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Suit yourself: Swimwear for every shape

Your perfect silhouette is just a scroll away. Whatever your shape, these new season swimwear cuts, colours and combinations are here to make you feel amazing in and out of the water through summer, and for all your holiday plans.

Not sure where to start? Let us break it down for you in our guide to bikinis and swimsuits for every shape.  


Meet the most flattering swimsuit you’ll ever own (yes, really). These silhouettes and cuts are perfect for you if you’re looking for swimwear with some built-in tummy support.

Add definition to your waist with prints, ties or a touch of texture, and you’re ready to go.  


If underwiring = unappealing we’ve got you covered. From plunging to triangle, top off your poolside look with these small-boob friendly bikini tops.

Pair with pops of pattern, a nautical stripe or an XXL beach basket, and pretend you’re in St Tropez.


Not all big boobs require extra-strength support. But for a little more security, this twist-front bikini has your back (and front), with the bonus of thicker straps that can be removed to turn it into a bandeau.

For a more breezy-and-boho take, a wide band is your best friend to keep your bust supported and pool party-ready at all times. We love this festival-feel Ricrac detail set, with high-cut bottoms to match. 


‘What is Bambi pose?’ We hear you ask. Basically, exactly what it sounds like: an Instagram trend where you sit with your thighs over your calves like a baby deer.

Universally the best way to show off your swimwear, if you plan to give it a go – pick a bikini worth showing off. This one-shoulder pastel pink style ticks all the boxes for pretty and practical, while this belted two-tone swimsuit taps into the retro revival.

We’ve had a makeover, fancy a sneak peek?

Our Accessorize stores in Fulham and Southampton have had a makeover and (if we don’t say so ourselves) they’re looking pretty fancy!

What’s New?

Think of our new stores like a ‘modern bazaar’ – an inspiring place to explore, full of things we know you’ll love. 

It’s a new look and feel designed by our savvy-shopper team who have created a space to make your shopping experience with us even better.

It’s a more modern and fresh look and feel, think: brass, marble and stone. In other words #InteriorGoals. 

Sip & Style

To keep the excitement high now that our Grand Opening Weekends are over, we’ll be running Sip & Style evenings in both Fulham and Southampton, weekly from Thurs 20th Feb. Pop in store 4-7pm on your way home from work for prosecco (do you see a theme emerging here?) and product-focused styling sessions! 

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Store Stylists

Not only are the new stores a dream to visit, but you can also get quality advice from our store staff who are qualified Stylists, trained by the London College of Style. 

Our unique training programme means our team know the coolest products and the trends you have to shop now; say hello to Spring/Summer micro bags and stacked jewellery! They can also make sure you pick the right colours for your skin tone, the perfect gift for your Mum (Mother’s Day is 22nd March, everyone!) or the ideal slides to stack in long locks.


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Let’s Get Away: New-In Travel Accessories for Jetsetters

City breakers, beach seekers and road trippers: Let’s Get Away, the new travel collection, has just touched down at Accessorize. Created in our London studio, this holiday-ready range features thoughtfully-designed bags, purses, make-up cases, luggage tags and in-flight accessories for efficient packing and compact travelling. Get your first look now…



All the Essentials


Here’s to the accessories that we can’t leave home without. Stylish and sturdy enough to store in your suitcase, our new-in make-up bags are the practical way to carry your cosmetics from A to B – choose from zipped-up styles soft blush pink and classic quilted black. Jewellery boxes keep precious pieces safe and tangle-free, while laptop cases, passport holders and earphone pouches are on-hand for extra organisation points.


Pack it Up

 As seen on Remi Afolabi (left) and Rosie Butcher (right)

Long weekend or long-haul flight? No matter where you’re headed next, a cool carry-on is the ultimate must-have for any jetsetter. From animal print to all-black everything, our softly-structured holdalls are a no-brainer thanks to their strong, spacious designs which include zip pockets and sturdy straps. Back on home ground? Be it yoga, swimming or a spin class, these clever creations also double up as super-chic gym bags.

