So you’ve booked the holiday, scoured the internet for restaurant recommendations and now it’s time to curate your vacation wardrobe—beginning with what’s needed for the beach. If there’s one perennial holiday purchase we can’t resist splurging on, it’s a special bikini. Small but mighty in their effect on your holiday packing, it is important to feel fantastic in whatever your choice may be. Whether that’s a colour or print that lifts your spirits or a detail that highlights the favourite parts of your body, there are better options than ever out there for two pieces.
British brand Hunza G has already been nominated as the swimwear label of the season (by us, of course), and there are some key developments from longtime beloved beachwear brands Mara Hoffman and Lisa Marie Fernandez. The high street also has an array of trend-ticking iterations, from polka dots to posey prints in every cut from high-waisted to itsy-bitsy string styles. We’ve rounded up the best bikinis available to shop right now; sorry in advance if you end up wanting all 21…
Crochet details are a huge 2018 beachwear trend.
This shade looks amazing with a tan.
Gingham prints? We’re sold.
More crochet for your suitcase.
There’s always more room for polka dots.
This will brighten up any lido.
A more subtle take on the rainbow stripe trend.
Who doesn’t love a frill?
Fruity prints are big beach news.
Loving that scalloped edge.
Leopard print is always a look.
This is a super-cute option.
Go bold with bright white.
“Scrunchie” swimwear is a big look right now.
Team this pretty bralette with the matching bottoms.
All the gingham.
Asymmetric necklines are always an elegant option.
Bring back those tie-dye vibes.
Hope you’ve got a big suitcase.
Opening Image: @gxiayan
This piece was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.