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Swimwear Special: Summer’s Hot 100 

Swimsuit, £360, Zimmermann, 020 7952 2710. Bracelets , from £20, pebblelondon.com


Booked your holiday? Now hit the high street! From figure-flaunting shapes to waist-trimming stripes, here’s our pick of the season’s most sizzling swimwear

Swimsuit, £360, Zimmermann, 020 7952 2710. Bracelets , from £20, pebblelondon.com

Swimsuit, £360, Zimmermann, 020 7952 2710. Bracelets , from £20, pebblelondon.com

 RUFFLES: Not just flouncy and feminine, ruffles give small busts oomph and larger ones extra bang, as well as balancing out heavy hips. And frills top and bottom shape up boyish figures.

 RUFFLES: Not just flouncy and feminine, ruffles give small busts oomph and larger ones extra bang, as well as balancing out heavy hips. And frills top and bottom shape up boyish figures.

 RUFFLES: Not just flouncy and feminine, ruffles give small busts oomph and larger ones extra bang, as well as balancing out heavy hips. And frills top and bottom shape up boyish figures.

Tropical top, £35, and bottoms, £25, uk.calzedonia.com. Monochrome bikini £36, Bravissimo, freyalingerie.com 

RUFFLES: Not just flouncy and feminine, ruffles give small busts oomph and larger ones extra bang, as well as balancing out heavy hips. And frills top and bottom shape up boyish figures.

RUFFLES: Not just flouncy and feminine, ruffles give small busts oomph and larger ones extra bang, as well as balancing out heavy hips. And frills top and bottom shape up boyish figures.

RUFFLES: Not just flouncy and feminine, ruffles give small busts oomph and larger ones extra bang, as well as balancing out heavy hips. And frills top and bottom shape up boyish figures.

Yellow bikini top, £22.99, and bottoms, £15.99, oysho.com. Black and white swimsuit, £36, riverisland.com. Blue triangle bikini top, £30, and bottoms, £28, boden.co.uk. Green swimsuit,£135, uk.maje.com. Monochrome triangle bikini, £34, warehouse.co.uk. Orange floral swimsuit, £32, mandco.com. Blue and white bikini  top, £12.99, and bottoms, £12.99, lindex.com. Pink floral swimsuit, £28, Red Herring at debenhams.com. Red one shoulder bikini, £30, V by Very, very.co.uk. Blue halterneck top, £54.95, and bottoms, £44.95, scotch-soda.com. Pink halterneck bikini, £16, F&F at tesco.com. Red bikini top, £19.99, and bottoms,£15.99, mango.com. Blue off-shoulder swimsuit, £39, monsoon.co.uk

WRAPOVER: The standout shape for hourglass figures as the crossover design shows off curves and draws attention to the bust. It also flatters thicker middles by creating the illusion of a waist.

WRAPOVER: The standout shape for hourglass figures as the crossover design shows off curves and draws attention to the bust. It also flatters thicker middles by creating the illusion of a waist.

WRAPOVER: The standout shape for hourglass figures as the crossover design shows off curves and draws attention to the bust. It also flatters thicker middles by creating the illusion of a waist.

 Blue and white stripe swimsuit, £115, vincecamuto.com. Khaki swimsuit, £75, seaspray.co.uk. Navy and white stripe swimsuit, £55, longtallsally.com. Burgundy halterneck swimsuit, £29.99, zara.com. Red swimsuit, £70, boden.co.uk. Orange floral swimsuit, £22, bonmarche.co.uk. Pink bikini top, £29.95, and bottoms,£19.99, gap.co.uk. Dark purple swimsuit, £250, heidiklein.com. Black swimsuit, £55, Biba at houseoffraser.co.uk. Khaki bikini top, £29.95, and bottoms, £16.95, yamamay.com. Pink swimsuit, £59, hobbs.co.uk. Purple swimsuit, £54, curvissa.co.uk

Burgundy bikini, £210, threegraceslondon.com . Hat, £455, Filù Hats, harrods.com . Necklace, £139, missoma.com . Bangles, from a selection, Pebble London and Bimba Y Lola

Burgundy bikini, £210, threegraceslondon.com . Hat, £455, Filù Hats, harrods.com . Necklace, £139, missoma.com . Bangles, from a selection, Pebble London and Bimba Y Lola

Green swimsuit, 305, Adriana Degreas, net-a-porter.com

Green swimsuit, 305, Adriana Degreas, net-a-porter.com

Burgundy bikini, £210, threegraceslondon.com. Hat, £455, Filù Hats, harrods.com. Necklace, £139, missoma.com. Bangles, from a selection, Pebble London and Bimba Y Lola. Green swimsuit, 305, Adriana Degreas,net-a-porter.com

EARTHY SHADES: These suit all skin tones and are great for complementing a tan. PLUNGE: Nothing flaunts a cleavage like a slash-to-the-navel swimsuit – or diverts attention from heavy hips! For bigger busts wanting to avoid any spillage, go for designs with support.

