Suits You: Tatler's essential swimwear guide for a dazzling poolside summer

Mon, Jun 05, 23
Hannah Attalah

It's swimsuit season! As temperatures soar into the thirties, the urge to dive straight into a body of water gets ever-stronger for many. What to wear when laying by the pool, however, is another question. 

For 2022, it's all about prints with pool-ready panache. Gucci makes a case for monogram, Erdemembraces its signature floral whimsy, and Fendi goes for an artsy elegance. If you're looking to really make a statement this season, opt for swirling florals in vivid hues from the likes of Fillyboo or La DoubleJ

In terms of shapes and cuts, designers have been stepping back in time for inspiration for the new season. Retro riffs are the go-to with more modest silhouettes from the 1950s becoming a popular option. Belted one-pieces and halterneck designs once favoured by the likes of Marilyn Monroe are a must from Medina and Norma Kamali. Alternatively, cut-out styles à la the 1980s are the perfect choice for the daring; look to Gucci or Sir for rousingly risqué numbers.

Whether you're headed to the coast or planning to sip champagne in an infinity pool, make sure you're suited in one of these swimsuits - these styles will certainly make a splash."


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