Tropi-cool

Say Aloha to the tropics as you basque in the lush foliage and exotic floral prints of our spring/summer 2019 swimwear collection. Offering underwired cups, soft fit styles, tummy control briefs and swimsuits and some of the hottest on-trend exclusive prints, we bring your dream of faraway exotic islands to you.

Botanical


Banana palms, ferns, monsteras… whatever leaf catches your eye, the popularity of tropical botanics is at an all-time high, whether it’s wall prints, stationery, cushions or swimwear. Obviously we are in love with the latter, with this season’s bikinis and one-pieces being adorned with leaves of all manner of shapes, sizes and colours. From real-life hues to colour-popping creations, you’ll feel fit for the Bahamas in these prints, even if you’re in Bournemouth.

New style alert


Have you seen the all-new Figleaves Hawaii soft wrap halter bikini top? It is non-wired and unpadded, giving you a natural fit with full coverage, and fits up to an F cup. The double lined cups give support and the twist front creates a flattering neckline that enhances your shape.

Floral


Forget English country blooms – we’re talking tropical flowers, and the bigger and brighter the better as far as this season’s swimwear goes. Repeated prints of the same flower have a slightly calmer feel to them, while a myriad of orchids, lotus and hibiscus shows a full embrace of the trend and really conjures up that balmy vibe of the faraway tropics. The addition of a waterfall ruffle enhances the feminine feel and can offer both coverage or volume..


Mix tropical prints with block colour to divert attention away from certain areas if you wish and enjoy the trend in a more subtle fashion.

Bold


Wearing a bold print is a statement, but choose the right fit and style of swimwear and you’ll rock even the busiest and brightest of patterns. Whether you want bra-sized cups, soft fit crop tops or tummy control swimsuits, we have something for every beach body. Tall people carry off prints exceptionally well, especially the larger sized designs. One-pieces obviously allow more print to be visible, so opt for a bikini if you don’t want to go top-to-toe bold.


If you don’t feel confident wearing a loud print, opt for a black or white backdrop for a more muted feel, which also allows your tropical pattern to stand out.

Delicate


Welcome to slightly more delicate and smaller-sized prints which can be enjoyed by everyone and are especially suited to those who are slightly shorter. Finding a more muted colour palette or simpler print can help you feel more confident wearing the tropical trend. Swimsuits and bikinis with high waisted briefs or high necklines allow more of the softer print to be seen, still creating the same stylish impact in true elegance.

Laura Barrett

Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.