If getting into a bikini has ever made you feel like a clumsy spy trying to manoeuvre her way through a set of lasers, we can relate. Whether it’s 10,000 straps, a triangular cup you’re doubtful will cover half a nipple, or a brief so high-cut, it screams Canasten rather than Kardashian, it’s no secret that finding a comfy bikini is bloody hard. Thankfully, the latest trends in swimwear appear to be moving in a more practical direction. And we’ve found 5 great bikinis that fit the bill.
1. The Black one that’s not boring
A black bikini is basically the white shirt of swimwear – a zero-effort classic that goes with everything. We love this high-waisted bikini because of the cute tie detail on the briefs and the thick adjustable straps that are great for big boobs.
2. The comfy one
The natural-look swimwear trend gets a hard yes from us, and this khaki two-piece from Pretty Lavish does it particularly well. Very 2019, without looking like it’s tried really hard to be. Tip: Looks extra cute styled with minimal gold jewellery.
3. The one for the pool party
Comfort and fun *can* co-exist, as evidenced by this neon pink animal print bikini by Celeb Threads. The matching scrunchie revs up the 80s aesthetic and the bandeau design is ideal for swerving tan lines. Add a pair of statement hoops for maximum pool-party vibes.
4. The one you’ll see all over Insta
Leopard print has infiltrated every crook of our wardrobe this past year, so it was only a matter of time before we’d be asking for it in our swimwear. Charlie Holiday delivered with this standout bandeau option. Add oversized sunnies and these tortoiseshell earrings for a 70s feel.
5. The one you’ll end up wearing the whole time
We’ve all been there, packed 13 bikinis, only to end up wearing one for the entire trip. Our bets are on this rust orange number…