Last Updated on March 4, 2023
With summer just around the corner, it’s finally time to talk swimsuits.
Once considered a bikini’s conservative counterpart, the swimsuit has never looked more chic.
The cut out one piece is like the hybrid of two; it offers more coverage than a bikini, yet shows a little more skin than a swimsuit. The perfect middle ground, if you ask me.
We’ve already done a deep dive into the cut out dress and their rise in popularity recently, and the cut out swimsuit is no different.
The trend is already all over our feeds this summer, so now is your time get shopping before all the good ones are sold out.
Designer labels set the cut out trend in their swimwear collections, and as expected this has trickled down to the high street. With styles featuring pastel colours, bold prints and a high leg cut, if you’re in the market for one swimsuit this season, make it the cut out swimsuit.
While these once pieces are in high demand this season, they’ve been in the limelight for a few seasons now, proving they have real staying power. This year we’re seeing cool keyhole cut-outs at the chest, giving the classic swimsuit a fresh new look.
What’s great about these swimsuits is their versatility. They can easily be incorporated with the rest of your wardrobe, doubling as a bodysuit and styled with high waist trousers or shorts for an easy day to night look.
Ready to give the trend a whirl but don’t know where to start?
Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard part for you. Keep scrolling for our edit of the coolest cut out swimsuits to get excited about this summer.
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Shop our favourite cut out swimsuits
Marlow cut-out swimsuit, £160, Agent Provocateur at Selfridges – buy now
Blue floral tie cut out swimsuit, £35, Monki – buy now
High-leg cut-out swimsuit, £24.99, H&M – buy now
South Beach Exclusive asymmetric cut out swimsuit in high shine purple, £30, ASOS – buy now
Green Cut Out Swimsuit, £36, River Island – buy now
Spell Cha Cha Twist One-Piece Swimsuit, £168, Free People – buy now
Cut-out Halter Neck Swimsuit, £32.99, Zara – buy now
Italian Stallion cut-out swimsuit, £184, Reina Olga at Farfetch – buy now
High Leg One-Shoulder Swimsuit, £14.99 – H&M – buy now
Topshop petite 60’s floral keyhole cut out swimsuit, £30, ASOS – buy now
Taylor cut-out swimsuit, £113, Lygia & Nanny at Farfetch – buy now
Cut-out detail swimsuit, £49.99, Mango – buy now
Peek & Beau Fuller Bust Exclusive cut out swimsuit in striped towelling, £34, ASOS – buy now
High Leg One-Shoulder Swimsuit, £24.99, H&M – buy now
Ring detail cut out swimsuit in bright psychedelic print, £32, ASOS – buy now
Out From Under Marina Retro Cut-Out Swimsuit, £39, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Free Society cut out swimsuit in burnt gold, £38, ASOS – buy now