Tuesday 23 January 2018

Standout swimwear for every destination

As designers reinvent the humble swimsuit, the high street is hot on their heels. Nikki Cummins Black rounds up the affordable trends you'll be wearing poolside this summer

It's all about flaunting your best assets on the beach.
It's all about flaunting your best assets on the beach.
French texture bikini, €26.50, Floozie by Frost French, Debenhams
Fringed bikini, top €29.99, bottoms €11.99, New Look
Celtic knot bikini, bottoms €16, Topshop
Celtic knot bikini, top €20, Topshop
Floral bikini, top €21, River Island
Floral bikini bottoms, €17, River Island
Shell bikini, €135, Hipanema, Brown Thomas.
Cutout swimsuit, €42, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson
Plunge swimsuit, €62, Floozie by Frost French, Debenhams.
Red halterneck swimsuit, €29.99, New Look
Tropical swimsuit, €25.95, Zara.
Front fasten swimsuit, €45, River Island
Shark swimsuit, €340, Peter Pilotto, Brown Thomas.

Gone are the days when a trusty black one-piece would see us right through holiday season - from pool to beach to bar and beach again. These days it's all about flaunting your best assets - rather than covering up those bits that haven't seen sun since 1995.

We've rounded up the 12 best beachwear styles, whether you're a bikini babe ready to show off the results of those YouTube workouts, or a one-piece wonder who's not worried about tan lines.

There are cut-outs, halter-necks, plunging necklines, and yes - the itty bitty teeny weeny two-pieces are still knocking around.

We've got prints, stripes, nautical knots, sea shells and festival-inspired fringe.

Are you packed yet?

Irish Independent

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