Swimwear edit

Before you start the hunt for new season swimwear, we have edited the latest super-flattering trends. From block colour to classic black, off-the-shoulder, and island-inspired prints. Trudi Brewer helps you shop from home base.

Classic black

Elegant and flattering this season the options in black are many and varied. Halter neck and one shoulder detail are out pick and both look elegant and flattering on any body shape. 

Chic ruche swimsuit, $180, Nancy Ganz. ChaCha bikini, $480, Superette. Shape up mesh one shoulder suit $77, Piha. Edith bikini top, $115, Lonely and Edith brief, $110, Lonely. Lace up swimsuit, $150, Jets.  


Floral-inspired prints are plentiful this summer, we are fans of those with a solid background shade to prevent the print from looking too girly. 

Lagoon plunge one piece swimsuit, $214, Jets. Black bird one piece, $131, Moontide. Kiss by the sea one piece, $225, Heidi Klum. Daphne top, $125 and brief, $120, Lonely. Longline shaping tropical print bikini top, $130 and bottom $90, Nancy Ganz.

Block colour

Bold colour never dates, and this season the shades of choice range from bold coral to a warm oxblood.

Penny swimsuit in oxblood, $190, Lonely. Catalina kisses halter bikini top, $135 and bottom $115, Heidi Kulm. Sun Muse Halter $125, Heidi Klum and sun muse folded mid-rise, $115, Heidi Klum. Bandeau electrify swimsuit, $150, Jets.

It's a struggle finding flattering, age appropriate swimwear each summer. Here's are some rules we like to follow when shopping.
Colours – Sophisticated neutrals or block colour brights, make sure prints are on a neutral background.
Prints and Patterns – Statement florals, colour-blocking and paisley work best.
Embellishment – Full butt coverage, built-in control panels for the bust and tummy, contrast trim, ruched detail, and subtle mesh insets are perfect to disguise problem areas.
Beachwear – Crisp cotton or linen shirts look chic and sheer cover-ups. Textured tunics, flowing beach pants, or a sheer maxi dress.
Colours – Neon G-strings, baby pink pastels, stark white, and shiny metallics.
Prints and patterns – Psychedelic patterns, and flashy animal prints.
Embellishment – Thongs, push-up bras, large jewels and too much sparkle.
Beachwear – Anything shredded, avoid board shorts and or anything crocheted.

Top Tip: Find a suit with fitted bust support. When breasts are droopy or spilling out over the top of your bikini, adds years to your beach look. Opt for adjustable straps, an under wire or shelf-bra. Our favourite look is halter neck this style is both elegant and flattering at any age.   


Rossetto tunic, $299, Loobies Story. Jacquard woven kaftan, $199, Country Road. Wanderlust short coverup, $115, Heidi Klum. Tropical jacquard print kimono, $164, Nancy Ganz.

Images Pinterest and supplied.