The Instagram-Famous One-Shoulder Bathing Suits That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

April 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
shefinds | Fashion

It’s that time of year again–Instagram is flooding with tropical vacation photos of friends, family, celebrities, and fashion influencers taking lavish vacations to warm-weather destinations. We’re not going to lie, if you’re stuck sitting at your desk instead of sitting at the beach, these photos can start to drive you a little mad. However, these Instagram posts are good for something (other than making you green with envy)–they give you a glimpse at the season’s latest swimsuit trends! Right now, one-shoulder bathing suits are so in!

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Let’s face it, social media practically runs our world these days. For everything from where to shop to outfit ideas, we turn to the world wide web and apps like Instagram. The aesthetically pleasing, photo-sharing smartphone app lets us take a peek inside the lives of others. It’s an amazing resource to check out the latest fashion and beauty trends that style bloggers, fashion-forward celebrities, and big-name influencers are loving. Brands even share new launches and inspiration on their carefully curated Instagram feeds.

If you’ve opened Instagram recently then chances are you’ve seen plenty of these one-shoulder bathing suits we’re talking about. The swimsuit trend has become a beloved favorite of many fashion it-girls. And we can totally see why! The one-shoulder bathing suit style looks fresh, chic, and fun–everything you could ever want out of a summer swimsuit!

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The Jourdan by Jourdan Dunn. #swimteam2018

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Whether you’re sitting poolside or oceanside, this new one-shoulder bathing suit style looks glamorous–but in an effortless sort of way, not like you’re trying too hard. The one-shoulder swimsuit comes in a variety of styles. There are one-shoulder bikinis and one-shoulder one-pieces, one-shoulder suits with cutouts and one-shoulder suits in prints, the list goes on and on. There’s truly something out there for everyone, no matter what your style preference is. Personally, we want one of each!

One Piece Swimsuit

PacSun Asymmetrical One Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit ($92)

Plenty of major swimsuit brands have made their own one-shoulder bathing suits. This one from PacSun's Sports Illustrated Swim collection is an asymmetrical one-shoulder one piece with a fun neckline. While the bathing suit is simple, the creative shoulder straps make it fun.

One Shoulder Bikini Top

PacSun Loverbird One Shoulder Bikini Top ($49)

One-shoulder bikini tops like this bathing suit look sporty and laidback while being super stylish. We love the bow tie on the shoulder of this one. The style of the bikini top is simple but the unique pattern and one-shoulder strap mix things up.

One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

J.Crew Playa Tilden One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit ($49.50)

If you want a one-shoulder one piece but want it to be a little flirtier, this J.Crew bathing suit is perfect. The cutout detail on the side of this one-piece makes it a bit sexier and more fashion-forward. The one shoulder top balances out the cutout on the opposite side. You'll look like an Instagram model in this swimsuit. 

One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Laundry By Shelli Segal One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit ($128)

Like we said, one-shoulder swimsuits come in a variety of styles, including this cute ruffled number. You'll turn heads poolside with this flirty one-piece with cutout details and ties on the hips. 


One-shoulder one-piece swimsuit in classic stripe

J.Crew One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit In Classic Stripe ($118)

Go full-on nautical with this classic striped one-piece. This bathing suit comes in Navy Ivory and Vivid Flame Ivory. While the suit is rather modest, the big bow tie at the shoulder makes it interesting and stylish.

One Shoulder Frill Swimsuit

ASOS Goddiva One Shoulder Frill Swimsuit ($40)

We seriously can't get over how cute this bright pink frilly one-shoulder one-piece bathingsuit is from ASOS. We love the simplicity of it, paired with the ruffled collar and one-shoulder detail. Excuse us while we go order one.

One Shoulder Cheeky One Piece

Vanilla Beach Women's Ribbed Scallop One Shoulder Cheeky One Piece ($39.99)

For a plain one-shoulder swimsuit, this black one-piece is perfect. The one-shoulder top has a pretty ribbed scallop detail which makes it fun.

For more, check out:

--The Best Off-The-Shoulder Bathing Suits

--8 Types Of Bathing Suit Styles You Should Own

--These Brands Make The Best Plus Size Swimsuits On The Market

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Fashion & Beauty Editorial Assistant

Jessica is a former editorial assistant of SheFinds. She covered fashion, beauty and more. Jessica’s work has also appeared in The Zoe Report, AhaLife, JoyfullyMe, and Her Campus Media.

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