Go For the Bold: 18 Statement Making Swimsuits To Make Your 90s Dreams Come True

Unabashedly bold, sexy and sporty all at the same time, there’s no denying the 1980s and 1990s left an unforgettable stamp on swimwear – one we’re glad to see still very much in influence today. Case in point? These 18 statement-making suits spanning graphic prints to brights to stripes, guaranteed to turn heads wherever your water-side wanderlust takes you. Of course, we couldn’t help but add in a few cases of throwback beach babe inspo (counting the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Niki Taylor, Yasmin Le Bon & more) to further prove there’s nothing better than going for the bold.

Click any image to launch gallery; further details below.


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Row 1, From Left:

Triangl Neoprene Heidi Bikini Set in Island Kiss ($89.00)

Khongboon Sorento One-Piece in Orange/White ($75.00)

Graffinis Crosby Street Triangle Bikini Top ($70.00) and Bottom ($72.00) in Fuchsia

Row 2, From Left:

Duskii Neoprene Zip Me Up Bustier Bikini Top ($60.00 AUD) and Boy Leg Bikini Pant ($40 AUD) in Indigo/Tangelo Red/Gold

Moschino Caution Dangerous Curves Printed Swimsuit ($375.00)

Row 3, From Left:

Soma Bra Cup Sized Swim Top ($78.00) and Slimming Foldover Hipster Bottom ($54.00) in Atlantis Jade

Seafolly Block Party High Neck Top ($120.00) and Spliced Bottom ($66.00) in Blue Ray

Tallow Rahh Full Suit Pink ($77.00)

Row 4, From Left:

Kovey Adventure Top ($58.00) and Floater Bottom ($62.00) in Shark Tooth Turq/Cabo

Blumoss La Digue Mesh Strapless Maillot in Lime ($109.95)

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Row 5, From Left:

Lumé Cut-Out One-Piece in Steady Stream Print ($144.00)

Sara Cristina Metallic Narcissus Two-Piece in Bright Green ($285.00)

Row 6, From Left:

Kiini Ro Crocheted Cotton and Neoprene Triangle Bikini in Marigold ($285.00)

Lane Bryant Cacique Wrapped Swim Tank with Built-in Plunge Bra in Bright Pink ($68.50)

Trunkettes Teeny Trunkini Top ($65.00) and Bottom ($60.00) in Purple & Gold

Row 7:

Solid & Striped The Anne-Marie One Piece in Multicolor Stripe ($158.00)

Row 8, From Left:

Moschino Powerpuff Girls Printed Swimsuit ($375.00)

Beach Joy Block Triangle Top ($35.00) and Bottom ($35.00) in Neon Coral