Triangle-top bikini: The best kind of swimwear to wear this summer

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  • Updated: Apr 15, 2016 18:53 IST
This season, triangle-top bikinis taking to the waves in a choice of pastel shades, as well as in bold candy-bright colours. (Tumblr)

The triangle-top bikini is without a doubt one of the most minimalist of two-piece swimwear designs, generally only covering the bare minimum of flesh. It’s also one of the sexiest styles to rock at the beach.

This plant-print “Febo Tropical” drawstring triangle top has soft cups. Details include pink beads and a “B”-shaped pendant. It can be matched with the “Jaka Tropical” low-cut briefs which have ties at the sides. (

This season, it’s taking to the waves in a choice of pastel shades, as well as in bold candy-bright colours.

Read: Designer Kunal Rawal’s guide to buying the right swimwear

Plus, 2016 triangle designs can be seen finished in all kinds of prints, as well as with catwalk-inspired details like frills.

From the capsule collection of beachwear bearing the image of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, this bikini comes with a triangle top and matching briefs with blue and white stripes. It’s printed with a cartoon-style image of Choupette at the beach. (Karl Lagerfeld)

One great thing about the triangle bikini is that it’s suitable for all body types ... at first glance, at least. But don’t forget to think about comfort when choosing a model.

Seen on the left in the picture above, this padded drawstring triangle top comes with removable foam pads. It’s finished in a printed fabric and has lined cups. The straps tie around the back and neck. A matching pair of bottoms comes with string ties at the sides. (

While this type of bikini may look great on larger-chested wearers, it isn’t a cut that offers a whole lot of support.

Read: Hottest trends in swimwear and what you should get, according to body type

In fact, the weight of a heavy chest will be supported entirely by straps that tie behind the neck, which can prove uncomfortable after a while.

This triangle top offers underwire-free support thanks to a band that runs under the chest. This bikini has a brightly colored Mexican-inspired print. Other styles of top are available with the same print, including a twisted bandeau top and balconnette top. (

There’s something for everyone this summer when it comes to colours and patterns, with styles following the season’s major catwalk trends. Light, powdery pastels are popular for 2016, along with vivid shades.

This triangle bikini top comes in a textured piqué fabric and sports a ruffled frill. (

Prints are big this season too, with lots of plant motifs, plus graphic, animal and ethnic prints.

Read: 5 tips to help you choose the best, most trendy swimwear this summer

Note that frills, fringing, shells and beads will also be coming to triangle bikinis for 2016, adding fun details to summer styles.

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