Been working out all year and ready to show off all your hard work? It's time to get those curves out in these chic swimsuits. Words: Rebecca Bryant
This summer's must-have swimwear picks
Forget getting 'beach body ready' or the tiresome bikini diet, as long as you're eating sensibly and staying active, you'll be in good shape to hit the sands or pool on that summer holiday. So why not embrace your bod this season in our pick of the hottest swimwear? Guaranteed to make you feel good and look good, our favourite pieces will boost your best assets during that long hot summer.
Hit the water in this sleek oil slick print two-piece from Sweaty Betty. Combining a triangle design with a mesh insert and butterfly clasp that sits close to the skin, you'll feel secure when you hit the waves in the bikini top while the low-rise bottoms sit snuggly on the hips. Go on, embrace your inner surfer chick in this vibrant bikini.
Underwired Sixties Push-Up Swimsuit, £49, La Redoute.
Oh-la-la, give a nod to sex kitten Bridget Bardot in this 60s-inspired swimsuit. With panelling to create a slimline shape and cups to give you a boost, this one-piece is perfect for lounging around on the Riviera. Add some va-va-voom! to your summer wardrobe in this figure-flattering swimsuit.
If you've got it, flaunt it this summer in a colour block bikini from everyone's favourite Essex girl. Sporty, sexy and supportive, the top features cups and a crisscross back to hold you firmly in place. And why not take advantage of the zip to flash a bit more cleavage? The stretchy bottoms come with a strappy back to frame your pert behind. Be bold in this cheeky bikini.
Sea By Melissa Odabash Classic Swimsuit (two colours) £34, La Redoute.
Cut the perfect figure on the beach this summer in this ultra-flattering swimsuit by Melissa Odabash. The high-leg elongates your pins while the soft-touch fabric and gathering detail at the front skims rather than clings to your curves. A deep-v and hidden cups hold you in place and help to emphasise your shape.
Toroquinio Tankini Top, £25, White Stuff.
Flattering and comfortable, this tankini top from White Stuff comes in a bold pretty parrot print. Match up with a pair of plain blue bottoms or black shorts and make the most of the flattering heart-shaped neckline. A tankini is an excellent way to cover up any tummy and bridges the gap between bikini and swimsuit.
She wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny…you know the rest of the song. While this bikini may not exactly be in tune, it'll certainly give you the wow factor on the beach, thanks to secret padding in the bikini top. The flattering string bikini brief will also make your legs look longer and bring retro sass to your summer wardrobe.
Resort Abstract Tribal Mesh Swimsuit, £35, Very.
Stand out on the sands in this stunning tribal print one-piece. The combination of a plunging neckline and translucent lace means you can show off your figure without giving the game away. Flattering and sophisticated, own it and flaunt it in this gorgeous swimsuit this summer.
Elegant and Feminine Mix and Match Tankini Top (different colours, on availability) £29, La Redoute.
Elegant, simple and slimming, this tankini top from La Redoute is perfect for your holiday. The two-strap design makes it ideal for the beach or the pool while the draped effect covers any areas you don't want exposed. You'll feel confident and every inch a beach goddess.