Make a splash in a one-piece swimsuit

After years playing second fiddle to the two-piece, the swimsuit is well and truly back on the fashion map, and we couldn’t be happier — one-pieces are infinitely more flattering than itsy-bitsy bikinis.

There’s only one problem though. Cossie designs have gone nuclear, with all kinds of cut-outs, meshes and multiple straps, meaning you run the risk of ridiculous tanlines after a day on the beach, especially if, like us, you’re a pasty abroad.

Now that summer’s here, people have been sharing the unwanted souvenirs of their holidays and suddenly all those sexy suits aren’t looking so appealing.

There are, however, lots of gorgeous options in the shops that don’t involve cut-out, mesh or multiple straps and won’t leave you marked for months.

We particularly like this headturner from J by Jasper Conran. The orange halter-neck tummy control swimsuit costs €43.40 (was €62), from Debenhams.


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