FOR THOSE MANY TIMES WHEN ‘I’ll BUY IT WHEN I GET THERE’ HAS GONE TERRIBLY WRONG, WE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO TALK SWIMSUITS BEFORE YOU GO JETTING OFF WITHOUT ONE.
Bikini’s and full pieces alike too often enter a section that leaves fashion entirely, when in fact it’s in an arena where we need it the most. Our selection works with subtle cuts that take decades to perfect, colour palettes that aren’t just for Malibu Barbie and more importantly swimwear that reflects a style you actually want to wear, that works with you, rather than the opposite direction. Eres cuts a swimsuit like no other, from the positive experience in the change room to the triumphant run to the waters edge, nothing else fits quite like it. An Eres suit manages to be equal parts appropriate for a trip on Aristotle Onassis’s boat circa 1954 as it does for a party on the Rising Sun. Speaking of super-yachts, all swimsuits by OYE will have you just covered for that occasion, and for absolute cocktail-dropping poolside, its gold necklace bikini will blow any competition out of the water. For a little more subtlety, and for the paler amongst us, Chloé sets the standard for fashion amongst the sand, with a few suits that paired with a full skirt, would make for a gorgeous transition to Limóncello on the terrace. Saving the best for last is Lisa Marie Fernandez, with swimsuits that have elevated into their own section entirely. Enormous frills or textured fabrics, vintage shapes or modernist and sleek, the hardest part of her collection is avoiding buying a suit in numbers that reflect your days off. We hope we have taken a little of the pain away and have reminded you how great swimsuit shopping can be, if you just look in the right places.