For most of us, realizing that summer is only a few months away means browsing through one of Victoria’s Secret swim catalogs for 2016, whether one wants to purchase something or just to snoop around the pictures. The brand has just released a new series of beach-ready looks, to shoot which the team of Victoria’s Secret Angels headed to St. Barts, creating something inspirational and quite artistic, thus not only making us instantly switch to the vacation mode, but also summing up the summer 2016 swimwear trends telling us what people will definitely wear while sunbathing at the beach.
This long-awaited swim campaign from Victoria’s Secret took models Elsa Hosk, Candice Swanepoel, Taylor Hill, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Josephine Skriver to soak up the sun in one of France’s most exotic, wild and uncontaminated overseas territories, Saint-Barthélemy, which is basically jumping to the top of anyone’s travel lists. Besides showcasing the bikinis and one-piece suits, the Victoria’s Secret swim 2016 catalog also gives us a glimpse of the Caribbean Island’s breathtaking landscape, seashores and city life, making also the impression that the fortunate squad indeed had fun while shooting it (well, I mean, who wouldn’t?!). The catalog, which was unveiled just a few days earlier than the latest Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy campaign, emphasizes the label’s most cheerful and free-spirited side, as proven by the collection’s proposals as well.
This Victoria’s Secret swimwear line-up for summer 2016 is all about colors, contrasting patterns and vibrant details, meaning that if you are looking for a total-black monochromatic swimsuit, you should probably look somewhere else (to be fully honest, it is possible to find some total black proposals within the catalog as well, it’s just that the collection’s colorful proposals ultimately take the scene and make it almost impossible to not feel the urge to acquire a bright pink, green and yellow bikini set). To reinforce this vibrancy, Victoria’s Secret opted for macramé and crochet detailing that just let the colors shine even more, not to mention the many elastic bands and jocose ruffles that combine the line-up’s overall boho allure with a sensual yet quite sophisticated pin-up attitude.
Aside from the label’s flirty bikinis, this catalog unconventionally brings sexy back by offering cropped tops, crochet-trim racerback bralette tops and sporty high-neck bras, letting ombre, geometrical and botanical prints complete its one-of-a-kind creations, this way proving athleisure-inspired pieces can indeed be sensually mysterious. Surprisingly, the collection puts a lot of emphasis on the sportiest side of fashion, guaranteeing those who like to feel at easy while playing beach volleyball or that favor comfort over style while at the beach, to perfectly combine elegance with sports in a stylish way.
Lastly, the collection features loads of side-tie itsy bikini bottoms, slips and even cheeky bikini bottoms that can be either paired with the matching tops, or used to play with the different proposals embracing one of this season’s swimwear-related biggest trends: mix-and-matching.
Photos courtesy of Victoria’s Secret