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Poolside Perfection

Make a splash this summer by taking a dip into our pool of the season’s coolest swimwear at The Liberty.

From statement bikinis, swimsuits and separates that flatter all shapes, to kaftans, cover-ups and accessories to complete the look, you’ll find everything you need to get holiday ready at our 100+ stores.

Refer to our handy style guide below to choose a swimsuit to perfectly flatter your shape:

PearShaped Figure

Your perfect style: Printed or embellished tops, dark solid coloured bottoms, high cut bottoms (for a slimmer look).

What to avoid: Hipsters or boy shorts, bottoms with busy prints or horizontal stripes.

AppleShaped Figure

Your perfect style: Dark solid colour tops, halter and constructed tops, printed bottoms, hipsters or boy shorts.

Athletic Figure

Your perfect style: Triangle and halter neck tops, busy prints, ruffles, fringes or beaded detail, twister bandeau tops, monokini (cutout one piece)

What to avoid: Bandeau tops that go straight across.

Hourglass Figure

Your perfect style: Halter or constructed tops, matching top and bottoms, tieside bottoms with thick ties.

What to avoid: Hipsters or boy shorts, thinstringed bottoms.

Petite Figure

Your perfect style: Printed triangle and halter neck tops, twisted bandeau tops or bandeaus that dip in the front (sweetheart styles), lowrise or highcut leg bottoms.

What to avoid: Bandeau style tops that go straight across.

 Full/ Curvy Figure

Your perfect style: Halter or constructed tops, skirted bottoms, one piece with Lycra Spandex.

What to avoid: Horizontal striped patterns, hipsters or boy shorts, thin stringed bottoms.


Now to find your perfect summer swimwear…

Club Tropicana

Exotic destinations will be well suited to tropical bikinis like this Hawaiian inspired halter neck top (£7.99) from H&M – perfect for sipping Piña Coladas in the sunshine or the shade.

Rock the Retro

If you’re a poolside poser then this retro Baywatch orange number (£36) from Topshop will ensure you don’t go unnoticed! The playful scalloped cups will give the illusion of a fuller bust and the high cut legs will create curves in all the right places.

Hello Sailor!

Give a nod to the Nautical with this classic Miso triangle bikini (£7) available from USC – complete the look with your favorite pair of sunglasses, floppy hat and jeweled flats. 

Sizzle in Style

For flattering and smoothing solutions, try this shape enhancing one-piece (£13) from Primark. The black paneling will slim your silhouette and the prism pattern is bang on trend.

Dive into Summer

Take the plunge and create some killer cleavage with this aqua ripple print top (£14) from Ann Summers.

Animal Attraction

Unleash your inner animal with this black-trimmed luxe sports bralet (£28) from River Island.

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