As we get closer to wrapping up 2020, it’s time to take a look at the men’s swimwear that was all the rage during the year. Not only are we going to take a look at some of the most popular styles, but also the most popular designs. While these are some of the most popular 2020 trends, there’s nothing that says you have to wear any of them. With that said, let’s dive in and check out the hottest men’s swimwear trends in 2020.
1. Board Shorts
Board shorts are a type of swimwear that’s long and loose-fitting. With that being the case, it’s one of the top choices for those that do watersports like surfing or jet skiing. They are usually made from strong materials like polyester or nylon and is made to dry quickly. Depending on the style or brand you choose, you might find a pair that has velcro pockets and a string in the waist to tighten the shorts. These have been around for a long time and continues to be one of the most popular trends.
2. Boxer Briefs
This type of swimwear is very short and formfitting. Not only are they made from strong materials, but they also are made to dry quickly. While it can be hard to find a pair with a string, it’s possible if you find the right brand or company. These usually come in solid colors, but the popularity of designs or patterns has increased in recent years. If you’re looking for ultimate comfort, this type of style is a great option.
By far, one of the most common types of men’s swimwear is swimming trunks. Not only are they affordable, but they come in endless colors, patterns, and designs. You can find longer or shorter styles, but most of them will come to right above the knees. They give ultimate convenience by having built-in pockets and strings for tightening, as well as a mesh insert in the crotch area. The great thing about this particular style is that it’s available at most stores and can usually be bought for less than $20.
Another big swimwear trend in 2020 is speedos. While this is also the name of a popular swimwear brand, you can find the speedo style across multiple brands and retailers. Basically, these look almost exactly like the bottoms of a women’s bikini or a pair of underwear. The only difference is that there’s extra support built into the crotch area. Like the swimming trunks listed above, you can find countless styles, colors, or patterns of speedos and can probably find completely different options at different stores.
Even though it’s 2020, neon is making a quick comeback. A top trend of men’s swimwear is neon and you can find almost any style with these types of colors. Some options will be a solid neon color, while others might have several colors together. You might also be able to find various designs that incorporate neons-which is great for those fun blacklight swim parties! If you want something that will turn heads and complement your sunkissed tan, then a neon option is perfect for you.
6. Animal Print
Not only has animal print been a constant trend over the years, but it’s more popular than ever! In fact, you’ll probably see at least 1 animal print option regardless of which store you’re shopping at Just like other options on the list, you can find these prints all across the board and with almost any style. Some companies will choose to keep their products close to the natural pattern of the animal, while others will add neons or background patterns.
7. Funky Patterns
If you’re looking for something that’s unique and attention-drawing, then a funky pattern is a great option. Since different companies create different designs, you might find a few options that you love. Some of these patterns will be a bunch of shapes, while others will have things like swirls, mazes, or circles. You can also find options that are on the mild end of the funky spectrum, as well as options that are all over the place and super fun. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and get something crazy!
Like other areas, camo has started gaining popularity in the swimwear category. Several years ago, camo was reserved for hunting, but it seems like it’s everywhere now. You can go with something traditional or choose something unique and full of color. You’ll also feel reassured that you’ll be comfortable because this pattern is available on almost every swimwear type. One of the great things about camo is that it will cause people to look at the pattern outwards, which can give the appearance of broader legs.
While on the more traditional side, the popularity of stripes is still increasing. Not only is this a lot of people’s comfort zone, but they can make you look both classy and sexy at once. No matter where you’re shopping, there’s an extremely good chance that you’ll find many options with stripes. If you want to stick to the traditional route, you can get stripes that are simple and colored to match. On the other hand, you could also find options that are all kinds of different colors and patterns. The possibilities are endless.
10. Block Colors
Until recently, block colors weren’t very popular and a large number of people hadn’t heard of it. Basically, you take 2 or more colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel and put them together. This can lead to a lot of crazy looks, but most of them work out well. With that said, some won’t work well together and aren’t used very often. Some designers will only use 2 colors, while others will add several. This style is one that you should check out in person to see if you like it.
Now that you know some of the most common trends of 2020 in men’s swimwear, you’re ready to find the best suit for your needs. Keep these styles and designs in the back of your mind when getting ready to purchase and use them to find a suit that you fall in love with. Take the beach or pool by storm and wear the swimwear of your dreams.