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Mar 01, 2018 07:00AM
By Kelsey Casselbury

Here comes the sun—and, with it, this summer’s swimwear trends

Whether you’re getting ready for spring break or anticipating an early summer vacation at the beach, chances are your plan includes checking out the latest in swimwear. Take a look at some of the top trends for 2018.

Active Swimwear

Today’s on-the-go gal needs to be able to get her workout in while on vacay. Swimwear has turned into activewear with trendy rash guards and other swimwear that supports stand-up paddle boarding, a beach jog, and other outdoor pursuits. 

Alice Rash Guard,
$295,
Flagpole, flagpolenyc.com









Take the High Road

High-waisted retro-style suits are still big for 2018, after becoming one of the top trends last year. It’s for good reason that these styles are still big—it accentuates your waist, providing a flattering look, no matter what your size. 

Perry,
$400, Flagpole, flagpolenyc.com








 
Take a Dip

Plunging isn’t just for pools—one-piece swimwear with a deep plunge is one of the top trends for this season. The coverage of the one-piece is modest, while the deep V makes it just a little risqué.

Stargazer Heavenly one-piece,
$148, Maaji
Swimwear, maajiswimwear.com








The Stripe is Right

Marylanders aren’t strangers to a good striped pattern! Thankfully, suits with stripes are hot this season, including some of our favorite navy blue, red, and white nautical patterns. 

Criss Cross one piece,
$140, Salty
Mermaid, saltymermaid.com








Smarty Pants

Look beyond the standard cover-up this season. Instead, don a pair of lightweight beach pants for a stylish yet smart swim accessory. 

Baby Finley beach pants,
$98, Maaji Swimwear, maajiswimwear.com