Simply White

Another popular color trend for 2011 swimwear is white. White is simple and summery, and also allows the wearer to accessorize her ensemble with colorful and distinct accessories.

Carmen Marc Valvo, Badgley Mischka, and Lacoste all showed white swimwear trends on their runways during the 2011 spring/summer fashion shows. When shopping for a white bathing suit, be sure to check that the pieces are double-lined and are made with thick, durable fabric. White garments get very sheer when wet, and the last thing you want to worry about all summer is whether your bathing suit has become see-through.

Consider mixing and matching your blue and white swimwear pieces for a summery, nautical look that combines the two trends, or incorporate the white in the form of a sheer and flowing poolside cover-up.