If ever there was a swimwear season for travel restrictions to be reduced and our suitcases to reflect the excitement, it is this year—2022’s swimwear trends are ready to go. I am a self-confessed swimwear obsessive and after over a decade as a buying director for my own swimwear business, I’m always on the lookout for the next big designers and trends. I’m always asked why I love swimwear so much, and to be honest it just kind of happened. I have so many beautiful memories of dreamy summers spent on the beach with my family in Puglia growing up so for me swimwear is synonymous with being happy and having fun—I always felt my most confident in the sun and that was mostly down to the swimwear I picked up on shopping trips with my mother. Then there’s the fact a bikini or swimsuit can have a longer life than many other fashion purchases—in fact, most swimwear styles rarely date and if you buy well, you will hold onto pieces for years to come.