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Top 10 Summer Styles for Women in 2020

Posted on 31 July 2020

The world has turned upside down in the past few months, but that doesn’t stop the march of the seasons or the pull of fabulous fashion! Whether you’re venturing out into the world, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, or you’re staying close to home, let’s check out the summer 2020 fashion trends you’ll be rocking! Pour yourself a cool quarantini and check out some hot summer outfit ideas!

 

Pretty in Polka Dots

For nearly 100 years, American women have been crushing on polka dots. From swimsuits to jumpsuits, lingerie, and outerwear, polka dots range from sweet to sexy. Add a modern twist to the always-whimsical, always-classic polka dots by mixing color and scale. Mix prints with large, light dots on a colorful background together with fine, dark dots on light. Paint large polka dots on well-ripped, cutoff shorts and top them with a flirty, feminine, polka dot top. Complete the look with combat boots for an edgy-meets-sweet vibe. Or sling a handbag with large dots over your shoulder when you wear a polka dot maxi dress

sheer, polka dot maxi skirt

 

Skirts? Sleek and Short!

Mini skirts and summer go together like Netflix and chill. Updated for 2020 summer style, mini skirts are sleek, short, and straight. Gone are the flirty flounces. Say hello to hip-hugging skirts that graze the thighs and offer peekaboo slits. For added edge, choose a snake print mini skirt or a vintage skirt, repurposed from hard-worn jeans. Top the skirt with a vintage chain tank knotted to crop length for a cool, tough-girl vibe. Or add a sheer, polka dot top over a bandeau bra top and pair of nude heels with sheer black polka dot ankle socks for a street style that checks all the boxes for summer fashion trends

 

Shoulder-Baring Halter Tops

Show off those sculpted shoulders and dangerous guns in flattering halter tops. This look is flattering to any woman, creating curves and hourglass lines. Summer style 2020 is rich in halter top lines, from formal dresses to everyday wear, sexy animal print halter tops, swimsuits, and even body jewelry. Top your favorite skinny jeans, skirt, or shorts with a halter top for easy summer style. Or take your bikini from poolside to dining, just by adding a halter top body chain and slipping into a satin skirt that pours over your hips like molten metal. 

 

Neon & Printed Swim

Summer 2020 fashion trends say the best swimsuit is bold! Bold, neon color, and/or flashy animal prints are the look for swimwear, and we’ve got you covered — but not too much! ;) Discover bikinis and one-piece swimsuits in bright, look-at-me-now colors and prints. The only problem is deciding which to choose! Our fan-favorite pink leopard swimsuit is getting tough competition from our brand new Positano wrap-top bikini set. But the versatility of the sexy new silver snakeskin Hvar bikini with its broad straps and buckle details doubling as a chic crop top may eclipse the other two. It seems the wisest course may be to pick up one of each! But wait —  we haven’t even started on the neon or the chic one-piece styles…

Positano wrap-top bikini set

 

Sheer Magic!

Summer style is picking up a lot of inspiration from festival fashion, and we couldn’t be happier to see it! Case in point, one of the hottest summer fashion trends for 2020 is sheer magic! Sheer dresses, tops, skirts, and even pants are everywhere this season. Whether you keep it sweet or amp up the sexy vibe is entirely up to you — and what you wear under it! A sheer, polka dot blouse with puffed sleeves is cute over a white bandeau top with distressed jeans. But a gauzy organza shirt over a black lace bralette and ruched, drawstring skirt is a dynamite look. Burnish your street cred and add a sense of drama to a basic white cami and skinny jeans day by adding a sheer, red lace maxi dress over it. A sheer, black skirt is an elegant addition to your bikini. Wear it as a chic cover-up or top it with a lace-up crop top for a sensational look for a night on the town.

 

Draw Attention with Drawstrings

Drawstrings aren’t just for athletic wear and easy-fit waistbands anymore. Summer style 2020 is making fun and fashionable use of the flattering ruching effect of drawstrings. Necklines, shoulder details, hem lengths, and more are getting a sassy update this season. You’ll find flirty, bodycon dresses with drawstrings hugging your curves. Play with volume with a flowing top featuring twin drawstrings creating a sexy bare-midriff. Rock this look with a gold satin cheetah print cami cinched up the center paired with a black denim vintage skirt. Strut your stuff with a pink satin skirt, adjusting the length with ruching drawstrings up each side. 

black and pink satin, drawstring skirt

 

Killer Cut Outs

Skin is sexy. Play peekaboo and flash some skin with sleek slashes and cut out details. The little cut out lends a subtle wink to a sweet jumpsuit while bold cutouts are the defining style of this killer swimsuit. Our one-shoulder Carly crop top creates a cut out with a wrap sash for a casually elegant flair. A cute bralette top with a cut out tops distressed cutoff shorts or makes the perfect layering piece under sheer tops. 

black, cut-out bandeau top

 

Fringe!

If you adopt just one, hot summer 2020 fashion trend, set the fringe swinging and swaying! This season, fringe is making a statement! Not short, little flirty tufts, but long, chic falls of sexy fringe dance from smokin’ hot jackets to dancing boots and everything in between! Sexy bra tops feature dangling fringed tassels, as do their matching undies. Some skirts are flaunting fringe along their hems, while other skirts are covered with it. You’ll even find shorts sporting the look. The easiest way to update any outfit from swimsuit to dress and make it dance is to wrap a fringe belt around your waist. 

 

Bananas for Bandanas

For years, fashion-savvy festival lovers have worn a colorful bandana around their neck to slip over their face to keep out the dust and smoke. Today, this trend is crossing over to summer style! While we’re seeing plenty of bandanas worn as COVID-19 masks, we’re also seeing them worn to add color and texture in a variety of ways. Have fun with the look! Wrap one around the brim of your hat, tie one to the strap of your bag, wear it as a cool, strapless top or even tie it around your wrist like a funky bracelet. Consider a vintage bandana to coordinate with your look, or add an edgy vibe with our chic chain bandanas.

 

#StayHome

When you need to stay home, for your safety and others’, do so in comfort and style with our United We Chill line. Super comfy loungewear is given a huge summer style upgrade by The Laundry Room. This collection features bleach tie-dyed jumpers and joggers made from super soft knit and loaded with mod details to keep your look elevated and on-trend. Proceeds from this collection go toward purchasing the KN95 face masks so desperately needed by medical care workers. With your support, we’ve donated 1,500 masks and counting! #AllInThisTogether.


When the world is out of whack, it’s comforting to realize that some things never change. Fashion is enduring, expressive, and evolving. And at Trendy and Tipsy® — we’ve always got you covered!

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