Fashion: Swim report

By Michiko Hylands

Dive in with these red-hot pieces.
Model wears a swimsuit from Tigerlily, details below.
Model wears a swimsuit from Tigerlily, details below.

This summer, the hottest swimwear trends are exciting and diverse. From fail-safe one-pieces in striking patterns to boho 70s-style two-pieces, achieving poolside chic has never been easier.

Now is the perfect time to update your swimwear collection with a fab new season piece. The quest for a new swimsuit can be daunting, especially apres the indulgent festive season. Thankfully, though, there's something for everyone.

Find out what works on your body and you're halfway there. When you look and feel a million dollars, you'll be hitting the beach with confidence in no time.

Take to the water in style with Tigerlily's Basak apron top and Basak loop Marilyn 70s-style bottoms, a colourful two-piece bound to make a statement. The high-neck style is on-trend and the tribal print creates interest.

Make waves in Moontide's Contours bikini, a modern version of the classic itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny yellow bikini.

Bustier girls will appreciate the full support of the underwire cups and halter-neck style.

Flaunt that new year's resolution bod in Boo Hoo's Morocco pink jungle plunge swimsuit. Slashed nearly to the navel for maximum impact, this racy one-piece will add drama to any glam pool party.

Nothing beats the effortless appeal of a black bikini. Topshop's mesh triangle bikini features edgy cut-out panels, creating a sports-luxe-meets-lingerie feel. Throw a cover-up over the top and you're ready for sunset cocktails down at the beach.

Welcome to the jungle! Lychee's floral one-piece is high cut, which helps to elongate the legs. The snake print is certain to unleash your inner wild child.

Kiini's Tuesday bikini gets you in touch with your bohemian side. The colourful hand-crocheted piece works well with a great tan.

Gorman's quirky Zissou halter bikini set has a cheeky 50s vibe. The high-waist bottom flattens the tummy and highlights the waist.

Model wears:
Basak Apron top $99.95
Basak Loop Marilyn pant $89.95
Both from Tigerlily

Top, from left:
Contours bikini top $84.99
Contours Tie Side bottoms $54.99
Both from Moontide

Mesh Triangle bikini top $45
Mesh bikini bottoms $35
Both from Topshop

Kiini Tuesday Bikini in blue $469
From Superette

Bottom, from left:

Boohoo Morocco Jungle Plunge swimsuit $25

Lychee floral one-piece in jungle snake print $120
From Tosca and Salome

Zissou halter bikini top $129
Zissou hi bikini bottom $99
Both from Gorman

The Line Up ­- Swim essentials

Remain sun-kissed sans the nasty side effects with Oasis Sun SPF30 sunscreen.
Ilia tinted lip conditioner in Blossom Lady hydrates and conditions lips while adding a pop of gorgeous colour.

Be a shady lady and keep cool in Kookai's Honolulu wide-brim hat.

Topshop's versatile scarf tile playsuit is a laid-back essential you'll end up living in all summer long.

For the shiniest hair, protect your mane from the harsh elements with Moroccan oil.

Andrea Moore's Flash sunglasses add an instant glam factor to any poolside affair.

It isn't a Kiwi summer without a great pair of Jandals. Havaianas' metallic crystal pair are a true summer staple.

Get noticed and make a splash this season. Step up your swimwear game with these stylish pieces, which are guaranteed to impress. Roll on long, lazy summer days!

Topshop Scarf Tile playsuit $90

Kookai Honolulu wide-brim hat in Natural $60

Andrea Moore Flash sunglasses in Crystal/Mirror $265.30

Havaianas slim logo metallic crystal Jandals $59.99

Moroccan oil treatment (travel size) $33.50

Ilia tinted lip conditioner in Blossom Lady $42

Oasis Sun SPF30 50ml $17.50

Stockists

tigerlily.com.au
moontide.com
boohoo.com
topshop.com
• Lychee available from toscaandsalome.co.nz
• Kiini available from superette.co.nz
gormanshop.com.au
oasisbeauty.com
• Ilia Beauty available from meccacosmetica.co.nz
kookai.com.au
moroccanoil.com
andreamooreboutique.com
• Havianas available from amazonsurf.co.nz

- Spy.co.nz

• Follow Michiko on Instagram: @michikohylands

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