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The Current 2018 Swimwear Trends and the Ones To Watch:

Summer is fast approaching, and this season it’s time to up your swimsuit game and switch out the old inventory for an upgrade. Whether you’re one for the trends or like to stick to a classic piece, this year is giving you a plethora of choices, from bikini to one-piece, to modern to retro and from sporty to sexy. Swimwear is giving it all. This season is all about simplifying, with no fuss and clean modern cuts. We’re letting go of hardware and replacing it with natural knots, ties and twists and embracing the earthy tones, mixed with soft pastels.

Here’s a rundown of our favourite pieces for each style:

One shoulder The one shoulder swimsuit is the latest of all trends and dare I say to become the most popular! This is because they are flattering across all body shapes. Take charge of this trend as it’s up on the rise.

Tie front This trend ranges from bikinis to one-pieces, so there’s a style and design for everyone. If you’re more for one-pieces, the tie front takes a unique twist, with a flattering peephole. Grab this in extra bright hues to take this summer piece to the next level. Those who are more inclined to show skin, there are bandeaus, bralettes and more to really make this trend your own. So, try out this particular trend if you want to channel some summer flirty fun.

Belted Here comes another take on a simple one-piece swimsuit – put a belt on it. A simple accessory that is reminiscent of the fifties and sixties – we’re not complaining! The belt accessory illuminates a perfect cinched in waist, and silhouette for all. This swimsuit gets creative, with a mixture of texture and material combinations from ribbons, hardware and to even drawstrings. All thanks to the brand Solid & Striped, this classic sporty style has re-worked itself back into 2018, making them one of the most flattering trends of this Summer. Bring on the athleisure!

Rainbow stripes I think it is now clear that one-piece swimsuits are taking over this 2018, and so let’s end it with one final trend. The rainbow! This cheerful (not cheesy) trend has extended from city life to tropical mania, and is great for of course adding a colour splash into anyone’s day. Let’s all reignite our childhood colourful gear, and remember, the brighter the better.

What swimwear trends will you be wearing?

By Florence Larwood

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