Summer is finally here, and it’s time you grab your bikini and head straight to the beach. Or at least sneak to your neighbour’s backyard and settle down by the swimming pool. Oh no, wait a little bit! Be sure to grab the right swimsuit. You do want to be the most fashionable gal this summer, right? Don’t worry! I have you covered on 2018 swim trends. Here is the list of all, but seriously all swimwear trends for summer 2018. Plus sharing the list of swimwear that is out of style this summer.
Finally, summer and summer 2018 swim trend report you have been asking for. Plus the list of all swimwear that is out of style. Wondering if your favourite bikini is still in fashion? Finding out in a bit.
WHAT SWIMWEAR IS IN FASHION FOR SUMMER 2018
I promise to make this swim trend report for summer 2018 as short as possible as I know you are already dying for going to the beach and jumping into the water. Well, at least I am. Actually, I’m already dressed in my new Calzedonia swimsuit, all ready to go for a swim.
Anyway, straight to swimwear that is in fashion this summer. As said there are so many trends that you can find in one single piece. Either a bikini or swimsuit. Or even better the cut-out swimsuit. Definitely one of summer 2018 top 5 swim trends.
And no my swim shopping list is not short this summer. Afterall the summer will be long, and we need as many fashionable swimwear as we can get. Especially because the majority of our last year’s swimwear is out of style this season. I know! Not something you wanted to read. Still, there is no reason to panic. I’m pretty sure you bought this bikini and that swimsuit that are both luckily still in style last year.
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Anyway, all about what swimwear is out of fashion for summer 2018, which bikinis and swimsuit from the previous season are still in style after your favourite game. You know, the left or right quiz. Tick the swimwear and swim trends you think are in fashion for summer 2018. And don’t forget to share your results on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram #BSquadKnows Ps. This could be a fun beach game too. Especially if you and your friends are sick and tired of playing cards.
SWIMWEAR THAT IS OUT OF STYLE FOR SUMMER 2018
Sorry to tell you Eva, but that Speedos you wore last year are out of fashion! Yes, that sporty swimwear you kept seeing on IT girls last year is officially out of style.
Also out of style: the black bikini, well any boring monochrome bikini actually, the boyshort bottoms, and those swim dresses that had their moment last year. Sure swim dress is retro, which happens to be fashionable this year. Just the year is wrong. As said so many times before, the only retro we are wearing this summer is the one that comes from the 80s, and 70s.
Again, toss the simple monochrome bikini, especially that overworn black bikini, horrendous swim dress, boyshort bottoms, leopard swimsuit, Speedos, tankini, and all that swimwear that doesn’t flatter your body anymore. There is nothing more horrible than stretched swimsuit that doesn’t give you any support. Sure tie-dye swimwear is in fashion, just not the DIY tie-dye swimwear. Read the swimwear that got that pattern because of the salt, sun and chlorine.
In short, if you want to be the most fashionable girl on the beach or the IT girl on every pool party, wear no other swimwear but the one that is not on the Fashionista’s approved Chic shopping list. Ps. The Shopping list is waiting for you in a new post over here.
SWIMWEAR WE WORE LAST SEASON THAT IS STILL IN FASHION FOR SUMMER 2018
Remember I said there are 2 swim pieces you bought last year and you can still wear them this summer? Well, that is if you didn’t live in that bikini or in that swimsuit last summer. You know what I mean?
So what swimwear from the previous season you can still wear to look fashionable on the beach or by the pool this summer? The striped swimsuit and the millennials favourite crochet bikinis. Pardon macrame bikinis this year. Well, don’t blame me for mixing these two terms. Call them crochet bikinis or macrame bikinis, they all look the same to me. Although you know what, with all this confusion perhaps better wear lace bikini. Those are in style for sure. Plus we all know what bikini we are talking about.
I almost forgot about actually one of the most fashionable swimwear of the season. Don’t look like that. We have been wearing this swimwear on and on for the last four years. So it doesn’t even feel IT swimwear anymore. Still, it’s one of the top #5 swimwear trends for 2018. The cut-out swimsuit. We used to call it monokini. Do you still have it?
SWIMWEAR 2018 TREND REPORT
Finally, the swimwear 2018 trends. The list of all fashion trends you need to know before you head on to the beach. Wait not exactly the all beach trends of summer 2018. Only the swimwear 2018 trends.
All the other beach trends are coming up in the next issue of the Fashion Sign. By the way, have you got our first issue of this ultimate fashion bible already? Be sure to sign up for Brunette from Wall Street to get the Fashion Sign straight into your mailbox. As said we the second issue will be a collage of all beach trends you need to know. Starting with the swimwear 2018 trends of course.
Now finally to the summer 2018 swim trend report. Yes, I did this trend report in the same way as all the previous ones. Ps. In case this is your first time on Brunette from Wall Street, there are also these other fashion trend reports for summer 2018 published here. Go here to find all the fashion trend reports in one place.
