Part of the fun of going away is planning your packing list and holiday wardrobe, and finding the best swimwear is absolutely key to this, whether you're going to Ibiza or staying in the UK. (Don't forget to pack those SPF moisturisers and sunglasses either.)
Given it is the start of May it might seem early, but believe me now is the best time to shop for swimsuits and bikinis, since all the designers and high-street stores have just launched their Spring/Summer 2023 collections.
So what swimwear trends can we expect to take over this summer? According to swimwear designer and all-around resort wear expert, Alexandra Miro, it will be all about cutouts this year.
"In my opinion, cutouts are going to be a big trend for Spring/Summer 2023, as we’ve noticed that customers are wanting to be more and more daring," Miro tells Marie Claire. "We are also finding that bold graphic prints are outselling solid colour — our bird of paradise print and azalea are two great examples."
Without further ado, keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best swimwear, including the styles that will suit every taste.
Best once-peice swimsuits:
The classic swimsuit is perfect if you're looking for a bit of coverage, but make no mistake, it is anything but boring. For SS23, swimsuits come in all shapes and prints, from '90s-inspired square cuts to '80s-style tropical prints. If you're looking for some extra support, look for pieces with a control panel.
Best High-Waisted Bikinis
High-waisted bikinis are the perfect in-between option if you want a little more coverage than your regular bikini, but aren't quite into a one-piece silhouette. There are so many varying styles around, making it easy to mix and match your favourites.
Best triangle bikinis
There's nothing quite as classic as a triangle bikini. It was the option of choice for noughties surfer girls (like Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush) and is just as popular today. If you're looking to add a little fun to your holiday wardrobe, try a bold print, or opt for a bold shade if you want to go for a more classic look.
Best Curve Swimwear:
There are so many great plus-size swimwear brands to choose from these days, that you really don't have to limit yourself. Whether you opt for a classic black one-piece or a bold, printed bikini, the choice is abundant.