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Best Swimsuits and Bikinis 2012 for a High-Budget

Last Monday I showed you the best swimsuits and bikinis of 2012 for a low-budget. However, today I’m going to show you the best swimsuits and bikinis for a high-budget.

Go Sporty

A big year for Britain in sports, so show some sport related style by the poolside this summer!

From left to right:
Bikini – Michael Kors – Color-block triangle bikini (Was £210, Now £84).
Bikini – JETS by Jessika Allen White Label – Ultimate laser-cut molded bikini (Was £265, Now £106).
Bikini – Agent Provocateur – Mazzy triangle bikini top (£110), bikini bottoms no longer available.

Leopard Print

Give leopard print a modern twist with a brightly coloured print, or just keep it classic with the traditional colour.

Left to right:
Bikini – Dolce & Gabbana – Leopard-print triangle bikini top (Was £115, Now £69), Leopard-print bikini briefs (Was £95, Now £57).
Bikini – Dolce & Gabbana – Leopard-print balconette bikini top (Was £155, Now £93), briefs no longer available.
Bikini – Vix – Mustique printed triangle bikini top (£80), Mustique printed bikini briefs (£85).


Red, white, blue and stripes will all give you a fabulous French Riviera feel that’s so chic this season.

Left to right:
Swimsuit – Lisa Marie Fernandez – The Jasmine striped seersucker swimsuit (£400).
Bikini – Lisa Marie Fernandez – The Yasmin striped seersucker bikini (£315).
Swimsuit – Miu Miu – Bow-embellished halterneck swimsuit (Was £125, Now £87.50).
Bikini – Gucci – Striped triangle bikini (Was £215, Now £107.50).


Get a pop of colour on your beachwear this season, to create attention on the beach!

Left to right:
Bikini – Tori Praver – Hula ruffled bandeau bikini top (£105), Hoku bikini briefs (£90).
Bikini – TM by Tara Matthews – Bliss braided triangle bikini (Was £120, Now £48).
Bikini – Shimmi – Birkin printed triangle bikini (Was £165, Now £82.50).

Blue Hues

Pale and pretty, rock a blue swimsuit on the beach this summer and show off your tan!

Left to right:
Bikini – Charlie by Matthew Zink – Charlie tri-tone triangle bikini (Was £200, Now £120).
Bikini – Mara Hoffman – Beaded bandeau bikini (Was £195, Now £97.50).
Bikini – Shimmi – Birkin triangle bikini (Was £145, Now £58).

Printed Swimsuits

We Are Handsome and Lisa Marie Fernandez were both pioneers of this trend – yet both different in their style. Wear your printed swimsuit for instant style credentials!

Left to right:
Swimsuit – We Are Handsome – The Garden one-shoulder printed swimsuit (Was £180, Now £90).
Swimsuit – Lisa Marie Fernandez – +Peter Pilotto The Lisa Marie swimsuit (£355).
Swimsuit – We Are Handsome – The Carnival printed swimsuit (Was £205, Now £102.50).

Tribal Print

The tribal trend has been big this season, so why not try an Aztec print bikini, or a really colourful, crazy printed bikini. The bikinis below by Lisa Maire Fernandez isn’t strictly tribal print, but I think it’s a more modern variation on the trend!

Left to right:
Bikini – Mara Hoffman – Printed triangle bikini (Was £175, Now £87.50).
Bikini – Lisa Marie Fernandez – + Peter Pilotto The Lauren bikini (£315).
Bikini – Mara Hoffman – Techno Animal printed triangle bikini (£185).
Bikini – Emamó – Messico printed bandeau bikini (£180).

Exotic Prints

The title is a bit ambiguous, but to me it encompasses animal print, rich colour, fruits (see the tomato print bikini below), and gold. Anything that is bold and glamazon worthy!

Left to right:
Bikini – Charlie by Matthew Zink – Charlie metallic triangle bikini (Was £200, Now £120).
Bikini – Dolce & Gabbana – Tomato-print triangle bikini top (Was £140, Now £98), Tomato-print bikini briefs (Was £130, Now £91).
Bikini – Michael Kors – Zebra-print triangle bikini (Was £200, Now £80). Swimsuit in same print also available.
Bikini – Milly – Positano printed bikini briefs (Was £96, Now £57.60). Top no longer available.


A classic bikini or swimsuit is a staple in anyones wardrobe; opt for a classic black triangle bikini, or try another block colour such as dark pink or navy. A black cut-away swimsuit it a modern update on this trend, and a pale grey ruched swimsuit is guaranteed elegance wherever you go!

Left to right:
Bikini – Gucci – Bamboo-embellished triangle bikini (Was £290, Now £145).
Swimsuit – Clube Bossa – Ruched plunge-front halterneck swimsuit (Was £465, Now £232.50).
Bikini – Gucci – Triangle bikini (£175).
Bikini – Zimmermann – Memoir ruffled underwired bikini (Was £165, Now £82.50).

All items currently available from Net-a-porter.com. I cannot guarantee availability, or pricing.

Check out my blog next week, where I will be showing you What To Wear To: An Ibiza Party for a Low-Budget.

ewfashionblogger – Your online fashion stylist.

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