There’s something about this crystal clear blue that gets us every time. If it isn’t the babe swimming graciously in the water that looks like a postcard from the Maldives, it’s the idea that that might be us soon.

As daylight savings turn warm afternoons into light balmy nights, summers is certainly upon us, and nothing is more exciting about summer than swimming. With swimming comes swimwear and so here we have Zimmermann’s High Summer Swim collection.

Defined by the brand’s ethos of transitioning ready to wear and swim in their suits, they are using techniques traditionally used in tailoring to create the perfect fit. Details become features of this chic swimwear with horizontal mesh panels and latticed strips of lycra create texture while laser cut lace is the new frill.

One pieces use lace panelled bustiers and double-weight lycra to sculpt the body, accentuating sleek athletic, streamlined shapes. Bikini’s including pin-up bust cup bras and under-wire bandeaus are paired with low-slung boy-leg or high waisted bottoms with zigzag cotton lace. Prints are subtle with leafs patterns or crocodile skin in nude and lilac, while bright floral print bring something a little more vibrant in violet and aquatic hues.

And while they are fine for swimming, to get to the beach, the collection also includes tailored short, silk dresses, oversized draping blouses, simple tanks and leather sandals. Zimmermann’s High Summer Swim collection is in stores now.

www.zimmermannwear.com