Also, as usual, I made sure to add all the fashion cheat sheets – the EDITs you need to have to pass the summer beach test. Don’t worry the fashion police won’t punish you if it sees these EDITs on your Pinterest boards (here is mine). The school is over and cheating is allowed now. Besides everyone saves, prints and pins Brunette’s fashion cheat sheets.
Oh and just in case you don’t know yet, the EDITs are shoppable too. This means that you can shop all the swimwear you see in this blog post simply by clicking on it. Yes, no matter where you see it. See that pink frame that frames your favourite bikini and that gorgeous swimsuit once you touch the EDIT? Just click on it, and a link will take you to the store where you can buy it.
WHO WOULD THINK THIS IS THE MOST FASHIONABLE COLOUR FOR THE SWIMSUIT – SS 2018 COLOR REPORT FOR SWIMWEAR
Now seriously, the swimwear 2018 trend report. Starting with the swim colour chart. I must admit I didn’t see this colour coming. Sure, the white swimsuit is a staple every year, but this colour?
And we thought we know IT colours for summer 2018 well already. Surely we have memorized all the colours already in my Spring Summer 2018 Fashion Report (ps. in case you missed that report, check it here – it’s the entire report with all the colour, print, and silhouettes trends).
We have even learned all the names of the colours so far. Well, perhaps not quite all of the names. Another glimpse at SS 2018 Colour chart for swimwear won’t hurt, right?
So what clour should your swimsuit be then? The Fashionistas are buying swimwear in these colours!
#1 EARTHY HUES
Yes, the swimwear in earthy hues is the most fashionable swimwear for summer 2018. Therefore look for swimwear in Almost Mauve, Blooming Dahlia, Warm sand, Dove gray and Coconut Milk.
Obviously the white swimwear. Ps. If you go to the beach only once in a while, like on every four years, then get yourself white swimsuit. For sure those will be still in fashion the next time you hit to the beach.
#3 METALLIC SHINE
Since we can’t actually wear the vinyl pants in the summer, well perhaps we can, I need to try to pull off this SS fashion trend next. Whatsoever, the high shine is in style for summer 2018. Check the widget below to see my favourite metallic swimwear.
SWIMWEAR PRINT REPORT FOR SUMMER 2018
Is monochrome swimwear too plain for you? Then swim in florals or bananas instead. Yes, the banana print is big for swimwear too. Surely you know this already. I mentioned the banana and that other b print in my Spring Summer 2018 Fashion Report (here).
Nevertheless, bananas and florals are not the only fashionable prints we are swimming in this summer. The list of IT prints for summer 2018 swimwear is much longer. See the report below.
Again, the striped swimsuit you bought last year (probably after seeing them in my Packing guide here) are still in fashion.
What is new this year, is the width of the stripes. This year it doesn’t really matter how wide the stripes are. Nor if they are vertical or horizontal. As long as your swimwear is striped.
By the way, I just got the striped swimsuit from Calzedonia. Showing you how I wear them in my next post. Ps. If you can’t wait to see me in my swimsuit then go to Instagram. But don’t leave my profile without clicking the follow button first.
Also, find my Calzedoina striped swimsuit in the widget below.
From earlier mentioned bananas to juicy cherries and sweet pineapple and watermelons. You know, since you can’t eat fruit, at least you can wear it. Ps. Anyone on the keto diet?
#3 POLKA DOTS
Another print that I love this summer. I actually like to mix the polka dotted bottom bikini with a striped bikini top. Showing you how soon.
As said in my previous fashion reports, 2018 is all about vintage florals. That floral print you see on your grandma’s walls. In short, the wallpaper florals. My favourite swimwear in this retro print is the one from Zimmerman. Isn’t this floral off-the-shoulder bikini just gorgeous?
If you are not the type of the girl who would spend all day long laying on the beach with a romantic novel in her hand and you would rather be eaten by a shark than seen coming out of the water in the vintage floral print, then this is a botanical print for you. The jungle print. Those palm leaves do feel refreshing, don’t they? Especially if you are laying by the swimming pool in the city instead of some tropical resort.
Yes, we wear gingham on our swimwear too. And it looks so adorable.
#7 CHECKS & PLAID
Ha, it seems like this swimwear is the perfect substitute for your checked blazer, don’t you think? Mentioning the checked blazer, go here to see how to style it now. And browse through the gallery below to see my favourite checked swimwear for summer 2018.
The legit tie-dye, not the one that happened after you left your swimsuit dry without washing it before.
#9 ZIG ZAG
Zig zag or the Missoni print is fashionable for swimwear this year too.
It’s a mini trend but I’m sure it will get big as soon as everyone sees this Calzedonia bikini.
Oh in case you didn’t know what to thick for the leopard swimsuit earlier in the left or right quiz. Is animal print on swimwear in fashion or not? As said, you should toss your leopard swimsuit as it’s not in style. I mean you can find leopard bikinis in the stores, but this print is certainly not the number one fashion trend for summer 2018. Nevertheless, if you are going to your summer holidays in September, then be sure to take leopard bikini with you. As animal print is actually going to be big for fall/winter 2018/19.
