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Think a one-piece is boring? Our pick of glamorous swimsuits will change your mind...
Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits…what is your first choice when it comes to swimwear? There are so many variations on the high street these days that when it comes to shopping for your holidays or even just a ‘staycation’, it can be a little overwhelming to say the least. We are huge advocates for the one piece swimsuits – they don’t have to be frumpy or unflattering. Infact, they are more flattering and, in our opinion, the very classiest option for the poolside. Choosing a controlling shape that nips in your least favourite parts is simply an added bonus.
Strapless, halter neck, underwired and cupped – we have trawled the high street for a range of the very best one piece swimsuits available. And all are available in wonderfully attractive prints or classy block colours. Whichever one you choose we are positive that you will look and feel fabulous by the poolside this summer.
When deciding on the print you’d like or which colour to go for, make sure it will match your skin tone and won’t wash out your complexion. Black is generally a very safe option to go for if you are relatively tanned. For fairer skin, try going for medium shades such as this coral swimsuit or mid-greens and blues will work really well.
Another advantage of the one piece swimsuit is that you can hop in and out of the swimming pool or sea, run around after the kids and sit having your lunch feeling one hundred percent confident. There will be non of that shameful flapping and untying of bikini strings that is the source of much poolside embarassment.
Renowned for their flattering cuts, combined with trend-led shades and detailing, if you’re looking to invest in swimwear with staying power then Seafolly is a no brainer. The coral shade of the Goddess one piece will suit all skin tones and last for many beach breaks to come.
Instantly slimming with a retro spin thanks to its sweetheart neckline, the M&S bandeau swimsuit is a timeless classic that will provide confidence in a flash when you join the poolside crowd.
See your swimwear this summer as a chance to make a style statement! The aztec print, pastel shades, halter neck straps and peplum waist detail make this ASOS one piece so much more than a chance to take a dip. Continue the retro vibe by choosing a Jackie O pair of oversized shades - and even a wide-brimmed straw hat.
Could this be the perfect one-piece? Flattering to all figures thanks to low cut legs, a moulded bust and tummy control panel, this Boden swimsuit is high on our holiday wish list this summer. Choose scarlet red to make sure you are standout on white sandy beaches and in azure seas.
Just as sportsluxe is taking over our shoe collections, work wardrobes and off duty basics, it's also taking over our swimwear. Show you mean business at the pool with this pretty but practical Adidas swimsuit.
Opting for a one-piece doesn't mean plumping for boring styles. Add a touch of playfulness to your collection with this printed Wildfox swimsuit. With a lace-up back and spaghetti straps, this style is perfect for petite figures who want to dress up by the pool and stand out in a sea of pretty bikinis.
Make the most of a small bust with this figure-fixing one-piece from Monsoon. As well as removable cups and a tummy control panel, the busy all-over print gives the illusion of a longer body and curvy silhouette. Perfect for avoiding telltale tan lines on the shoulders.
A one-piece can be just as glamorous as a bikini. We love this classic style from Tory Burch for its old Hollywood cut and shape. Featuring a bikini back and a swimsuit front, this polka dot piece has everything you need, all in one.
Bang on trend for spring/summer '14 is the tropical palm print so slip on Topshop's one piece, recline on your lounger and blend in to the surroundings of your balmy beach getaway.
Once your tan is coming on a treat, choose colour pop shades to really show it off! Mara Hoffman's striking graphic print will look just as fabulous by the pool as it will with a sarong at the beach bar. Plus, the double strap clasps at the back will provide extra support for bigger busts.