The return of the one piece: Summer 2018s hottest holiday swimwear

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Summer is mere minutes away which means its time to ditch the ancient, ratchet swimwear with the saggy elastic and that bikini that hasnt been white since Ibiza 2016.

While the bikini will never go out of fashion, one pieces are the headline trend for summer 2018 and there is no shortage of key features that are making waves.

This isnt another article telling you which suit will suit your body – opt for whatever catches your eye.

Heres our pick of the best swimsuit trends to boss the beach this summer 2018.

Scalloped edges

Green Scalloped Bandeau Swimsuit by Accessorize

The return of the one piece: Summer's hottest holiday swimwear

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Stay chic on the shore with this scalloped green bandeau swimsuit. Features padded cups for extra support, and tie in a knot at the centre which is a cute addition. In a waffle texture, it is finished with a low back and ties at the back, and the neck comes with detachable halter straps.



Green Scalloped Bandeau Swimsuit by Accessorize, £29,

Heidi Klein Lamu Island Halter

Heidi Klein One Piece Swimsuit Khaki

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Scalloped edges are the hottest trend for summer and this one makes an understated style statement; but is supremely yacht-worthy. Cups are non-padded with hidden underwire for support and boning at the side seam helps hold up your girls. The halterneck ties allow for an adjustable fit.

Heidi Klein Lamu Island Scallop Button Halter, £220.00

The Lace Front

Kaleidoscope Orange Tie Front Halterneck

Red Tie Front Halterneck Swimsuit by Kaleidoscope £25

Picture: Swimwear 365

Lace up front in a bold and cheerful orange this swimsuit is sure to turn heads. Its front power netting it gives you a bit extra support in the boob area which is a bonus.

Orange Tie Front Halterneck Swimsuit by Kaleidoscope, £25,

F&F Luxury Swimwear Lace-Up

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Tesco Direct has some of the most affordable and well made swimwear of the season. With the recent announcement that they are closing their Tesco direct site on July 9 – hurry and order now not to miss out! This glam khaki swimsuit is from the F&F Luxury Swimwear range features a light padding with rose gold-tone chunky eyelets, and a trend-led lace-up detail to the front. Chlorine-resistant and silhouette enhancing, it feels luxe and has a mesh lining to the front and a smooth lining to the back. Adjustable slim straps.

F&F Khaki F&F Luxury Swimwear Lace-Up Swimsuit £20,

Bold Brights

Kaleidoscope Pleat Front Yellow Swimsuit

Kaleidoscope Yellow One Piece Swimsuit

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Fashion in summer 2018 is all about making a bold statement. This flattering v-neck swimsuit with front pleat panel will most definitely make a splash.

Pleat Front Swimsuit, £29,

Amoressa Only Live Twice Horizon Swimsuit

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As pretty as a picture. we love this one from Amoressa, Understated and elegant in a gorgeous turquoise blue hue with a simple gold ring clasp and a multi-string back – this one makes a simple yet strong style statement. Padded cups and no wiring, and a bit of tummy control makes for a flattering yet comfy fit.



Amoressa Only Live Twice Horizon Swimsuit, £139.95,

Retro Ruffles

Beige Ruffled Shaper Swimsuit by bpc Swimwear 365

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Vintage trend-check! Nearly Nude – check! Romantic design – check! This beige shaper swimsuit, designed with soft cups and a stretch underbust for added support, has a wrapover effect. Can be fitted with adjustable or removable straps and features maximum shaper effect lining at the front.

Beige Ruffled Shaper Swimsuit, £29.99

F&F Ruffle Bardot Swimsuit

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Picture: F&F Tesco Direct

The Bardot trend that was omnipresent this spring isnt going anywhere. Elevate your swim game with ruffles and frills. This was a big trend last season and has continued to evolve as its ultra-feminine appeal makes everyone look good.

F&F Ruffle Bardot Swimsuit, £14,

Nautical Vibes

Heidi Klein Harbour Island Push Up


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An instant classic – this stylish suit is feels like Grace Kelly on the French Riviera. Added bonus? Its ideal for making filling out your bustline as it has fully moulded cups with padding. It also has adjustable halter-neck ties and is fully lined.

Harbour Island Push Up One Piece, £220,

DORINA Ambrosia Swimsuit

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Offering a nautical look thats timeless and stylish, this DORINA style is available in both swimsuit and bikinis. Bold blue and white stripes play on the juxtaposition and twist of horizontal and diagonal lines, with flattering finishes in the form of wide blue strap and waistline details.

DORINA Ambrosia swimsuit, £23.86, and

Take the Plunge

Paphos cut-out swimsuit



With a deep front plunge this sexy number also has a cut out sides all the way up – so its not for the faint of heart. It also offers sparkly rose gold detailing, a low V-back and fully lined.

Paphos cut out swimsuit, £35,

Bluebella Cilicia Swimsuit

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Famed for its award-winning lingerie designs this new range of swimwear is just as sexy as you might expect. Eight new styles come in a colour palette of monochrome and rose dust, using fabrics such as heavyweight microfibre, mesh and whale net, and design elements such as functional zips. This swimwear is highly wearable and affordable.


Bluebella Cilicia Swimsuit, £32,

Athleisure Swimsuits

H2O Active Stormza High Neck Swimsuit

H2O Active Stormza High Neck Swimsuit, £65, available from

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Swimwear you can workout in is a trend that is here to stay. Speedo is at the top of their game and has a range of stylish athleisure suits that will make everyone look and feel good.

This sleek one-piece is breathable, features integral bust support and uses ultra chlorine resistant material. Also constructed using soft ECONYL® fibre, which is made from regenerated plastics including abandoned fishing nets that might otherwise harm animals in the ocean. The Stormza High Neck Swimsuit is both good for you and good for the world in which you swim.

H2O Active Stormza High Neck Swimsuit, £65,

Rip Curl Ultimate Swimsuit

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Boost your sporty creds and channel your inner surfer with this Rip Curl wetsuit looking suit from Anns Cottage. Flattering and stylish, it is a no brainer for summer.

The Ladies Rip Curl Ultimate Swimsuit in Multi, £75,

Nike Swim Performance Swimsuit


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Just do it. Undisputed leaders in sportswear- Nike takes that same fresh and stylish approach to their swimsuits.

We love this punchy, modern colour palette – chlorine and face resistant with a snazzy racer back this one is pure fun.

Nike Swim Performance Swimsuit, £35,


F&F Striped Scalloped Edge Seersucker Swimsuit

F&F Striped Scalloped Edge Swimsuit £18.00

Picture: F&F at Tesco DirectOur all around winner.

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Made from seersucker swim fabric, its bang on no less than four trends – with scalloped edges, a lace up front, retro vibe and a nautical flair.

The swimsuit features padded cups and lining with coverage, lift and shape.

F&F Striped Scalloped Edge Seersucker Swimsuit – £18,



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