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Louise O’Reilly’s ultimate guide to swimwear

The Style Me Curvy model and blogger gives her lowdown on Tu’s cossies

“There’s so many myths when it comes to swimwear season but this year Tu has a fantastic range of options to choose from proving that one: summer is for everyone and every body, and two: feeling good in swimwear and finding a great cut doesn’t have to cost a fortune.”

“I’ve picked out my six favourite looks – from fun to feminine and structured to sporty. Each piece comes in sizes eight to 24, as well as different colours and styles to suit your fashion taste.”

Sleek stripes

 

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“At Miami Fashion Week – the swimwear trend haven – stripes and bold prints were the centre of attention in every way possible for spring/summer 18. This cossie combines a high back with a bandeau front. Thick halterneck straps give added support and built-in tummy control gives that ultimate curve silhouette, meaning you can embrace current trends while still having that flattering effect.”

Oh-so-retro

 

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“For retro lovers and old Hollywood fans, this swimsuit is for you. An identical style to what you would’ve seen Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor embrace in the 1950s, this pin-up ensemble give’s the illusion of a longer torso, as it finishes just past the hips. It’s supportive in the bust area and boosts a fun beach feel with a colour popping red and polka dot combination.”

The classic

 

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“Every summer wardrobe needs a classic swimsuit and this monochrome version ticks all the right boxes (especially as it’s only £14). The thick straps provide instant support to any bust, it features a clever tummy control panel, but, more specifically, the curved white lines give the illusion of a more defined waistline. This kind of style is a great go-to for all sizes but particularly those who want to create more of an hourglass look.”

The swimdress

 

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Swim-dresses are ideal for those who prefer more coverage, particularly around the upper leg area. It’s a style that definitely doesn’t have to be boring and this number proves just that. Teaming a refreshing coral hue with a bold print gives an instant fun and vibrant summer look.”

Sports luxe

 

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“This is one of my favourite styles and an all-year round staple if you’re a water sports enthusiast. The bust area is lined with a light padded cup for support and the back offers security and endurance, whilst giving freedom to a full range of movement for every kind of activity.”

Tropical inspiration

 

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“Bold brights are a big part of my swimwear go-tos each year. This paisley print style has a delicate V-cut neckline with beautiful cross detail on the back. It channels all the chic summer elements and while it might appear to be a bold print, the linear detail is cleverly placed to create curves in all the right places. Add some denim shorts or a gorgeous kaftan and you have a beach to bar look in seconds.”

Holiday coming up? Check out our edit of our nine fave essentials here.