Swimsuit Season: Must-Have Spring Break Bathing Suits

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With spring break quickly approaching, you might be wondering how you gave up on your New Year’s resolution of going to the gym everyday so quickly. Regardless, you can still start thinking of which cute bathing suits you want to snag for your spring break getaway.

As you start going through your closet and throwing things in your suitcase, you’ll probably start to realize that your old bathing suits just aren’t going to cut it. They might be worn out, torn, discolored or out of style, which is the perfect excuse to shop for some new suits.

Get ready for the beach with the ultimate bathing suit packing list. Here are five of VALLEY’s favorites that will have you turning heads no matter where spring break takes you.

Animal Print

In the past year, animal prints have been seen on celebrities, on the runway and on influencers on Instagram. Animal prints work for any season or style. Leopard, zebra and snakeskin are all great choices — try a bikini or rock a one piece! Either way, you can’t go wrong with animal print.


Velvet has recently been a popular clothing fabric, and the trend has spread to bathing suits now. Although velvet might appear to be less functional and more for fashion, that’s is not the case. The velvet swimwear trend is becoming more and more popular, and it is a must-have for your next trip to the beach.

Crisscross Straps

Crisscross bathing suits allow you to show a little more skin while still enjoying the look, and comfort, of a one piece. With this style, you can play around with prints and materials and find the perfect suit for you.


The belted look is taking over the beach this season. Adding a belt to your look will up your swimsuit game. There are so many different ways to style the belted look that can add a trendy and retro flare.


Another retro style, the high-waisted look will definitely give off a classier vibe. There are so many different versions of the high-waisted suit that ensure you won’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.

With any of these five swimsuit styles, you’ll take spring break by storm and give the other beach-goers major swimsuit FOMO.


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