Shoeper Style | Retro-inspired swimwear at Topshop

retro-inspired swimwear

It’s probably a little too early in the season to be thinking about swimwear (She says, looking out of the window at another dull, misty day…), but Topshop’s current swimwear collection has me dreaming of sunny days, sandy beaches and, well, polka dots. So, nothing new there, then!

If you’re into retro-inspired swimwear, Topshop is a surprisingly good source of the stuff. I’m a big fan of Esther Willliams’ one-pieces, but they’re pretty expensive, so Topshop’s prices are a welcome alternative. They generally release a selection of retro one-pieces and high-waisted bikinis every season, along with their more contemporary swimwear, and I love them. These styles are just as cute as a modern bikini, but I find them much more forgiving to the figure, and because you don’t tend to see a lot of them, they really stand out, too. Just add a pair of cat-eye sunglasses and a big sunhat, and you have an glamorous poolside look, without any effort at all.

Here are my favourite items from Topshop’s current collection:

blue gingham swimsuit

blue gingham swimsuit, £38

green gingham bikini

apple-green gingham bikini, £32

coral and cream retro bikini

coral and cream spot bikini, £34

polka dot retro onepiece

Contrast spot scallop swimsuit, £36

red longline bikini

Red basic longline bikini, £25


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