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The Wishlist: Spring's Best Swim Shorts

The Wishlist: Spring's Best Swim Shorts

The mercury is rising and the bank holidays are coming up. We’re looking forward to escaping the daily grind with a short-haul trip to some hot and steamy European beach destination, currently TBC. Whilst we’re happy to be with our choice of destination, we’re planning our beach wardrobes ahead, and a key summer investment is, of course, a pair of trunks. Call us premature, but with reports of 27ºc in the South this weekend, we’ve got swimwear on the brain. Whatever you call them – shorts, trunks, bathers, a swimsuit – as long as they’re submergible, we don’t care. And although we’re not ones for budgie smugglers, we salute those who are brave enough to bare all. Here we chart the best shorts of SS18.

WhYellow Vilebrequin Swim Shorts


The colour of the season, a mustard yellow pair of swim trunks is just the thing for sunny days at the pool. Make sure they fit perfectly and avoid exposing yourself or losing them to the surf with Vilebrequin’s perfectly sized Moorea swim short. A classic.

Valentino Camouflage Swim Shorts


For those who want their swimwear as on-trend as their day wear, Valentino’s signature camouflage shorts are guaranteed to be top of the packing list. Throw them in your new Gucci duffle bag and away you go. Just don’t forget your passport.

Vilebrequin Moorea Swim Shorts Green


Commit to a colour and keep things simple but contemporary in a pair of Vilbrequin block colour shorts. This pair in a playful shade of green are reminiscent of a particularly lurid mint choc chip ice cream, minus the chips. Looks great with a tan.

Yellow versace Logo Swim Shorts


Make your way from the beach to the bar in Versace’s logo swim shorts. Finished with the ever-decadent Versace Greek key motif and medusa head, we can see these sat at a poolside somewhere in the heady Miami sunshine.

Vilebrequin floral hawaiian swim shorts


Excuse the pun, but this season we’re going bananas for tropical prints. Nothing says summer like lush, verdant colours and a hibiscus flower somewhere around your nether regions. These Hawaiian print shorts make a satisfying change to the staidness of workwear – guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.