When it comes to shopping for swimwear, most of us tend to be creatures of habit: You find a fit or a style or even a brand that you love, and, more often than not, you’ll find yourself sticking with it for many, many summers. But I have very good reasons for you to try something new in 2018: fresh ways to wear familiar trends, as well as a few new silhouettes that are about to blow up. From inventive color-blocking to amped-up prints, check out the runway-inspired swim trends that will be all over the beach (and poolside) this year. Your new summer wardrobe awaits.
I am about to show you a stunning collection of this year’s biggest trends in swimwear. From belted suits, that cinch at the waist to sporty pieces that stay put while you swim and sunbathe, 2018’s hottest styles have already been determined. I’ve done the research, analyzing the new prints, silhouettes, and colorways brands are churning out, thereby finalizing the biggest swimsuit trends to invest in now and wear through next Christmas. Yep, that means you can trust all of these styles to be relevant when you’re on holiday in March or September, and I bet you’ll be just as excited to flaunt them then, too. Whether you plan to escape the cold with your own tropical getaway, or just want to get a head start on your summer wardrobe, go ahead and read up on every swimwear design, or jump ahead to the one you’re already eyeing.
Forget about sunnies, the hottest way to accessorize your swimwear this year is through belts. Whether it is with an actual belt attached or a suit with wrap ties at the waist, 2018’s swimsuits will be giving you a cinched hourglass figure.
A ruffled swim is here to stay but unlike last year’s popular off-the-shoulder options, 2018’s suits feature the feminine frills along the shoulder strap. Look for options in soft hues for a sweet, romantic feel.
If you are looking for swimwear that handles more than just lounging in the sun you are in luck. Multiple swim designers have made sporty pieces that are as fashionable as they are functional. Now you can get in a seaside sweat sesh without ever worrying about falling out of your suit again.
Barely There One-Pieces
Maillots have been popular for a while now, but 2018’s styles are definitely not your mother’s one-piece. Some of this year’s hottest styles are so skimpy you’ll be flashing more skin in one than you would in a bikini.
Elevate your swimwear drawer with options that feature the front-tie trend. The simple knot or bow at the front adds a sleek and unexpected twist to even the simplest of suits. While the trend has usually been seen in bikinis in the past it is now being used on monokinis as well.
Make a splash in a fun brightly colored swimsuit this year. Bold neon colors were all over the runways of Miami Swim Week and will ensure you will stand out at even the most crowded of beaches.
The velvet swimsuit trend is somewhat of a continuation from 2017, but now we’ve got so many more colorways to choose from.
Asymmetrical ruffles, floral appliqué, and decoration on one side are all details you’ll see this year.
Sports Bra Tops
High-leg bottoms have been around for some time, but pair one with a sporty top like Sara Sampaio’s, and you’re straight out of the ’80s.
Ribbed or Seersucker
Is it a swimsuit or is it a bodysuit? Better yet, is it both? I personally love it for versatility.
It’s a classic print that’s made its way onto so many street style outfits, so why not swimsuits?
Black-and-white doesn’t have to mean “boring”—especially when it comes to swimwear. This year we’re seeing more brands embrace minimalism while sticking to a simple color palette, playing around with different silhouettes and simple prints. On the runway Alberta Ferretti and Mugler showed clean, neutral swimsuits in inventive cuts, inspiring us to seek out black-and-white styles with details like alternative necklines, double straps, contrast trims, or ribbed textures.
Printed swimwear in warm desert colors is the hallmark of this trend seen on the runways of Emilio Pucci and Tory Burch—if you’re unsure of bold print, try the colors in a stripe instead.
The foundation of this trend is the popular palm print, which comes back year after year—but this time around, it’s taken to the next level thanks to off-the-shoulder silhouettes and extra-bright coloring. Think of the flora-and-fauna vibe of Kenzo’s spring runway, then mix in design elements like ruching and ruffles.
As you can see, every single style is very special. You are free to choose whatever you like. I am a big fan of belted swimwear designs, but I do like to see women in brightly printed bikinis and swimsuits. All depends on your personal taste and choice.
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