8 Classic Swimsuit Styles That Will Never Go Out of Fashion

For those with a proclivity to lean on timeless wardrobe staples, classic swimsuits that never go out of style are a summertime MVP. Undoubtedly, there’s a time and place for the flamboyant ruffled bikini or skin-baring strappy one-piece, but there’s simply no beating a perennial swimwear style.

Investing in timeless cuts, prints, and color palettes is a foolproof way to ensure that the next time a situation calls for swimwear—whether it be a summer beach day or tropical getaway during the dead of winter—you’ll have a mainstay to slip into with ease.

Summer 2022 is proving to be a season replete with these kinds of long-lasting picks, with stylish options coming from industry favorites like Lisa Marie Fernandez, Eres, and Melissa Odabash as well as up-and-comers like Anemos and Lido. Ahead, dive into the best one-pieces, bikinis, and classic swimsuits you can wear for several years to come.

As versatile as it is sophisticated, an all-black swimsuit is king when it comes to swimwear that will never go out of style. Opt for a simple bikini or sleek one-piece; the effect is reliably chic.

Araks Flora bikini top and Ulla bikini bottom

Summersalt wave one-piece

Lisa Marie Fernandez halter one-piece swimsui

Ookioh Bocas top and Dead Sea bottom

Triangle Top

There’s no denying the timeless appeal of a classic triangle bikini. With tie-string details or pops of texture and color, it’s a swimwear staple with plenty of wiggle room to adapt to your personal style.

Matteau string floral-print triangle bikini top and bikini briefs

Lisa Marie Fernandez padded triangle two-piece bikini

Marysia Broadway bikini top and Antibes bikini bottoms

Anemos classic triangle bikini top and eighties high-cut bikini bottom

Nod to nostalgia with a vintage-inspired high-waist bikini. The higher cut makes summer swims feel all the more secure, and when paired with an underwire top, it’s an all-around supportive pick.

Cuup plunge top and high-waist bottom

Ephemera classic gingham bikini top and high-rise bikini bottom

Lemlem Lena tie-front top and high-waist bottom

Tabacaru Atella two-piece with floral appliqués

Fun prints like checkerboard or tropical fruits ebb and flow with the trend cycle, but florals are a forever favorite. Plus, they look especially seasonal when worn with straw accessories like a woven hat or rope sandals.

& Other Stories printed bandeau bikini top and high-waisted bikini briefs

Rebecca Taylor Sucre Phoenix Fleur one-piece

Peony Holiday floral-print recycled bikini top and recycled bikini briefs

A minimal, athletic one-piece swimsuit will always feel like a smart pick for sunny days spent by the sea. Transition yours to aperitif hour by lay
ering a pair of linen pants or denim shorts on top.

Norma Kamali Marissa swimsuit

Matteau Nineties recycled seersucker swimsuit

Bondi Born Paraiso Sana cut-out one-piece swimsuit

Eres Plexi Solaire swimsuit

Bandeau Top

An ever-alluring silhouette, the bandeau bikini is a staple swimsuit thanks to its flattering cut. While often designed strapless, the look is easily translated to be worn with neck or shoulder straps.

Hunza H jean bandeau bikini

Zimmermann Mae buckle bandeau bikini set in rose floral

Melissa Odabash Evita ribbed bikini set

Johanna Ortiz rich earthly bandeau bikini top and bikini bottoms

Nautical Palette

Love a theme? Make it nautical for your next swimwear purchase. Typically designed in a palette of navy and white, bikinis and one-pieces that incorporate a maritime motif will never feel out of place when worn by the sea.

Melissa Odabash embellished striped swimsuit

Tropic of C x Splits59 Cosmo one-piece in Admiral

Solid & Striped Tati terrycloth bandeau bikini top and bikini bottom

Heidi Klein core nautical bikini top and bikini bottoms

Strapless One-Piece

There’s something enduringly elegant about a strapless one-piece swimsuit. We love subtle detailing like ruching and fabric knotting, especially when combined with an earthy color palette.

Veronica Beard Bethany knot cut-out one-piece swimsuit

Eres Les Essentiels Cassiopée bandeau swimsuit

Lido Sedici one-piece strapless swimsuit

Moré Noir elevated essentials shirred cutout one-piece swimsuit