10 best swimsuits

Off on holidays soon? Update your beach and poolside wardrobe with fashion-forward swimwear

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With summer holidays around the corner, you're probably on the hunt for new swimwear. The good news is that, whether you’re off to the beach or a swanky pool party, we’ve delved the high street and the internet to round-up the best fashion-forward one-pieces on the market.

1. George Tribal Print Cut-Out Swimsuit: £12, direct.asda.com



For a compromise between a bikini and a one-piece, this tribal print bandeau covers your tummy on the front but has a two-piece style opened back. It’s padded and for £12, it’s a steal.

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2. Tommy Hilfiger Colourblock Bandeau: £70, zalando.co.uk



Heading on a swanky boat holiday? This nautical-inspired style (sans stripes) will ensure you blend in. It has the American brand’s iconic colours and comes with removable halterneck straps if the bandeau doesn’t give you enough support.

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3. Textured Swimsuit: £24.99, hm.com



This turquoise and burgundy style from H&M is an affordable glam option. The shape is classic, but the cut-out section at the waist and the textured on the lower panel give it a fashion edge.

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4. Resort Floral Peplum Swim Dress: £29, very.co.uk



Embrace flower power with this bright swimsuit. The peplum detail on the waist makes it a feminine option. It has adjustable straps and a back fastening for extra support.

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5. Agent Provocateur Mazzy Popstar Cut-Out Swimsuit: £225, net-a-porter.com



As seen on Sofia Vergara in Modern Family, Mazzy is one of Agent Provocateur’s bestsellers. The bright panels wrap around the body to make a bold (and revealing) statement. If you dare, it comes in four colour combinations.

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6. Seafolly Costa Maya High Neck Maillot: £96, simplebeach.com



Join the fashion pack with this geometric-print sport luxe piece from the Aussie swimwear specialists. It has a flattering open back and ticks off two hot trends of the season: monochrome and a high-neck cut.

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7. La Boheme Onepiece: £190, heidiklein.com


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The British luxe label is popular among the jet set. Invest in one of its classic pieces, like this chic striped halterneck, with clever gold hardware you can adjust for more or less coverage. Plus, the ruching under the bust makes it super-flattering.

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8. Placement Print Animal Bandeau Swim Suit: £35, kaleidoscope.co.uk



This one takes animal print to the next level. Available in sizes 10-22, this fun bandeau design from the affordable online retailer gives plenty of coverage and comes with removable straps and padding for extra support. Meow!

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9. Wetsuit Onepiece: £60, roxy-uk.co.uk



American brand Roxy is known for its stylish surfwear for women. But you don’t have to be a wave rider to wear neoprene. This colour-block design has the secure feeling of a wetsuit in the water, but looks super feminine.

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10. M&S Secret Slimming Placement Palm Print Swimsuit: £25, marksandspencer.com



This black-and-white graphic style is perfect if you like the idea of Hawaiian palm trees, but not the bright colours they usually come with. It’s fully-lined, made of an innovative light fabric with discreet tummy control, and the bust is padded for a comfy and supportive.

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If you’re after a fashion-forward number on a budget, Asda’s George’s tribal-inspired style is a winner. But, if the multi-coloured graphic seems too much, then Seafolly’s on-trend monochrome high-neck design is a great option if you can extend the budget. If you’re off to a boat party, then go for a nautical-inspired number just like the Tommy Hilfiger style, but if you rather invest in a piece that will last long, Heidi Klein’s is our best bet.


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