The best capsule wardrobe for a weekend away wouldn't be complete without a swimsuit or bikini, and now's the time to pick a favourite and place your order.
Whether your perfect sunshine holiday involves reading the latest bestseller while you relax on a sun lounger in Greece, swimming laps in a pool in the south of France, or partying at a beach-front club in Ibiza, there are classic swimsuits and bikinis that will see you through this summer and beyond, and others which nod to this season's big trends – like ruffles, crop tops and off-the-shoulder bardot necklines (so-called as the style was made famous by Brigitte Bardot, pictured above).
Come see our favourite picks from this season's collections.
This sporty Seafolly cossie was made for swimming or lounging, and just the ticket for beach-based sports, too.
Sunny side up
Cut it out
This bright, floral swimsuit by Mara Hoffman would go well with a wide-brimmed sun hat and a poolside cocktail.
Swimsuit, £205, net-a-porter.com
Cream of the crop
Join the dots
In the red
Plants on pink
Take the plunge
This colour-block swimsuit comes with a flattering plunging neckline and side cut-outs to add interest.
As well as being stylish, it will also hold its own for laps in the pool.
Into the blue
This Fifies-inspired suit was designed with Hollywood screen sirens in mind, but the simple, colour-blocked design brings it into 2016.
Splash of paint
Plain and simple
The grown-up leotard styling of this Prism swimsuit will appeal to anyone who's ever imagined themselves as a dancer or gymnast. Just leave the legwarmers at home.
Back of the net
Alexander Wang cast the net wide with this coral bikini. The simple triangle design is perfect for chilling on the beach while the mesh sections give the set a sporty edge.
This classic gingham print swimsuit is versatile and timeless, but also has a cut out detail in the back to keep things on-trend.
Looking for something a little bit different? This Jeremy Scott scribble print cossie will attract lots of compliments.
Back to black
A true classic, this Zara swimsuit will be the cossie that you can throw into your suitcase for years to come.
On the edge