Swimsuits are back for SS19 and they’re looking better than ever. That’s not to say we’ll be waving goodbye to our bikinis just yet, but you can’t deny the one-piece game is strong, not to mention figure-flattering and elegantly modest, if that’s what you’re after.
On the catwalks, designers such as Marysia and Lisa Marie Fernandez sent out classic yet avant-garde swimsuits in earth shades of khaki, brown and moss green, proving that covering up has never been so cool. Over on Instagram, brands like Hunza G and Matteau have also made the case for the minimalist one-piece.
Naturally, the high street has followed suit and now we’re all rushing to get our hands on the new SS19 beach essential from the likes of Zara, Topshop and Mango.
Style-wise, there are plenty of options: from bandeau shapes perfect for getting an even summer tan, to outré cut-outs and one-shoulder styles for maximum poolside glamour. Grown-up designs in dark shades are ultra-flattering for those with curves or try Tomas Maier for classic respins and COS for super-stylish silhouettes that won’t blow the budget.
For those feeling extra bold and coveting a new-season edge, there’s also a plethora of prints available, as well as neon shades. Look to Victoria’s Secret and ASOS for purse-friendly options, and Gucci or STAUD if you’re happy to spend a little more for a statement piece.
I’ll be opting for a gingham number this season – it’s still a major player and perfect for pairing with denim, as are the graphic shapes seen at Solid & Striped. Shop our edit of oh-so-wearable styles below that are perfect for pool parties and lazy days on the beach. Here comes the sun…