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SWIMWEAR GUIDE:
THE BEST SWIMSUITS & BIKINIS

Whether you’re sunbathing in your back garden or heading off for sand and sea, we’ve got the swimwear for you

The multiway swimsuit

Halter neck, cross back or strapless – the possibilities are endless with a multiway swimsuit or bikini. As well as channelling a cute 1950s vibe, this red gingham number features removable straps so you can easily transform your swimwear. It’s a great option to avoid tan lines, and features plenty of other clever tech such as chlorine-resistant fabric and a tummy-control panel for a flattering outline.

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The gingham bikini

Forget the itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie yellow polka-dot bikini – it’s all about the gingham one now. From big-collared blouses to Insta-friendly dresses, gingham is the trend of the summer, and this extends to swimwear too. We adore this black frill bikini; you can buy the top and bottoms separately to mix and match sizes.

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The tummy-control swimsuit

The number one rule of looking good on the beach: remember, everyone else is too busy worrying what they look like to even notice your supposed flaws. However, if you feel happier with a little more support around the tummy area, then you’re in luck, because plenty of M&S swimwear – including this black plunge swimsuit – features tummy-control panels to streamline your silhouette.

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The animal-print bikini

Animal print: it’s never not in fashion. And with this sporty scoop-neck bikini, you can see why. Eye-catching but still chic, this bikini ticks all our swimwear boxes, not least on price (it’s just €25.50 for the set, and you can mix and match different sizes on top and bottom). Definitely one to go wild for!

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The mix-and-match tankini

From plain to patterned, floral to zebra print, there’s an array of tankinis to choose from this season, all offering the coverage of a swimsuit and the freedom of a bikini. This monochrome tankini features a halter-neck design and Secret Slimming technology, resulting in a very figure-flattering shape. Now all you need is a piña colada and you’re good to go.

Want to get the little ones set for fun in the sun? Check out our guide to the best kids’ swimwear.

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Words: Sophie Hines

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