Maybe you’re lucky enough to have the ocean on your doorstep, or maybe that’s the first place you’ll go when restrictions are lifted. Here are the swimsuits for your next summer adventure

If there is one thing that will thoroughly wash away the cobwebs of lockdown, it’s a bracing dip in the sea. Outdoor swimming has been growing in popularity in Ireland in recent years, with more and more braving chilly Irish waters all year round. Matt Damon famously embraced the Irish sea during his time in lockdown in the seaside village of Dalkey, Super Valu bag of wet towels in tow.

If wearing a bikini on Irish soil isn’t for you (not many would like to run into their boss/neighbour/Hollywood celebrity when wearing a two-piece, even at a social distance), here are the suits and two-pieces that will give you the coverage and confidence to dive right in.

Sporty styles

Long-sleeved swimsuit, H&M (€34.99)

Olympic swimsuit, Allsisters @ Net-a-porter (€122) *sustainable material

Rash vest, Boden (€60)
Long-sleeved wetsuit, H&M (€34.99)

Make a statement

One shoulder swimsuit, H&M (€27.99)

Swimsuit, Peony @ Net-a-porter (€144) *made from recylced fishing nets

Swimsuit, Mara Hoffman (€290) *sustainable

Swimsuit, Batoko (€56.08) *made from ocean plastic

Retro swimsuit, Mango (€39.99)

Classic styles

Emma Willis suit, Next (€58)
Breton striped swimsuit, Littlewoods Ireland (€50)
Swimsuit, COS (€49) *made from recycled nylon
Polka-dot swimsuit, Mango (€39.99)
Tommy Hilfiger swimsuit, Arnotts (€105)

Splash of colour

Print/black reversible bikini, ASOS (€58.07)

Chantelle swimsuit, Arnotts (€100)

Pink swimsuit, Topshop (€36)

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