Fashion: A shore thing

Bold, glamorous swimwear won't be hard to find this summer, with designers and high street alike delivering the goods. So if you're planning a midnight dip, be prepared to stand out in neon stripes, flirty polka dots and psychedelic florals

Above: neon orange vest, pounds 30, by French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, enquiries 0171 399 7200; striped shorts, pounds 12, from Knickerbox, branches nationwide, mail order 0171 730 1665, enquiries 0171 284 1744

Right: raspberry-stripe bikini (990.2376), pounds 22.99, from La Redoute, mail order 0500 777 777

Above: pink polka-dot bikini, pounds 145, by Agent Provocateur, 6 Broadwick Street, London W1 or 16 Pont Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171 235 0229

Left: pink psychedelic-print bikini, pounds 170, by Gucci, 33 Old Bond Street, London W1 or 18 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171 235 6707

Above: turquoise swimsuit, pounds 70, by Ghost, 36 Ledbury Road, London W11 or 13-14 Hinde Street, London W1, enquiries 0181 960 3121

Left: green floral vest, pounds 14, and bikini bottoms, pounds 10, both by Marks & Spencer branches nationwide, enquiries 0171 935 4422

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