If buying swimwear for ourselves can sometimes be a challenge, buying for our kids can be a pleasure – at least when they are young enough that you get to choose for them. And there are so many great brands out there offering stylish and practical swimwear for kids that it probably feels like they have more choice than you do! From Sunuva’s UV protective beachwear to the all-over prints from Popupshop, from high street brands to designer labels, you’ll have a field day shopping for your kids this summer.
Here are ten of the best one and two pieces for little princesses…
This adorable little Birds of Paradise pink swimsuit from Sunuva is perfect for 1-10 year-olds and has a UPF 50+ protection rating to protect your little one from 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. Little girls will love the print and the little wooden beads on the gathered neck. Super cute and practical too.
Buy: Sizes 1-2 to 9-10 years, £38. AlexandAlexa.com.
Certain to delight any little girl, this frilly Navy Ditsy bikini set from Next features a lovely fluorescent pink floral print with contrast edging and cross-over straps.
Buy: Sizes 3-4 years to 15-16 years. From £10-£13. Next.
Dress your kids in the height of swimwear fashion with this all-over swan print swimsuit from Popupshop. She’ll be the envy of every other mum on the beach.
Buy: Sizes 1-2 years to 7-8 years. £25. Cissywears.com.
Perfect for younger kids, especially if you’re planning a staycation this year, is this Little Bird By Jools Seaside swimming costume from Mothercare with its typical English beach holiday print.
Buy: Sizes 6-9 months to 4-5 years. £8-£10. Mothercare.
Swedish brand Mini Rodini‘s 2014 kid’s swimwear is utterly irresistible and very well priced. We love this little white and red heart print ruffled swimsuit and it’s sure to please girly girls.
Buy: Sizes 2-3 years to 10-11 years, £28. AlexandAlexa.com.
Indulge your love of ruffles with this bright Pretty Swimsuit from Boden. The bold floral print, sweet frills and contrast edges will ensure it’s a hit – and you won’t be able to miss her on the beach!
Buy: Sizes 1.5-2 years to 11-12 years. £16-18. Boden.co.uk.
This frilly floral bikini from Zara comes in a choice of zesty orange and pale blue or girly pink and features the prettiest print.
Buy: Sizes 5-6 yeras to 13-14 years. £12.99. Zara.
The high street favourite has an adorable collection of girl’s swimwear this summer, with prints from Hello Kitty to Little Miss Sunshine. However, we’re really taken with this frilled neck striped suit – simple but pretty.
Buy: Sizes 12-18 months to 6-7 years. £9-£10. M&S.
If you want to indulge your love of designer gear, a trip to Harrods will offer you plenty of cute styles to splurge on. We love this Samantha Sage poppy swimsuit with its beautiful, bold print.
Buy: 3-4 years to 11-12 years. £94.95. Harrods.
Milly Minis for kids also offers some gorgeous splash-out purchases, like this pretty blue and white patterned two-piece with bright pink bows.
Buy: 3-10 years. £68. AlexandAlexa.com.