EARTHY SHADES: These suit all skin tones and are great for complementing a tan. PLUNGE: Nothing flaunts a cleavage like a slash-to-the-navel swimsuit – or diverts attention from heavy hips! For bigger busts wanting to avoid any spillage, go for designs with support.

EARTHY SHADES: These suit all skin tones and are great for complementing a tan. PLUNGE: Nothing flaunts a cleavage like a slash-to-the-navel swimsuit – or diverts attention from heavy hips! For bigger busts wanting to avoid any spillage, go for designs with support.

Burgundy swimsuit, £55, arket.com. Khaki swimsuit, £162, eberjey.com. Orange swimsuit, £18, tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk. Brown crossover bikini, top, £30, and bottoms, £14, bouxavenue.com. Knot bikini top, £19, and bottoms, £17, cosstores.com. Printed bikini top, £17, and bottoms, £17, stories.com.

Orange swimsuit, £260, marysia.com . Hat, £225, lockhatters.co.uk . Earrings, £20, And/Or at johnlewis.com . Pearl bangle, £66 , corneliawebb.com . Friendship bracelet, £150, uk.pandora.net

Orange swimsuit, £260, marysia.com . Hat, £225, lockhatters.co.uk . Earrings, £20, And/Or at johnlewis.com . Pearl bangle, £66 , corneliawebb.com . Friendship bracelet, £150, uk.pandora.net

Lemon swimsuit, around £155, forloveandlemons.com . Hat, £99.95, scotch-soda.com.

Lemon swimsuit, around £155, forloveandlemons.com . Hat, £99.95, scotch-soda.com.

Orange swimsuit, £260, marysia.com. Hat, £225, lockhatters.co.uk. Earrings, £20, And/Or at johnlewis.com. Pearl bangle, £66, corneliawebb.com. Friendship bracelet, £150, uk.pandora.net. Lemon swimsuit, around £155, forloveandlemons.com. Hat, £99.95, scotch-soda.com.

ONE SHOULDER: This cute detail gives swimwear extra wow and is surprisingly flattering on most shapes. OFF-THE-SHOULDER: Pretty and summery, a flash of shoulder also balances out a heavier bottom half.

ONE SHOULDER: This cute detail gives swimwear extra wow and is surprisingly flattering on most shapes. OFF-THE-SHOULDER: Pretty and summery, a flash of shoulder also balances out a heavier bottom half.

ONE SHOULDER: This cute detail gives swimwear extra wow and is surprisingly flattering on most shapes. OFF-THE-SHOULDER: Pretty and summery, a flash of shoulder also balances out a heavier bottom half.

Blue stripe swimsuit, £25.99,uk.tezenis.com. White swimsuit, £130, michaelkors.co.uk. Floral swimsuit, £183, frame-store.com. Monochrome swimsuit, £36, warehouse.co.uk. Purple swimsuit, £45, laredoute.co.uk. Blue swimsuit, £29.50, marksandspencer.com.  Purple bikini top, £158, and bottoms, £69, lazul-london.com. Floral bikini top, £25.99, and bottoms,£15.99, oysho.com. Black swimsuit, £16, matalan.co.uk. Yellow bikini top, £121, and bottoms,£130, Clube Bossa at revolve.com. Striped swimsuit, £144, solidandstriped.eu. Floral swimsuit, £35, bouxavenue.com

SPORTY: Not just for those more into swimming and beach volleyball than sunbathing, a sporty cut will show off curves in that Baywatch way.

SPORTY: Not just for those more into swimming and beach volleyball than sunbathing, a sporty cut will show off curves in that Baywatch way.

SPORTY: Not just for those more into swimming and beach volleyball than sunbathing, a sporty cut will show off curves in that Baywatch way.

