Trending Now: The VS Guide to Styling the Leopard Print Bikini

There are two things we know for certain:

  1. It’s going to be hot—soon.
  2. Leopard is back, baby! (As if it ever left…)

With this in mind, we’re going to show you three ways to style the trend so you can look and feel cool all at once. Because in our humble opinion, swimwear is for everywhere.

#1: Classic

While not groundbreaking, for those of you looking to wear these suits for their intended use (pool, beach, pool near a beach, you get it), we’ve got you. With our Mix-&-Match Swim, you can choose from nine (yes, nine!) different top and bottom styles—all of which come in a leopard print. Choose whichever you feel most confident in, and half the work is done.

From there, mosey on over to Cover-Ups. In the continued theme of “choose your own adventure”, you can go full leopard with styles from our VS Archives collection, or you can dial down the drama (only a little) with more casual cover-ups from our classic collection.

#2: Summer Day

Taking a page from another one of our articles—“Can a Sports Bra be a Top?”—we’ll be working with that same question here, but for swim.

And, unsurprisingly, it’s a hard yes.

For this look we’re using the VS Archives Bandeau Top in, you guessed it, leopard print. Pair that with a flowy, linen button-down and leave it open for optimal print vision. Finally, finish the look with either a denim short or matching flowy linen pant and your sandal of choice.

#3: Night Out

Let’s be honest, this is where the trend really shines. There’s a million ways to style leopard for a night out, but for this look, we’re going back to the Mix-&-Match tops—choose whichever silhouette you like best (but we’re partial to Twist Push-Up or Sexy Tee Push-Up for this ‘fit).

From there, you need a sheer top—this can be mesh, crochet, or anything that allows the swim top to clearly be seen through. Tuck that into a chic mini skirt and pair it with your favorite heeled sandal and you’re ready to take on the night.

Jenn is the Copy Director at Victoria’s Secret and has spent the past 10 years writing for brands like Club Monaco, Free People, SoulCycle, and more. She has a degree in English from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. When she’s not chipping away at Pulitzer Prize-winning copy (dream big, right?), you’ll find her living beyond her means by venturing to new restaurants, exploring local shops, and petting other people’s dogs.