Swimwear Trends for Summer 2013

The hottest swimsuits of the season


As summer rolls around and the weather grows hot and humid, the only thing that can beat the heat is a cool dip while donning a swimsuit. So, whether you’re headed for Caribbean Bay or Busan, SEOUL Magazine has got you covered on the hottest suits of the season.





Add personality to your swimwear by considering different textures. Show off your bohemian side with a crochet three-piece bikini from Wonderplace or add some romance by incorporating subtle lace.


Price: KRW 36,800
www.wonderplace.co.kr, www.sunnyvill.net



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Reflect your vacation state of mind with an exotic tropical print. As opposed to traditional floral patterns, tropical prints channel a more mature and dramatic flair. We especially like these bright tropical prints from ELLE.


Price: around KRW 70,000





Monokinis have been growing in popularity year after year. For this summer, abandon safe solid pieces and opt for more color and print, like this refreshing colorblocked monokini from Forever 21.


Price: KRW 30,800





Add movement to your style with fringe details. But stay away from looking too Pocahontas by choosing a bright color, like this one from H&M.


Price: KRW 25,000 (top),
KRW 17,000 (bottom)





The great thing about ruffles is that they are always on double-duty. A swimsuit with ruffle details can add a girly softness and hide the areas you didn’t have time to work out. This
festive two-piece from 8seconds is especially successful at accomplishing both.


Price: KRW 29,000 (top),
KRW 19,900 (bottom)





Bring out your retro style with an underwire halter top and high-rise bottoms. This classic version reminds us of an easy summer’s day on an empty beach.


Price: KRW 46,000




Things to know:
1. Many Korean brands sell swimwear exclusively at their innerwear branches.
2. Dongdaemun and Namdaemun shopping arcades sell wholesale swimwear as
well as larger sizes.
3. If you don’t fear online swimsuit shopping, check out sites like gmarket.co.kr
or auction.co.kr for a wide selection.