Take Flight


Meet your new airport accessories. Making light work of hand luggage, our roomy tote bag will fit all your in-flight essentials, with handbag organisers, travel pouches and make-up cases helping you stay on top of your game. Stow loungewear in a matching laundry bag (great for long-haulers) and make your suitcase stand out on the baggage carousel with bold belts and tags.


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Instant Summer: Bali with Lucia and Kavita

The sun warming your skin, the lapping of the ocean, that first sip of an ice-cold drink on the beach: it only takes a few small moments to make it feel like summer. As part of our new #InstantSummer campaign, we’re inviting some of our favourite influencers to capture the spirit of the season with dreamy snapshots and style inspiration from wanderlust-worthy holiday destinations. First in line? Fashion bloggers Lucia and Kavita, straight from the tropical paradise of Bali, Indonesia..



Tell us about your holiday destination…

Lucia: It’s my fourth time here in Bali and there’s something so magical about this island that draws me back every time. It has everything, from the coolest surfer neighbourhoods like Canggu, lined with amazing cafés, bars and restaurants to stunning waterfalls and rice fields in Ubud and then the most beautiful beaches in Uluwatu. There’s never a dull moment here and the energy is infectious.

Kavita: It’s my third time in Bali and I can’t wait to return next year! It has the perfect mix of what I want in a holiday destination: sun, beaches, yoga, surfing, amazing food… there’s a reason it’s all over Instagram!



What are your #InstantSummer moments?

Lucia: The moment when we landed in Bali when the thick heat hits you as you step off the plane. They also always burn a particular incense in the airport here which has become so familiar to me now – that combination always gets me excited. Jumping on my scooter and feeling the sand between my toes for the first time in months also conjure up the same emotions.

Kavita: Mine is when my local rooftop bar opens for the summer! I live in south-east London and Frank’s Café in Peckham is the place to be when the sun comes out (plus it’s the perfect place for a picture against the Instagram-worthy pink walls!)


Give us the low-down of your top summer suitcase must-packs – and why you can’t leave home without them.

Kavita: A dress to throw on over a bikini – great for brunching and chilling before hitting the beach. I also love clutches which double up as a daytime and evening bag, as well as these red statement earrings and a printed headscarf to add onto a bag or cover a bad hair day! Finally, a nice pair of shoes that aren’t a pair of flip-flops – this pointed black pair is perfect.

Lucia: A little white dress is a must for me – this gorgeous broderie design can take me from the beach to the bar and I love it. Shell jewellery is also a big one, from the little anklets I buy in Bali to this pretty pendant from Accessorize. A statement beach bag is also an essential when you’re exploring the island – this stripy style is perfect for carrying around my camera, swimsuit, sarong and tanning oil.


What’s the soundtrack to your summer?

Lucia: Jack Johnson always gives me the best summer vibes!

Kavita: Anything by Izzy Bizu or Sarah Close.


Where’s next on your wanderlust list?

Kavita: Vietnam is next for me – I’m desperate to see some of their beaches.

Lucia: I’m about to hop on over to Australia for the first time and couldn’t be more excited!


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Design Stories: Angels by Accessorize

Ready to make a splash? Our new beach collection from Angels by Accessorize is full of stand-out styles for the summer, which everything from swimwear to holiday clothing thrown into the mix. Join us as we find out more about design story behind one of our most special pieces, plus take a sneak peek at the rest of the range right here.

Straw Thing


One for you, one for her! Honouring the mini-me trend that’s been all over Instagram, our straw circle bag offers a fun, easy way to twin with little ones on the beach. Each one comes with pom-poms and tassels which have been hand-selected by our team of in-house designers, adding a playful pop of colour and detail to an otherwise simple shape. Take it to the seaside with our ice-cream swimsuit, featuring 3D frills and an all-over polka dot design. Too cute!



