From heavy Victorian bathing bloomers to 90’s minimal bikinis (we all remember that Chanel number!)  swimwear has become firmly rooted as a summer staple. Fast forward a few decades and we have an eclectic mix of trends and eras to choose from.

Summer 2018 has seen a resurgence in a trend that was previously brushed aside and saved for school swimming trips - The One Piece!

Here’s a breakdown of this summer’s go-to one piece trends:

High Cut

This daring trend is not for the faint-hearted! High cut swimsuits were all the range in the 80s and when Baywatch debuted, the red swimsuit we all know became an icon itself.

There may be few trends from the 80s that we’re wanting to revive, but the high cut swimsuit has made a comeback, and we’re totally ready to embrace it. Think bright colours, a lot of leg and one or two slow-motion runs across the beach.



Welcome to Club Tropicana - the drinks may not be free but you’ll be festival-ready in an 80s floral number. The print is bright, floral and perfect for spotting your lost pal in a crowd. Pair perfectly with vintage denim shorts and Dr Martens to prepare yourself for festival weather come rain or shine!


90s Colour Blocking

In contrast, this 90s minimal trend consists of clean cuts, basic shapes, no frills and calming pastel shades of block colour and bright white. Nice and simple for a relaxing day at the seaside! This look pairs perfectly with vintage inspired statement sunglasses.



Racerbacks, ab worthy cut-outs and geometric blocks of bright colour. This look steps into Sporty Spice territory and we love it! Wear as a bodysuit with your trusty Mom jeans for the perfect day festival look.




Animal Print

A sultry spin on a kitsch swimwear print, wear leopard to complete the classic Hollywood look. Match with some gold statement earrings and a straw hat and look absolutely faaaaaabulous darling!




Don’t forget to accessorise your swimming costume with this summer's go-to staple pieces. Try a Jane Birkin inspired straw bag and finish off with a pair of with vintage statement sunnies.

Feeling inspired? Ditch the bikini and shop our huge range of swimwear, perfect for your summer getaways!

August 01, 2018 — Alishia Dickenson