Top 5 Summer 2017 Bikini Picks

With summer around the corner (summer is somewhat of a looser term in the UK), the holiday season is creeping upon us, one flip flop at a time. My family & I are soon travelling to Tenerife for a week to soak up some sun and enjoy some much needed family time. And so begins the annual Bikini search! 

This can be a real minefield for most of us.  I cannot say how thankful I am for online shopping as trying on bikini’s in fitting rooms never seems particularly flattering.

Being a mum, and also having just passed the ’30’ mark, I am often being pushed into a swimsuit or something a little more formal, and whilst I always look to remain stylish & classy, I’m not quite ready to throw away my string bikini!

When shopping for a bikini (I would like to think) I know what style suits me and my body shape.  As shoppers, we are very fortunate, in that we are spoilt for choice.  When you have identified what will work for you both practically and aesthetically, the shopping can really begin.

I am 5ft 10 and a size 10. I am naturally pear shaped, so I try to lengthen my legs and slim my thigh/hip area as much as possible.  Luckily, high legged bottoms have finally made a comeback! Woohoo!

A huge trend in summer swimwear is the halterneck bikini.  I absolutely love this look, as you will see from my picks below.  The halterneck has been seen on the catwalk at all major fashion weeks internationally, and I really think this is a trend that is transferable to the highstreet for everyone.

So, here are my top picks:

ASOS Mix & Match Crochet Halter Neck Bikini £18.00.

ASOS Mix and Match Crochet Halter Neck Bikini

White can be a tricky colour to pull off, but I intend to have a spray tan done before I take my pasty limbs anywhere near the beach! I love the high legged bottoms and the halterneck is delicate and not too top heavy.

Paperdolls Mesh Floral Details Halter Neck Bikini £28.00.

Paperdolls Mesh Floral Detail Halter Neck Bikini

I love the mesh fabric on this bikini. It adds a more delicate feel to an otherwise solid Bikini.  The cute flower detail adds a little interest on the hips.  This bikini looks really practical too.  If I have one too many ice creams, the high waisted bottoms will disguise a multitude of sins.  A classy bikini with a sexy feel.

New Look Red Bardot Neck Frill Trim Bikini £23.98.
New Look Red Bardot bikini
My next choice is reflective of one of my all time favourite necklines. I absolutely love the bardot neckline. It is so feminine and flattering to all shapes and sizes. Red is one of my favourite colours, and as a dark haired lady, I find the red really pops. I will definitely be picking this up. I can already imagine teaming it with some mid-rise denim hot pants and sandals for an evening beach-party look.

Forever21 Lace Up Bikini £28.00

forever21 Lace Up Bikini Black

If you happen to be following me on Instagram (@wonderlingblog)  you will know that I have a real soft-spot for a lace-up top.  Perhaps it is a subtle nod to my 90’s upbringing!  I love this bikini as the top is just a little bit sexy, and will carry an outfit through to the evening.

H & M Bikini Set £21.98 (mix and match)

H & M Floral Print Bikini

H & M have a great selection that you can mix and match.  This Floral print bikini is super cute and will look amazing with a tan.  There are a lot of floral prints in stores this summer and this is definitely one of my favourites.

Which of my choices is your favourite?  Are there any styles you are looking out for this summer? Are you a high or low waisted kind of girl?

Much Love,

Lisa xx

Thank you folks for visiting



  1. May 1, 2017 / 6:42 am

    Loving all of these! Especially the red one is a must-habe for a fellow pear! They day that with small breast you should have that kind of top, so I will definitely look into that one 🙂 great post, once again!

  2. May 2, 2017 / 6:36 am

    I see tropical flowers are in again

  3. May 2, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Great design and suggestions..

  4. May 2, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Multiple designs and choice available…good luck girls… pick one that suits you well

  5. May 2, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Nice designs, variety to choose from… all the best to the girls who get to see this…

  6. May 2, 2017 / 7:12 am

    Love, love, love!!! These are beautiful! Wish I could rock them.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 7:13 am

      I am so sure you can!

