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The best printed swimwear available to buy now

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Kitty McGee
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H&M Love Stories swimwear collaboration

Think you’ve left it too late to do your holiday shopping? Add these chic new brands, high-street buys and investment pieces to your basket (and suitcase) now…

Think you’ve it too late to do your holiday shopping? Think again. From new brands to high-street buys and investment purchases, our favourite summer swimwear has just arrived in stores - and we’re particularly excited about these printed styles.

From chic stripes, to retro motifs and playful animal print, follow our lead and make printed swimwear the foundations of your summer holiday wardrobe this season. Pick two to three styles and pack alongside some interchangeable monochrome basics, chic dresses, shirts, shorts and sandals for an effortless capsule holiday wardrobe.

Low-key one-pieces look great with boyish shorts, short sleeved shirts and metal-framed sunglasses. Add dad sandals for the daytime and barely there heels and layered jewellery for an on-trend evening look.

Girly, feminine styles work well under flippy, floaty, cotton dresses with plenty of ruffles. Just add a hair clip, basket bag and rope sandals. 

Toughen up animal print options with monochrome dresses and separates and trainers, adding a mini bag and aviators for evening.

Pretty, pared-back printed bikinis look great under linen dresses or kaftans with tan leather sandals for the city and the beach.

Whatever your style there’s a print for you; here’s Stylist’s edit of the best printed swimwear available to buy online and in-stores now.

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  • HUNZA G Solitaire belted seersucker swimsuit

    Hunza G’s seersucker fabric adds depth and detail to its simple and chic silhouettes. This belted one-piece is woven with leopard spots strikes the perfect balance between statement and sophisticated.

    Printed, belted seersucker swimsuit £140, Hunza G (net-a-porter.com)

  • Arket moulded bikini top and bikini bottoms

    Arket gingham bikini top
    Best printed swimwear: Arket bikini
  • Arket gingham bikini bottoms
    Best printed swimwear: Arket bikini

    This playful gingham bikini from Arket combines a retro print with a minimal shape seamlessly, resulting in a bikini that can be dressed up with embellished accessories or dressed down with simple separates. It’s made with recycled nylon too so you can feel even better about buying and wearing it.

    Orange gingham bikini top, £29 and bottoms, £17, Arket

  • New Look Dark Brown Belted Spot Print Swimsuit

    New Look polka dot swimsuit
    Best printed swimwear: New Look swimsuit

    Summer’s beige colour palette is the epitome of chic and this brown polka-dot swimsuit is the perfect accompaniment. Wear it under cotton dresses for the beach and wide-leg beige linen trousers for evening.

    Dark Brown Belted Spot Print Swimsuit, £25.99, New Look

  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Timeless snakeskin-print scoop-neck bikini top and briefs

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    Best printed swimwear: Stella McCartney bikini
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    Best printed swimwear: Stella McCartney bikini

    Embrace the 70s trend with this blue snakeskin-print bikini from Stella McCartney and wear it with everything from tailored shorts and a short-sleeved shirts or t-shirt or an ankle grazing black linen dress.

    Snakeskin-print bikini top, £160 and bottoms £150, Stella McCartney (matchesfashion.com)

  • HAIGHT Bia Fixo leopard-print triangle bikini

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    Best printed swimwear: Haight bikini

    Haight’s leopard-spotted bikini is the perfect blend of playful and pared-back, thanks to its minimal cut. Wear it with cut-off denim shorts and knitted vest and just add layered gold necklaces for evening.

    Leopard print bikini, £175, Haight (net-a-porter.com)

  • Love Stories x H&M Off-the-shoulder swimsuit

    HM printed swimsuit £34.99
    Best printed swimwear: H&M Love Stories swimsuit

    Embrace all things hyper-feminine with this off-the-shoulder swimsuit from H&M’s Love Stories collection. Wear it pink and white cotton dresses and separates, anklets and a basket bag.

    Pink leopard off-the-shoulder swimsuit, £34.99, H&M

  • FIGLEAVES Sao Paulo Stripe Soft Crop Bikini Top and high waist briefs

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    Best printed swimwear: Figleaves bikini
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    Best printed swimwear: Figleaves bikini

    The sporty shape of this Figleaves Sao Paulo crop top bikini makes it the perfect partner to tomboyish summer separates. Look for surf-inspired Hawaiian print shirts, cut off vintage wash denim shorts and converse.

    Top, £25, high-waist briefs, £18, Figleaves 

  • Simple Be Strappy Back Ombre Zebra Swimsuit

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    Best printed swimwear: Simply Be swimsuit

    The perfect day-to-night swimsuit, this zebra printed style from Simply Be looks as good under an oversized shirt with dad sandals as it does under an ankle-grazing, billowing summer dress with a mini bag for evening. 

    Ombre Zebra Swimsuit, £20, Simply Be

Lead image: Love Stories X H&M 

Product imagery: courtesy of individual brands