! We especially like boho bodysuits one-piece swimsuits, swimdresses and tankini sets.

The best advice I’ve ever gotten is to always have a book on you. Take that advice literally with these amazing bookish nail art designs. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a total noob, there is bookish nail art is achievable for everyone. Do something simple, subtle, and inspired by, or do a copy-paste of the book cover to your fingertips (if only it were so simple!). While more intricate designs take patience and sometimes a little creativity with tools (toothpicks, anyone?), there’s no shame in going with nails that match the color of your favorite covers if you’re not up for eye-straining work. No matter what you try, just make sure to take a picture and share it with us in the comments!

Remember, these are just ideas to get you started. Grab your favorite cover and get to work designing your own bookish nail art for the world to see. Bookish nail art makes for a great conversation starter, so wear it to your next book club, the bookstore, or the library. Whether you’re showing off your house colors or giving a nod to your favorite publisher, there’s plenty to be said about cool cuticles. Having trouble getting it done on your own? Ask a friend to help out and do each other’s. Or, treat yourself to a manicure to get that perfectly fresh look.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

27 Examples of Bookish Nail Art

Maybe you’d like some generic bookish nail art.

Or you’re looking to pay homage to your favorite horror.

It’s always fun to incorporate actual books into your bookish nail art.

Be cute, elegant, and ready to (tea) party with this adorable design.

I am not okay because TFIOS!

Try this—you only know if you know; anyone else will love this gorgeous peacock design.

Sometimes, subtle is best.

You might like to go more inspired by.

Get to your inner kid with some classic Shel Silverstein.

Not up for painting? Try a wrap.

Don’t forget to accessorize with matching rings.

I don’t care what anyone says, Mary Shelley would be flattered.

Cute and romantic is the way to go!

The classic Penguin design is the design to beat.

Did you know you can recreate an entire cover on your nails?

Nails are such a great way to celebrate new books!

Harry. Potter.

I think the word you’re looking for is “wow.”

Could you ask for a more perfect palette?

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THE BLACKBIRD SEASON is the second book I’ve read by @katemoretti1, and since unreliable narrators are my jam, I was psyched to dig in. The primary plot involved a missing student and the possible involvement of a teacher, and readers get a 360-degree view of what went down. Deception, betrayal, and a path to hell paved with good intentions, TBS had it all! • • So remember when I mentioned I’m all about unreliable narrators? Well there wasn’t just one unreliable narrator, there were four! Trying to find the truth from each character kept me on my toes until the very last page. It was awesome!! So while TBS was more character driven than I expected, which made for a slow burn, when things started rolling, it quickly kicked into high gear. 😱 If you’re in the mood for a twisty psychological suspense, THE BLACKBIRD SEASON is the book for you! • • Huge thanks to @simonschusterca for providing me with an advanced copy! • • Click link in profile for my full review! #jenniesnailsandtales 💅🏼📚 • • Cover design by Emma A. Van Deun. Cover Photograph by PlainPicture/Kniel Synnatzchke. • • For this mani, I used: @fingerpaintsfun Black Expressionism, @chinaglazeofficial Boho Blues and Plur-ple, @julepbeauty Gayle and Beverly, @orlynails Charged Up, @mitty_burns Minty 0, Peachy 000, and Clean Pro Flat nail art brushes. • • #theblackbirdseason #katemoretti #50bookpledge #mustread #chaptersindigo #indigofaves #bookishnails #bookinspirednails #freehandnailart #look_mitty #chinaglaze #julepmaven #orly

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Ideal for anyone, really.

Austin Public Library nailed it.

Talk about a conversation starter.

House pride is important.

Um, whoa.

Shadowhunter nails!

Ready for a pep rally?

Who else is ready for Morgenstern’s next novel?

Need a little help to get started? Check out these bookish nail art tutorials for some guidance.

Ah, summer—the season of weekend BBQs, lazing by the pool, Friday afternoons off, paperless post invitations, and a uniform comprised of easy, breezy dresses. Right now we have summer outfits on our mind and whether you’re going to a summer wedding or a casual day at the beach—a chic and easy summer frock will get you through every occasion on your google calendar. So what dress trends are all the cool girls wearing this season? From polka dots to statement sleeves, and cult brands such as Rixo and Faithfull the Brand, below we’re highlighting the styles, silhouettes, and brands, the fashion crowd is loving right now for the warm season ahead. Get ready to live in these dress trends in the months ahead.

