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Princess Kate’s favourite swimwear styles: From M&S to Melissa Odabash

Pack a Princess-approved swimsuit for your summer holiday

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The Princess of Wals never fails to wow us with her spring and summer style, be it a Breton stripe paired with chic shorts or an eternally stylish midi-dress.

Given Kate has such a chic wardrobe, we're in no doubt that she likely has a stylish selection of swimwear too, just like sister Pippa – most likely purchased from her go-to brands including M&S, Boden and Self Portrait for her fave summer holiday destinations (watch the video to discover her go-to spots).

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From her high street favourites, to the designer labels the mum-of-three wears for royal engagements, these are the Kate Middleton-inspired bikinis and swimsuits we’re packing for our summer holidays, staycations and stocking up for those spring sun breaks we'll definitely be booking.

Melissa Odabash Swimwear

Swimwear stalwart Melissa Odabash is rumoured to be the one swimwear label Kate Middleton definitely wears, and it’s a favourite among the likes of Amanda Holden and Christine Lampard too.

Kate loves a white bikini, and this halter neck style is spot on for running around after Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.

Melissa Odabash Swimwear

Melissa Odabash Textured Bikini Top, £126, and matching briefs, £126, NET-A-PORTER


Boden Swimwear

The Duchess loves to champion the British high street and Boden is one of her go-tos. From its pretty blouses to cute cardigans, Boden’s swimwear range is second to none. How spot on for Kate is this classic swimsuit?

Boden Swimsuit

Halter Swimsuit, £70, Boden


Alessandra Rich Swimwear

Their polka dot dresses have become Duchess Kate’s 2022 uniform, but who knew the designer label made swimwear? Unfortunately, they don’t come in polka dot but metallics, check prints, and classic navy too.

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Alessandra Rich Floral Bikini Set, £470, Farfetch


M&S Swimwear

From Kate’s sell-out pink trouser suit to those classic trainers she snapped up, Kate is a big M&S advocate.

M&S has a brilliantly extensive swimwear range, including swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis, rash tops, and more in florals, gingham, stripes, and plain and animal print.

Princess Kate Swimwear M&S

Printed Scoop Swimsuit, £19.50, M&S


Faithfull The Brand Swimwear

Faithfull The Brand’s floral dresses are synonymous with the Princess and summer, so it’s only fitting that she’d love their floral swimsuits and bikinis too.

Faithfull The Brand Swimsuit

Floral Stretch Swimsuit, £175, NET-A-PORTER


& Other Stories Swimwear

You better believe we rushed out to buy a pair of & Other Stories’ Favourite Cut jeans after Kate wore a pair. And the store’s swimwear is equally as cool, including this cute shell print bikini.

shell bikini

Shell Print Bikini Top, £29, and matching briefs, £27, & Other Stories


Self Portrait Swimwear

The London-based label has been a hit with Princess Kate for years, with Kate first wearing a white dress from the brand to a film premiere in 2016 and more recently, a mint tea dress in the Bahamas.

Princess Kate Self Portrait Swimsuit

Self Portrait Cut-Out Swimsuit, £163, My Theresa


Accessorize Swimwear

The mother of three always causes a frenzy when she wears a pair of affordable Accessorize earrings and their swimwear is just as chic and purse-friendly too.

As well as classic styles, you’ll find trendy ribbed swimsuits, crochet bikinis, and scallop-edged one-pieces – we think Kate would look fabulous in this textured green design.

Accessorize Swimsuit

Crinkle Swimsuit, £40, Accessorize 


Emilia Wickstead Swimwear

Famed for its occasion wear and tailored dresses, Emilia Wickstead also does swimwear – and we’re hedging a bet that Kate, who wears the designer’s dresses to royal engagements, will be adding this one-piece to her holiday wardrobe.


Emilia Wickstead Floral Swimsuit, £237, My Theresa



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