M&S Swimwear Is Surprisingly Chic – Shop The Styles That Are Already Selling Out

Whether you're looking for a bikini or a swimsuit, here are the best M&S swimwear styles right now.

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by Gemma Lavers |
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There's a few things for which you can rely on M&S. Great quality food, a fabulous pair of linen trousers, and brilliant swimwear, of course. M&S swimwear has emerged as some of the best on the high street thanks to its one-of-a-kind shapewear technology which is flattering and stylish – so flattering in fact, that one sells every two minutes.

When it comes to finding the perfect bikini or swimming costume before you jet off on holiday, M&S is your go-to destination. This season M&S has truly outdone itself, offering a chic, versatile collection of swimwear fit for everyone. Whether you want a figure-hugging cut, a bold print or the perfect bikini for big boobs, the high street hero has got it all.

There are, of course, lots of different swimwear styles to choose from. For bottoms, the most universally flattering design are, naturally, high-waisted swimwear, providing support and cinching in your waist. M&S's Magic 360° Tummy Control technology also gives that extra bit confidence, creating a smoothing effect and framing your body's natural silhouette. As for bikini tops, one shoulder and square necklines are a popular choice for this year. One shoulder swimsuits, be it in one-piece or two-piece designs, create a striking diagonal line that can effectively downplay the bust area and visually slim the waist, meanwhile square necklines are better for individuals with larger busts as they're more supportive and lifting.

Whatever you're after, we've scrolled through every single M&S swimwear piece to help you find the perfect fit. Shop the best styles below.

Shop: The Best M&S Swimwear

One-shoulder swimsuits are universally flattering, and this one has added stretch for even more comfort. With Sun Smart technology that cleverly protects you from UV rays, this swimsuit is more than just a aesthetic design. It's also available in two colours; a gorgeous bright green and a classic black.

White swimsuits can be a big no-no, but we're making an exception for this one. It has carefully been designed to feature a scoop neck and removable padding to flatter your silhouette, and features added stretch too. The contrast black detailing also gives it a retro and playful touch, making it perfect for pairing with white denim shorts.

If you're a fan of florals but also want a bikini that's not too much, this black and white style could be a good option. Made out of a chlorine-resistant fabric to avoid any fading, this bikini has a tie-front at the neckline and adjustable straps. It can also be styled with the matching bikini bottoms and even matching shorts.

If you're all about mixing and matching your bikini tops with different bottoms and vice versa, you're going to love this style. Available in various different shades; onyx, flame, black and pink fizz, the bottoms and tops can be swapped around to your heart's content.

Nothing says summer quite like a palm print to to add a pop of colour to your holiday swimwear collection. Styled with a kaftan or even the matching Pure Cotton Printed Sarong and a pair of minimalist white sandals, you're ready to spend the day at the beach. Plus, this bikini can be worn two ways - either bandeau style or with straps.

If you want a bikini that's still flattering but has a more modest neckline, a bikini with a square neckline like this one could be the way to go. The printed square neck bikini is eye-catching to say the least, and it's also super comfortable thanks to its unwired cups. Shop the matching bottoms here.

This bikini with a scalloped edge brings a touch of whimsy and elegance to any holiday packing list. The charming detail, reminiscent of seashells or intricate lace gives a modern finish to an otherwise classic silhouette - the asymmetric one shoulder look. It's a non-wired design too for all-day wear. Shop the matching high-waisted bottoms here.

Red was the colour that painted the town back in AW23, and there's no sign of it slowing down. It turns out that red isn't just for the colder months. In fact, M&S has released this swimsuit in a gorgeous ruby-red, featuring adjustable straps and beaded straps. We can already imagine this bold swimsuit paired with white linen trousers or shorts.

Embrace your nautical nature this summer by slipping into a striped bikini top and matching bottoms. And, you can wear it two ways too, either with the straps or without for a bandeau-style top.

This swimsuit features unique beaded straps that not only elevate the aesthetic, but also provides a textural contrast. Perfect for those wanting to stand out this summer with subtle-yet-striking embellishments. All that's missing is a black crochet bag and a pair of strappy flat sandals.

What swimwear styles are on trend this year?

Swimwear trends this year include vibrant colours, like greens, red and pinks. High-waisted and high-cut one-pieces are back, blending vintage charm with contemporary flare and are super comfortable, too. Asymmetrical cuts are also dominating the scene, adding a touch of sophistication and modernity to any summer look. Saying that, if you want a swimwear style that's never going to go out of fashion, opt for a monochromatic swimsuit or bikini in either black, white, or an earthy tone.

What is M&S magic swimwear?

M&S has released a line of swimwear that provides 360° Tummy Control for a sleek and smooth appearance that only accentuates your natural curves. Think of it as shapewear transformed into a comfortable swimsuit. The style is available in UK sizes 8-24 and will offer a little bit of extra support when you need it. In fact, it's so popular one is sold every two minutes.

Gemma Lavers is a Fashion Writer at Bauer Media, writing for brands like Grazia, heat and Closer. Gemma specialises in all things clothing and enjoys outfit planning (especially for holidays), scrolling social media for the next trend and shopping (probably for a new coat).

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