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M& womenswear editor


Whether you’re heading to the French Riviera or your local pool this summer, be sure to pack this statement Breton swimsuit, says M& womenswear editor Charlene Barton

Mention the word Breton and my mind travels immediately to the hazy glamour of the 50s: stylish young couples sojourning in the Med, never far from a flute of champagne, and looking the epitome of chic in their nautical stripes. It’s a timeless style that designers continue to line up season after season, especially for the resort collections. Take this M&S Collection halterneck swimsuit: it’s simple yet guaranteed to make a statement, whether you’re doing laps at the local lido or sunning yourself in St Tropez. I love the fact that it’s red, too – a bold alternative to traditional navy that will suit any complexion, no matter how much melanin you’re blessed with. Go on – earn your stripes this summer. You’ll be surprised at how many compliments you receive.
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“If swimming isn’t your thing, wear this
ONE-PIECE as a body with loose white
tailoring for a chic daytime look”