Swim Trends

April 2016

Springtime is basically one long, happy build-up to that first pool or beach weekend. Once it arrives, nothing keeps our endorphins firing on all cylinders like showing off a new swimsuit for the first time.There's no way the pressure to have a "bikini body" should stop anyone from having the best summer — and life — ever. Back for its second year, Refinery29's Take Back The Beach ditches that outdated ideal and uses the beach as a metaphor for all spaces where women feel they have to look a certain way to simply exist. So we decided to team up with photographer Aaron Feaver to shoot 11 swimsuit trends we are loving right now that look amazing on everyone and every body as part of our Take Back The Beach package. We sought out to cast two women who represent body positivity and body diversity to let these suits shine. Naturally , Nadia Aboulhosn with over 412K Instagram followers who unapologetically represents all curves seemed like the perfect fit. Photographed in Palm Springs with palm trees, epic mountain views, and the colorful and iconic Saguaro Hotel as the perfect backdrop we capture the season biggest swimsuit trends.

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Aaron Feaver at Nouvelle Vague LA, Photographer; Toby Kuafmann, Deputy Photo Director; Lilac Perez, Photo Editor; Emily Holland, Styling Director; Tami Shirey at The Rex Agency using NARS, Makeup; Whitney Schield at Atelier Management using Davines, Hair; Nadia Aboulhosn, Kota Eberhardt, Model; Special thanks to Saguaro Palm Springs.