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The swimwear styles to invest in now

Whether you’re off to Portugal or in the paddling pool in Peckham, Chloe Street has all you need to slick for your dip

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Casa Raki
27 May 2021

Whether you’ve got glamorous plans in Portugal or you’re going to spend your summer tanning by the paddling pool, now is the perfect time to start curating you cossie collection.

And this season there are all sorts of lovely styles to choose from. From lockdown bod-friendly ruching, to itty bitty strappy numbers, and minimalism to psychedelic retro prints, there’s something for every taste and body shape.

Here are six of the key trends to know:

1. Minimal

Alexandra Nataf for Matteau

Clean lines and understated silhouettes feel elegant and modern for summer ‘21. Pair with simple sheer slip dresses and thick-soled flip-flops for a look that’s classic and cool.


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COS drawstring swimsuit, £49. Shop it here


Matteau swimsuit, £230. Shop it here

Sir The Label

Sir The Label Emmanuele bikini top, £131. Shop it here

2. Ruching

Isa Boulder

For anyone that’s gained a couple of lockdown pounds (has anyone not?), this trend’s a blessing. Opt for shiny and metallic materials like those favoured by ruching aficionado Isa Boulder for maximum swimwear-as-eveningwear vibes.

IIsa Boulder metallic swimsuit, £190. Shop it here


Monki swimsuit, £30. Shop it here


ASOS DESIGN ruched underwired swimsuit, now £25.60. Shop it here

3. Cut-outs

Self Portrait

They’re already a massive trend in clothing and for summer ‘21, cut-outs are a key swimwear trend too.


Fisch swimsuit, £186. Shop it here

Bondi Born

Bondi Born swimsuit, £165. Shop it here

Self Portrait

Self Portrait swimsuit, £220. Shop it here


Moeva bikini, £250. Shop it here

Veronica Beard

Veronica Beard swimsuit, £301. Shop it here

4. Retro prints

Ayla Swim

Plump for psychedelic 70s florals and geometric 80s prints for a summer that’s all kinds of groovy baby.


Zimmermann triangle bikini, £195. Shop it now


Frankies Bikinis swimsuit, £180. Shop it here

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci bikini, £285. Shop it here

Arabella London

Arabella London bikini, £335. Shop it here

5. Asymmetry

Paper London

Flash your favourite clavicle in asymmetric necklines. Ruffles, sparkly turbans and extra bling positively encouraged.


Ganni swimsuit, £145. Shop it here


Hush swimsuit, £69. Shop it here

Paper London

Paper London swimsuit, £195. Shop it here

6. All tied up

Lea the Label

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This summer’s itty bitty teeny weeny bikini’s come with tummy ties and strappy waists - the more spaghetti the better.


H&M bikini, £14. Shop it here


Reina Olga bikini, £130. Shop it here

Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai bikini, £210. Shop it here