7 Swimwear Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Year

by StyleCaster .
Feb 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET

We may be stuck in the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to brighter and sunnier days. In fact, all you need to do is look to Instagram for some warm-weather inspo. In the past few weeks, our feeds have been flooded with influencers and celebs lounging on beach vacations while we’re struggling to find warmth in heavy layers.

Their bikini-clad social media snaps may have given us FOMO at first, but they’ve also offered a peek into what this year’s biggest trends in swimwear will be. 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.

Whether you plan to escape the cold with your own tropical getaway or just want to get a head start on your summer wardrobe, click through to shop this year’s biggest swim trends.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /30: Belt It

1/30 :Belt It

Forget about sunnies. The hottest way to accessorize your swimwear this year is with belts. Whether it is an actual belt attached or a suit with wrap ties at the waist, 2018’s swimsuits will be giving you a cinched hourglass figure.

The Nina one-piece, $178 at Solid & Striped

2 /30: Belt It

2/30 :Belt It

Kali bikini set, $245 at Zimmermann

3 /30: Belt It

3/30 :Belt It

Collision one-piece, $245 at Jade Swim

4 /30: Belt It

4/30 :Belt It

Eres belted bikini set, $530 at Net-a-Porter

5 /30: Belt It

5/30 :Belt It

Hunza G seersucker one-piece, $180 at Net-a-Porter

6 /30: Ruffled Shoulders

6/30 :Ruffled Shoulders

Ruffled swimwear 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.

For Love & Lemons Mon Cheri ruffled bikini top, $115 at Free People; For Love & Lemons Mon Cheri bikini bottom, $97 at Free People

7 /30: Ruffled Shoulders

7/30 :Ruffled Shoulders

Zimmermann Corsair ruffled one-piece, $425 at Net-a-Porter

8 /30: Ruffled Shoulders

8/30 :Ruffled Shoulders

Ribbed frill bikini set, $87 at Topshop

9 /30: Ruffled Shoulders

9/30 :Ruffled Shoulders

Petal top, $154 at Made by Dawn; petal bottom, $134 at Made by Dawn

10 /30: Ruffled Shoulders

10/30 :Ruffled Shoulders

Palisades one-piece, $352 at Marysia

11 /30: Sporty Spice

11/30 :Sporty Spice

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.

Wetsuit, $265 at Cynthia Rowley

12 /30: Sporty Spice

12/30 :Sporty Spice

Duskii Kailua bikini top, $106 at Farfetch; Duskii Kailua bikini bottom, $70 at Farfetch

13 /30: Sporty Spice

13/30 :Sporty Spice

Adidas Originals one-piece, $46 at Farfetch

14 /30: Sporty Spice

14/30 :Sporty Spice

Bb bikini top, $103  at Heidi Klein; bb Bikini Bottom, $88 at Heidi Klein

15 /30: Sporty Spice

15/30 :Sporty Spice

Flagpole Stella one-piece, $385 at Flagpole

16 /30: Barely There One-Pieces

16/30 :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. 

Color-block one-piece, $23 at Boohoo

17 /30: Barely There One-Pieces

17/30 :Barely There One-Pieces

Cruise one-piece, $99 at Gooseberry Seaside

18 /30: Barely There One-Pieces

18/30 :Barely There One-Pieces

Kopper & Zink Dylan one-piece, $220 at Revolve

19 /30: Barely There One-Pieces

19/30 :Barely There One-Pieces

Lace-up one-piece, $30 at Forever 21

20 /30: Barely There One-Pieces

20/30 :Barely There One-Pieces

Vibes one-piece, $124 at Lolli Swim

21 /30: Front-Tie

21/30 :Front-Tie

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.

Greer bikini top, $90 at Frankies Bikinis; Greer bikini bottom, $80 at Frankies Bikinis

22 /30: Front-Tie

22/30 :Front-Tie

Rye Chi-Chi-Chi bikini set, $220 at Net-a-Porter

23 /30: Front-Tie

23/30 :Front-Tie

Tie-front one-piece, $111 at Eloquii

24 /30: Front-Tie

24/30 :Front-Tie

Motel Valora bikini top, $39 at Revolve; Motel Valora bikini bottom, $31 at Revolve

25 /30: Front-Tie

25/30 :Front-Tie

Tropicana one-piece, $168 at Reformation

26 /30: Bold Neons

26/30 :Bold Neons

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.

Karla Colletto Elle one-piece, $207 at Shopbop

27 /30: Bold Neons

27/30 :Bold Neons

Mesh bikini top, $18 at Forever 21; mesh bikini bottom, $16 at Forever 21

28 /30: Bold Neons

28/30 :Bold Neons

Crush bikini set, $89 at Triangl

29 /30: Bold Neons

29/30 :Bold Neons

Araks Elmar one-piece, $325 at Moda Operandi

30 /30: Bold Neons

30/30 :Bold Neons

Acacia Geneva bikini top, $115 at Soleil Blue; Acacia Geneva bikini bottom, $106 at Soleil Blue