We’re not sure where we’ll be or what we’ll be up to this summer, but we’re determined to make swimwear part of our plans. Luckily, there’s still plenty of ways to get your swim style fix, even if you’ve switched holidays abroad for a staycation.
From bandeau bikinis and supportive swimsuits to boys’ swim shorts and girls’ swimsuits, we’ve got the rundown of the best swimwear for a summer staycation.
What Swimwear To Wear On A Staycation
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to choosing swimwear for a staycation. The perfect swimming costume, bikini or tankini will all depend on personal preference and your holiday plans.
Whether you’re relaxing in the garden with a book, braving the waves at the beach or taking the kids to the pool, scroll down to discover what swimwear to wear on your staycation.
1. Relax & Unwind With A Bikini
Last summer proved we don’t need to fly to an exotic location to enjoy a well-deserved break. Our gardens and patios can be just as rejuvenating – especially when the sun starts to shine.
For a staycation glow-up worthy of a tropical retreat, kick-back in a bandeau bikini. Letting you master a strap-free tan, bandeau bikinis are ideal for chilling outdoors with your latest book and a fruity drink – the dream! Add some extra holiday inspo with palm print bikini sets and colourful combos. Just don’t forget the sun cream!
2. Brave The Waves In Swimsuits
If you’re heading to a local beach this summer, you’re going to want swimwear that can withstand the waves. Instead of a bikini, pick a full-coverage women’s swimsuit with built-in support. Go timeless in a black wrap swimsuit or give your look a sporty update with colour-block designs.
Planning a family day out? Dress little ones in long-sleeved kids’ swimwear for a super-cute combo that will protect them from the sun. For rock pooling and beach games, a character sun hat will keep them cool and covered.
3. Afternoon Garden Party Vibes
Deck chairs out, music on and ice-cold drinks at the ready. We’re more than overdue a garden party or two! Whether you’re planning a BBQ event or a paddling pool party, top up your tan while you socialise with brand new swimwear and accessories.
To strike the right balance between partywear and beachwear, mix-and-match with a floaty beach cover-up and statement sliders. A woven sun hat will make the ultimate finishing touch.
4. Wild Swimming Swimwear
After more than a year of online quizzes and loungewear, you’re not alone if you’re craving a change. Also known as open water swimming, wild swimming takes place in open waters like oceans, lakes and rivers. An increasingly popular summer activity, wild swimming brings a sense of freedom to leave you feeling refreshed. Just remember to check restrictions and safety information before taking the plunge.
Style up your wild swimming look with a matching tankini set. With more protection than a bikini, tankinis are a great choice for activity-based staycations. Dry off with a fluffy beach towel and then sit back and soak up the sun – bliss!
5. A Family Trip To The Pool
Family outings are back on the cards, so get ready to treat your team to a staycation pool trip. Kids can practice their swimming skills in patterned boys’ swim trunks and girls’ swimwear before racing each other down the slides.
Whether you splash around with the little ones or watch from the side-lines, our women’s swimwear, men’s swimwear and cover-ups will have you covered.
6. Try Something New
We know debuting new swimwear on a busy beach can feel a little intimidating at first. Thankfully, low-key staycations with friends and family are the perfect time to get used to unfamiliar styles. Testing your favourite designs will also help give you an extra boost of confidence before transporting them to sunny shores.
Be bold in a cut-out swimsuit or turn heads in an embellished bikini. For the ultimate throwback, pick 50s-inspired high-waisted bikini bottoms. The brighter, the better!
For more holiday at home ideas check out top tips for planning a stress-free staycation.