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14 of the best cut-out swimsuits for summer 2022

Cut-out swimsuits are the style of the season

Once considered the bikini's conservative sister, swimsuits have slowly become more stylish over the years and are now arguably the chicest thing to wear to the beach, spa, or your back garden. Exhibit A: the cut-out one-piece. Offering more coverage than a bikini but showing a little more skin than a regular swimming costume, it hits the swimwear sweet spot.

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Often seen on the runway and the most stylish celebrities, you'll find lots of cut-out swimsuits to buy online from designers like Zimmerman to high street brands ASOS and Pretty Little Thing. Don't know where to start? We've rounded up 11 of the best available to shop for summer 2022.

Beach Riot Celine swimsuit, £140, Free People


Beach Riot's Celine swimsuit is a bestseller thanks to its super flattering cut, giving the illusion of a smaller waist. We love this metallic gold colourway but it's available in a range of shades.

Cara cut-out swimsuit, £85, AllSaints


Black doesn't have to mean boring, as demonstrated by this AllSaints swimsuit. Fully lined with hidden support, it would look amazing on every figure.

Zimmerman Pattie one-shoulder ruffled metallic swimsuit, £325, Net-A-Porter


Zimmerman's cut-out ruffle swimsuit is almost too nice to sunbathe in. Almost.

Cut-out swimsuit, £29.99, Zara


If you like your swimsuits bold and bright, you'll love this orange one-piece from Zara. Pair it with equally colourful accessories like Taylor.

Black bow cut-out swimsuit, £20, Pretty Little Thing


This bargain cut-out swimsuit from PLT features a bow front and bandeau neckline.

Alba cut-out detail swimsuit, £70, Boden


Shoppers go wild for Boden swimsuits and this one has cut-out side detail with lightly padded cups and a gorgeous poppy garden print.

ASOS DESIGN lace up channelled swimsuit, £28, ASOS


Love a skimpy white swimsuit? This is for you.

Beth Richards Gina one-piece swimsuit, £258, Free People


This one-piece comes in a print that's just made to be worn in the sunshine. It's fully lined and has removable straps.

High leg one-shoulder swimsuit, £14.99, H&M


H&M's cut-out swimsuit features a high leg and comes in three shades. We love the pink colourway paired with gold jewellery.

Agent Provocateur racy belted cut-out two-tone swimsuit, £295, Net-a-Porter


Agent Provocateur does swimwear that's just as coveted as the lingerie and this cut-out detail one-piece is made from comfy smooth two-tone stretch fabric.

Mango Calipo cut-out swimsuit, £49.99, John Lewis


Mango's cut-out orange swimsuit has a fully adjustable halterneck so you're guaranteed the perfect fit. 

Southbeach asymmetric cut-out swimsuit, £30, ASOS


Wear the summer's hottest print with this asymmetric zebra swimsuit from ASOS.

White cut-out plunge swimsuit, £40, River Island


Go glam with River Island's plunge cut-out swimsuit. It has gold hardware and metallic detail for a piece that's beach party perfect.

Bandeau swimsuit, £44, La Redoute


Try this one-piece from La Redoute for the style of a cut-out swimsuit with just a little more coverage.

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