Shopping Guide Uncategorised | April 10th 2019

Swimwear You Can Click & Collect This Season

Swimwear is suddenly flooding our timelines and online shopping baskets, but with so many different styles and options it can often be difficult to know where to start. There is definitely no ‘one size fits all’ with swimwear, if you excuse the pun which seems ever so apt, and there are no rules to what you can and can’t wear depending on your style and shape.

Illustrations by the talented Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now

To give you some swimwear inspiration, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite pieces out there right now that you can Click & Collect to a CollectPlus Point near you. We think trying on swimwear in the comfort of your own home is 100% the way forward, because who wants to be standing under a dodgy fitting room light baring all?

That’s where CollectPlus becomes your saviour. Just collect it at a time that suits you and if there’s any styles that you find don’t quite suit you, just attach a returns label and drop it back off at a location nearby.

Swimsuits

Gone are the days when swimsuits are just worn for the local gala and lessons. They are now a real fashion statement and can be accessorised really easily. High cut styles like this broderie frill one from ASOS (£32) are amazing for making your legs look longer. If you’re heading to a pool party, add a straw hat and a dainty gold necklace as the perfect accessories.

But swimsuits don’t have to just be for glam events and pool parties. If you’re wanting to feel a little more covered, or are just building up to showing off your tan in an itsy bitsy bikini at the end of the week, they’re the go-to option. Many styles now also have control which pulls everything in and will leave you feeling body confident in no time. This Rosie Huntington Whiteley floral swimsuit with ‘secret slimming’ from M&S is a real steal at just £39.50.

 

High waisted

High waisted options are often thought of as designed for more curvy body types, but they actually accentuate curves so are ideal for someone with more of an athletic figure. The high waisted bikini bottoms will give the illusion of an hourglass figure and look really stylish at the same time.

We love these black striped crinkle bikini bottoms from New Look that are just £12.99 because stripes are always a good idea, right? Mismatched top and bottoms actually gives off a cool retro vibe with the high waisted style so having a matching set isn’t always a necessity.

Very have a huge range of high waisted bikinis, just like this one here, and you can get next day Click & Collect with these, which is even more of a bonus!

Triangle bikini

A classic style of swimwear that is timeless and always looks good. The trusty triangle bikini and tie side bottoms is a must for a lot of people. Tie side bikini bottoms are amazing for adding length so are a great option for petite ladies. This black floral set from River Island (from £16) is super flattering and has lots of lovely detail without being too much.

If you’ve got a golden glow, a bold colour can often bring this out and look so stylish. We love this lime green neon set from I Saw It First (from £7.50) which is a real bargain.

Bandeau

If you’re all about getting that holiday tan, the bandeau bikini is made for you. Say goodbye to awkward strap marks and say hello to a beautifully bronzed body.

This Miss Selfridge bikini top from ASOS (£18) is such a gorgeous colour and we are obsessed with the ring detail. If you’re heading out for lunch and want to add a bit more glamour, put on a statement necklace like this Michelle Keegan gold shell choker (£10 at Very) and a maxi dress.

Halter neck

Probably the most versatile style of swimwear that really does suit most people. The halterneck gives shape to just about everyone and draws attention to the narrowest part of you, as well as showing off your shoulders.

River Island has some amazing halterneck bikinis, including this red one (from £12) which has such a unique and creative design. It also comes in black if red’s not your colour.

April 10th 2019 - by @CollectPlus