5 Swimwear Pieces For Diving Into Summer

The warmer weather is coming, so be prepared for beach trips and pool days with these gorgeous swimwear items By Victoria Featherstone Pearce

Make a splash this summer, with my top five sustainable swimwear brands. Each piece has been sourced, tried and tested by myself during my own search for planet-friendly, luxury fashion. Every item is an investment for the long-term that you can wear for years to come - they might be at the higher end of the price scale, but they are made from high-quality materials and don't support fast fashion.

Paper London

Shell Bikini Top in Navy, Cindy Bottoms in Navy

Channel your inner mermaid with this Shell Bikini Top. It's such a cutie! Featuring flattering panelling and the twist of a scalloped neckline and scooped bust with removable padding. With matching sporty high-cut bottoms to elongate legs and maximise the oh-so-important sun tan.

Totally eco-friendly, it's made from sustainable, recycled materials. Apart from looking fabulous on the beach what I also love about this brand is for every piece of swimwear purchased they will plant not one, but five mangrove trees within Madagascar, Mozambique or Kenya.

Trees are vital in the health of our planet and ecosystem. We'd like more of them! These specific trees are a gem for keeping underwater and coastal ecosystems healthy as they filter and purify the water systems they are planted in.

Who is planting these trees do you ask? The local communities are provided crucial income through
reforestation projects, meaning your purchase is doing a whole lot of good as well as looking fantastic poolside.

After your purchase has been made, you'll receive a link to track the progress of your reforestation impact. How cool is that!

£75 and £70, paperlondon.com

Eco Swim®

Angelina One Piece Swimsuit

All Eco Swims designs are super cute and stylish. Made of ECONYL® which is regenerated yarn from recycled fishing nets and other discarded nylons.

Swimwear never looked so good and did so much by turning polluting trash into luxury swimwear. You will be doing your bit for the planet with every
piece you wear.

A staggering 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear are left in the oceans each year, remaining in the marine ecosystem for hundreds of years.

Over 100,000 sea mammals and a million sea birds are killed in the ocean by pollution each year and 300,000 dolphins die each year as a result of becoming entangled in discarded fishing nets.

Eco Swim not only helps to alleviate this destruction, but it proves you don't have to take from our planet to look stylish on the beach.

£75, ecoswim.com


Elements Mesh Swimsuit

You are sure to stand out in the crowd wearing the Elements Mesh Swimsuit, it's a true eye-catcher defined by the use of mesh fabric giving the impression of a transparent bikini. Without doubt this swimsuit is bringing sexy back!

Made from high-quality sustainable fabrics, this swimsuit is form fitting and figure hugging. It comes with a low-back cut and medium coverage. The elements come in both black and white but whatever colour you choose this is an absolute stunner of a swimsuit.

I'd say the elements swimsuit is definitely not for the faint hearted and is worn by those who aren't afraid of attention.

£155.59, sqorpios.com

Peony Swimwear

Porcelain String Tri Bikini, Porcelain String Pant

Hailing from sunny Australia, is Peony's signature String Tri. Featuring an original panelled design with dainty scalloped lace detail, often imitated but never the same.

Achieve your perfect fit with adjustable straps and cups that slide along under bust ties.

To match, there's Peony's signature string bikini bottom. Featuring dainty scalloped lace detail with tie sides for a versatile fit and premium gold toggles.

Inspired by intricate porcelain from the Renaissance era, this antique-like floral is fresh and romantic in soft blue and cream hues.

You can make waves in this truly stunning itsy-bitsy ethical bikini, knowing that every Peony Swimwear piece is made entirely from recycled and sustainable fabrics, both main fabric and lining.

Stockists include Selfridges & Co, Harrods, Browns Fashion and Net-a-Porter.

£61 and £53.80, peonyswimwear.com


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