Shop 20 swimsuits guaranteed to make waves this summer...
Swimsuits are back for SS16 and they are looking better than ever. That’s not to say we’ll be waving goodbye to our bikinis just yet, but for something a little more figure-flattering (and covered-up), we’re looking to the one piece to get our swimwear fix this summer.
On the catwalks, designers such as Mara Hoffman and Nanette Lepore sent out snazzy swimsuits in show-stopping prints and statement hues, proving that covering up has never been so cool.
Naturally, the high street has followed suit, and now we’re all rushing to get our hands on the new SS16 beach essential.
Style-wise, there are plenty of options. From bandeau shapes perfect for getting an even summer tan, to outré cut-outs and one shoulder styles for maximum poolside glamour.
Grown-up styles in dark shades are ultra-flattering for those with curves. Try cool new designer Tomas Maier for updated classics and Cos for something super-stylish, that won’t blow the budget.
For those feeling extra bold and looking for a style with a new-season edge, Marysia is the way to go.
Lace-up has proved the be the breakout trend of SS16, and that extends to your swimsuit, too.
Prints-wise, gingham is a key player, and perfect for pairing with denim. Graphic shapes feature heavily at Solid & Striped, while fashion’s favourite purse-friendly destination Zara and Topshop have worked tropical patterns into oh-so-wearable styles, perfect for pool parties and lazy days on the beach.
Click through to find the perfect one piece for your summer vacay…
Black, cutout and under £30 – this one piece wonder from Zara is a winner.
Most recently seen on Poppy Delevingne at Coachella, this gingham swimsuit is our top pick.
Just add a floaty white maxi dress and tan slides for the ultimate beach look.
Looking to cover-up? Try this high neck option from Cos.
Keep things chic with this black bandeau style from H&M.
Calling all dedicated boho dressers, take the trend to the beach this summer and slip into this achingly cool one piece from Zimmermann. Watch out for those tan lines.
If you fancy something cutout, but those plunging style are just a step too far, go for this chic navy option from Flagpole.
Crochet is back, and the trend has made it’s way into the new SS16 swimwear collections. Try this clay halter style from She Made Me for the ultimate boho look.
Looking for something slimming and printed? Try this classic cut swimsuit from Topshop.
Striped, bright and coming with a scalloped neckline – Marysia has ticked all the right boxes with this one.
Khaki is one of our favourite shades for summer, and we think the rule applies to swimwear, too. Pair with a red pedi for maximum cool points.
Get the designer look on the high street and try this petrol blue halter neck style from Zara.
This swimsuit may have a showstopper of a print, but it also has a seriously stylish cutout back, too.
The perfect style for those with athletic figures, this pale blue number from H&M is a great choice.
Just add denim shorts, tortoiseshell sunnies and a large raffia beach bag to nail your summer look.
If statement swimwear is your thing, look no further than this super-sassy ruffle front style from Roksanda Ilincic.
Cos is the way to go for chic, minimal styles that wont blow the budget. This grey scoop neck design with pink trim is one of our favourites.
It may be right at the top of our budget, but this reversible, figure sculpting swimsuit really is worth every penny.
Our top pick – this undoubtedly cool investment buy from Marysia will guarantee you’re the best dressed on any beach this summer.
Gingham is bigger than ever, and we think it works pretty well for swimwear. Try this high-rise, low-cut style from Solid & Striped to get your fix.