These latest swimsuit styles don’t just look good, they also help you last longer in the pool. Hello, water baby.
It’s a tie
The Billabong Dark Haven Wrap Bra ($49.99) has extra long straps, so you can cross them over in front and tie at the back for a secure fit. Shoulder straps are adjustable too. Wear it with the Billabong Dark Haven Biarritz Pant ($39.99), which has ruched detail at the back that makes your tush look perkier.
Lifts you up
Modelled after a bra, the Forever 21 Neoprene Swimwear Top ($29) has underwire adjustable shoulder straps, as well as back eye-and-hook closure, for a customised and supportive fit. Pair it with the high-waisted Forever 21 Neoprene Swimwear Bottom ($12) – perfect for concealing belly bulges.
Two in one
Made from durable lycra, the Dolfin Reversible Swimsuit ($79.90, power up express) retains its shape no matter how you stretch or twist your body. Turn the piece inside out for a different colour.
The Triumph LW0057 TPL Tankini ($189) has stretchy mesh panels on the shoulders and around the midriff to allow for greater ease of movement. The bottom has a built-in brief and drawcord to prevent it from sliding when you kick off from the pool wall.
The Speedo Fit Pinnacle Xback ($95.90, royal Sporting house) offers compression at the obliques to support your core, helping you maintain a streamline position while you’re swimming.
Roxy Women’s Polynesia Zipped Separate Bikini Top ($69) provides modest coverage and is made from moisture-wicking polyester, so you can also wear it as a sports bra. The front zipper enables easy removal of the top. The matching Roxy Women’s Polynesia High Bikini Pant ($89) comes with a handy inner pocket to stash keys and hair ties.
Show ome kin
With a sexy plunge-back design, the August Society Miami One Piece ($179, www.augustsociety.com) has adjustable shoulder straps to keep the suit in place. Plus points for uV protection in the fabric.
When you’re snorkelling, wakeboarding or hitting the pool in the early morning, the uV-resistant K.Blu Thermal Springsuit ($350, www.kblu.com) blocks wind and regulates body temperature to keep you warm, thanks to polyurethane and fleece in the fabric. Control the heat level by adjusting the front zipper.