Poolside Prints: Pretty Bikinis and Retro One-Piece Swimsuits

Poolside Prints: Pretty Bikinis and Retro One-Piece Swimsuits

For the girls at Peacocks, holiday shopping generally splits us into two teams:

  1. “I adore making lists, it helps me get excited for my jollies, and I have never had to buy emergency sun cream at the airport”.

  2. “I like to wing it, I do shop before I go but I just buy the things I like and hope my wardrobe will somehow supply the rest. Once, I had to buy shorts in Lanzarote because I didn’t pack a single pair”.

Does one of these people sound familiar to you? Whichever group you fall into, if any, one purchase that most of us spend a lot of time thinking about – for good or for bad – is our swimwear.

Because you wear them most of the time, it sometimes feels like the success of the holiday hangs on picking some good bikinis (no, YOU’RE being dramatic). You want to avoid dodgy tan lines, you want to look good but most importantly you want to feel good!

Now, we are very much of the opinion that to get a bikini body, all you need to do is put a bikini on your body. But, we understand wanting to find the perfect one (or five)!

Luckily we have plenty of swimwear that fits the bill. Explore our lookbook of on-trend, show-stealing bikinis and one pieces to give your holiday wardrobe that added vavavoom!


This year, bikini style is all about bold colour blocks – we’re talking neons, pastels and rich, primary colours – as well as classic black with multi-strap detailing, and large florals.

Thanks to the immortal words of Miranda Priestley of course, we know that florals are hardly ground-breaking for spring, but this season you’ll find something a little different. In SS17, bikini florals are intense, large and popping, set against contrasting backgrounds.

If you’re looking to avoid tan lines we’d suggest tops with a moulded cup – that way you can generally take the straps down without revealing more than you intended to!

Pink Floral Bikini

Floral Pink Bikini Top

Pink Side Tie Bikini Brief


Red Bikini Top

Red Halter Neck Bikini Top

Red Tanga Bikini Brief

Red Bikini Set


Navy Bikini

Dark Blue Bikini Top

Blue Bikini Bottoms

Dark Blue Bikini Briefs


Black Bikini Top

Black Tanga Bikini Brief

Black Tanga Bikini Brief

Black Bikini



If you think feeling self-conscious will get in the way of you having fun, or if you just really like one-pieces, you’re in luck.

One-piece swimming costumes have always been a pretty, lower maintenance alternative, but this year they are also seeing the revival to end all fashion revivals!

Think ’80s high leg styles, lacing and cut-out detailing to hit the mark, with on-trend khaki as a firm season favourite. Alternatively, choose retro stripes and navy colouring to channel 1920s chic or rock the nautical vibe. Hello sailor.


Blue Swimsuit

Blue Striped Bandeau Swimsuit


Black Paisley Keyhole Swimsuit

Black Swimsuit


Khaki Swimsuit

Khaki Cross Front Swimsuit


Black Tropical Bandeau Swimsuit

Floral Swimsuit


You have no idea how difficult it was to choose our favourites for this edit!

Check out the full collections of bikinis and swimsuits on the Peacocks website today, and tag us in your pictures on Facebook or Instagram when they arrive. You might see us share them on our social channels!

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