Swimsuit trends for the summer 2015

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Everyone is already spending their free days somewhere by the sea. When I open my instagram is actually really nice to see how every second picture is from the coast. Meaning it is definitely time to dedicate a post to swimsuits. As SHOPPING for swimwear is no easy feat – everyone’s body is different and everyone’s idea of the perfect bikini or suit is different (are you buying for pool-side lounging only or serious splashing about in the sea?). But whatever your shape and whatever your swim agenda, here are the style rules to follow this season – be it to hide or show off your assets; to pack smart; or to top up that tan.

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STYLES:
One-shouldered
Small busts should take advantage of clever design quirks – such as the one-shoulder asymmetric style. There are plenty out there, those with thinner straps too, but this Preen number is a little more fashion-forward than most. In fact add a skirt and you can take it out for a spin in the evening, or try shorts for a souvenir shop in town or wander in the park. Swimsuit by Preen by Thornton and Bregazzi, £360 at Matchesfashion.comSwimsuits-Preen-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Tie-side
Bikini bottoms that dig into your sides is never a good thing and will make you feel self-conscious, not least because you’ll be uncomfortable. The answer, then, is tie-side bottoms that you can adjust accordingly. They’ll also leave less of a tan line with their barely-there string fasten. That’s two types of practical right there. Bikini bottoms by Gap, £29.95 at Gap.comSwimsuits-GAP-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Structure
Being bigger on top means you’ll need more support and structure in general when it comes to your swimwear. This wrap-style suit is ideal, working much like the famous wrap dress to pull you into shape in all the right places. Lisa Marie Fernandez, £422 at Matchesfashion.comSwimsuits-LisaMarieFernandez-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

High-waisted
Show off your curves in a Fifties silhouette – high-waisted bottoms and a retro bikini top will fit the bill perfectly. A high-waist will also help to hide any insecurities you may have with your stomach if you didn’t quite manage to make it to the gym as much as you had hoped pre-holiday. Bikini by Pistol Panties, £159 at Pistolpanties.co.ukSwimsuits-Piistol-Panties-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Bandeau
Flat to small chests will find a friend in the bandeau style of bikini, which will work to enhance what you haven’t already got. Twist design details or frills are also clever at that. This is also the go-to style for maximum tanning potential with no bikini strap marks to worry about. Just don’t stay out in the sun too long. Bandeau top by Prism, £106 at Matchesfashion.com

Sporty
OK, so for most of us the woe that lies in buying a swimsuit or bikini is how chic we look lounging around by the pool or topping up the tan. But there are those of us who actually like to swim and seriously too. In which case, something like this Seafolly number is just right. Zip up and make a splash. Swimsuit, £84 at Seafolly.comSwimsuits-Seafolly-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Frills
If it’s not your bust you’re worrying about, it’s your derriere. The Kooples comes to the rescue with this frill-bottomed bikini that works like a little skirt without drawing too much attention actually to your potential area of concern. It also means you can ditch the sarong. Bikini by The Kooples, £115 at Thekooples.co.ukSwimsuits-TheKooples-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Halter
Halter styles will enhance a small bust – be that on a swimsuit or bikini. It’s also a shape entirely in-keeping with fashion’s current penchant for the Seventies right now, which makes it an ideal buy. Swimsuit by Topshop, £36 at Topshop.comSwimsuits-topshop-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Triangle
The old faithful triangle style is suited to almost everyone – showing off both what you do and don’t have. Those with larger busts should probably leave it behind though and opt for something with more support. It’s also a nice one to mix and match with different bikini bottoms – so that no matter how long you are away, even just a couple of bikinis will make it look like you packed a whole wardrobe of them. Bikini top by Zara, £17.99 at Zara.comSwimsuits-zara-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888

Day to night
There is only limited space in your suitcase after all and though swimsuits and bikinis are only small, it soon mounts up. So think laterally and cross-promote your occasions. So pretty is this swimming costume that you can add a variety of skirts to dress it up for the evening and no one would be any the wiser that it was in fact swim-bound. Swimsuit by Zimmermann, £195 at Selfridges.comSwimsuits-Zimmermann-14May15-Vogue-pr_b_592x888