Bikinis: Shop This Summer's HOTTEST Styles

14/08/2014 16:44 | Updated 20 May 2015

It's that time of year when entire weekends are spent soaking up the sunshine.

Relaxing in a lush green park, beach/festival going or planning your summer holiday take priority. Then you start to think about the type of bikini you'll go for this season...

While the idea of swimwear shopping may send some into panic (you're desperate for a little base tan and a serious wax) there's no need to lose your cool. The high street is stacked with styles already so finding a look that suits your body shape is definitely do-able.

Style wise, you can opt for: bandeau, halter-neck, wide strap, triangle, high rise, balcony cup, one shoulder, racer-back and the best part is that you can buy top and bottoms separately to customise your look.

Think about clever tricks that accentuate all your best bits too. For example, if you've got great pins then try tie-up bottoms and halter top in a standout animal print or crazy colour-way. If you have a small bust then bandeaus look amazing, plus you can get away with frill and tassel detailing.

High-waisted bottoms are also a big trend this summer and they're great if you like a little coverage across the hips, bum and tummy.

Take a look through this bikini edit for some swimwear inspiration. We're all about a classic red two-piece but these stripe, ruffle, print, embellished styles are all pretty hot.

Price point wise? H&M do separates from £3.99, the Topshop sets are around £30 and then there's your designer gear from Net-a-Porter for more of a splurge - Mara Hoffman's multicolored print bikini is £225.



Suggest a correction