THIS summer, hit the sand in athletic-inspired swimwear. From colourful mesh
swimsuits to neoprene bikinis, there’s a style to suit everyone when it comes to
working up a sweat in the sunshine.
Whether you’re swimming lengths or lounging by the pool, the clean lines of sporty
swimwear are flattering and easy to wear.
With the trend for athleisure having taken over our wardrobes, now it’s the turn of
active styles to take over this summer’s beachwear and this is one look that is
catered for at every budget, no matter how big or small.
Following the success of her classic swimwear, A-list favourite Melissa Odabash has
even brought out a separate sports based collection including rash vests, bikinis
and swimsuits in bright colours with cool details such as cut out backs and mesh
panels. Seen on everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Kylie Jenner, its a sure
hit for your time on the sand.
New swimwear brand Emma Pake is one to watch – taking inspiration from the acid
brights and high legged styles favoured by supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and
Elle Macpherson in the 90s, her designs feature patterns and details such as rainbow
stripe waistbands – no wonder the brand already counts Millie Mackintosh amongst its
However, athletic styles do not have to cost the earth – the British high street is
full of sporty styles for a fraction of the cost.
Topshop’s zesty lime mesh bikini is the perfect choice complement to a tan, while
Very and Next’s brightly coloured panelled bikinis will stand out in the surf.
To finish your look and add a stylish edge try adding sunglasses with mirrored
lenses such as classic Ray Ban aviators – now you’re ready to dive in.