Spread the word: summer 2018 is all about beachwear that celebrates the upper body.
Accents are clearly focused on the torso with silhouettes, straps, and fabrics that showcase the neck, décolleté, and shoulders. At Maryan Mehlhorn, high-rise halter tops are everywhere, paired with cleverly placed straps and gathers to express absolute femininity. At Feba, as well as Mali, Empreinte, Watercult, Afina London, and Touché, the shoulders and/or décolleté get special attention with printed ruffles in a revival of romanticism.
Neck are equally showcased in swimsuits with tops with high-cut necklines, as seen at Profile by Gottex, Saha, Ondademar, Collar, and Réard. With this trend, silhouettes take a stance between sport and sensuality in an unmissable nod to the broad shoulders of the 80s.
After shoulder pads coming back in favour, is beachwear also adopting the self-confident codes so important to working girls?