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THE guide


Be swimwear ready no matter the season with our swimsuit and bikini guide
to help you find the best style to fit you.
At M&S, our range of swimsuits for women consists of different styles and designs that will compliment various body types. If you are unsure about which swimming costume to choose for your size, our swimwear guide will ease you through the process so that you can select the perfect swimsuit.
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Offering the perfect mix of sexy and chic this style is best for show off your assets with it’s low neckline and thin straps


This strapless style is ideal for smaller busts and helps to create balanced hour glass shape


Perfect for those who prefer extra coverage with firm control across the stomach, hips and bottom


Ideal for the sporty type as it’s designed to stay put with flattering seam lines, allowing full range of arm motion

Bikini & Briefs
Cut like a camisole, this style comes with wide or thin straps and is great for swimming. The top covers your stomach for a flattering, streamlined look
There are several variants of the Bandeau style, including a twist, detachable straps and padded cups. The bandeau emphasises the bust as it's a tube style shape
This style of bikini offers less coverage than other swimsuit styles as the triangle accentuates the breast area, it's a style suited to women with a smaller bust
This style covers part of the hips, thighs and stomach, while still appearing as a two-piece swimsuit if worn with a bikini top or tankini
Bikini Brief
A standard shape similar to the lingerie brief, offering full coverage. Often adorned with decorative rings, charms or beading
Fold down brief
The fold on a bikini brief It can be folded up to provide more coverage or folded down to create interest and texture
Cover ups & Beachwear
Maxi Dress
This popular beach cover up choice has roominess and length, making it very practical and comfortable for beach days
The kimono cover up gives you that bohemian look and is perfect for warmer weather due they’re light and airy fabric
Beach Trousers
Using lightweight materials such as cotton and linen in a variety of prints makes our beach trousers comfortable and fashionable
Beach Dress
The beach dress is the perfect way to look good at the beach while remaining covered up. The key point is that they're cool, fresh and easy to pull on and off over your bikini
The sarong is a beach must have and can be worn around the waist to cover up your bottom half or wrapped around your neck to emphases your shoulders
What is better than a playsuit on a hot day? They’re incredibly easy to wear and require very little maintenance. Wear your swimsuit underneath your playsuit for beach trips

Body Shapes and Styles

The team of designers at Marks & Spencer has studied different body types to pinpoint the right bikini type for each woman. The illustrated chart in our guide displays sketches of women dressed in four types of swimming costumes with information regarding which silhouette will suit what body shape.

Best Bikinis and Briefs

Our fashion experts have come up with a range of figure-flattering briefs and bikinis for various body types. You will find bikinis and briefs specially designed to fit flawlessly and compliment your body, regardless of what your swimwear size is. The guide displays one- and two-piece style options in different lengths to cover the torso according to your fashion taste and comfort level.

Cover-Ups and Beachwear

Marks & Spencer also has a fabulous range of cover-ups and beachwear that you will love to wear and flaunt when not swimming. Our swimwear guide features illustrations of comfortable and easy to wear dresses and bottoms with short notes suggesting where or when you can wear them. Have fun shopping from our extensive range of swimsuits for women. You can now buy online and have your favourite pieces delivered right to your doorstep anywhere in UAE, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah.