As the summer approaches and we all start planning for our sun-soaked holidays, it's time to take a look at the bikini trends for 2018.

From crochet to gingham, these are our picks of the 12 best bikinis to snap up for summer 2018. There's something for every body shape so it's easy to find the best bikini for your body…

  1. The Bandeau Bikini
  2. The Sparkly Bikini
  3. The Triangle Bikini
  4. The Aztec Print Bikini
  5. The Cute Bikini
  6. The High Waisted Bikini
  7. The Sporty Bikini
  8. The Striped Bikini
  9. The Tie-Side Bikini
  10. The Crochet Bikini
  11. The Black Bikini
  12. The Halterneck Bikini

Seafolly Bali Hai BikiniSeafollyBali Hai Bikini£85SHOP NOW

The Bandeau Bikini

Work the bandeau trend into your swimwear collection with this Seafolly bikini by the Aussie brand. Featuring a bandeau bikini top and ruched side briefs, the chic tropical print is perfect for both beach and poolside style points alike. The addition of a halter strap also makes it one of the best bikinis for any girls wanting to give the bust an extra lift. 

PrettyLittleThing Diamante BikiniPrettyLittleThingDiamante Bikini£40SHOP NOW

The Sparkly Bikini

When you want to stand out from the crowd with some extra sparkle, this diamante detail bikini by PrettyLittleThing is guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons. With high waisted briefs and the option to add a matching choker, it should be your go-to style for all pool parties this summer.

ASOS Gingham Triangle BikiniASOSGingham Triangle Bikini£20SHOP NOW

The Triangle Bikini

Gingham is set to be one of the biggest trends of 2018 and now you can incorporate it into your poolside wardrobe with the cute triangle bikini by ASOS. The low-rise bottoms will help to elongate your torso (perfect for petite figures) and the halter straps will draw attention to your shoulders.

Freya Way Out West BikiniFreyaWay Out West Bikini£50SHOP NOW

The Aztec Print Bikini

This Way Out West Aztec print bikini by Freya Swimwear will help to distract from a flatter bum for anyone lucky enough to be on the more athletic side. Complete with an on-trend mid-bust ladder on the padded bikini top and strappy briefs, this bikini is a must-have in 2018 for all girls with an athletic body shape.

Ted Baker Peach Blossom BikiniTed BakerPeach Blossom Bikini£75SHOP NOW

The Cute Bikini

The Ted Baker swimwear collection can always be relied on for cute prints in flattering cuts. Our favourite for summer 2018 is this blooming beautiful Peach Blossom bikini set, featuring mid-rise bottoms and a bandeau bikini top with a detachable strap. This bikini is on-trend for 2018 and will continue to be for more summers to come… 

Boohoo Ditsy High Waisted BikiniBoohooDitsy High Waisted Bikini£20SHOP NOW

The High Waisted Bikini

Featuring in our opinion the best bikini bottoms for love handles, this high waisted Boohoo bikini comes complete with an underwired bikini top to help support a fuller bust. The ditsy floral print is one of the hottest trends of the year and will inject some subtle colour into your holiday wardrobe while allowing you to show off your tan. 

Tommy Hilfiger Hipster BikiniTommy HilfigerHipster Bikini£87SHOP NOW

The Sporty Bikini

Logos have made a huge comeback in activewear over the last two years and nobody does it better than the preppy American brand. This tri-colour bikini from the Tommy Hilfiger swimwear range will look just as good at your local lido as it will in the sea, with the removable moulded cups offering extra support for any girls with a flatter chest.

Topshop Striped BikiniTopshopStriped Bikini£34SHOP NOW

The Striped Bikini

Striped bikinis are always one of the must-have styles each summer and this year you can combine two trends with this tie front and tie-side bottoms bikini from high street favourite Topshop. The stripes will help to give the illusion of more curves, making it a great bikini for any girls looking to enhance an athletic figure.

Vero Moda Floral Tie-Side BikiniVero ModaFloral Tie-Side Bikini£36SHOP NOW

The Tie-Side Bikini

Show off your shoulders in style in 2018 with this beautiful frilled tie-side bikini from the Vero Moda swimwear range by the Danish fashion house. With catwalk inspired pieces at purse friendly prices, it's the perfect collection to shop when one bikini just isn't enough. 

KIINI Tasmin Crochet BikiniKIINITasmin Crochet Bikini£250SHOP NOW

The Crochet Bikini

Nobody does crochet bikinis better than Instagram swimwear favourite KIINI. This is one serious wardrobe investment but if you're lusting after crochet, you won't be disappointed. Handcrafted from stretch fabric, the Tasmin bikini will take you from the beach to being festival fabulous with the addition of a pair of denim shorts. 

Missguided Black Knot Front BikiniMissguidedBlack Knot Front Bikini£20SHOP NOW

The Black Bikini

Just like the LBD, the black bikini has been a summer wardrobe must-have for as long as we can remember. Mix up your style in 2018 with this little black number from Missguided, featuring on-trend high waisted briefs and a tie-knot top. It's a snip at £20 and will be one of the hardest working items in your 2018 holiday wardrobe. 

Fella Dylan Halterneck BikiniFellaDylan Halterneck Bikini£215SHOP NOW

The Halterneck Bikini

This Dylan halterneck bikini by Fella Swim has become one of the best selling styles of 2018. With pleated sides and a hidden front clasp for extra support, it's as practical as it is stylish. If you're looking for a standout bikini for 2018 and have the budget to fulfill your urges, this is one of the hottest bikinis to get your hands on this year.