Swimwear that'll leave you feeling body confident

Lauren Sharkey

A recent study revealed that over half of 18-24-year-olds are worried about their bikini bodies, intentionally buying swimwear to hide any problem areas.

Although confidence does increase with age, we’re all victims of the Instagram life in which we stare at seemingly perfect people with flawless bodies.

There’s no shame in looking for a bikini or swimsuit that’ll suck you in in certain places or completely cover any of your so-called ‘flaws’.

We’ve trawled the web for some truly flattering swimwear styles that are the furthest from dowdy and drab you could possibly get.

From sporty arm-covering swimsuits to fun and colourful high-waisted bikinis, prepare to feel your best on the beach this summer.

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