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Poolside perfected

Cue anxiety about how to cover up your body when you arrive. We’ve put together three poolside looks that have got all shapes and sensibilities covered (literally).

We look forward to it all winter long: basking in the glories of the summer sun and diving into a refreshing pool of blue. But your holiday approaches, it strikes! Cue anxiety about how to cover up your body when you arrive.

Call it the Cover-up Quandary, that age-old question about what suits best suit our shape and how to style it up beyond flip-flops and sarongs. But fear not, whether you’re a sushi-and-champagne-in-a-deck-chair kind of gal, a dare-to-bare bohemian or a girl-next-door gone fishing, we here at Tu have put together three poolside looks that have got all shapes and sensibilities covered (literally).

1. Shady Lady

Swim suit ad black dress

If you were born to gaze across the horizon from the back of a yacht rather than butterfly up and down the pool lanes, this A-list worthy black plunge-front cut-away one-piece is for you. The vertical lines of this suit streamline fuller figures in slimming black as well as tastefully reigning in bigger busts otherwise unwieldy in skimpy bikinis.

Tap the crochet trend a la Givenchy and throw on this long black fringe and crochet cardigan when the sun begins to set for an unexpectedly sexy and sophisticated cover-up. Be sure to chicly offset your darker side with natural-fibered accessories: classic black canvas and rope espadrilles and a glamazon-gone-swimming’s signature floppy straw hat.

2. The Retro Rose Next Door

Floral bikini and grey shorts

For girl next-door types who prefer secret watering holes to infinity pools, look no further than this vintage-inspired ensemble mashing up florals and stripes.

This blooming sixties-style bikini can help lend a feminine form to boyish figures, making busts appear fuller and waists more defined. This swimwear gem also flatters fuller hourglass figures: all hail Dolce & Gabbana for the return of the high-cut bikini brief!

Mix in boyish pinstripe cotton shorts for a sophisticated dash of added texture and then finish with these classic white plimsoles detailed with a modern mesh twist for the perfect girl-meets-boy summer romance look. Vintage bicycle and lemonade not included.

3. Back to Bohemia

Bikini and red dress

For those who dare to bare, just ask Emilio Pucci: the ethos of the bohemian beach babe is tried, tested and true. Ever since the sixties, the permatrend just keeps on living the good life, one eco-friendly salt-water pool at a time.

This mix and match printed bikini pitting bright turquoise against bold coral can help punch up a petite frame. Fuller-cut bikini briefs have a tummy-flattening effect by accentuating waists while busily printed bikini tops appear to fill out smaller busts.

Think Coachella meets Mykonos when you cover-up for cocktail hour and radiate effortless cool in this hot pink maxi dress as billowing as your sea-salted tresses.

Finish with a festival-ready straw trilby and trendy metallic Birkenstock-esque sandals for that perfect panache of low-key-meets-glam that Bohemia is all about.