  7. May 2, 2017 / 7:15 am

    These are gorgeous would love to wear all of them 😉

  8. May 2, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Beautiful clothes and body. A perfect match. You gonna rock the world.

  9. PrachiJ
    May 2, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Amazing collection, love them all! 😀

  10. Vijee Djega
    May 2, 2017 / 9:16 am

    They are all very nice but I LOVE the top two – the white and the black one. You have given me added motivation to stick to my healthy eating, in time for bikini season 😀

  11. Robin Rue
    May 2, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Those are all really pretty. I especially love that one up at the top.

  12. May 2, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I think the white halter neck one is my favourite. Sadly I don’t think I will ever wear a bikini again after having 3 kids! But these are all very pretty

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 11:36 am

      I’m sure you will look great in one.. I’m going to pick out a swimsuit also and going high waisted with bikini bottoms.. hides a multitude of sins!

  13. May 2, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Lots of nice choices. I hope you and your family have an amazing time on holiday. I’m sure you’ll look great in your bikini choice!

  14. Amber
    May 2, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    These are all so pretty! I personally stick to one pieces though I do like that floral.

  15. Andrea
    May 2, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I really liked them all the floral is pretty not for me thought. I especially like the second one, the is black with a little of the lace see through mesh thing. I like that they are high waisted some of them.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      I love that high waisted clothing in general is in fashion! Really helps with the areas I’m a little unsure of exposing at times!

  16. May 2, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I really love that Paperdolls Mesh Floral Detail Halter Neck Bikini. I have a curvy body, so highwaisted bikinis look really good on me

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      I am the same.. love the high waisted one!

  17. May 2, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I am ready for summer!

  18. May 2, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I liked them all but I LOVE number 2. I love a high waist bikini and the details on it are so pretty!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks Melissa! I love this one too.. it’s so cute and I can imagine it with some high waisted denim jeans in the evening.

  19. May 2, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    I am due at the end of June, so I will almost definitely be sitting out bikini season this year, but maybe one of these will still be in style next season and I can find one at a reduced price. 🙂

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      That will definitely be a plus! They always get reduced to next to nothing.. I got a Top shop one last year for £1.00!!

  20. May 2, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Love this! I am literally ordering the H&M one right now, it is exactly my style so thank you!!

  21. May 2, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    I like the STRAPPY over the cleavage bikini! These ladies look amazing in these bikinis – I bet I would just look like an A-HOLE… hahaha!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      I’m sure you would look amazing! I love this too.. I have so many tips like this.. a classic 90’s look.. it must be nostalgia!

  22. May 2, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I’m totally with you on the halter neck bikini – they’re so classic and such a great way to show some skin without showing everything. On the other hand, I’m loving the mesh inserts on the other bikini too, but I think that’s likely for the same reasons. It’s showing, but without SHOWING.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Exactly what I was thinking! Love that these are trending this year.. I think in my 20’s the string bikini was king, but now I’m in my 30’s I’m looking for something a bit more covered, but still youthful!

  23. May 2, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    These are super cute! I love the crochet one! Bikinis don’t have to be skimpy to be classy! Thanks for sharing!

  24. May 2, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Love all of these, especially the first one. I would not b able to pick just one. Love the red frilly off the shoulder one too. You have great taste 😉 Liking your style

    • wonderlingblog
      May 2, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Kimberly!

  25. May 2, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    It upsets me when people try to create age appropriate clothing because unless your a child, you should have the freedom to wear whatever you like. I think you would look fab in a bikini and the red bardot and the tropical print bikini are my favourites x

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 6:11 am

      That is very true.. we should all be free to express ourselves individually.. as much as society encourages us to be pidgeon holed. Thank you.. I do love the red! X

  26. May 2, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    OMG! They all look amazing, I like the last one more. You have a great taste!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 6:10 am

      Thank you… I still have to pick out a couple for myself!

  27. May 3, 2017 / 3:04 am

    I think that the red Bardot bikini is very beautiful in a classic kind of way. And the lace up bikini would also be quite beautiful.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 6:10 am

      Thank you David, really nice to have a male perspective on these things!

