See Kim Kardashian West and Other Celebs Rock the Best Bathing Suit Trends of Summer 2018

Will you be wearing these looks poolside this summer?

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It doesn't matter how much the bikini drawer is already overflowing โ€” there always seems to be room for more once summer rolls around. We deserve it after putting up with an entire winter season, don't you think?

Before starting the next quest for new suits, check out the best bathing suit trends for summer 2018 (along with how celebs are rocking the look), and you'll be set for all of the beach vacations and poolside days to come. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Flirty Ruffled Swimsuits

If ruffles were your favorite trend from this spring, then we have some exciting news! They're popping up all over bathing suits, too. Whether it's just a hint of trim or a full-blown flounce, they'll make every one-piece and bikini have an extra-flirty feel. You'll be Insta-ready all summer long with any of these ruffled styles.

Sporty One-Pieces

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Even if you didn't make the Summer Olympics team, you can still pull off the sporty one-piece trend. While the '80s-inspired silhouettes first made waves last summer, this look is shaping up to be just as popular for 2018.

Expect lots of bold color choices, low-dipped backs, and exactly zero swim-team experience required. Model Iskra Lawrence is the perfect example in her ombre suit with high-cut sides. If you want something with less of an athletic look, there will be plenty of one-pieces with cutouts and strappy details, too.

Swimsuits With Sleeves

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Swimsuits with sleeves? That's actually kind of groundbreaking. Although it might come with some interesting tan lines, we love this trend because it's a fresh take on swimwear, and you'll get extra protection from the sun at the same time.

Here's the best part: There are all different ways to wear it! Rash guards and long-sleeve one-pieces are no longer just for surfers, but an extra layer to pair with your SPF, along with short-sleeve bikini tops, cap sleeves, and flattering off-the-shoulder necklines.

Smocking and Shirring Swimwear

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Cue the nostalgia, because smocked bathing suits are officially a thing. It's a fun and totally different way to update your swimwear collection! We've been obsessing over the look since discovering Hunza G's textured one-pieces and bikinis (pictured on KKW above), and we couldn't be happier to see the look catch on as a trend.

Make your pool days even more playful with any of these bathing suits that make smocking and shirring feel all grown-up.

High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

The high-waisted bikini is still going strong since its return to the swimwear scene! We think this retro-inspired silhouette is here to stay for its ability to flatter every body type. Another bonus: You can move around the beach with less fear of a wardrobe malfunction. We're looking at you, side-tie bottoms.

Make the look your own by choosing from full-on pinup styles that'll make you look like you stepped right out of the '50s to modern versions with playful prints (like Hannah Bronfman's), bright colors, and strappy crisscross sides.

Bralette-Top Bikinis

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Calling all crop top queens! The bralette-style bikini is already taking over our Instagram feeds, and summer has only just begun. Consider it like a sports bra that was made for the water, or even an updated take on the triangle top minus all the straps, but either way, it's a style worth working into your bathing suit rotation.

Related:

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Every Swimsuit on Our Wishlist for Summer 2018

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