Instagram is obsessed with this 1950s style swimsuit from Boden

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Flashback to last month and you’d be forgiven for thinking any chance of a summer holiday in 2020 was totally off the cards.

But with the global coronavirus lockdown gradually being lifted and the UK government granting air bridges with loads of sun soaked European locations, it looks like trips abroad are back on this year.

If a jet set trip away is still part of your summer schedule, you’ll want to hear about the Boden swimsuit that people all over Instagram are obsessed with.

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The classically British fashion brand’s Santorini swimsuit has gained lots of attention from shoppers keen to update their poolside wardrobe and they’re totally loving the piece’s 1950s-esque style.

The flattering, halter neck costume comes in a variety of prints and colours to suit so many preferences.

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The classic number also features sculpting lining and sewn in bust support to help you feel poised and confident on your holiday.

The must-have swimwear piece comes in six colour ways – some with a pop of vibrant panelled colour and others in understated tones like black and navy.

It’s even been tried, tested and approved by Olympic triple jumper, Michelle Griffith Robinson, who took to her social media platform to share a gorgeous snap of her rocking the Santorini swimsuit on a brisk Devon beach.

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Loads of Boden fans flocked to the brand’s Instagram to have a swoon.

Love mine SO much,’ wrote one.

Just the most gorgeous, supportive and flattering swimsuit. I LOVE mine,’ chipped in another.

The best costume. Extremely flattering for those of us who are top heavy. I have a few and can highly recommend,’ agreed one more.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


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