DIVE IN: swim chic

PACK your bags ladies! Summer is nearly here yet again promises to be a heady mix of sun, sand sea and cocktails. Swimwear chic has been made even easier this time round. Labels have cooked up a host of swimwear ensembles, designed to suit every budget, shape and size and make you sizzle by the pool. Even better – most are available at the click of a button, so it’s even easier to keep strip-lit changing room horrors at bay. City A.M. rounded up the best of the bunch.


1 Ultra-flattering one piece, perfect for afternoon lounging.
£38, www.monsoon.co.uk

2 A brave one – yes – but perfect for channelling the inner Bond Girl. £35, www.johnlewis.com

3 Calling all fashionistas. “We Are Handsome” is one of the hippest new labels to Net-a-Porter. Check out this quirky horse print number. £195, www.net-a-porter.com

4 Hello fifties bombshell! This Norma Kamali number will set the cat among the pigeons. £340, www.net-a-porter.com

5 Ooh la la! La Perla. £435, www.net-a-porter.com

6 This polka dot number has summer frolics written all over it. Oasis, £32, www.houseoffraser.co.uk

7 Check out the rainbow wonder. It’s like a little burst of sunshine. Rosa Cha, £198, www.net-a-porter.com

8 A floral beauty sure to excite all Cath Kidston fans. £32, www.cathkidston.co.uk

9 Capri had better watch out. Nothing will wow them more than this chic Missoni two-piece. Missoni, £265, www.matchesfashion.com

10 Budget busting, yes. Fabulous? Absolutely. Lanvin, £1,040 www.matchesfashion.com

11 Make like a celebrity, and rock this ultra-glam cut out one-piece. £292, Melissa Odabash,