Think of swimsuits and for most of us the image that comes to mind is an unflattering garment that makes even the shapeliest women look like a small boy. But not anymore! The swimsuit has evolved to be a stylish addition to your holiday wardrobe, something you can wear proudly while strutting around the pool. Just a word of warning though – you could end up with some dodgy tan lines.
The modern day swimsuit is all about the cut, illustrated perfectly by New Look. Jewelled print cut out swimsuit £24.99 from New Look.
Jewelled print cut out swimsuit from New Look
We're fans of the unusual print of this swimsuit, which lets the shape do the talking. Aprella print cut out swimsuit, £42 from French Connection.
Aprella print cutout swimsuit from French Connection
This purple swimsuit, £26 from Next is a stylish choice and the detail around the waist will help define a curvier figure.
Purple swimsuit from Next
The bold colour combined with the low back make this one statement piece - not for the fainthearted. Paint splash open back swimsuit, £34.99 from River Island
Paint splash open back swimsuit from River Island
This Marilyn swimsuit, £38 from Monsoon is the most classic style in our selection, but it's certainly not dull - we love the vintage feel.
Marilyn swimsuit from Monsoon
Just team this floral swimsuit, £32 from Warehouse with denim cut-offs and a straw trilby for the ultimate in beach bar style.
Floral swimsuit from Warehouse
Now, yellow can be tricky to pull off so accessorize with a tan, whether natural at the end of your holiday or faked. Diamante cut out swimsuit, £29.50 from Marks & Spencer.
Diamante cutout swimsuit from Marks & Spencer
This is the most daring in the selection and is sure to turn heads. Bling cut out one piece, £28 from Jane Norman.
Bling cutout swimsuit from Jane Norman
This ditzy print is sure to be a hit with girlie girls and the ruffles will balance out hips. Floozie by Frostfrench rose frill swimsuit, £34 from Debenhams.
Floozie by Frostfrench rose print swimsuit from Debenhams
This isn't just a purse friendly option, it also ticks a big SS11 trend box with the bold floral print. Rose print swimsuit, £22 from Dorothy Perkins.
Rose print swimsuit from Dorothy Perkins