Tankinis To Make You Look Amazing This Summer

Oasis Stripe Tankini £22

Oasis Stripe Pant, £14

Can you believe it – the summer weather has finally arrived, and (hopefully) for many of us, that means an annual jaunt off somewhere fun to make the most of the sunshine.

From a planned week abroad, to a few days spent sunning yourself on a mate’s patio, now is the time where traditionally we start to shed clothes and expose our skin to the elements; however, for many, the phrase ‘bikini ready’ is enough to drive fear into the calmest of sun-worshippers, and lets face it, most of us often feel more than a little self-conscious when it comes to wearing a two-piece swimsuit, especially on a beach full of toned onlookers.

So, if this sounds like you (and you definitely aren’t alone), then the trusty tankini will definitely provide the solution to all your bikini woes.

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Bridging the gap between a swimsuit and a bikini, the tankini was once something you’d probably associate with your mum, however, those lovely peeps on the high street have now realized that not all of us can wear those itsy-bitsy bikini styles, so have created some gorgeous tankini sets and separates that tick all our style boxes, whilst still remaining uber practical for those gorgeous ladies that need that extra bit of support in the bust department.

The Freya Inferno set from House of Fraser not only looks bang on trend with it’s distinct tribal pattern, but the tankini top can be purchased in a multitude of bra and cup sizes rather than your standard S/M/L – a godsend for those girls that wear anything above a C cup.

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And we’re absolutely loving the glamorous peplum offering from New Look as it nips in the waist, covers the tummy area, and still manages to look super chic and expensive.

Take a look at some of our favourite tankinis below, and don’t be frightened to experiment with styles and different patterns to really get the style mileage out of your suit. And remember, our daily Fashion Drop is also there for any other last minute holiday bits.

> This Freya tankini offers great support for girls with a larger bust

Freya Inferno Tankini Top, £47

Freya Inferno Brief, £26

> The classic black of this New Look tankini will look fabulous work with gold sandals and chunky jewellery

New Look Peplum Tankini Top, £17.99

New Look Boy Short Tankini Bottoms, £7.99

> You can’t beat beachwear in a ditsy polka dot. Wear with denim cut offs and tan sandals when not lounging on the beach.

John Lewis Bossa Spot Tankini Top, £28

John Lewis Bossa Spot Fold Bikini Brief, £18

> Paisley print is massive this summer, and this bright offering from M&S has a gorgeous halterneck strap that is both practical and flattering

M&S Paisley Print Bandeau Tankini Top , £15

M&S Paisley Print Low Rise Bikini Boyshorts, £8