POLYAMIDE, ELASTANE, LACE OR VELVET? SUMMER 18 MOST FASHIONABLE MATERIALS FOR SWIMWEAR
Wait, did someone say velvet? Yes, velvet swimwear is in fashion for summer 2018. Not sure how it looks when it gets wet. I must admit this makes me so curious. In short, velvet bikinis must go on my shopping list. Ps. Let me know if you have velvet swimwear in the comments below. I wouldn’t want this swimwear to be on my shopping list if it wasn’t really comfortable and wearable.
Back to the materials. So what are the most trending swimwear materials for summer 2018? The most trending are obviously the velvet and lace. However, polyamide and elastane are still the number one choice of most of the women. At least the ones who like to swim too.
SWIM SILHOUETTE REPORT
Now to the most important part of the swimwear trend report. Besides the gallery of all swimwear trends, which is waiting for you at the end of this post. All the swim silhouettes that are in fashion for summer 2018.
What swimwear is the most fashionable this season? Is it bikini or swimsuit? Or perhaps tankini? One shoulder, bandeau, off the shoulder, spaghetti strap, triangle, tube or plunge, shorts or high cuts … wait, what? Yes! High cut legs are in fashion now.
Not writing anything more at this point, check the EDIT below. And scroll down to read more about each swim trend. Also, be sure to click on all the swimwear you see in this EDIT. Don’t let that b* (brunette obviously) steal your dream bikini. Simply touch/click on the swimwear you like and leave the new tab open to shopping it later.
BIKINI or SWIMSUIT?
First, the most important question. What swimwear is more fashionable for summer 2018? Bikini or swimsuit? There is no doubt that both are in style this season. However, the most fashionable swimwear is something in between. The cutout swimsuit.
ROMANTIC or SPORTY?
Romantic this time. Although a simple silhouette is also fashionable this year. To make this clear. The sporty swimwear that is not in fashion anymore is the one everyone was wearing last year.
IS TANKINI IN STYLE FOR 2018?
Again you can toss your tankini.
HALTER TOP or ONE SIDE SHOULDER?
Definitely the one side shoulder. Ps. The most fashionable one side shoulder swimwear is that with ruffled strap.
BANDEAU or TUBE?
Is there even a difference? Well, I know it is, but the tube in earthy tones is slightly more fashionable. Nevertheless neither is so fashionable as the one side shoulder.
Seems like we simply can’t let the off-the-shoulder trend go.
SPAGHETTI STRAPS or WIDE STRAPS?
Wide straps. Even better when the straps are ruffled. Like those on the swimwear in the gallery below.
BOYSHORTS or BRAZILIANS?
Forget the boyshorts and swim dresses. 2018 is all about the high-cut swimwear. Meaning you can have legs long for Mondays. Or whatever that quote is. Ps. Use the Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body highlighter (shop here) for extra long appealing legs. It really works!
THE DEEP PLUNGE
Almost forgot the second most important silhouette of the summer. Even though thinking better you know the V plunge already. I wrote about it in the SS 18 Fashion Report here. Still, mentioning again because it’s really important.
DETAILS TO LOOK FOR ON THE SWIMWEAR
This year especially details really matter when it comes to the swimwear. It could be just a print, but even better when your swimwear is endorsed with ruffles, glitter (yes even glitter, I wonder if it doesn’t fall off as you jump into the water), bows, zips and belts or something that ties around your waist.
TOP #5 SWIMWEAR TRENDS FOR SPRING SUMMER 2018
Finally, the list of summer 2018 swimwear trends. And yes the list of all swimwear trends for summer 2018 is long. Hopefully, the summer will be long too.
Anyway, I’m sharing all the must-have swimwear for summer 2018 in the gallery below. But first, the #5 IT swimwear trends. To make it till the end of the month.
THE IT #5 SWIMWEAR TRENDS
#1 ONE-SIDE SHOULDER SWIMWEAR
It could be a bikini or a swimsuit. As long as it has only one strap.
#2 CUT-OUT SWIMWEAR
#3 HIGH-CUT SWIMSUIT
#4 BELTED SWIMWEAR
The belt trend is really big this season. Seems like we will wear the dangling belt on the swimwear too.
#5 VELVET SWIMWEAR
WHAT SWIMWEAR TO GET THEN?
All obviously! I’m getting the one side shoulder bikini, then that ruffled … You know what? Just check my shopping list here!
MORE FASHION TRENDS AND HOW TO STYLE ALL THESE SWIMWEAR
So this is swimwear that is in fashion for spring summer 2018. By the way, how many swim trends did you get right? Be sure to share your results on Instagram and Twitter #BSuqadKnows, Oh and don’t forget to tell your friends about this swim trend report. I’m sure they will love it too. Now go here and check my swimwear shopping list!