Purple bikini top, £25, and bottoms,£19,arket.com. Yellow scalloped bikini, 37, warehouse.co.uk. Striped bikini top, £33, and bottoms, £23, Venice Beach, swimwear365.co.uk. Red bikini top, £16.99, and bottoms,£10.99, uk.tezenis.com. Yellow bikini, top, £17.99, and bottoms,£15.99, zara.com. Orange bikini top, £50, and bottoms,£45, reiss.com. Red swimsuit, £70, k-way.co.uk. White swimsuit, £30, next.co.uk. Colour-block swimsuit, £25, marksandspencer.com. Turquoise swimsuit, £49, kurtgeiger.com. Navy swimsuit, £29.99, zarahome.com. Monochrome swimsuit, £29.99, curvissa.co.uk

STRIPES: Chic and hardworking to boot: vertical stripes elongate; horizontal add volume (so great on a bikini top for plumping up your chest), narrow take off the inches and wide say ‘Look at me!’

STRIPES: Chic and hardworking to boot: vertical stripes elongate; horizontal add volume (so great on a bikini top for plumping up your chest), narrow take off the inches and wide say ‘Look at me!’

STRIPES: Chic and hardworking to boot: vertical stripes elongate; horizontal add volume (so great on a bikini top for plumping up your chest), narrow take off the inches and wide say ‘Look at me!’

Multicolour striped swimsuit, £18,boohoo.com. Monochrome stripe swimsuit, £230, Araks, brownsfashion.com. Monochrome stripe lace-up swimsuit, £34, next.co.uk. Blue and red stripe swimsuit, £55, seasaltcornwall.co.uk. Yellow stripe swimsuit, £29.99, zara.com. Multicolour stripe swimsuit, £69, hush-uk.com. Monochrome stripe bikini, £34, warehouse.co.uk. Pink stripe bikini, £39, S Oliver, swimwear365.co.uk. Monochrome lace-up bikini top, £70, and bottoms, £60, lkbennett.com. Multicolour stripe swimsuit, £18, tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk. Monochrome stripe swimsuit, £85, whistles.com. Blue stripe bikini top, £10, and bottoms, £7, peacocks.co.uk. Navy and white crossover bikini top, £25.99, and bottoms, £17.99, oysho.com. Multicolour stripe bikini top, £75, and bottoms,£75, solidandstriped.eu

SQUARE: Straight-cut and simple, a square neckline is a great choice for those looking for fewer frills and spills. HIGH WAISTED: Always on trend and great for covering up tummies, retro styles accentuate femininity and curves. If you are heavier on your lower half, go for a higher cut on the leg.

SQUARE: Straight-cut and simple, a square neckline is a great choice for those looking for fewer frills and spills. HIGH WAISTED: Always on trend and great for covering up tummies, retro styles accentuate femininity and curves. If you are heavier on your lower half, go for a higher cut on the leg.

SQUARE: Straight-cut and simple, a square neckline is a great choice for those looking for fewer frills and spills. HIGH WAISTED: Always on trend and great for covering up tummies, retro styles accentuate femininity and curves. If you are heavier on your lower half, go for a higher cut on the leg.

Yellow swimsuit, £45, cosstores.com. Gingham swimsuit, £120, jcrew.com. Palm print swimsuit, £235, eresparis.com. Blue floral swimsuit, £39, johnlewis.com. White swimsuit, £22.99, newlook.com. White palm swimsuit, £35, marksandspencer.com

Floral bikini top, £22, and bottoms, £16, next.co.uk. Orange striped bikini top, £70, and bottoms, £70, onia.com. Blue scalloped bikini top, £10, and bottoms, £8, tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk. Polkadot bikini top, £94, and bottoms, £78, eberjey.com. Dark floral bikini top, £50, and bottoms, £50, toa.st. Pink polkadot bikini £49.99, zarahome.com

Acting Fashion Editor Emily Dawes

Photographs Jenny Brough

Fashion assistant Stephanie Sofokleous

Hair Choccy at One Represents using Hair by Sam McKnight

Make-up Nicky Weir using Marc Jacobs Beauty

Model Marlijn Hoek at Ulla Models

Producer Lucy Coghlan

Shot on location at Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas, almanararesort.com. Almanara is a collection of six private villas and a luxury boutique hotel on Diani Beach, Kenya. From around £195 per person/per night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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