I have had to cull a lot of my previous bikinis and one pieces (they no longer fit) and am really looking for great swimwear this summer. I’m currently loving a swimsuit but also some high waisted brief bikinis (my gingham Gap one from 2017 is still clinging on in my wardrobe!). I’ve been online a lot this week looking for the best styles to add to The Edit and decided to compile my ultimate favourites all in one place:
1 I love this suit! It comes in two different colourways too (blue and yellow) but my money’s on the green. I’ve tried this and definitely say it comes up small, so size up. The bold stripe, the gentle ribbed fabric….bravo, Boden!
2 Leopard print high waisted bikini? I’m sold. I also love that you can buy the top and briefs separately, too – but size up, this comes up small. A lot of sizes are sold out online but I went into store and picked up a set (it also comes in a different blue and white print) – but you can signed up to be notifed. I’d wear with stripe cotton shorts and an oversized white shirt.
3 John Lewis is always a good bet for swimwear browsing as they have so many brands like Seafolly, Whistles, Albaray. This is actually John Lewis own brand and for £39 it’s great value, I love this kind of ditsy print and love that it has detachable straps.
4 What can I say, I love a stripe! I just think these swimsuits are ones you’ll go back to year after year. This comes in a navy and white stripe too, but I think the lighter blue pips it to the post.
5 Looking for one with with removable straps? This swimsuit from Next is great and can be worn with or without straps (I have bought it and looks great but again, I sized up).
6. This bikini is reversible apparently, but I’m really not sure you’d use the other side when this side is so pretty! I have a thing for either ditsy stripe and not much inbetween. You might have noticed.
7. Marks & Spencer have really worked hard this season on swimwear, so many good sets (the cornflower blue version of this had already sold out). I think this is just really good value for an easy, flattering one-piece.
8. Another ditsy print, what can I say. In my defence this comes in 4 other colours and the shape is classic. Arket also have a lovely stripe seersucker set but you probably don’t need much convincing there..! But if you do, there is more swimwear on The Edit section. See you there!