The first time I tried on a swimming costume as an actual adult in a high street department store changing room, I weeped. The shock of seeing myself and the body I didn’t particularly love under the harsh fluorescent lighting, made me feel hideous and ashamed and it took me a long time to learn to enjoy the art of shopping for swimwear as much as I would, say a dress or an out-out top.
In fact, as I’ve reached my thirties I’ve even realised I like bikinis again too (just high-waisted at the moment, but it’s a start), but for proper swimming – both at my local pool and whilst on holiday with kids – I’m all about the one-piece.
And, whilst I love bold colour everywhere else, I’m rather into a classic swimming costume, often in monochrome or animal print (obvs). I also love a tie-waist or wrap style for a bit of summin’ summin’.
So, without further waffle, here are my pick of the best swimming costumes online (and on the high street) right now…
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