SUMMER is fast approaching and whether you plan to make the most of British weatheror jet off to a far flung tropical island for 24/7 sunshine, there's one must-have. Swimwear.
In recent years we have seen the return of the trusted swimsuit – also known as a one piece – and we're not mad about it.
From the classic school uniform style racerback swimsuit, which is great for surfers, swimmers, the sporty type, while cut out designs may be favourable for holiday-goers, especially those hitting the beach clubs and pool parties on their next vacation.
We love a backless, or low back design, just so you feel secure, covered in the right places, but still can top up the tan.
There are also various fabrics, prints, colours, and styles to shop, as well as support options for any areas you need, whether it is the waist or bust.
From Hunza G to Bravissimo, Mango and M&S, we have found a selection of styles you can rely on this summer.
Hunza G is a brand many celebrities know and love, including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
What we love about it is one size fits all, so it's a well worthy investment you can wear for years on end, and see you through all life stages and body changes.
It comes in various styles and colourways so you can be comfortable, supported yet stylish on your holiday.
13 The supportive and flattering design Credit: Calzedonia
Calzedonia puts our bodies needs at the forefront of its design process, as the designs deliver on comfort, style, and support.
This design in particular has thick shoulder straps to keep your bust and back supported, while the cups are padded for extra coverage.
We also love the ruched waist detail which can cover a multitude of sins.
Slimming Padded Swimsuit Indonesia, £59 from Calzedonia – buy here 3. Boden
When we are sitting poolside the last thing we want is lots of tan lines, and Boden has the solution.
The smocked bandeau swimsuit is a favourite of ours for many reasons; it has a playful print, is figure hugging with the shirred detail, but also super stretchy, which makes it extra comfortable.
Plus, it's on sale.
Smocked Bandeau Swimsuit, £68 (Was £85) from Boden – buy here 4. M&S
M&S is another failsafe shopping destination when shopping absolutely anything for your wardrobe.
This Textured Tie Shoulder Swimsuit is giving us major Hunza G vibes, but for a fraction of the price, thanks to the colour and textured fabric.
We love the tie shoulder detail, which adds just a little extra something to this creation, plus it is lined for extra coverage.
But the fun doesn't stop there as M&S has also designed this one piece swimming ensemble with chlorine-resistant finish, as well as Clever Sun Smart technology to protect against harmful UV rays.
Textured Tie Shoulder Swimsuit, £32.50 from M&S – buy here 5. John Lewis
Want a little more je ne sais quoi when it comes to a one piece swimsuit? John Lewis understands.
The Barbuda One Shoulder Swimsuit is super flattering with the one shoulder strap, which also features a buckle detail too.
The strap is thick and supportive, but also encourages you to bare your shoulder, which is a super feminine part of the body.
We also love the tropical print and the bold colours, perfect for summer months and upcoming holidays.
John Lewis Barbuda One Shoulder Swimsuit, £35 from John Lewis – buy here 6. Bravissimo
Looking for a swimsuit to sit fuller busts? Bravissimo is your go to.
The brand caters to every shoppers needs, whether you are shopping for supportive designs with in-built stomach control, or larger bust cups.
The Santa Maria Swimsuit features a round neck, thick tie shoulder straps, while the black colourway is super flattering for all wearers.
Santa Maria Swimsuit, £56 from Bravissimo – buy here 7. Boux Avenue
Looking for flattering swimsuit to truly wow? Boux Avenue is the one to shop, whether it is online or in store.
There are a multitude of swimwear styles to shop, from one pieces, to two sets, as well as cover ups, and to suit all body shapes.
One style in particular we have been taken by (if you can whittle down the many styles) is the Caicos Plunge Swimsuit.
This design is perfect for those who want to maximise their tan, but also impress when relaxing poolside or hitting the beach clubs.
It features a v-plunge neckline, has a frill detail cross back, which you can style and wear various ways.
Caicos plunge swimsuit, £32 (Was £40) from Boux Avenue – buy here 8. ASOS
We love a swimsuit you can style various ways, and the South Beach Shiny Wrap Swimsuit delivers.
This number has a belting detail, which can be wrapped around the body in different ways, but also provides a secure fit.
It boasts a V-plunge neckline, and is high rise, so optimum tanning surface area – just don't forget your SPF.
South Beach shiny wrap swimsuit, £20 (Was £34) from ASOS – buy here 9. Pour Moi
Feel a bit conscious stripping down to your swimwear? Do not fret as Pour Moi has you covered.
This super flattering and eye-popping design is simple but effective.
It features thick shoulder straps for ultimate support and comfort, as well as hidden tummy control so you can look and feel your best self.
We love the colour block detail and contrast between yellow, white and navy blue, but the colour blocking has been placed in a genius way with the darker colour on the bottom half to conceal any lumps, bumps, or areas you may be conscious of.
Colour Block Tummy Control Swimsuit, £45 from Pour Moi – buy here 10. Away That Day
Away That Day is another leading swimwear line many know and love.
From the two piece sets to one piece swimsuits, there is something to flatter all body shapes, and we would gladly wear it all if we could.
The Lake Como One Piece oozes elegance because of the high shine super sleek nylon fabric, the thick shoulder straps and square neckline, but most importantly the high leg, scoop back and detachable belt.
It's got all of our favourite features, and we want one in every colour.
Lake Como One Piece, £169 from Away That Day – buy here 11. Never Fully Dressed
Never Fully Dressed's summer collection is the thing of beauty, with printed swimsuits to match a co-ord, and reversible designs.
NFD pride itself on delivering stunning fashion pieces which can be worn multiple ways, so shoppers truly do get their cost per wear.
This is true for their swimwear too, as the Leopard Kiley Swimsuit is reversible.
Wear with the leopard print showing or with the plain black alternative.
You can even adjust the straps to suit your needs, and shop matching swimwear for the rest of your family too.
Leopard Reversible Kiley Swimsuit, £59 from Never Fully Dressed – buy here 12. Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty is the place to go for activewear, we know, and we love the brand's leggings and sports bras.
But we also have a soft spot for their impressive swimwear too.
The Tidal Xtra Life Swimsuit certainly packs a punch and is exactly what we are looking for when our swimsuit criteria is supportive swimwear, bold print, and coverage.
It features a medium leg cut, scoop neck, as well as low back.
Plus, it is fitted with an inner bra, which can be removed to sut your preferences.
Plus, it is made from super resistant fabric to prevent any damage from chlorine and sun cream, while also protecting your body from harmful UV rays.
Tidal Xtra Life Swimsuit, £65 from Sweaty Betty – buy here
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