With summer officially in full swing, so too is swimwear season. After two years of cancelled trips and overbooked staycations, the luxury sector’s swimwear designers — no doubt buoyed by the almost rapturous return of international travel — have made big, bold statements in their summer 2022 collections. Colours and patterns are crafted to turn heads, while eye-catching features include daring cut-outs and OTT jewellery-style detailing.
The message is clear: now is the time to go all-out. Unsurprisingly, such elevated looks come with the price tags to match, resulting in a spate of super-luxe swimwear hitting the racks. Those in search of the most sought-after summer styles may find that even the skimpiest of bikinis can cost £500 or more, depending where you shop.