For swimwear, 2018 is turning out to be an interesting year. Designers appear to have taken inspiration from at least five eras. As a result, there is an unusually eclectic mix of styles available online and in the shops. However, there are some strong trends emerging as shoppers decide which swimwear cuts and styles they like best.
Flattering front tie bikinis
At the Miami swimwear show, it was front-tie bikinis that dominated. These provide great definition and a good level of support. However, they are not for every woman. They can be a bit revealing and are rarely a good option for bustier women.
Fortunately, there are many other bikini cuts available that actually do work for curvier women. You just need to click here for more styles and inspiration. There are some really fantastic bikinis available, this year, including some fantastic plus-size cuts. It has never been easier to find a bikini to flatter your figure.
If you are not 100% confident about being in good enough shape to be able to wear a two-piece this year, don´t worry. We have written an in-depth article that explains exactly how to get your body bikini ready.
A lot of designers appear to have focused on one-pieces, this year. So, there are plenty of different types available, including some that have not been seen for decades.
Belted swimming costumes
One of the most surprising of these comeback styles is the belted swimming costume. They have not really been in vogue since the 60s, which is actually quite surprising because it is a very flattering style. The belt creates definition around the waist area, which, on most women, has a slimming effect.
High-leg plunge swimsuits
This style of swimwear will be very familiar to fans of the original Baywatch TV show. Not many women will have the confidence to wear one, but those that do are sure to turn heads.
One shoulder swimming costumes
One shoulder swimming costumes have been popping up on catwalks all over the place. They seem to be taking over from last year’s peek-a-boo shoulder styles.
This next one is a bit of a surprise. Nobody really thought crochet swimwear would really take off again like it did in the 60s, but it has. Most designers have used pretty crochet edging to line solid panels, so it is a style of swimwear that is far more practical than it sounds.
Last year’s off the wall design was the tankini, now it is the turn of the monokini. This hybrid cross between a one-piece and a bikini is sure to appeal. It is a very striking look that offers the best of both worlds.
Before you go shopping for your swimwear
It may also be worth your while reading this short article about choosing swimwear that flatters your body shape before you go shopping. This will enable you to quickly narrow down your options so that you do not have to try on a stack of swimming costumes to find one that works for you.