Bikinis are an actual holiday essential, obviously. Though swimsuits can be mega chic, you don't want to get home with a totally pale mid-section so a two-piece is key.
There’s loads of styles for all body types — bikinis for pear shapes, bikinis for hourglass figures — but if you’re just looking for a round-up of fun sets pre-summer, we’ve rounded up the best.
We’re still major Lisa Marie Fernandez fan girls, from those towelling sets we first fell in love with to the two-colour wrap arounds and now it’s her ruffle tops we’re really hearting. Ticking this season’s cold shoulder trend and a chic way to create curves.
The high street is still our go-to for a quick holiday fashion fix. Stripes are an obvious classic, and Cos and Topshop have the best on a budget. H&M’s bow set is mega cute, especially with the teeny detailing on the back of the briefs.
& Other Stories swimwear has been impressing us since it launched and alongside their clean lines and minimalist sets, we like the fun embroidered top and bottom – under £50 for both.
Marysia’s signature scalloping is still an office favourite — everyone had the black last year but we’re all about the grey now.
If retro styles are your thang, looked to Alexa Chung’s Marks And Spencer Archive collection. Her towelling Cora Bikini takes you back to cat eye sunglasses and red lip beach looks.
We're liking no-fuss, casual cuts right now, too. They’re ideal for a day on the beach or larking around the pool, teamed with crochet throw-ons or slips and the slider.
Whether you're looking for bandeau, padded, high-waisted, or just plain cheap (for a guilt-free holiday buy), check out InStyle's round-up of the best bikinis for one you love...