New Season Swimwear

The sunshine is here! Dive into the summer with this new season swimming kit.

Best for flattering simplicity: Cossie + Co

We love Cossie + Co’s simple shapes in rainbow colours that look great in the sunshine. The cuts are flattering – this Laura swimsuit comes with detachable straps and moulded cups with removable padding. £140 from Cossie + Co

Best for mix and match bikinis: Ayla Swim 

Play around with tops and bottoms at Ayla Swim where the different styles are designed to combine together however you like. The new Jardinia collection features five prints inspired by the garden including this Rowan print ruffle triangle top, £70 from Ayla Swim

Best for ruching: Rylee + Cru 

As well as their sweet smocked swimsuits for children, Rylee + Cru have some women’s styles that feature flattering ruching and detachable straps. Gingham one-piece in pale yellow, £80 from Rylee + Cru

Best for stretch: Hunza G 

Hunza G bikinis and swimsuits all come in a one-size-fits-most. Perfect for those who don’t like fussing with straps and ties. Jean bandeau set, £135 from Hunza G

Best for scallops – Marysia

The scallop trim is the signature from swimwear brand Marysia though there are a few copycats around (see Mango). We love this new halter neck Mott swimsuit, £290 from Marysia.

Best for a forever classic: Eres

The iconic French swimwear brand makes swimsuits that are exceptionally flattering. This navy Aquarelle square-neck style is an investment, but worth it as you’ll wear it summer after summer. £270 from Eres

Best for plus-size: Mango

For larger sizes on the high street Mango has a range of swimsuits and bikinis that go up to 4XL. New this summer, they also stock mastectomy swimwear. This yellow swimsuit features a flattering V-neck, £69.99 from Mango

Best for updated retro: Frankies Bikinis x Browns

Find bandana scarf prints and crochet as part of the Frankies Bikinis x Browns collaboration. Styles are skimpy. Triangle bikini top, £75 from Browns

Best for glitter: Oséree

If anyone makes it away on a hot holiday in 2021, the bikini deserves glitter. Oséree make the best metallic styles for pool-side parties. High-rise bikini set £200 from Selfridges

Best for support: Boden 

Boden swimwear comes in bra sizes so you can get a proper fit. This Kythira bikini comes with supportive underwire and adjustable straps. Bikini Top, £40 from Boden

And we’ve mentioned it before, but we still rate this Santorini swimsuit that offers ultimate body-sculpting with a very affordable price tag. The black has virtually sold out, but do try the navy. £30 (was £60) from Boden:

Best for sporty styles: Lululemon

Rash vests, paddle-boarding tops and high zip-front swimsuits are made for getting active in the water.  This waterside one-piece is quick drying, £118 from Lululemon

Best for sustainability: Arket 

Arket’s swimwear is made with ECONYL® yarn derived from nylon waste and recovered fishing nets. Simple shapes in good colours. Bikini top £19 from Arket

Best for prints: RIXO

Swimsuits, bikinis and swimming towels in RIXO’s signature prints. There’s a variety of shapes including this Jane Halterneck swimsuit with underwire, £155 from RIXO

— Daisy Allsup
1st June 2021