How to sail into summer: This season’s newest styles show that nautical fashion doesn’t have to mean boring Breton tops
Nautical styles are always in fashion in a variety of different shapes and silhouettes.
This summer is no different as we see the classic navy and white stripes hit the shops again. But, look again because this year the nautical theme has had an update.
Whether it’s bold patterns or striking swimsuits, nautical fashion has undergone a serious revamp.
Dress, £125, reiss.com, earrings, £15, accessorize.com
Update your evening style with a little red dress. The ruffled top tier will balance out a wider bottom half.
Top, £29.50, marksandspencer.com, shorts, £28, marksandspencer.com; plaited necklace, £8, accessorize.com
A printed top and shorts will give you far more wear than a dress, and they are surprisingly good at hiding a muffin top.
Shirt, £249, luisacerano.com/en, skirt, £199, luisacerano.com/en; shoes, £79, marksandspencer.com; hat, £270, janetaylormillinery.com
Broderie anglaise is the modern way to wear lace. Team a shirt in this fabric with a pleated skirt for a smart daywear outfit and you’ll be bound to turn heads.
Bikini top, £24, phase-eight.com, bottoms, £19, phase-eight.com; hat, £230, janetaylormillinery.com
High-waisted bikini bottoms with built-in control and support are perfect for covering and holding in your stomach. The strapless top is suited to a smaller bust, while a hat will balance out a bottom-heavy figure.
Skirt, £20, warehouse.co.uk; Sea NY top, £95, oxygenboutique.com; sandals, £29.99, newlook.com; ring, £42, ottomanhands.com
Clash geometric prints with a nautical stripe for a modern take on seafaring style. Stick to simple navy and white, and add heels to lengthen your legs.
Jumpsuit, £289, luisacerano.com/en; heels, £180, lkbennett.com; belt, £48, baukjen.com; bag, £107, baukjen.com; necklace, £145, pebblelondon.com
A wear anywhere jumpsuit is the secret to a worry-free wardrobe. Navy is a flattering shade and always looks elegant with heels. Cinch with a wide belt to define your waist.
Swimming costume, £32.50, marksandspencer.com; sunglasses, £15, accessorize.com
Nothing says nautical like a chic, striped one-piece. With its secret corsetry and ruched front, this swimsuit will accentuate all the right places while hiding any lumps and bumps.