Every summer, new beach trends come and go. But the striped bikini is forever. And this season there are plenty of versions around to suit every taste – from colourful stripes that will perfectly offset your holiday glow to retro versions that bring back memories of stripy beachfront deckchairs and nostalgic British beach towns like Brighton and Margate – which by the way, are must-visits this summer. Staycations are the new vacations, didn't you know? Here for a good time and a long time, we've rounded up the best striped bikinis, no matter what your budget.
3 STRIPED BIKINIS FOR EVERY BUDGET
By Grace Cook, 15 August 2018
Perfectly blending retro stripes with a one-shoulder silhouette, this sorbet-hued bikini from River Island is just the ticket to amp up your wardrobe for a last-minute weekend away. The ultimate in versatile beachwear, it will look just as good dressed up with a pair of high-waisted shorts for a beachside sunset cocktail. A pair of quirky white sunnies are all you need to offset the 50s vibe.
Decked in cute candy-coloured stripes, this bikini from Rip Curl has us reminiscing about colourful peppermint rock from childhood summer trips to the British seaside. In bright contrasting colours made for summer, this bikini is built for riding the waves – essentially meaning it's built for life. Buy now, wear forever: consider this the investment piece your holiday wardrobe needs.