Wonder one-pieces for poolside pride: 25 stylish swimsuits

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The bikini still seems to reign supreme when it comes to swimwear, but that's not to say the one-piece doesn't have its place. Especially if it's as nice as some of these fine examples.

We've sought out the most interesting and stylish designs from both high street and designer brands to have you feeling your poolside best this year.

From retro shapes and cute patterns to bold prints and hidden support panels, and priced from £14, you'll definitely find a swimsuit you love so much you'll be showing it off during the British summer. Which is saying something…

Take a look at our gallery below.

  • Floral Imari Swirl Swimsuit

    Floral and striped and with cups for support. Perfect.

    £69, Ted Baker @

  • Bodysculpt Bandeau Swimsuit

    A touch of polka-dot trim, a control panel and a sweetly retro design add up to a poolside winner.


  • Blue Marble Nature Print Swimsuit

    The ruched plunge front is held in place by both halter-neck and shoulder straps for a unique shape.


  • Rio Underwired Tummy Control Swimsuit

    Fun stripes, fun colours and a bold pop of colour panel.


  • Navy/Cream Breton Empire Swimsuit

    A classic shape with a nice cut around the bust and padded cups. And in our favourite Breton stripe, no less.


  • Record Ripple Printed Swimsuit

    The black detail adds a touch of something different to this French Connection suit.


  • Wakaya Wrap Front Swimsuit

    Bold, pretty and a supportive wrap front.


  • Sculpture Crystalsun Swimsuit

    The shaping material supports the stomach and waist, while the bandeau neckline and halter-neck provide essential bust control. Plus it's a lovely fifties shape.

    £66, Speedo @

  • Animal Halter Wrap Swimsuit

    A great ‘bikini that's not really a bikini’ type of swimsuit – a two-piece for the commitment-phobic, some might say.


  • Cream Zig Zag Print Lace Swimsuit

    Interesting detail without being too overwhelming, this is an understated and classy poolside piece.


  • Premium Drape High Shine Plunge Swimsuit

    The draping gives this swimsuit a glam silhouette, while there's hidden support from a bikini-style top underneath.


  • Secret Slimming Floral Shorted Swimsuit

    Moulded cups and shorts. Shorts!


  • Les Essentiels Larcin Swimsuit

    This swimsuit is simple and elegant, with a wide band under the bust adding support.

    £280, Eres @

  • Tropical Print Swimsuit

    You can't fail to feel summery in this little number, with a classic shape out front but a cute cut-out on the back adding interest.


  • Cosmic Bloom Swimsuit

    This swimsuit handily comes in different cup sizes, with proper underwires and a striking print.


  • Pour Moi Spot On Control Suit

    A slightly dipped neckline and ruched panel give this one-piece a chic, somewhat retro feel.


  • Pastel Mesh Insert Swimsuit

    Some mesh panel swimsuits can get a bit too Fifty Shades with the old black/sheer combo, but the pastel tones here soften the overall look with a sherbet-y, summery feel. Sherbet-y is definitely a word.

    £45, Jaded London @

  • Red Aztec Print Lattice Front Swimsuit

    We love the bold print and criss-cross cleavage detail of this New Look swimsuit.


  • Luna One-Piece Bustier Swimsuit

    A gloriously old-fashioned look with a straight neckline and gathered waist.


  • Rumble Underwired Halter Swimsuit

    An intriguing print, but even better, this one-piece comes in proper bra sizes for the perfect fit.

    £72, Freya @

  • Dominica One-Piece

    A swimsuit ideal for channelling some strong Bond beach vibes, and with a flattering halter-neck and belted waist to boot.


  • Plus Paisley Print Twisted Front Swimsuit

    A lovely shape in a perky paisley print from the M&S Plus collection.


  • Neon Coral Swimsuit

    Keep it simple in this straightforward one-piece. Traditional cut, but an eye-popping shade of pink.


  • Plus Julie Feather Print Deep Plunge Swimsuit

    A bright print with a dropped waist and a deep plunge will do the trick.


  • Black Bandeau Swimsuit

    Strapless simplicity (with lightly padded cups) at the front gives way to strappy detail across the back.



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Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.