To be honest, it takes a little dose of courage for me to slip into a swimsuit. Jeans, I’m comfortable in. A cool wrap dress? Any day of the week. But even though I live in L.A.—which is seemingly some sort of swimsuit capital with our Pacific coastline and pools on every block and all—swimsuit season always daunts me. So finding swimsuits I feel comfortable in and love that are on-trend is a big win.
But this summer, I feel like I’ve struck a stride. Without overthinking it, I wore a swimsuit for a recent staycation and holiday and felt pretty good in them. What I’ve learned—though it’s been a tough lesson—is to stick with what works for my body type. One-pieces are generally a great option, as long as they have modern-meets-classic cuts and come in solids or fun prints. Otherwise, I typically opt for high-waisted bottoms with coordinating tops. But the good news for me? All these styles are among the biggest swimsuit trends of summer 2018. Ahead see why I’m loving each style and shop my edit for each.