It's summertime baby, and we've made a list of hot, hotter and hottest swimsuits for men and women. Get yourself into one of these awesome numbers, grab a cocktail and get on your floatie
Men's trunks, Zara
you tropical stud! You and your swimming trunks
(199RMB) will be the hit of the (artificial) Beijing beach. Not into parrots or allergic to watermelons? No worries, Zara has loads of snazzy trunks for men
on offer. Including this golden masterpiece
Keyhole high-neck halter top, Abercrombie & Fitch
Good news for the pale ladies out there: this summer, it's actually fashionable to cover it up a bit, as high-neck tops and high-waisted bottoms are very much in style. Abercrombie & Fitch sure know how to work this style and still keep it sexy with this high-neck halter top
(328RMB) and a variety of matching bottoms. The all-American brand also offers shorts
at three different lengths and in various colours and prints for men.
V-neck swimsuit, Pull and Bear
Bathing suits are back, big time! They're perfect whether you want to look fashionable at the pool bar or if you want to get some serious swimming done. We love this classy and sexy suit from Pull and Bear
, which you can order online through Tmall
Short swim shorts, H&M
H&M's short swim shorts
come in ten different colours, so peacock-types can have their pick from shades bright enough to blind naysayers. But why stick to just one colour if they only cost 129RMB a pair? H&M's men's collection
also includes longer basic and printed shorts for the surfer dudes among us. The women's collection
has enough options too: we were in a romantic mood and loved this bikini
with its ruffles and flowers.
Deep-back zip swimsuit, Asos
Curvy girls will know that shopping in Beijing if you’re anywhere above a UK size 14 can be a bit of a nightmare. Fortunately, Asos is there to embrace your lumps and bumps and give you the summer silhouette of your dreams; after all, plus-size women deserve to look fit poolside too. We’re living for this flirty zip-up number
(324RMB), which features a sexy boy shorts cut across the legs and a dipped back, as well as chunky straps to support a bodacious cleavage.
Striped halter bikini, Asos
Alternatively, this stripy number
taps into the current ‘fatkini’ trend and, when combined with a retro straw hat and some Jackie O shades, will take you through to September in style. The cute peach colour is a guaranteed tan enhancer, and we love its tie-back and cheeky flash of bum. You could mix-and-match the pieces with the components of a black two-piece for more options, and it can be yours for 225RMB (top) and 180RMB (bottoms).
Striped bathing suit, Cos
This striped bathing suit
matches a jaunty nautical print with a simple style, and is as perfect for swimming laps as it is for lounging, which is precisely why we love Cos' swimwear collection
. There are several elegant yet sporty bikinis and swimsuits on sale for women, including several high-necked options.
Swimming trunks, Forever 21
How fingerlickin' sweet are these swimming trunks? Forever 21
offers these and other fun swimming trunks, all costing around 99RMB. At that price, go get yourself a pair already!
Women's one-piece, Forever 21
Those on a budget will love the women's collection at Forever 21
, and we don't think we need to explain why. Will you just look at this bathing suit! It's fun, it's garish and it's only 189RMB. Forever 21 has loads of fun pieces on offer, but you shouldn't be afraid to stand out of the crowd with metallic bikinis and Baywatch
-style red bathing suits.
Sprinkle frill Bardot bikini, Tmall
Lovers of embellished, patterned pieces will be thrilled to know that a few Topshop options are available through Tmall
, including this gorgeous Brigitte Bardot-style bikini. The bikini set
costs 279RMB, with free shipping.
Guard-fit swim trunks, Hollister
Watch out, beach hunk in sight! These dangerously sweet swimming trunks
are yours for 299RMB. Hollister has a wide range of shorts
in its shops, with basic trunks in all kinds of colours as well as shorts with fun prints.
Triangle bikini top, Hollister
High-waisted bikini, Taobao
We're so happy these flattering high-waist bikini shorts are in style this summer. We love this retro-style bikini
, and we also love that it only costs 49RMB so that you can look like Marilyn Monroe for the price of a beer. Thank you, Taobao!