14 Spectacular Swimsuits For Every Body

A great one-piece is both classic and flattering. We round up the cream of the costumes for summer 2020.

‘A summer body is made in winter.’ Year-on-year, we hear these – quite frankly, dreadful – words in the depths of winter and then promptly forget again them as we reach for another slice of toast. Fast forward a few months again to the ensuing panic that accompanies the slightest hint of sunshine or chat of holidays (perhaps), and we loathe them all the more.

In line with this seasonal amnesia, bikinis are, for us, becoming a thing of holidays past. We have now fully embraced the swimsuit era of our lives. Providing that they are perfectly cut, the one-piece can be seriously flattering. If you are smaller in the bust, go for a deep cut or scallop edge. If you’re curvy and/or larger chested, opt for ruching or panels for extra support. Underwire, meanwhile, is non-negotiable – who doesn’t need a little lift where we can get it?

Check out our edit of the best swimsuits to buy right now with options to suit and flatter all bodies destined for the beach.

By Lucy Abletshauser
June 2020


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On Vacation Bandeau Swimsuit by Seafolly, £105


Paros Swimsuit, Caprera, £65, now £45


Classic Nile Swimsuit, by HUNZA G, £130


Scalloped-Edged Swimsuit, £19.99


Palm Springs Round-Neck Swimsuit, by Marysia, £300


Classic One- Piece Suit, £49.95, now £19.99


Sheer Class Swimsuit by Curvy Kate Swim, £57, now £28.50

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Shell Print, Halter Swimsuit, £45

Net A Porter

Les Essentiels, Aquaerlla Swimsuit by Eres, £235

The Outnet

Reversible Swimsuit by Heidi Klein, NOW £77

Swimwear Heaven

Amber Shelly One Piece by Manuel Canovas, £240


Curve Crinkle Notch Front Swimsuit, £26, now £20.80

Matches Fashion

The Nina Belted Swimsuit by Solid & Striped, £170

Pain de Sucre

Capri Swimsuit, £135

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.