It’s the perfect time to discuss bathing suit trends in gyaru. Specifically bikinis (ビキニ）because most Japanese swimwear companies do 99% bikinis and a tankini or so. Don’t expect one-pieces from these brands! However if you’re a onepiece lover you can still take these trends and transfer them over to that style.
The four big trends to talk about with Japanese Swimwear especially gyaru swimwear are: paisley/ethnic, ruffles, floral and adult monotone.
So many styles to choose from! Paisley is the biggest trend by far.
I usually end up going with a floral, but the adult monotone styles are really stylish and flattering, especially the Lip Service one.
The two big swimwear companies are Peak & Pine （ピークアンドパイン) which has pop-up shops in all the gyaru malls right now (Nagoya Marui, Osaka OPA, Kagoshima OPA) also a permanent store in Shibuya 109 and Rienda Suelta (リエンダ・スエルタ), Rienda’s lingerie brand with a full catalog of swimwear.
Check out both their catalogs
Peak and Pine: website
Rienda Suelta: website