Cut-out swimsuits are set to be even more popular this summer than they were last year. I personally can’t quite understand their allure as they are so impractical for the beach. Unless you are sitting completely in the shade you can expect to get some seriously dodgy tan marks.
I’ve heard this trend coined as ‘cocktail beachwear’ which seems to translate as another holiday activity; i.e. time must be made to sit in the shade and simply pose in your costume. Well, if you have the figure and a good book, why not, I guess!
I love the designer version which is by one of my favourite designers, Michael Kors. It features a really gorgeous cut-out necklace neckline which looks particularly stunning when you add a low v-neck kaftan to show it off even when layering up. At £140 its not too bad a price for such an esteemed label.
The highstreet option is a white shimmer paparazzi cut-out tie side swimsuit by Vitamin A. At £125 it is only a smidge cheaper than the Michael Kors designer version though. It features a shimmering gold lining, which is made visible via the side ties.
To hit the poolside chic trend perfectly, accessorise your cut-out costume with a few chunky bangles on one arm, huge shades, and sky high wedges. You can pick up the Designer version from Net-a-porter and the Highstreet option from Figleaves.