What do you do on a hot, sunny day? Go swimming. First things first though, you need to buy a swimsuit. You are in luck because the swimsuits of 2011 were designed to make heads turn. Check out the eye-catching colors and pattern trends in 2011 swimwear.
Swimsuit Pattern Trends of 2011
The pattern trend in 2011 swimwear wear is designed to make heads turns. Tropical and graphic prints are the dominant patterns in swimsuits. Graphic pattern trends in stripe, optical, check, and confetti prints are dominant. One-piece swimsuits look fun and flirty with large tropical patterns. Tankinis are sporty and sexy in interesting graphic prints. Bikinis look attractive in smaller tropical floral print, checkered print, and confetti print patterns.
What to Avoid: Avoid purchasing swimsuit separates in different patterns. Try not to mix a tropical print with a graphic print or two different types of graphic prints together. Keep the look uniform to stay current and stylish with the pattern trends.
Color Palettes of 2011 Swimwear
Black reigns as a dominant color trend for 2011 swimsuits. Attractive one-pieces and tankinis benefit from the slimming and seductive quality that black can bring to a garment. Many of the graphic print patterns are paired with this color. The graphic prints bring attention to the bust area while the solid black provides a slimming effect to the main body of the swimsuit.
Two color palettes are prominent 2011 swimsuit color trends. The first is the sunrise palette featuring colors commonly seen during a summer sunrise at the beach: yellow, lavender, fuchsia, and violet. The sunrise palette provides eye-popping swimsuits in each individual color, while serving as the dominant colors for the tropical prints in 2011 swimwear. The second is the oceanic color palette featuring royal blue, navy, turquoise, and white. As with the sunrise palette, the oceanic colors work with tropical prints but are more prominent with the graphic prints.
What to Avoid: Since these colors work well together, the palettes can be mixed, such as a yellow tankini top with a navy tankini bottom. However, be careful about matching these colors with shiny metallics. Stick with matte colors.
These eye-catching color and pattern trends in 2011 swimsuits will have heads turning your way as you stroll along the beach or poolside. Just remember to avoid mixing different patterns together when purchasing swimsuit separates. Also, it is best to stick with the matte colors of each swimsuit color trend palette.