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Make a splash in this year's spring/summer trends

21.01.2018

Give your swimwear collection a seasonal update with our round-up of the hottest shape trends and must-have pieces so you can dive into 2018 in style

This season’s swimwear showcases some of the boldest and most stylish swimsuits and bikinis yet. And there really is something for everyone, with the trends of high waist and high neckline contrasting the more revealing high leg and plunging necklines.

Here at Figleaves we have swimwear to make every body a beach body. We implement our extensive lingerie skills into all of our swimwear to give you a perfect fit and support. Here’s our low down on the hottest trends in swimwear styles for your 2018...

Plunge

The catwalks were adorned with cleavage-revealing deep necklines and now you can add some oomph to your one piece with one of our plunge necklines of varying depths to suit your comfort levels.

The Figleaves Icon Bold shaping swimsuit features a timeless monochrome print, while the feminine plunge neckline is supported with smooth padding and a halter neck strap. The striking lace up plunge neckline of the Figleaves Icon Eyelet shaping swimsuit blends two huge trends into one.

A slightly shallower neckline can be seen with the Figleaves Colourblock shaping halter swimsuit, with vibrant hues, ruched sides and a supportive fabric.

Strapping

This season sees trendy multiple strapping detailing across swimsuits and bikinis. When these rows of straps feature on the hip area or mid bust, it lends to a very elegant, seductive feel without feeling too overexposed, as with the Figleaves Icon Ladder tummy control swimsuit. This one-piece nails three trends in one; high cut, plunge neck and strapping detailing.

Alternatively, for a more playful ladder detail, we love the Figleaves Santa Rosa bikini, which has hot pink strapping as both a halter neck and bikini side detailing.

High cut

Exposing an extra bit of leg is an easy way to help elongate your pins. Opt for a maillot to nail this season’s high cut leg trend for an exceptionally elegant look for beachside or poolside.

The Figleaves Icon Farah high neck shaping swimsuit sits just on the hip bone. The very on-trend front bow accentuates the high leg further, while the secretive tummy control support gives a smooth silhouette.

High waist

High waisted bikini briefs give an Elegant eighties vibe to your swimwear style, and they are the best option when you want a little bit more coverage and some extra support around the stomach area.

Check out the Figleaves Icon Cruise, Figleaves Festival, Figleaves Luana, Figleaves Marina and Figleaves Dahlia - all have high waisted brief options to co-ordinate with your bikini or tankini top.

5 trend tips

  • One pieces are well and truly in fashion with some uber stylish swimsuits available, and the plus side is many have tummy support.
  • Bikinis aren’t always about baring all. This season’s high waist and crop top style bikinis allow you to enjoy more support with an Eighties feel. Look to the Figleaves Marina underwired crop bikini top with matching high waisted tummy control briefs.
  • High necklines are a great trend for those wanting a more covered-up cleavage and this style also protects your décolletage from the sun.
  • Mismatched bikinis were also seen aplenty on the runways, so don’t be afraid to create your own two-piece swimwear outfit for unique style and a personal twist.

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Laura Barrett

EDITOR

Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.