You’re a Star


This summer, we’re seeing stars. Find them on our beach-ready sliders and sunglasses, both in glittery pink, and use them to create a colourful look for fun in the sun. From ombre-stripe kaftan to the badge-covered backpack, this awesome outfit is sure to stand out on your next holiday.


Let’s Go, Flamingo!


Flamingos are here, there and everywhere in the new-season collection at Angels by Accessorize. They’ve fluttered their way onto our striped swimsuit with flouncy frills, flower appliqués and pops of neon, as well as our beach bag, complete with colourful 3D pom-poms.


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How to Perfect French Riviera Style

Capturing the nostalgia of the Côte d’Azur, French-girl summer styling has anchored itself for yet another season. Nautical stripes, straw bags and retro shapes remain the fashion favourites of long, sun-soaked days spent on the Mediterranean coast, and we’re more than ready to jump on board the trend for our next getaway.  From the ever-chic sun dress to easy-going accessories, here’s how to perfect French Riviera style this summer…


1. See the Stripes


This season’s nautical stripes are no longer uniform, with variegated lines in sun-bleached tones taking over from their classic counterparts. Find them on wind-blown midi dresses to take you through the holiday heatwave, with deckchair reds and washed sea-blues offering a new perspective on summer’s favourite trend.


2. Play it Cool


Make way for the ultimate summer playsuit. Designed in retro red, this all-in-one has a flattering (and comfortable) shirred back and is edged with frills for a playful touch. Style it for sun-soaked strolls on the promenade with cat-eye shades and natural straw accessories.


3. Mix Your Prints


Mix it, match it, wear it your way. Evoke feelings of French flair with a polka dot bikini in with a high-rise waist and scalloped edges, clashing it with nautical stripes and anchors for a look that feels unexpected yet irrevocably cool.


4. Decked Out


Straw bags, seashell jewellery and oversized sunnies:  referencing the retro mood of the Côte d’Azur has never been easier. Whether you’re going all-out or simply after a few subtle details, these summer add-ons prove to be the perfect way to nod to French-girl glamour this summer.


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Amalfi Bloom: 3 Beach Looks for Dreamy Destinations


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Amalfi Bloom: 3 Beach Looks for Dreamy Destinations

Hand-painted flowers from the Italian coast lend a sense of summer nostalgia to our new Amalfi Bloom beachwear collection, inspired by our designer’s childhood holidays. Created in our in-house London studio, exclusively for Accessorize, these sun-kissed styles see freshly-picked florals mix with soft, dreamy colour palettes, forming a suitcase selection that’s made with free spirits in mind. From wind-blown maxis to swimsuits, here are the new-in beach looks for dreamy destinations…


1. Embellished with Love


Meet the sun dress that we can’t stop thinking about. Designed for paradise, this sweeping style in crisp white is printed with pretty florals, and artfully adorned with embroideries and intricate beadwork. The cut-out back detail reveals a glimpse of glowing skin, while the chalky palette pairs perfectly with natural straw accessories.


2. Blooms in Blush


It’s time to get in the pink. Almost pearlescent in its colouring, this halter-neck bikini is detailed with gold-tone metal discs for a boho-luxe effort, co-ordinating beautifully with our embroidered floral kaftan in a tonal blush hue. Take the look from beach to bar with a straw circle bag.


3. Flourished with Flowers


Get ready for resort glamour.  Our cross-strap swimsuit is printed with vintage florals in soft, whimsical colours that nod to eras past – we like it best with an oversized floppy hat. Accessorise it with a straw basket bag that feels like a long-forgotten thrifted treasure.


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Design Stories: The Nomad Landscape Print

From sun-soaked Kenyan safaris and the secluded beaches of Bali, to the all-American spirit of Route 66, Nomad Landscape is inspired by the travels of our talented design team. Created in our in-house London studio, exclusively for Accessorize, join us as we find out more about the origins of the print, and see it depicted on one of this season’s key accessories.

