Swimwear, Sussed: We’re Ready For You, Sunshine

It’s getting very near to that time of year. Y’know, the one where the gym is non-negotiable, regular waxes are reality, and shopping for the perfect swimsuit raises our heart pressure threefold. But fear not Londoners, we’ve got you.
Scouting out the best the city has to offer, we’ve lovingly compiled a comprehensive, super-savvy, swimwear guide, and it’s yours for the taking. Ahead, the 411 on London’s best beach-worthy brands.
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For those of you who've seriously worked for your summer shape, flash a little flesh with a cage-like cutout.

Topshop Copper Cage Bikini, £32, available at Topshop.
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Channel a laid-back beachy vibe with boho, printed separates.

Pull & Bear Print Bikini Top, £15.99, and Bottoms, £15.99, available at Pull & Bear.
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Summer is the season of florals, so get girly with a printed one-piece.

Zimmermann Savannah Tea Rose Swimsuit, £250, available at Beach Flamingo.
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Dare to be different with a look-at-me print. You certainly won't get lost on the beach.

Tinned Bananas Funktini Bandau Top, £22, available at Tinned Bananas.
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Go graphic with a colourful, eclectic-print one-piece.

Monki Miriam Swimsuit, £20, available at Monki.
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Flirty and feminine, flounces are fabulous, and particularly flattering on smaller busts.

Zinke Kristen Frill Bandeau Top, £75, available at ASOS.
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We're obsessed with this boyish shape — particularly those bottoms! —and they're perfect to flatter an athletic figure.

Urban Outfitters Damsel Tank Bikini, £40, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Show off your inner Action Girl in a sporty zip-up. This summer, you needn't sacrifice style for sport.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Zip-Front Colour Block Swimsuit, £355, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Show off your shape in a stand-out-from-the-crowd fluro. Citrine, lime and magenta hues all shine with summery optimism.

Cheap Monday Bikini, £50, available at Urban Outfitters.
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For those of you with more curves on top, we know finding the right bikini top can be tough. Thankfully, there are supportive options that don't forget about fashion. Go retro in a vintage style with full cups and thicker straps.

Miss Mandalay Gingham Top, £56 and Briefs, £34, available at Miss Mandalay.
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Attracting attention away from the tummy, mesh panelling can be the perfect alternative for those not quite prepared to bare all in cut-outs.

OYE Meredtih Swimsuit, £240, available at Not Just A Label.
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Up the ante on the beach and sizzle in a bright, bold (almost unrecognizable) animal print.

Matthew Williamson Cutout Snakeprint Swimsuit, £94, available at The Outnet.
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A classic black one-piece is a must-have in every woman's wardrobe. For extra style points, opt for one with a little more panache. Cutaways, collars, or contrasting piping could all do the trick.

& Other Stories Swimsuit, £29, available at & Other Stories.
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When it comes to one-piece shopping, looking for interesting colourways is key. The option of removable straps make deciding which swimsuit to buy a whole lot easier, too.

Seventh Wonderland Serenade V Strapless Swimsuit, £105.71, available at The Grand Social.

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