Swimsuit trends for summer 2014

After a particularly dreary winter, the warm weather has finally arrived, and with it come the prospect of beach and pool days a plenty.

Get ready for summer with some of the season’s hottest styles, sure to make waves in and out of the water.

Trend #1: Peek-a-boo

Get playful and sexy with cut-out detailing. Bare as little (or as much) as your comfort zone allows, as this season’s cut-outs range from ultra-daring to subtly sultry.

Trend #2: Sporty and stylish

You don’t have to be a surfer or beach volleyball pro to rock one of summer’s hot athletic-inspired styles. Everything from zipper detailing to fashion-forward rashguards are the rage.

Trend #3: Color theory

A solid swimsuit is always a must-have, but if your go-to is black, try something bold and equally sophisticated this summer: A suit in a rich, saturated hue like fuchsia or royal blue.

Trend #4: Go graphic

Stand out on the sand in a geometric or graphic-print suit. These prints are edgy, cool and flattering, so get ready for some major stares — and compliments.