It's the summer holiday season and many of us will be on the hunt for stylish, figure-flattering swimwear to pack.
Does the swimwear you choose depend on the sort of holiday you are going on? It definitely does for me. For holidays in the sun I tend to take a few different sets to cover all those summer style scenarios, whether it's lazing by the pool or going from beach to bar effortlessly. With this in mind, we've edited our swimwear collection to bring you some of the hottest looks for your holiday. There are plenty of figure-fixing fabrics and details for that little confidence boost that make all the difference.
I can imagine it now. The blazing sun, the sound of gentle waves and crystal blue water. Nothing looks better in a sun-drenched setting than tropical brights and striking prints
If you're hitting the beach, have some fun with your swimwear. Florals, palm prints and bold colours all make a great summer statement. Throw on a pair of denim shorts and flip flops to take a stroll and don't forget a straw sun hat, beach bag and sunscreen.
Floral Straw Bag £12.50
We all like to engage in some people-watching by the pool, so choose something with a fashion edge that will ensure you stand out for the right reasons.
Simple black one-pieces with fashion detailing such as fringing are great choice for that Ibiza look, or go for an on-trend print, rich colour or subtle sparkle for a laid-back but luxe effect. Swimwear with draped fabric is a great way to hide any lumps and bumps and conceal a rounded tummy. Just add some chic accessories to finish the look.
AUTOGRAPH, Drape Swimsuit £35
LIMITED COLLECTION Cut-out Swimsuit £29.50
This swimsuit with its cutaway panels and on-trend Aztec print is a stylish choice for poolside lounging
When the sun goes down it's time to give your beachwear a grown-up, glamorous edge. Try luxe cover-ups with embellished detailing in gorgeous fabrics and prints.
This is the perfect opportunity to find multi-tasking pieces that can be worn over swimwear in the day and then with tailored trousers and heels to up the glam-factor at night. The best part is that kaftans and light jersey dresses are lightweight and hard to crease, making them ideal for the long haul.
Wide-brim Panama £49.50
If you're setting sail on a cruise this summer you'll need a capsule swimwear wardrobe to take you from sun deck to swimming pool without any compromise on style.
For cruise holidays we'd suggest packing plenty of classic pieces to get you in a nautical mood. A sculpting swimsuit with coordinating sarong is a sophisticated choice, while an oversized white tunic over a monochrome bikini is pure Riviera chic.
Pure Cotton Tunic £27.50
Snap up some last-minute holiday must-haves with our stylish top picks.
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