In the Swim

In the Swim

by Hanna Prince

From crocheted bikinis to tassels and ties, swimwear this season is gloriously girly.

You don’t have to be a catwalk model to work summer’s swimwear trends. Forget last year’s garish colours and eye-popping florals – the key styles of 2018 are wondrously wearable. We’ve picked out the styles that should be making their way into your holiday wardrobe.

Cute crochet: The catwalk at Miami Swim Week revolved around crochet. Think crocheted cream bikinis and tankinis with crochet details. Brighter, Aztec-style crochet patterns are making a come- back as well.

High-cut legs: If you’re not adverse to showing o a bit of hip, embrace the new trend for 90’s-style high-cut one pieces. For added impact channel the look by keeping it monochrome.

Strappy style: The more straps your swimwear has this season, the better. Monokinis are in, with top linked to bottom by a labyrinth of delicate straps. High-cut one pieces featuring straps over the hips also made an appearance this season.

Shine and shimmer: At the other end of the spectrum from the sporty look is a playful trend for glamour. Think Bond girl – gold one pieces with a subtle shimmer, bikinis adorned with tiny sequins and blingy adornments.

A question of sport: If you actually plan to swim in your swimwear (gasp) then you’re in luck – the trend for sporty styles shows no signs of abating. Work activewear chic with surfer bikinis, zip-up bralettes and funky tank tops.