Poolside Report: Swimwear

Another bank holiday is upon us and whether you will be using the extra day off to relax by a pool in a far-flung location or paddling in the local lido, you may as well do it in style. Patterns and prints are de rigueur at the moment, but classic styles are still being reinvented. Both the highstreet and designer brands offer an array of swimwear for all different shapes and sizes.

Antipodean brand We Are Handsome has been making a splash in the swimwear world recently and with their large graphic pieces, it is not difficult to understand why. Available at Matches.


Mara Hoffman is renowned for its geometric, african-inspired prints and this bikini is perfect for posing poolside. Available at Matches.



For the more understated amongst us, this traditional black bathing suit is given a modern refresh with a sporty zip and deep u-neck at the back. Available at Nelly.

This Topshop bikini has a classic, retro feel and teamed with some cat-eye sunglasses creates some serious old-style Hollywood glamour.



This body-con style, structured bikini from Dutch lingerie brand marlies|dekkers  bridges the gap between underwear and swimwear.