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Dive In: 21 Great Swimming Costumes

Up your poolside game in one of these super-stylish one-pieces.

Remember a time when one-piece swimming costumes were deemed the preserve either of older beach dwellers or of the prudish? Happily, those days are long dispensed with; bikinis will, of course, always be popular, but the one-piece has now been roundly rehabilitated, speaking of style and glamour, as opposed to the more puritanical sensibilities it was once associated with. And we say thank god.

There are some really lovely examples in the shops and online right now, from arrestingly bold block colour numbers to prettily patterned styles. Some cut a more daring dash with cutaway details, while others are streamlined and classic. We love them all – simply pair with oversized sunglasses, a huge hat and a cocktail, and the instant throwback to 1950s la dolce vita will be complete.

Here are the one-piece bathing beauties we are eyeing up for our summer hols.

By Lucy Abletshauser
May 2022

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Arket

Textured Square Neck Swimsuit, £55

M&S

Striped Scoop Neck Swimsuit, £19.50

Pain de Sucre

Alongo Black Bandeau Swimsuit, £125

H&M

Shaping Swimsuit, £29.99

Boteh

Calla Zoe One Piece, £204

Marysia

Palm Springs Reversible Costume, £280

Pain de Sucre

Lael Peony Red Racing Swimsuit, £125

Cos

Open-Back Swimsuit, £49

Zara

Gathered Swimsuit, £29.99

Melissa Odabash

Bora Bora Swimsuit, £123

Toast

Bib Cross Back Swimsuit, £135

La Redoute

Seersucker Swimsuit, £44

Aspiga

Watercult Swimsuit, £130

Boden

Sweetheart Cup Size Swimsuit, £85

Calvin Klein

CK Curve Costume, £110

Toteme

Logo Swimsuit, £140

Seafolly

Boyleg Swimsuit Black, £98

Hunza G

Classic Striped Swimsuit, £155

Tory Burch

One Shoulder One Piece, £190

Next

Tummy Control Swimsuit, £36

Peony

Vacation Belted Floral-Print Recycled Swimsuit, £159

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.

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