The Debenhams swimsuit everyone is buying right now

We’re adding it to the wish list

We’re adding it to the wish list

We know it's hard to look past the wind and icy drizzle, but summer is indeed upon us, and the most optimistic amongst us are even shopping for swimwear right now. And there's one popular style in particular that everyone is buying: the off-the-shoulder swimsuit.

Shop now: Floozie by Frost French Multi-coloured floral print bandeau swimsuit for £42 from Debenhams

Kate Crossey, Director of Accessories Design at Debenhams, gave us the lowdown, 'This season, we have explored many themes, from vibrant Mexicana prints and ruffles within the Floozie by Frost French range, the off the shoulder swimsuit and placement print swimsuit being a big hit with customers.’

But that's not the only trend customers are buying into. Perhaps unsurprisingly, tropical is still a major trend this season.

Shop now: Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Yellow tropical floral print swimsuit for £42 from Debenhams

Kate says, ‘Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams is rich with exotic prints and embellished details, in line with Matthew’s brand heritage. This season we have added a much sportier aesthetic merging midnight tropicals with sporty detailing and silhouettes and we have had an amazing sales reaction. Co-ordinating cover-ups, accessories and footwear create the perfect holiday wardrobe.’

Finally, there's the minimalist camp, favouring the more demure styles.

Shop now: J by Jasper Conran Multi-coloured striped bandeau tummy control swimsuit for £42 from Debenhams

Kate explains, ‘The J by Jasper Conran collection is sleek and sophisticated with emphasis on cut and quality. His newest collection features this season’s must have, a warm cinnamon nude colour, mixed back to black and white, as well as signature brights and modern minimal prints featured on both swimsuits and bikinis.’

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.