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This Swimwear Trend Is About To Take Off

It's out-of-this-world.

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Image: via @monki on Instagram 

We’re always excited for Swedish brand Monki to drop its swimwear line. You can count on its collections to be simple, stylish and affordable – the only downside is that it only ships to Europe, unless you can find what you’re looking for on ASOS. This year in particular we were over-the-moon to discover a collection of metallic swimsuits and bikinis that give of serious space-age-circa-1960 vibes. 

It’s totally in-keeping with Chanel’s atmospheric FW17 runway show, where models orbited around an actual, functioning spaceship that, for the grand finale, lifted off over 30ft into the air (inside Paris’ historic Grand Palais). As for the collection itself, it was packed with flashes of silver and iridescent, Martian greeny-blues that are straight from a retro sci-fi movie. 
Image: Vogue.com

There must have been something in the air when this season’s swimwear collections were being designed, because we’ve seen an invasion of metallic bathing suits everywhere. We’re particular fans of the structured one pieces we’ve seen in block colors, but we’re also into the more complex designs from River Island that would do Barbarella proud. 

Check out our favorite space (swim)suits for summer 2017 to add a touch of otherworldliness to your beach-side look: 
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Monki Metallic Swimsuit - €30
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Monki Cross Back Bikini top - €20
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River Island Silver Metallic Mesh One Shoulder Swimsuit - $70
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Boohoo Plus Brooke Metallic Plunge Swimsuit - $25
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Billabong Surf Capsule Vinyl High-Waisted Bikini Bottom - $49
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River Island Green Strappy Bikini - $70
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Topshop Metallic Bikini Set - $61
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Faith One-Piece Swimsuit - $68
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Out From Under Foil Deep Plunging One-Piece Swimsuit - $72
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Boohoo Miami Boutique Metallic Cross Back Swimsuit - $28
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ASOS Curve Mix And Match Deep Band Plunge Tankini Bikini Top - $37
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Topshop Ombre Metallic Bikini Crop Top - $38
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River Island Silver Strappy Plunge Bikini top - $36
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Missguided Gold Lace Up Multi Strap Swimsuit - $50
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Boohoo Corfu Boutique Metallic Scoop Neck Knotted Swimsuit - $21
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River Island Green Metallic Mermaid Bandeau Bikini Top - $32
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