We’ll take any excuse to play with nail art, but National Nail Polish Day gives us the perfect reason. Taking place on June 1 annually, essie founded the day three years ago and it continues to get bigger every time. Nailing the perfect mani is the best way to celebrate. Plus, the start of summer kicks off the season known for experimenting with your makeup. “Summer is the perfect time to play with color, especially if you’re out of the office and going on vacation,” says Steph Stone, essie Celebrity Manicurist. “Brights and primary colors are in. Try experimenting with a multi-colored rainbow mani. If you like to play it safe, don’t worry because there is a neon for everybody that you’ll love.”

As for the old nail shape debate, Stone suggests shaping them based on how your nails grow. “There’s no right or wrong answer,” she says. “My main priority is to round off the sides to prevent any breakage or snags. I find that nail shape can really be more of a personal choice rather than a trend-based decision.”

Gear up for summer and National Nail Polish Day with these three fun and easy nail art designs shared by Stone:

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Look #1: Summer Swirl

Step 1: Paint your nails with one coat of “in full swing” from the essie summer 2019 collection as your base. Allow a few minutes to dry.

Step 2: Next, wrap the tips of your fingers in scotch tape, leaving only the nail bed tape free. This is going to help with clean up later.

Step 3: For these next steps it’s very important to work quickly. In a small cup of room temperature water, place one drop of each shade after another. It’s important that the water not be cold or the polish will quickly harden. Each color should spread in the water as you place it. Then, use a toothpick to draw lines towards the center of the circles. Next, pick a spot in the water and place your finger in it, nail bed facing down. The swirls in the water will adhere to your nail (and the rest of your finger, which is why tape is necessary). Repeat for each nail.

Step 4: Remove the tape to reveal your design without all the mess! You will still have polish remnants around your cuticles, which can be cleaned up with a tiny concealer brush dipped in nail polish remover.

Step 5: Apply gel.setter top coat to give your look high shine and ensure a long lasting manicure!

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Look #2: Rainbow Ombré

Step 1: Start by painting each nail with one coat of “no place like chrome” topped with “set in stones.”

Step 2: Next, following the order of the rainbow, paint the glazed days shades over half of your nail. Layer the colors in the middle of the nail, creating a gradient affect. Repeat these steps until you’ve created a seamless look from nail to nail.

Step 3: Seal in the look with gel.setter top coat for an ultra high shine finish.

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Look #3: French Tip Twist (“If you like a more classic mani, you can still play it up by incorporating hints of metallic,” Stone says.)

Step 1: Start by painting your nails with two coats of gel couture in the shade “fairy tailor.”

Step 2: Then, swipe “no place like chrome” across the tip of your nail, creating a fun twist on the French Tip.

Step 3: Top it off with gel couture top coat for a longwearing glossy finish.

Summer isn’t just about sundresses and bikinis (not all about them, at least). We tapped the top buyers from your favorite stores—Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, and ModaOperandi—to weigh in on the hottest trends of the season. They talked about serious Venice vibes, a new way to wear your pearls, and a pant style we haven’t seen in over a decade. Read on for their industry insight on the styles you should be paying attention to, ahead.

California Cool

Kaia Gerber at R13’s Spring 2019 runway.

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We’ve waxed poetic about our obsession with tie dye, but the summer trend is leaning further into its West Coast roots. “We are loving a California cool vibe for the warmer months, including upbeat and casual trends such as Hawaiian shirts, bucket hats, racer back tank tops, and anything tie-dye,” said Elizabeth von der Goltz, the global buying director of Net-A-Porter. She enjoyed the psychedelic moments seen on Chloe, R13, and Prada’s runway, but don’t sleep on beachside stalls and Etsy shops for an affordable option. Polish off the look with denim cut-offs and old-school sneakers like Vans to really capture the SoCal aesthetic. Stephanie Schafer, the senior fashion director of Nordstrom’, is also dye-ing over the trend, but suggested a grown-up way to dip your toes in the look: “The beautiful print technique feels fresh in sophisticated silhouettes such as dresses and skirts.” In other words, you don’t have to go full-hippie to participate.

