Swimwear fashion tips for this year provided by Palm Beach Daily News.

* Prints are bolder, with an emphasis on digitally rendered patterns and scenic imagery, often combined in a collage or patchwork manner;

* Sporty elements borrowed from what surfers and Scuba divers traditionally wear are adopted to women’s swimwear, with rash guards, mesh, neoprene and wet-suit details featured prominently;

* Handwork makes a comeback, with lots of crochet, fringe, lace and embroidery making an appearance;

* Retro is cool, with some designers reinterpreting classic high-waisted ’50s and ’60s bathing-suit styles;

* Many brought added attention to the back of their swimsuits, creating intriguing rear views;

* Black is back in the swim in a big way.

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