For those of us with legs, bums, boobs and tums that look much better with clothes ON than off, the swimsuit struggle is real.
Holidays are FUN. Shopping for swimwear is basically NOT FUN, unless you really love your body.
But now and then it has to be done. And although I’m generally a believer in the style mantra: 'it’s how you wear it, not how much it costs’, this is one wardrobe area where splashing a bit more cash - or at least giving it more thought than a last-minute dash around Gatwick Accessorize - will pay dividends in the deep end.
Yes, some high street styles may help draw the eye away from wobblier bits or create the illusion of longer legs/smaller waist/a tighter tum (see ASOS) but what will really help boost the confidence levels come stripping-off time is quality fabric and a clever cut that will stay put.
And so, with thanks to some stylish travelling friends, here are the D|R picks of the one pieces that will have you covered this holiday season...