Souvenir Jewelry

Bella Hadid in shell jewelry, as seen at Anna Sui’s Spring 2019 collection.

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She sells sea shells, and we’re buying it all up in the form of jewelry and hair accessories. According to von der Goltz, the shell trend “seemed to be everywhere last summer, [but] has grown to include pearls and beads this season.” It ties in to the aforementioned ‘California Cool’ trend, but with a wanderlust spin. Affectionately dubbed “souvenir jewelry” by her team, the trend also “includes anything with shells, pearls, coins, or stones. It’s an elevated take on the jewelry finds one would snag at a fabulous local shop on holiday” Schafer also chimed in, stating that “shell jewelry has transformed from beach basic to elevated elegance. Shell studs, charms, and pendants are the coveted accessory this summer.”

You don’t have to invest your paycheck to partake in this, either. “A great way to buy into some of these summer trends is through hair accessories,” von der Goltz suggested. “We’re seeing this category grow with each season and include everything from hairclips to headbands to headscarves.” Her favorite accessory brands are Valet and Eliou, which contrast precious stones with color and whimsy.

Summer It-Bags


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When it comes to summer bags, our minds immediately think of straw totes. All the buyers we asked still approve of this seaside trend and don’t see it waning anytime soon. Lisa Aiken, the fashion director of ModaOperandi, dissected why we love them. “They elicit a vacation mindset, even while using them in the city,” she stated. “As a versatile summer staple, it is polished but not stuffy and can really tie together a look.” But the style isn’t limited to raffia, but all beachy keen textiles. “Craftwork is becoming a year-round trend in bags,” says Schafer. “Straw, crochet, wovens and craft details are [all] trending.”

If you’re searching for a leather it-bag, Aiken is a big fan of Bottega Veneta’s new pouch clutch. “Oversized or mini, it is the perfect piece to take you from day into night and become an essential in your handbag wardrobe. I’ve been wearing mine on repeat,” she said.

Modern Tea Dresses

Fendi Spring 2019

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This summer, trade in your fit and flare sundresses for a retro-inspired style. “The long and languid dress is the silhouette of summer,” said Schafer. “Draping, wrapping, ties and knots achieve a soft, sophisticated look, while high-shine silks and satins create daytime opulence.” Aiken calls these styles the modern tea dress, “​riffing off a shape from the forties.” These styles show off a little ankle, but still retain a hint of flirtation. This sleeper trend is “super flattering and a great length […] It is in line with a trend we are seeing— pieces with a vintage feel being reworked to [look] new.” Find dresses that are midi-length and flow away from the body, like a dropped waist. Prints and colors are up to you, with styles ranging from saturated hues to antique florals.

Shield Sunglasses

Rihanna in Fenty sunglasses.

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Say goodbye to skinny sunnies. According to Schafer, big is back with an athletic twist this season. “Oversized shield sunglasses are trending this summer,” she says, referring to sunglasses that look similar to what your dad wears while playing squash. “Think ‘90s sport with a futuristic take and the bigger, the better.” If you’re feeling adventurous, go full dad mode in colorful Oakleys, or tone it down with geometric black shades.



Tyler Joe

“A utilitarian theme and dose of practicality is welcome for summer,” said Aiken. These lightweight layers are ideal for hot days that need coverage from the dangerous rays. She suggests “linens, khaki, as well as the cargo pant and Bermuda shorts, [which] exemplify this trend.” You heard it hear first: cargo pants are back. If separates aren’t your thing, von der Goltz said “the boiler suit plays into this theme and is the ultimate one-step dressing option. It is so efficient, comfortable, cool and stylish.”

Square Toe

According to both Scafer and Aiken, it’s time to square up with square-toed shoes. “The clean, geometric shapes make the shoe style modern,” said Aiken. “They beautifully toughen up a feminine dress.” She touted Wandler’s recently launched shoe brand as her new favorite. For Schafer, “minimal sandals are a must. Look for slender straps balanced with a block heel, or square toes for the newest take.”

Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again.


Viral and runway nail trends aren’t always wearable for those of us who have jobs that require even the most basic level of dexterity. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action with a few small tweaks. Ahead, nine of 2019’s biggest and cutest nail and manicure trends—from egg-inspired nail art to a Picasso recreation at your fingertips. Consider this your go-to guide for manicure ideas for the rest of the year.

