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Where to find the best swimwear on Sloane Street

Whether you prefer full coverage, a one-piece, kaftan or bikini, Sloane Street’s boutiques have stylish swimwear for everyone

30 May 2022

Emilia Wickstead's Rosie one-piece

Summer is upon us, and whether you’re jetting off to distant shores, sunbathing in the garden or swimming laps in The Carlton Tower’s 20-metre pool, you’ll need the right outfit to do it in. When it comes to swimsuits, bikinis and shorts, quality ought to be a top priority because fine fabrics, colour, print and a good fit make all the difference to how you feel in them.

Happily, Sloane Street’s boutiques have a refined selection that offers something for everyone, from logo-print beachwear at Burberry to a statement vintage pattern from Emilio Pucci and pretty floral bikinis at Emilia Wickstead, which can be matched with coordinating canvas shoes. 

For those who prefer a little more coverage, opt for an Hermès long-sleeved swimsuit (which doubles as daywear when styled with jeans), or Alberta Ferretti’s printed kaftan, which is perfect for a poolside lunch. Beachwear specialist Heidi Klein on Pavilion Road, meanwhile, has a whole host of suits and bikinis, including the Tremezzo one-piece that is incredibly flattering, thanks to its retro cut. 

The options are also plentiful for guys, who can go bold in Dolce & Gabbana’s coral-print swim shorts, opt for a more low-key look in Balenciaga’s plain ones, or embrace brights in Burberry’s orange shorts.

And once you have your swimwear sorted, don’t forget about the accessories. Matching the metals in jewellery to your suit, shorts or bikini will really elevate your look (but remember to rinse it off after a day swimming in the pool) – gold coordinates beautifully with orange, cream and green, while silver works best with grey tones. 

A basket bag is the chicest way to carry your book, earphones and other personal items, and a bucket hat will deliver style and sun protection. On that note, be sure to select a good SPF, too.

Burberry monogram bikini, £370
Burberry checked bikini, £350
Emilio Pucci Marmo-print swimsuit, £320
Emilia Wickstead Bea printed bikini, £185
Emilia Wickstead Rose printed swimsuit, £250
Hermès cutout swimsuit, £385
Hermès Venue swimsuit, £385
Hermès Vanessa swimsuit, £510
Alberta Ferretti Athleisure kaftan, £635
Heidi Klein Tremezzo swimsuit in Raspberry, £208
Heidi Klein Ibiza St Tropez bikini, £330
Dolce & Gabbana men's printed swim shorts, £435
Balenciaga men's swim shorts, £350
Burberry men's monogrammed swim shorts, £350
Burberry men's logo swim shorts, £290

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