About the Print


“Nomad Landscape is inspired by the travels of both myself and the other girls on the print team. First, we collated photos from some of our favourite faraway destinations, before I edited them to create a dream-like effect and finished it with hand-painted details. The soft colouring of the sunset, along with the cacti and leaf prints, are particularly key.” – Lucia, Print and Colour Design Manager.


The Nomad Landscape Scarf


Snapshots of Bali, Kenya and the iconic Route 66, stretching from Chicago to California, come together on our exclusively-designed scarf, crafted from a light, woven fabric for all-season style. Muted shades of pink and orange evoke a soft, ethereal feel, grounded by the luscious green tones of the surrounding foliage on the wanderlust-worthy scene. Let the print take focus with a blank canvas of colour or create something a little more eclectic with clashing textures and patterns.


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Winter Sun: Introducing the SS19 Beach Collection

In need of some vitamin sea? It’s time to start planning a winter-sun getaway and our SS19 beach collection is filled with holiday-wardrobe inspiration for your next adventure. Discover the swimwear you’ll be making a splash in, along with beach clothing that’s made for a day’s exploring. The journey starts here.


Swim Deep

Take a dip in warm waters with our just-arrived swimwear. Show off your glow in bright white bikinis – our favourites come in triangle shapes – or embrace your paradise surroundings with tropical florals on plunging swimsuits.


Pattern Play

Spice up your sunshine look with prints and patterns, whether you’re into something subtle or making a bolder statement. Polka dots bring a pick-me-up to our must-have scallop bikini, while woven daisy stripes keep breezy cotton cover-ups as pretty as they are versatile.


Dress for Sunshine

All hail the sundress, your official holiday-wardrobe hero. This season, we’re loving the natural feel of pure-cotton fabric, with schiffli cut-outs and fringing adding those texture twists that draw the eye. Complement the off-shoulder cut with a boho beaded necklace and take on the trends with a wicker bag.


Wanderlust Details

Put the finishing touches to your free-spirited getup with a bohemian twist on accessorising. Collar necklaces piled high with earthy beads feel just right on the shore and will take skimpy swimwear to the next level. When you’re not barefoot in the sands, take your beach strolls in effortlessly chic sliders and add a dainty anklet for that faraway flourish.


Soaked in Sparkle

A bikini sewn with light-catching beads and sequins will set the tone for a more glamorous getaway, whether you’re relaxing by the pool or ending the day at the beach bar. Match your paradise prints to a petal-laden pair of hoop earrings to carry through the island-life theme.


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5 New-In Beach Looks We Love

There’s something about late-summer holidays that makes them creep up on you without warning – especially when you’ve been blessed with a heatwave on home ground. Struggling to pull together a holiday wardrobe worth featuring on your Instagram feed? Allow us to present the five new-in beach looks that we love. Whether you’re a sunbather or a sightseer, these fresh outfits have the sartorial edge over your getaway go-tos.


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1. Pink Lady

This is pink with a punch. When styling out a statement shape like this frilly one-shoulder swimsuit, a block colour is the only way to go. Keep the look bright and bang on trend with a stripy hair scarf to tame those salt-water waves – because it’s all about effortless fixes when you’re at the beach.


2. She’s A Natural

Straw bags speak of endless summers: just switching up this one accessory makes a holiday outfit feel seriously current. We’re taking cues from this natural jute circle bag and keeping the palette oh-so simple. A black maxi dress with shimmery embroidery is the perfect all-rounder with cost-per-wear appeal, moving nicely from souk to sunset cocktails.


3. Bohemian Dream

Channel your inner bohemian dreamer with a handful of craftwork details. This need-now combination of woven straw and a ring handle makes the pom-pom bag a must for beach adventures. Plus, colour-pop embroidery is still soaking up the love of the style set and a shoulder-baring top is just the thing for cooling off in the cabana. Sunglasses essential, of course.


4. Off-Duty Chic

You might be seeing your vacation as a chance to get out of the shirt and trousers but bear with us, this look is an all the more boho iteration. Super-airy cottons and knot ties make the button-up feel cool and casual, and it’s perfect for throwing on over a bikini if you’re in a rush. Trousers need to be wide leg, and split side seams give you that floaty, beach-goddess look. Finish with a sparkling tote to keep the glamour in gear.


