Is it too early to be entertaining the idea of swimsuit shopping? Definitely not!

It's only the third week of September but it's as though spring lasted for just one week (in Jo'burg that is) and we’re already slap bang in the middle of summer.

Read more: This swimsuit collection is teaching us to love our bodies, regardless of size

Scorching hot days make for the best poolside or beachfront chilling and are a great excuse to show off your inspired swimsuit collection. YAAAAS!

And yes, your body is already a beach body. Just take it to the beach. In a hot bikini or one piece.

These are the six hottest swimsuit styles you’re gonna be wearing this season:

Colour blocker

What is spring without a generous dose of colour? Enjoy the pool in a vibrant swimsuit.

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This one piece wonder, R549, Spree.


Or mix and match with this scalloped bikini top, R119, MRP.

Scalloped bikini bottoms, R99, MRP.

Tropical flare

Create the illusion of longer looking legs on the beach with a high-leg costume. 

??All of me. The curves & edges... The perfect imperfections.

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Pineapple one piece, R549, Spree.

High leg swimsuit, R379 at H&M.

High rise

Add a touch of vintage sophistication to your swimwear style with high-waisted bottoms or a halter top or both.

Last one. Summer '17.

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High waist bikini bottom, R299, Superbalist with matching lemon bandeau wrap top, R349, Superbalist.

Or go for this neoprene high neck zip top, R449, Superbalist.


Attention to detail

In 2017 swimwear is all about interesting elements, ranging from small tassels and ruffles to flattering lace-ups.

Hey 2017...you sexy tang ???? ??: @tebello_r

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We can't wait for the Havvy Collective swimwear range to launch later this month so we can get our hands on these marbled essentials:


Almost naked

Apparently this trend is too good to be left to skirts and dresses, so up your swimsuit repertoire with cut-out details, mesh and crochet. 

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Mesh swimsuit, R549 at Spree.

Abstract monokini, R179 at MRP.

Hello, sailor

Ranging from preppy monochrome to the daring seaside alternative, it is no secret that stripes are out to play this season and we can’t get enough of them.

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Printed one-piece, R329 at Spree.

Striped bikini top, R249 at H&M.

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