Lilliput & Felix’s Resort SS17 Look Book Has Us Longing For a Tropical Vacation

Holiday season is well and truly upon us so it’s time to go swimwear shopping. And if you’re looking for something a little bit special Lilliput and Felix has got your beachwear wardrobe sorted.

You wouldn’t scrimp on underwear so the same rules should be applied to the core of your holiday looks – swimwear. From bikinis to swimsuits each Lilliput and Felix creation is honed to perfect from high-end materials and designed to be both practical and stylish, not to mention super-flattering.

The key is their multi-tie creations which can literally be moulded to flatter every figure so there’s no need to worry about the usual one-size-fits-all approach which rarely works on a real woman’s figure.

So which style might work for you? If you’re looking for a bright pop of colour to flatter a smaller chest the ‘Barre’ style bandeau top in Mango is a winner – perfect strapless for sunbathing with flattering wide detachable straps that can be added for extra support. The matching bottoms are equally becoming and beautifully lined.

If you fancy something a bit more fashion forward that covers a little more skin the gingham Bardot-style ‘Anastasia’ bikini top is a dream. It’s also the perfect style to take you from the pool to lunch and could easily be worn as a pretty top as well as swimwear.

As for the high-rise matching bottoms, they’re perfect for curvy figures, especially those with hips and waists. Although anyone with a bigger than average bottom half might want to plump for an alternative as the frilly finish does add inches. The gingham range also comes in a blue mix in a regular bra-style with accompanying hipster bottoms as well as in a gorgeous ‘Calypso’ wrap top. There’s even a matching turban and skirt to create a fully coordinated holiday wardrobe.

For anyone looking for something a bit more low-key Lilliput and Felix doesn’t disappoint. The ‘Paeonia’ bikini top in Midnight with matching bottoms is the ultimate in understated glamour while the edgier ‘En Pointe’ reversible bikini top in Blue Ink is the perfect capsule wardrobe travel staple.

For something similarly stylish the ‘Adagio’ reversible top in White Marble is equally tempting and also comes in the ‘Barre’ style.

Another fun look in the bikini range is the pretty reversible Wild Floral/Coral red number in the ‘Barre’ style, fastening with a comfortable halter neck tie but the options really are endless, especially for those of us who appreciate the stylish high-waisted fifties silhouette so beloved by the stylish set this summer.

But Lilliput and Felix shouldn’t just be your go-to brand for bikinis this summer. Their one-pieces are out of this world!

The gorgeous gingham theme is picked up perfectly in the super-flattering ‘Lilium’ swimsuit while anyone brave enough to rock this summer’s Baywatch-style costume will be obsessed with the brand’s ‘Leotard’ design in the thankfully forgiving Midnight shade. It’s also available in Mango for anyone with a flawless figure while those of us looking for a little more coverage will appreciate the ‘Liliam’ in Midnight, which combines a quirky fit with a flattering dark block colour.

But that’s not all.

Sticking with the reversible theme demonstrated in the bikini collection the one-pieces follow suit with a whole range of colours and prints with handy reversible options in block colours. And if this wasn’t enough, there’s even a beachwear range featuring robes, dresses, tops and one-pieces in coordinating themes. You’re entire holiday wardrobe really is covered!

Emily Mccarrick

Emily Morgan is a freelance Writer and Editor with twenty years experience across brands from HELLO and SHAPE to Grazia, Time Out and Harper's Bazaar. She's currently based in the UK after spending seven-years living and working in Dubai.