5. Flower Girl

We can’t get enough of cut-outs and cute knot ties, so this swimsuit has us completely sold. The paradise-ready print gets all the attention in this trending one-piece, so play down the look with cool-girl accessories. A frayed fedora keeps things relaxed and easy-going (not to mention spares you a peeling forehead), while bamboo hoops are just the right amount of polish.

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New-In Beach Looks for Summer Vacays

So here’s the deal: you hand-picked your holiday hits and were waiting patiently for payday when – disaster – everything in your size was pretty much wiped from your wish-list. So, what’s a girl to do? Dive straight into new, of course. From bikinis to beach dresses, here are the just-landed looks that you need for your summer vacay – get set to make some waves.


Sea You Soon

Step one: nail the accessories. Keeping you shielded from the sun’s rays as well as upping your Insta cred, a straw hat is the ultimate summer buy – and especially when it comes with a rose gold brim. Add a pair of shades and you’re more than good.


Bloom in the Summer

Whether you’re island-hopping or getting your chill on by the coast, nothing says vacay season quite like a few summery florals. From cut-out swimsuits to cool-as kaftans, these bloom-covered buys are sure to bring the sunshine vibes to your suitcase edit.


Coast Along

Maxi dresses are must-haves for many reasons: they’re versatile, chic and so right for those swishy Boomerangs. For a sweeping style that’s guaranteed to make a statement, go for a dreamy white number with eye-catching embroideries and a cut-out back to show off that sun-kissed skin.


All Hands on Deck

Want to keep your swimwear simple? Then make way for monochrome. Classically cool, a black crochet swimsuit is a fail-safe style for the seaside adventures *and* the local lido – we like how this ones comes with a criss-cross back. If bikinis are more your bag, then this reversible number (polka dots on one side, stripes on the other) will give you even more to play with.


Show Your Shoulders

Bardot necklines are still going strong so invest in a dress that’ll give your shoulders the airtime that they deserve. Patterned with embroidered flowers, this floaty cotton cutie will do just that – wear yours with your favourite sandals.


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5 All-New Beach Looks to Pack Now

If the thought of going on holiday is the only thing getting you through that sticky commute (heatwave + public transport = not a good look) then here’s one more thing to lift your mid-summer spirits: our all-new arrivals for the beach. Ready, jet-set, go!


1. Ruffles All Round

Ruffles have been doing the style rounds for a few seasons now so it only feels right to bring them to the beach. Printed with hothouse florals, this babein’ bikini has been made all the more Insta-worthy with flirty frills and a high-cut waist. Add to the pin-up girl vibes with high-rise shorts and cat-eye sunglasses, finishing the look with a pair of simple sandals.


2. Floral Clash

If you want to take your obsession with floral prints to the next level then this cool combo is definitely the way to do it. Make waves in a beach-ready bikini with mix-and-match florals, slipping into its co-ordinating kaftan when it’s time to head to the bar. A printed tote bag brings a little extra boldness to the look, while plain tan sandals tone it down to a tee.


3. Poolside Siren

A red swimsuit = the easiest way to do poolside glamour. Opt for a plunging style with lace-up details and a low scooped back – we like it best worn with a breezy white shirt. Want to make the whole thing feel more now? An embroidered straw bag and chunky silver sliders are here to bring the look straight into SS18.


4. Blue Lagoon

Want to match your surroundings? Blue is the hue you need. Choose a bloom-covered swimsuit in classic navy, and team it with a swishy sun dress in a cobalt colour palette. Statement hoops in hot pink will make the whole look pop, while gold sandals will rack up the glam points.


5. Reverse It

Only taking hand luggage with you? No biggie – pack a reversible bikini to save space *and* serve all the looks at that pool party you’ve been invited to. Throw on a bold sun dress (so much love for those embroideries) and luxe it up with gold hoops and matching sandals.


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