If you haven’t worked it out yet, here at Fashion Bust we LOVE swimwear. Off all types. Although we have to admit that we’re less about the itsy bitsy triangle bikinis right now in favour of on-trend one-pieces and high-waisted retro styles. Which is why we’re quite taken with the growing trend for the swimdress.
Now, you might think the swimdress frumpy, and that might have been true in the past, but there are an increasing number of pretty, stylish swimdresses around and they come in lots of different styles. From the swimsuit that’s low cut over the hips to cute little frilled skirts and longer looks for more coverage, there’s something to suit all tastes. And whether you love them for the style or just the coverage, swimdresses can be a great item to have in your holiday wardrobe for those days when you just don’t feel like baring as much skin.
So, if you’re thinking of buying into the swimdress trend, here are a few for inspiration.
Panache Britt Swimsuit
A cross between a swimsuit and a swimdress, this little retro number from Panache is just so stylish and the perfect halfway house for those not quite convinced by the full swimdress. The skirted front combined with the polka dots and white piping gives this swimdress the fifties look we love.
Buy: Sizes 30-40 D-G, £55.50, Simply Beach
If it’s the retro look you’re after, we suggest paying a visit to For Luna, a site that offers a range of vintage styled skirted swimsuits and bikinis in a range of block colours and prints such as gingham. This style is flatters a range of body shapes and is very on trend.
Buy: Sizes 8-18, £65, Forluna.co.uk.
In classic black and white, this shaper swimdress is chic and functional with a vintage design that conceals its figure sculpting properties. Plus, the skirt is long enough to offer full bum coverage if that’s what you’re looking for.
Buy: Sizes 12-28, £32.99, Swimwear365.co.uk.
This beautifully fitted swim dress from Lascana is right on-trend with its teal paisley print. It’s long enough that you won’t have to worry about a cover up or shorts as you head to lunch or the bar, and short enough to be sexy. Perfect for pool parties!
Buy: £59, Curvissa.co.uk
Zoggs Altona Swimdress
The swimdress for the active swimmer, this A-line Zoggs Altona suit is cute and stylish. The bust is ruched with removable padding in the cups and if you’re a big fan of swimming regularly, then this swimsuit is made from chlorine resistant fibre so it will last much longer than your average suit.
Buy: Sizes 32-46, £43, Figleaves.com
Very Resort swimdress
An affordable option, this Very swim dress doesn’t offer you as much coverage but it is pretty and girly with its little frills. The halter neck design is flattering and the print bold and colourful. Wear with an oversized pair of sunglasses and wedges.
Buy: Sizes 8-26, £18, Very.co.uk.