5 Beach Trends to Look Out For in 2018

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Whether your holiday itinerary includes water sports, wildlife, or mainly soaking up the rays on a pristine white beach, deciding what to take with you on holiday is never the simplest of tasks!

halaveli maldives beach lounger

Choosing what to wear for a day relaxing on the beach at Constance Halaveli Maldives – it’s a tough life!

Here are our top picks for beach trends you’re bound to see at Constance Hotels & Resorts this year. Maybe you’ll want to pack some of these trends in your suitcase for your summer holiday?

duke dexter loafers constance moofushi maldives

Save your lovely loafers for the restaurant! Duke and Dexter brought their gorgeous designs to our Maldives hotels earlier this year. 

  1. Sustainability is key

With global trends moving towards reducing plastic use and inventive new uses of sustainable materials reported more or less every day, fashion certainly isn’t being left behind.

The coolest outfit to be seen in this season? Something made from ethical and sustainable materials.

Fisch recycled swimsuit

Fisch make their their swimsuits from recycled fishing nets! Credit: Fisch

From swimming costumes made out of fishing nets to board shorts created using plastic bottles collected from beaches, recycled fashion is all the rage and one of this year’s top beach trends.

constance aiyana pemba zanzibar boat

Enjoy the magnificent seas surrounding Constance Aiyana Pemba, Zanzibar knowing that your choice of beachwear hasn’t impacted the health of our oceans

At Constance Hotels & Resorts, the beauty of our five island destinations relies heavily on the health of the ocean so we welcome and encourage these amazing advances in sustainable fashion!

constance tsarabanjina madagascar eco villa beach

One of our beautiful eco-villas at Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar

Stay at Constance Moofushi Maldives and you may be able to get involved with our coral conservation programme, or book a stay in one of our eco-villas at Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar where you’ll enjoy barefoot luxury with a low environmental impact.

  1. Bring some sparkle to the beach

This summer is all about wearing jewellery on the beach! Add some sparkle to your swimming costume and even if your beach hair doesn’t quite turn out as planned, you’ll still feel like a movie star.

jewellery beach trends

No need to remove your jewellery before you take a dip – but maybe leave any expensive pieces in your hotel room… Credit: @alessandragl

Heavy jewellery can be uncomfortable for the beach, so keep it light and delicate. A simple, slender body chain can beautifully complement a swimsuit!

bella hadid body chain beach trends

Bella Hadid has been wearing body chains this season
Credit: @bellahadid

Simple hoop earrings or layered necklaces can take your beach ensemble to the next level. Will you be giving it a go this summer?

  1. Keep it bright and bold

Bold, tropical prints are big for summer 2018. Take your love of florals to the next level with bright, leafy designs across everything from your bikini to your beach bag.

coco bay swimwear printed bikini

Coco Bay Swimwear has incorporated lots of bold prints into their collection this summer

An added bonus? Tropical prints are perfectly suited to your tropical Indian Ocean getaway! Complement the swaying palms with a printed sarong you can throw over your bikini before heading to the beachside restaurant for a spot of lunch.

bold tropical print beach trends

@giuliagaudino fully embraced the tropical print trend at Constance Ephelia Seychelles!

Pair your bold print with a fresh coconut adorned with bright flowers for the perfect Instagram shot!

jimmy choo constance moofushi maldives tropical print

Jimmy Choo chose Constance Halaveli Maldives to shoot their latest collection, which included this fantastically bright two-piece

  1. Shell yes!

You don’t have to be a surfer to work the shell trend. Shell accessories are for everyone – from small earrings to larger statement necklaces, you can take it as far as you fancy.

cowrie shell necklace fashion

Dress your gorgeous shell necklace up or down
Credit: Gilda Ambrosio

Take it a step further with gold or silver coated shells, perfect to accompany your evening dress for a night of fine dining at one of our beach restaurants.

Cowrie shells are particularly popular at the moment. They’re found across the Indian Ocean and for centuries have been thought to have protective powers in many African cultures.

beach dinner constance halaveli maldives

Glamorous barefoot beach dining at Constance Halaveli Maldives

  1. Stay safe in the sun

Wide-brimmed sun hats are a top fashion pick again this year. Not only do they add effortless glamour to any beachside outfit, they’re a sensible choice for staying safe in the tropical sun.

Constance Prince Maurice Mauritius beach palms shade

Enjoy the ocean breeze and keep cool in a glamorous wide-brimmed hat like @traveljunkiediary at Constance Prince Maurice

Find a summer straw hat with an added detail to really make it pop. Flowers, pompoms, ribbons… anything goes!

straw hat palm tree beach trends

@_babybaby_q enjoyed a quiet moment of relaxation at Constance Halaveli Maldives

Indulging in a dose of tropical sunshine is a must when visiting the Indian Ocean, so keep your face protected from the rays and stay cool with your stylish sunhat. Chic and practical.

hammock beach hat Constance Lemuria Seychelles

Loving hammock life at Constance Lemuria Seychelles with a simple and elegant straw hat. Credit: @dominique_james

From eco-fashion to bold prints, there’s an abundance of new beach trends for you to add into your holiday wardrobe this year. Where will you begin?

Featured image credit: Coco Bay Swimwear

Are you taking your summer 2018 fashion to a Constance Hotel this summer? If so, share your island style photos using #MyConstanceMoment!



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