Too Cool for the Pool

Best Girls Swimwear Beanie & Bear Sea Folly Mara Hoffman

Pop colours, bold prints and neon detailing, this summer girls can hit the beach or hang out poolside in style with our pick of the seasons’ finest swimwear.

We got a bit envious choosing swimwear for this story. Not only do the kids get to build sandcastles without inhibition, but they can do it in some seriously cool clobber – not least the awesome separates from Mr Fox summer fashion crush Beanie & Bear. And perhaps if we all club together, we can convince Stella McCartney to do some sealife 3D swimwear for grown-ups? Just a thought…

Best Girls Swimwear Beanie & Bear Sea Folly

  1. For a touch of theatre in your holiday snaps, make sure you pack a dramatic Bang Bang Copenhagen swimsuit, £32
  2. Active kids who want to swim, play, dig, eat, and start all over again, should do so in Seafolly scoop board shorts, £25
  3. It might not be quick-dry UV50+ but this glittery triangle swimsuit from Bobo Choses is just too awesome to overlook. For kids that love to dress up, €32.50
  4. Aussie brand Sea Folly take safety and style equally seriously – with bright colours and prices that mean you can stock up for summer. We love this rash vest, £28 
  5. Prepare to avert your gaze at the checkout if you invest in this Mara Hoffman print and checkers swimsuit. But, if money is no object… £103
  6. It’s the combination of ruffles and neon that makes these separates stand out from the crowd. Stock up on a few bits, but don’t forgo the Yasmin Bum, £35
  7. We wish this Stella McCartney Sealife swimsuit came in adult sizes. The print comes to life when you put on the accompanying 3D glasses and the contrast neon zip at the back keeps it up to date. Stylish, well-cut and crucially, fun, £60
  8. The deep navy and canary yellow are a bold and brilliant combination in this seriously affordable swimsuit by Mini Rodini, €16.67
  9. Cute, practical and super cool, throw these Bobo Choses watermelon swim shorts in the day bag – they dry fast and are a far more comfortable option than lycra if sandcastles or beach volleyball are the order of the day, €32.50