These 2020 Swimwear Trends Are Guaranteed to Look Good on Everyone

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The winter sun holiday request is in, meaning the time to swimwear shop is now. Wherever you’re headed and whatever your body shape, Figleaves has your 2020 water wardrobe sorted. 

When it comes to trying on new swimwear, it can often evoke the same reaction as shopping for new jeans. Tricky at best and mortifying at worst, there’s really no one size fits all approach when it comes to looking good and feeling comfortable in something that amplifies every angle of your body. It’s all about finding the holy grail of the perfect fit, cut and fabric - something that both these clothing categories regularly struggles to get right. 

As such, plenty of us stick to tried and tested favourites (mainly to avoid getting stuck half-in some skinny jeans in a shop changing room and having to call a stranger for assistance). When it comes to swimwear trends, many people have a style that they go to year after year, just to avoid the agony of finding something new.

However, there’s one swimwear brand whose new SS20 collection is challenging all of the above (just in time for that winter sun getaway you’ve been eyeing up). Figleaves have long been purveyors of body positivity and have always placed quality and a good fit above all else. This season, they’ve applied all their core lingerie fit principles to trend-led swim pieces that everyone who hates shopping for swimwear will love. Why? Because for once pretty prints and vibrant colours have been adapted to look super flattering on every body type - that includes bra sized swimwear from cup sizes B-GG for anyone whose typical dress side doesn't cater to their actual shape.

We at Female First have our eye on the 50's-style polka dots - a key print for the season - available in umpteen silhouettes from high-waisted bottoms and bandeau bikini tops to supportive underwired or plunging swimsuits. All of which would look so good with cat-eye sunnies and gold jewellery. For the classic look, the little black swimsuit makes its welcome return - and yes, everyone can get in on the look. To be frank, we want them all. 

Scroll down to see and shop our full Figleaves spring summer swimwear edit, and the swimsuits and bikinis trends we think will look best on every body shape. 

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Hot To Dot

They say stripes are slimming, but polka dots have long been a favourite swimwear print. Only these days, they no longer have to be teeny weeny to make it into your beach bag. This season, we're obsessed with big, bold retro styling with oversized spots that make a serious impact. Athletic frames will love the shapeliness creating by the high waist briefs whilst larger bust sizes will appreciate the lingerie-style under wiring.

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Little Black Swimsuit

We all know about the power of the little black dress - and guess what? The same power belongs to the LBS, particularly since Figleaves has designed versions to flaunt or reveal as much or as little as you like. We're obsessed with the ultra chic and modern one-shoulder swimsuit design, complete with a tummy control fit. If that doesn't suit your shape, perhaps the functional yet elegant tummy control or underwired shaping styles will.

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Faraway Florals

Blisteringly hot holidays and tropical palm prints go hand in hand, particularly when wrapped up in swimwear as chic as this. Certain floral prints can feel overly feminine and a little shouty, but the colour palette used by Figleaves for the hero floral in their SS20 collection is light, muted and grown up. Plus, with designs that support bigger busts, control tummies and flatter waistlines, this print will literally work for everyone.

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