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With most swimwear hitting the shops in March, the danger is that when holiday time arrives, everything has sold out. Help is at hand with our mi n i - d i r e c t o r y of whe re to bu y swimwear 24/7, 365. 1
The high-street store has a wide selection of well-made, brilliantly priced swimwear. Order before midnight for next day delivery; perfect for panic packers. Colbalt bikini top, £18, and bottoms, £14, Next (next.co.uk).
The US label is king when it comes to colou r. Combine t hat wit h a cr a c k i ng pr i nt a nd a l mo s t e ve r y swimwear shape under the sun, and J Crew swiftly becomes a one-stop shop for your hol iday needs. Seer sucker under wired shoulder-t ie swimsuit, £120, J Crew ( jcrew.com).
With 570 styles of swimwear on offer, Debenhams sells more than 1.6 million pieces each year. It even has 14 swimwear own-brands, so there’s something for everyone. Striped halterneck swimsuit, £40, Floozie by Frost French (debenhams.com).
& other stories
Still considered ‘under the radar’ by many, & Other Stories – part of the H&M behemoth – has a good selection of swimsuits and bikinis that defy their high-street price tag. Knot-shoulder bikini top, £19, and bottoms, £17, & Other Stories (stories.com).