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Many of you might be feeling the urge to escape from the miserable weather in the UK right now (we know some of our most organised readers already have, and we can't stop checking flights on our lunch break...) but the thought of shopping for swimwear is enough to stop us in our tracks. The majority of women feel a little uncomfortable in a two piece - yes, even those annoying friends with the wash board stomachs - but the word 'swimsuit' is enough to force us all to buy an ill fitting bikini, as it conjures up images of childhood swimming lessons, our mums, and sports day. In the last couple of years as vintage fashion has become more and more prominent in trends on the high street, retailers have stepped up their game and have actually produced some covetable costumes. Topshop have some particularly great styles at the moment, featuring conversational prints and retro inspired cuts; these are a few of our favourites:

The blue Rio printed costume is the perfect way to draw attention to yourself on the beach, for all the right reasons! The suit features a cut out back, halterneck strap, and tie back. The red palm print suit with bow detail and removable straps is a great way to work the Hawaiian trend - in our eyes it has all style of a bikini without the exposure. It even has built in cups for extra support. Another suit with the added benefit of cup support is the coral and cobalt one piece, which embraces the 1950's shape with its waisted brief cut - we love the colourblocking and the adjustable straps too! Last but by no means least is the black all in one with kaleidoscope design and keyhole opening at the back. The high neck is great for those a little self-conscious about their assets in the pool, whilst the bold print with black surrounding creates the illusion of a slimmer frame.

Which of these swimsuits would you choose? Let us know in the comments!