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1 Over Easy

The nail trend that we never saw coming? Egg art. But there’s something quite adorable about a white splatter design with a tiny dot of yellow yolk.

2 Over Easy

Want something a little punchier? Try a an egg design against a cobalt blue background.

3 Louis Logo

Logo nails never go out of style, but there’s something inherently cheeky about painting the classic LV monogram across all ten fingers.

4 Louis Logo

Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik created this Louis Vuitton logo manicure for Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch.

5 Tie Dye

Can’t decide on a manicure color? Just get them all—and swirl them together to create a tie dye design that is perfect for summer.

6 Tie Dye

Celebrity manicurist Naomi Yasuda created this softer, pastel take on tie dye nails with a negative space left toward the cuticle.

7 Retro Vibes

Four prismatic shades painted in a rainbow shape across the nail gives off major ’70s vibes—and we love it.

8 Retro Vibes

Instagram nail artist @NailsbyMH shows off a similar retro-inspired design, just in a fresh matte finish.

9 Cow Girl

One of 2019’s biggest nail trends is…cow print. The black-and-white design is not only cute, but it pairs with everything.

10 Cow Girl

Your nails don’t have to be thing long to pull off the cow print trend—but having more real estate does make the effect really pop.

11 Pearl Party

If there’s one embellishment to add to your nails this year, it’s pearls. The best part? It doesn’t matter if you glue on just one or 100. Try it over your next nude manicure for an unexpected twist.

12 Pearl Party

Is this nail look practical? Not really. But for a special occasion, glueing black and white mini pearls around a nude manicure makes a major beauty statement.

13 CD Nails

Nail genius Jessica Washick coined the term “CD nails” for this sheer and holographic look. CDs may never come back in style—but we love the idea of honoring them in a manicure.

14 Matchy Matchy

At Kate Spade’s spring 2019 show, models had their nails painted to perfectly match the prints of their outfits. This goes hand-in-hand with the 2019 trend of matching your hair color to your outfit—though plaid hair might be a little harder to pull off.

15 Scribbles & Squiggles

Another matching moment: nail artist Miss Pop created the squiggly nail look that perfectly mirrored similar sketches in designer Jeremy Scott’s Moschino collection.

16 Art Pop

Picasso had an entire canvas to pain on. Nail artist Hang Nguyen’s canvas is much smaller–making her interpretation that much more impressive.

17 Art Pop

Chelsea from Trophy Wife nail art created this minimalist and gorgeous take on a Picasso print over a classic pale pink base nail polish.

18 Greek Key

A graphic Greek key print on the tip of the nail (seen here at Kith) is so much cooler than just opting for a traditional French manicure.

19 Super Sheer

Clear acrylic nails can look like an unfinished manicure–but we love the look when done in a subversive bubblegum-pink hue.

20 Galactic Glitter

Galaxy-inspired makeup called for nails much the same at Tadashi Shoji.

21 Torties for Shorties

Nail art can be tricky on short or natural nails. That’s why we love this tortoiseshell-inspired design by @NailThoughts. It makes a bold statement with limited real estate. Plus, the hashtag #tortiesforshorties deserves to take off like wildfire.

22 Torties for Shorties

Tortoiseshell doesn’t always have to be shades of brown and black. We love this fuchsia version from Instagram-favorite nail artist @Astrowifey.

23 Metallic Mani

Morgan Taylor Lead Artist Eichi Matsunaga used the brand’s shades “Could Have Foiled Me,” “Give Me Gold,” and “No Way Rosé” to create the metallic look at Rodarte—complete with crystals.

24 Bright Yellow

A peachy nude manicure gets an unexpected twist when it fades into neon yellow tips. Consider it the stepping stone to a fully neon yellow manicure.

25 Bright Yellow

Even if you don’t love the idea of a fully yellow manicure, you can paint just half your nails a cherry lemon shade and trace cute designs on the other half.

Beauty Director Jenna Rosenstein is the Beauty Director at BAZAAR.com.

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Excited to finally be sharing a makeup tutorial with you! I’ve had so many requests to share more of these so I hope you enjoy it.

This is definitely a bold look but you can get a more wearable look using the same techniques and neutral tones. I think this is such a fun look for Summer and can’t wait for the weather to finally start heating up!

Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

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