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.
Toughen up animal print options with monochrome dresses and separates and trainers, adding a mini bag and aviators for evening.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Pink leopard off-the-shoulder swimsuit, £34.99, H&M
FIGLEAVES Sao Paulo Stripe Soft Crop Bikini Top and high waist briefs
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
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