10 Swimsuits Rihanna Would Approve Of

08 June 2013 by

Rihanna Swimsuits

It’s official – this summer, it’s all about the swimsuit! According to new research by eBay, sales of the one-piece are up 110% compared to last month – an indication, they say, that the bikini is dead. Whilst we’re not entirely convinced the two-piece is over (after all, does a girl really have to choose?) it’s definitely true that retailers are noticing a rise in the sales of swimsuits.

We reckon it’s the influence – yet again – of Rihanna, who’s been spotted sporting various one-pieces recently. She’s experimented with everything from a classic white swimsuit by all-American designer Oscar de la Renta, We Are Handsome’s bold homage to Bob Marley, a floral design by Australian streetwear designers MinkPink and recently instagrammed her cut-out Charlie by Matthew Zinc – a designer who once worked with Tom Ford but launched his own 1970’s influenced swimwear collection in 2010.

So in homage to Rihanna’s swimsuit style, we’ve rounded up the 10 best one-pieces out there right now.


Fashion forward types will favour thisWe Are Handsome mustang print one-piece - £214, [a target="_blank" href="https://www.beachflamingo.com/we-are-handsome-the-mustang-scoop-one-piece/?Auth=15e8d8e83702bd6f7fcf29557ce500ca">Beach Flamingo[/a]

Bold, simple and chic, this Jets halterneck one-piece has it all - £139,[a target="_blank" href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/jets/evolution-pleated-empire-banded-halter-one-piece-465780"> My-Wardrobe[/a]

Sheer is a huge catwalk trend this summer so extend it to swimwear with this Beth Richards number. Plus it can double up as a body for hitting the bars after the beach - £250,[a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/356558"> Net-a-Porter[/a]

Rihanna loves Charlie by Matthew Zinc's 1970's inspired swimwear. This plum halterneck is subtle but stylish - £200, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/380158">Net-a-Porter[/a]

Cutaway at the neck and embellished with rubber detailing at the side, this & other stories swimsuit is a total bargain - £29, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stories.com/Ready-to-wear/Swimwear/Swimsuit/590595-559075.1">& Other Stories[/a]

China blue tea-set prints are a catwalk trend we're happy to see extend to the beach. Pretty and practical - £35, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.warehouse.co.uk/china-blue-swimsuit/beachwear/warehouse/fcp-product/4012909599">Warehouse[/a]

Channel Rihanna with this bra-style printed number from one of her favourite Australian labels, MinkPink - £92, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/minkpink-mayra-bra-swimsuit/invt/5745409330243/">Urban Outfitters[/a]

Trust American Apparel to do good swimwear. We love this vintage floral print - £41, [a target="_blank" href="http://store.americanapparel.net/product/?productId=rnt48pa">American Apparel [/a]

White swimsuits can be so sexy. And this supportive but chic number from premiere French label Thapelo is perfect for curvy shapes - £245, [a target="_blank" href="https://www.beachflamingo.com/thapelo-izzy-white-swimsuit/?Auth=15e8d8e83702bd6f7fcf29557ce500ca">Beach Flamingo [/a]

RiRi loves L*Space swimwear. We love this Portofino slashed to the neck number - £103, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.shopbop.com/portofino-one-piece-swimsuit-lspace/vp/v=1/1586225619.htm?folderID=2534374302165933&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=11611">Shopbop[/a]


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