Interview and article by Sarah Jankowski
Top 8 Swimwear Trends for 2018
2018 swimwear has several incredibly exciting and fashionable trends. To help navigate the options, we’ve put together our favorite top 8 swimwear trends for 2018. All of the plus size swim styles featured below are sure to have you feeling on-trend and confident this season, no matter where it takes you.
1. Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles
Ruffles are a great way to flaunt your favorite features and highlight your curves. This season, the hottest way to wear ruffles is off the shoulder. Wearing ruffles that sit off the shoulder moves the eyes upward toward your décolletage. The ruffles also visually broaden the shoulder line, which creates balance if you have wider hips. This one-piece maio style below also nips in the waist, creating a slimming, curvy hourglass silhouette.
Macramé continues to be a strong trend for the 2018 season. Macramé is a fancy word for knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) fabric together. This trend first appeared on the music festival scene at Coachella and Bonnaroo, and has become a popular style detail that works great in both solids and prints. Macramé is a great way to show off a little skin, without showing too much. Best of all, this detail doesn’t sacrifice support or comfort.
3. Metallic Details
Metallic details such as stitching and foil print are very fashionable this season. This detail is great for drawing attention where you want it. It’s perfect for highlighting your curves in all the right ways and adds panache to solid swim styles like this black one piece below with both silver and gold metallic thread woven into the edging of the bust line and leg openings.
4. Bandana Prints
If you like more classic prints, 2018 is your year! Bandana prints are back this season, including those with strategic placements. This trend offers a new take on a bohemian classic and looks great on all body types.
5. Color Blocking
The color blocking trend has been around for a few seasons, and we are excited to see it get an update for 2018. This season we see color blocking not only with solids but also with dynamic, bright prints. Color blocking creates a slimming effect when darker panels are placed on the side of the torso to highlight the curves you want to show off and minimize those you don’t.
6. Cheerleader Skirts
If you’re looking for a little more coverage but don’t want to sacrifice style, look no further than this years’ swim skirts. Cheerleader skirts offer a fun and flirty way to cover up while still looking fashionable at the pool or the beach this season. Everyone needs a little encouragement during the swim season, this year be your own cheerleader and look fabulous doing it.
7. The Flirty Swimdress
If you are looking for a trendy style with more coverage that isn’t as form fitting, we recommend the flirty swimdress. These fit-and-flare silhouettes offer a wonderful slimming effect, coverage around the stomach and hips, and easily draw attention upwards towards your face and bust.
8. Vintage Pin-up
The vintage pin-up styles from the 1940’s and 50’s offer some of the best ways to show off your curves in a playful and sexy way. Lucky for you, they are trending for 2018. Polka dots are both fun and flirty and can be surprisingly slimming while offering a vintage pin-up look that is sure to stun this swim season.
Our customer Kaliegh writes of our Daphne Plus Size Swimdress:
“Great fit. Just gorgeous and fits me perfectly! Love the retro polka dot print”