7 bathing suit trends everyone will be wearing this summer

Summer's arrival feels long overdue. But now that temperatures are climbing, it's officially acceptable to enter swimsuit territory.

To help you prepare for the next few months of poolside hangs and basking in the sun, INSIDER consulted Pinterest for the top bathing suit trends of 2018. If you're in the market for new swimwear, you may want to consider Pinterest's data on the hottest swimsuit styles from plunging silhouettes to pattern-heavy designs.

Take the plunge for some serious drama.

  The plunging silhouette isn't restricted to the neckline.   Like a bikini, a one-piece with a low, scooped back reveals some skin. Though mildly daring, it's also perfectly chic. Enhance the look by  securing your hair  in a high bun or ponytail so as not to detract from the gorgeous open back. Complete the look with a breezy maxi-skirt or denim, wearing the swimsuit like a bodysuit.

The plunging silhouette isn't restricted to the neckline.

Like a bikini, a one-piece with a low, scooped back reveals some skin. Though mildly daring, it's also perfectly chic. Enhance the look by securing your hair in a high bun or ponytail so as not to detract from the gorgeous open back. Complete the look with a breezy maxi-skirt or denim, wearing the swimsuit like a bodysuit.


Opt for a high-waisted bikini.

  This style comfortably hugs the waist.   It's no secret that high-waisted bikini bottoms have more fabric than their string bikini counterparts. But the extra few inches of fabric is much more than a modest, retro silhouette. The versatile shape offers designers the opportunity to pack in more details like edgy cut-outs and fun patterns.

This style comfortably hugs the waist.

It's no secret that high-waisted bikini bottoms have more fabric than their string bikini counterparts. But the extra few inches of fabric is much more than a modest, retro silhouette. The versatile shape offers designers the opportunity to pack in more details like edgy cut-outs and fun patterns.


The off-the-shoulder trend has made its way from clothing to swimwear.

  Layered details liven the look.   A shoulder-baring swimsuit may not be practical for water sports, but it's perfectly suitable for soaking up the sun, tan-line free. The playful style lends itself to one-piece swimsuits and bikinis alike. Just be sure to slide on an equally sassy pair of sunglasses.

Layered details liven the look.

A shoulder-baring swimsuit may not be practical for water sports, but it's perfectly suitable for soaking up the sun, tan-line free. The playful style lends itself to one-piece swimsuits and bikinis alike. Just be sure to slide on an equally sassy pair of sunglasses.


Stripes are quintessentially summer.

  Try a combination of vertical and horizontal stripes.   Stripes are perhaps the purest way to channel warm weather, sartorially speaking. Blue and white, or black and white, offers a nautical theme, while vibrant color combinations are a much bolder take.

Try a combination of vertical and horizontal stripes.

Stripes are perhaps the purest way to channel warm weather, sartorially speaking. Blue and white, or black and white, offers a nautical theme, while vibrant color combinations are a much bolder take.


Polka dots can be sophisticated and playful.

  It doesn't have to be a yellow polka-dot bikini.   Polka dot swimsuits can lean edgy or traditional, depending on details like color and silhouette. When bright fabrics and fun, ruffled embellishments are involved, the print gives off a youthful vibe. Stick to classic black and white for a look that is still fun, but also timeless.

It doesn't have to be a yellow polka-dot bikini.

Polka dot swimsuits can lean edgy or traditional, depending on details like color and silhouette. When bright fabrics and fun, ruffled embellishments are involved, the print gives off a youthful vibe. Stick to classic black and white for a look that is still fun, but also timeless.


Florals for spring (or summer) may not be groundbreaking, but they are popular.

  There's an abundance of options when it comes to floral prints.   Flower power may be waning  for festival season , but it's the must-have print for swimwear in summer 2018. Go minimalist with a bikini covered in tiny buds, or fully embrace the motif with garments bursting in large flowers or palm fronds. Trending styles, like shirred fabric and ruffles, complement the sweet nature of this print while also giving it a modern update.

There's an abundance of options when it comes to floral prints.

Flower power may be waning for festival season, but it's the must-have print for swimwear in summer 2018. Go minimalist with a bikini covered in tiny buds, or fully embrace the motif with garments bursting in large flowers or palm fronds. Trending styles, like shirred fabric and ruffles, complement the sweet nature of this print while also giving it a modern update.


Gingham continues to be a classic summer staple.

  Pair the preppy pattern with a straw tote for the ultimate vacay ensemble.   Gingham rose to fame in 1939 thanks to Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Since then, the iconic checks have appeared on clothing, on wall paper, and on picnic blankets. With summer nearly here,  gingham is cropping up on swimsuits . If your style leans classic, but you're curious to dip your toes into something trendy, gingham is your go-to for 2018. The print has stood the test of time, and according to Pinterest, it is surging in popularity yet again.

Pair the preppy pattern with a straw tote for the ultimate vacay ensemble.

Gingham rose to fame in 1939 thanks to Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Since then, the iconic checks have appeared on clothing, on wall paper, and on picnic blankets. With summer nearly here, gingham is cropping up on swimsuits. If your style leans classic, but you're curious to dip your toes into something trendy, gingham is your go-to for 2018. The print has stood the test of time, and according to Pinterest, it is surging in popularity yet again.