But, I figured some people might be going on holiday and escaping this persistent downpour, and those of us that aren’t might need to swim to work soon if it doesn’t ease up.
When looking for swimwear with a bit of vintage style you’re generally looking for high waisted bikini bottoms with a bit more coverage, halter necks, frills, and retro prints like polka dots and stripes.When you’re looking for vintage style swimwear don’t neglect high street shops like John Lewis which will have a wide range of brands.
I’ve had a peek around online and picked out the best I can find, whatever your budget.
There are some lovely vintage style swimsuits out there for under £20, but you might need to compromise a bit on the details.
Spot Print Swimsuit – £14 – Matalan
Tankini style means the legs sit a little lower, and the polka dot print and halterneck give a pin-up feel
Lemon Print Bikini – £14.99 – New Look
The bottoms are a little small, but the print and cute frill detail give it a retro vibe overall. If you’ve got the figure for it, a good choice!
If you’ve got up to £50 to spend, you get a little more choice.
Kelly Brook Spot Swimwear Playsuit – £29.99 – New Look
Half playsuit, half swimwear, the Kelly Brook range at New Look has some great retro styles.
I had to include this one as the bikini top comes in different cup sizes, great for those with larger busts!
Between £50 and £100 there are some beautiful, authentic swimsuits worth investing cash in.
Sorrento Boyleg Swimsuit – £85 – Sea Folly @ John Lewis
Low legs, a halter neck, and slimming panel details at the sides. In classic black so it won’t date, which is good if you’ve spent £85 on it.
Bikini Top – £34.75 and Bikini Bottoms – £34.75 – What Katie Did
The ultimate repro vintage style swimwear comes from What Katie Did. This one comes in 3 colours; claret, black and sky blue.
Just because I can’t resist it I like to pop off and see what swimwear you can get if you can afford to spend a weeks wages on a swimsuit.
Ruched Halter Neck Swimsuit – £295 – Norma Kamali @ Net a Porter
Love the green, love the design, but the price, phew!
Fringed Stretch Jersey Bikini – £1,475 – Norma Kamali @ Net a Porter
Moving into the world of total fantasy now. No one buys this surely? And if they do surely they don’t let it near salt or chlorine?