Why These Animal Print Suits Are for You This Summer

These days Instagram has become the go-to place to see the new fashion trends of the season. And if you've been on it for any time at all recently, then you can't help but notice the animal print swimsuits trend. It's huge with fashion models and celebs, but it's also very easy to wear for regular folks like me and you.

Some other big trends this season include the '80s inspired retro suits with legs cut sky high and the high-waisted bikinis. Cutouts and metallics are big too. But for the summer of 2019, the biggest look in swimwear is leopard print. The good news is, it looks incredible on almost everyone.

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There's a Lot to Love About the Animal Print Swimsuits

We're seeing animal print swimsuits everywhere this summer. It's safe to say that it's a huge fashion trend in 2019. But I would argue that animal print swimsuits have always been in style. Sure, it's a bold look. However, it's also a very classic look.

Believe it or not, the animal print trend goes back for decades. In the 1950s, actress Jayne Mansfield posed on the cover of Vogue Magazine in a risque, leopard-spotted bikini. She looked amazing back then. And the look is even more sexy and glamorous today.

Another thing that we love about the animal print trend is that it pairs perfectly with the retro styles that are also big this year.

It's All About the Leopard This Year

All animal prints are big this summer, but none so much as leopard print. And it's surprisingly easy to pull off. The print looks great on almost every skin tone. Plus many of the styles this summer include a splash of color with the animal print.

Let's take a look at some of our favorite animal print swimsuits for summer 2019.

Some of Our Favorite Animal Print Bikinis

We're crazy about the animal print bikinis this year. There are a ton to choose from in many different styles and colors. Here are a few of our favorites.


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We love this sexy strapless animal print bikini. It's not only a great example of the leopard print trend, but it's also super high cut, which is another big trend this summer.



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This adorable two-piece is another of our favorites this summer. It features the animal print trend. It also is high cut and high-waisted, which are both big looks right now.



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We love the top of this animal print bikini. It offers a little more coverage than most bikini tops, but it's still super sexy paired with the high-waisted bottoms.




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You're not limited with colors with this trend either. Here is one of our favorite animal print bikinis in pink.



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Another thing that we love about the animal print swimsuits is that they look amazing with a killer tan.



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This off-the-shoulder top is another of our faves this summer.



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We love this animal print bikini with splashes of electric blue.



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Orange is another big color this season. And this high cut strapless bikini looks fantastic on most skin tones.



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Don't be afraid to mix and match styles and colors with your bikinis. Try an animal print thong bottom paired with a solid black top.



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Here's another beautiful example of mixing and matching high-waisted leopard print bottoms with a solid colored top.


We Love the Animal Print One Pieces Too!

As much as we love the animal print bikinis, we think that the one pieces this season are even sexier. Here are a few of our favorites.


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Cutouts are huge this summer. And they pair perfectly with animal print.



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This super sexy yellow one-piece is another of our favorites this summer with its plunging neckline and sky-high cut.



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This is another of our favorite animal print swimsuits this year. We especially love the strappy back.



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Pairing leopard print with solid colors works excellent with the one pieces too.



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Even classic style one pieces look amazing in leopard print.



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This super sexy cheeky one piece is gorgeous in leopard print. You'll look amazing in this one from the front or the back.



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Animal print swimsuits look adorable on the kids too. We love this matching set.



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This animal print one piece also features the ring and cutout trends that are big this season. And we love the fringe at the hip.



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We love this off-the-shoulders one piece that combines leopard print with solid black on the bottom. The solid black bottom of this suit gives the illusion of slimming the hips and thighs.



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Last, but certainly not least, is this super sexy one-piece featuring cutouts and one shoulder in leopard print. We love this one because it's gorgeous, and it's flattering on many different body types and skin tones.


Swimsuit Tips for Every Body Type

If you are bold enough to wear this season's animal print swimsuits, then you are going to be a bombshell at the beach. You can look fabulous in this trend no matter what your shape or size is right now. To make sure that you look your best here are a few tips for each body type.

Do you want to slim your hips and thighs?

If you carry your weight in your hips and thighs, there are a few things you can do to minimize your problem areas. First, go for one of the animal print swimsuits that has a solid colored bottom. The suits with the solid black bottoms, for example, give the illusion of slimming your hips and thighs.

Another thing that you can do is to bring the focus up. So look for suits with fun details on top or a different colored top than the bottom.

You should also look for suits that are high cut in the legs. The higher cut will make your legs look slimmer and longer. And who doesn't want that?

Do you want to boost a small bust?

First of all, don't be afraid to go for an underwire top. Many women with small busts avoid underwires, but they can actually give you a beautiful shape.

Next, try to find swimsuits that have things on top like ruffles, beading, and pleats. They will give the illusion of extra bulk on top where it's visually interesting.

One thing to avoid is bandeau tops. If you already have a small chest, a bandeau top will only flatten you out and make your bust look even smaller.

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Do you need belly control?

If you carry your weight in your midsection, the first that you want to do is avoid shiny or metallic suits. Metallics are popular this season, but the problem is that they make you look bigger. So if you're problem area is your belly, you don't want to make that appear more significant. Matte is much more flattering.

You also should avoid tankinis.

But don't be afraid to show off some skin. Look for swimsuits that have plunging necklines and high cut legs. Those will draw attention away from your stomach.

Do you have a large bust?

If you have a large bust, you should look for swimsuits that offer plenty of support. That means that you should stay away from triangle tops. If you are a D-cup or larger, they just don't have enough support.

To avoid the dreaded uni-boob, you should also avoid high necklines.

Your best bet is a swimsuit with an underwire or hidden bra. Or you could go with a sexy halter top.

Do you want to flatter your curves?

The good news is, curves are very in this year. Celebrate them! And don't be afraid to wear stripes. Just make sure that the stripes are vertical or diagonal, not horizontal.

You also shouldn't avoid bikinis. There are many styles that look amazing on curves. The only ones you should avoid are the string bikinis that can cut into your skin and leave you with unwanted bulges.

One style that's super flattering on almost everyone is the wrap style swimwear. If you have any extra weight in your belly, you will love this style. It whittles your waist right down.

A Final Thought on Animal Print Swimsuits

Animal print swimsuits are indeed the rage this year. It's a very bold and sexy look. And you don't have to worry about the trend ending any time soon. The fact is, animal print swimsuits have been around as long as modern swimsuits have been around. They've never truly gone out of style.

It's a classic, timeless look, and you can wear it for seasons to come. So don't be afraid to get your wild animal on this summer. You'll be the cat's meow!

Now we want to hear from you! What do you think about the animal print swimsuits trend? What's your favorite style? Share with our readers in the comments section below pics of your favorites.

Have a great summer!

Featured image: Pexels license, by Nicolas Postiglioni, via Pexels

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