With it being so cold outside and with more snow being forecast, the last thing you’re probably wanting to think about is swimsuits. I find that summer holidays are the thing I dream of most this time of year. It helps to get me through the cold weather, with all the new spring/summer fashion appearing, I start planning my look and wardrobe for wherever it is we’re going. This year I’m not sure we will get away on a sunshine holiday as we are going to New York in April, however there are some great swimsuits coming out now that I’m tempted to buy and save for our next holiday.
When I was searching for clothes for our honeymoon last year, swimwear was a priority, given that our honeymoon was spent laying on a Mexican beach for 10 days. There were two brands that caught my eye, which are again bringing out some amazing refreshed styles this year, and this time the high street has caught onto those trends too.
Solid & Striped
Solid & Striped first got my attention when I saw Holly Willoughby wearing one of their swimsuits on holiday. Their ethos is to create classic styles that wouldn’t be out of place at any luxury destination and which appeal to people looking for swimwear that isn’t necessarily “in season” but will last much longer. My particular favourite is “The Nina”. With its low scoop back and belted waist, it’s perfect if you’re wanting more of an elegant swimwear look but is still stylish, especially in the polka dot or leopard print. There’s also plenty of other timeless styles from high waisted bikinis, the classic triangle string bikini, and gorgeous Bardot swimsuits that look great styled with a pair of denim shorts for on your way down to the beach.
(This now looks to be gone from UK sites, and I only managed to find on Saks Fifth Avenue)
Another brand all over celebrity Instagram last summer was Hunza G. A London based brand which was originally established as Hunza in the 1980’s and had success with one of their dresses being featured in Pretty woman. The brand has relaunched in swimwear as Hunza G. The brand’s signature is the crinkle-stretch fabric in which the swimwear is made. Again the styles are all modern but with a classic feel so you can wear them for many holidays to come, without them feeling dated. The fabric does give a retro feeling to the collections but there’s no denying they look incredible on. My favourite is the “Classic One Piece” but the “Domino” one piece and a similar belted style also look beautiful.
These classic styles have also now been picked up by the high street, with New Look especially running with the trend for this season if you’re looking for something a little more budget friendly.
What do you think of the classic swimwear trend, is it one you’ll be investing in?