Swimsuits: 20 must-have styles for summer

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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.

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