Black and white is the timeless fashion colour combo, offering classic elegance and, this season, a totally on-trend look. Monochrome colour blocking, prints and patterns are big news on the high street for summer 2014, and nowhere is this more in evidence than swimwear.
In our latest photo shoot, Caught in a Trap, we’ve picked our favourite seasonal swimwear pieces in black and white, white and black, and brought them all together for you. From Gottex to Seafolly and Sumarie, and Asos to River Island, we’ve mixed designer with high street to showcase some of this season’s most dramatic shapes. If you want to make a monochrome statement on the beach this summer, there’s plenty of inspiration for you here.
Our thanks to James Lightbown and his team for making this shoot as amazing as it is. Full credits below the gallery.
Click on any image below to start the slideshow.
Hurley Meshed Triangle Bikini. Top, £33, Bottoms, £31. House of Fraser. Visor, Primark. Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent.
ASOS Deep Plunge Cut Out Swimsuit, £22, Asos.com. Necklace and ring, Primark.
Boohoo Mauritius Colour Block Swimsuit, £27, Boohoo.com. Necklace, Primark.
African Inspiration bikini from Aguaclara. Top, £73. Bottoms, £70. SimplyBeach.com. Necklace, Primark.
Charites monostrap one-piece swimsuit from By Caprice, £39, Very.co.uk. Gloves and earrings, stylist’s own.
Contrast panel swimsuit from F&F, £15. F-F.com. Necklace, stylist’s own. Ring, Roam.
Asos Lattice Strap Waist Cut Out Swimsuit, £32. Asos.com. Necklace, stylist’s own.
Baku Bermuda multistrap bikini. Top, £47.99. Bottoms, £47.99. Surfdome.com.
Belinda bikini bottoms, £69, and Jane push up bikini top, £115, both Sumarie. Braces, stylist’s own.
Gottex Alexandria bandeau swimsuit, £165, Harrods. Shoes, Fendi. Bracelet, stylist’s own.
Seafolly Club Mod High Neck Maillot Swimsuit, £95, Cocobay.co.uk. Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti.
Fiji halter swimsuit from Pour Moi?, £40, SimplyBeach.com
Black Pacha Mesh Panel Halter Neck Swimsuit, £35, River Island. Necklace, Primark. Shoes, Stylist’s own.
Fiji Underwired Halter Top, £25, and tie side pant, £15, both Pour Moi? from SimplyBeach.com. Necklace, Primark.
ASOS Caged Longline Bikini Top, £22, and Caged Side Bikini Pant, £14, Asos.com. Shoes, Topshop.
Meet the creative team behind Caught in a Trap
Photographer’s Second Assistant: Malachi Breeze
Want more? View our previous photo shoots.