  28. May 3, 2017 / 7:41 am

    I have recently passed the 40 mark and I have never owned a bikini! We are going on holiday to Spain this year and I want to lounge on the beach in a bikini, just because I never have before, but there are so many choices out there! I like the last floral print one you’ve pictured above best, but I’d be so worried the top would fall down with no straps, lol!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 7:59 am

      I can identify with that completely.. they have some amazing swimsuits now too.. just as chic and sexy as bikinis.. with zero of the associated risks!

  29. May 3, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Yay! I love bikinis And these are so perfect. I love them all….so hard to pick one….the red one arghh..I’m loving it too much xx

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 7:58 am

      I do love red! Especially being dark haired it just pops!

  30. May 3, 2017 / 9:14 am

    There are really cool pieces! Thanks for sharing!

  31. May 3, 2017 / 9:55 am

    H & M Floral Print Bikini looks good.

  32. May 3, 2017 / 9:59 am

    These are all super cute choices! I especially love the red one! Might have to add tyat one to my arsenal. Thanks for sharing!

  33. May 3, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Looks like I need to work more on my summer bod. Due to the bikinis being so cute!

  34. May 3, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I love all of these to death and it makes me miss my bikini days. I’d love the first one if I was still young and firm.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      I’m sure you would be able to rock this!

  35. May 3, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    amazing picks for summer, most ladies will be glad they came across this liost for sure. nice one there.

  36. May 3, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Summer is near, most pick up new swimwear… no.4 is my favorite!

  37. Deanna
    May 3, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Love all of those suits. I am tall and pear shaped too. Finding suits it difficult.

  38. May 3, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I love the black lace up bikini, it’s gorgeous. Having 3 children has left me with a bit of a mum bod, so it’s all in one swim suits for me!

  39. May 3, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    With me going to the beach in July, I need a new bikini! Thanks for sharing some beautiful picks!

  40. May 3, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Nice picks!! I loved the floral details of Paperdolls mesh halter neck bikini.. 😉

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      They are really cute aren’t they? It adds a soft feel to the otherwise solid bikini.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 3, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      I do love black for bikini’s also. Classic always works!

  41. May 3, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Love the design and colour. However the H&M one stands out because of it’s print and subtle colour

  42. May 5, 2017 / 12:56 am

    Those are all lovely picks. My favorite has to be halter neck bikini. It so cute!

  43. May 5, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    These are excellent suggestions. Now if you could go a step further and send them off to me, that would be just fabulous!

  44. Elizabeth O.
    May 5, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    They are gorgeous and definitely a good choice for the summer! Having these will certainly make you more excited to go to the beach!

  45. May 5, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Love 1, 3 & 5! Wish I had the body to rock these beach wears <3

    • wonderlingblog
      May 5, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      I am sure you do!! X

  46. May 5, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Love this collection. My favourites are the Asos top and the H&M set. the print.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 5, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      It’s so hard to choose! There are some seriously lovely bikinis out this summer.

  47. May 6, 2017 / 9:56 am

    A great look for the super skinny, but not sure about us mere mortals! Luckily its heading into winter where I live lol

    • wonderlingblog
      May 6, 2017 / 10:22 am

      Ah I’m about a uk size 10/12 , that’s why I often opt for higher waisted.. it can hide my chocolate addiction!

  48. May 9, 2017 / 2:07 am

    I love the high waist bottoms ane have been seeing a few cute off the shoulder bikini tops and can’t wait to try those out.

  49. May 9, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I love how stylish these are and how they aren’t like all the other bikinis that are on the market. Great picks, now I’m excited for the sun to arrive

    • wonderlingblog
      May 9, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      I certainly am too! Bring on the summer!

  50. Tiara Wilson
    May 16, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I love bikini 3 + 5. The ruffles are so cute and I feel like the design helps cover up trouble areas. I love the last one because I love floral and the art on the bikini. <3

    • wonderlingblog
      May 16, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      I love a ruffle too! Adds a little interest to the area.

  51. May 19, 2017 / 6:53 am

    So nice bikinis! I love the designs too! I wish I had a sexy body to wear that two-piece, lol.

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