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Best swimming shorts of summer

Best swimming shorts of summer

Best swimming shorts of summer

Booked the holiday? Good man. Now all you need to do is dig out the frisbee and ensure your swimwear is up the scratch.

Whether you have a preference for print or bold single colours, we've got you covered. From poolside to beach front, budgie smuggling to board shorting, here are the best swimming options of the summer.

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BLIGHTY- ENDANGERED BEE by Riz Boardsh0rts

No one likes encountering a bee at the beach - unless they're on a fine-looking pair of shorts. Well played Riz Boardshorts.

£90


HIBISCUS SWIM TRUNK by Gant

No, it's not an infection - it's the name of the flower included on the print.

£75


Classic stretch trunk by Emporio Armani

For those of you feeling a touch European this summer.

£45


Classic Swim Short by Howick

For the conservative swimmers amongst you.

£22.40


Printed shorts by H&M

If you stand in a pool and catch the light just right, it looks like you're not wearing anything at all.

£12.99


NAVY BOAT STRIPE SWIM SHORTS by TopMan

Encourage some inevitable "Hello sailor" comments from your immature friends.

£24


Cummersdale Print Swim Shorts by John Lewis

John Lewis known their way around a decent print. This blue Cummersdale pattern is something pretty special.

£28


Blue and white stripes by H&M

We hear Jack White is a fan (we didn't, but for under £10, he'd be a fool not to be).

£9.99


Quick Dry Palm Print Swim Shorts by M&S

Goes from soggy to parched in 5 minutes (depending on the ambient temperature. If you're on an English beach, forget about it).

£19.50


Pool print 'Bulldog' shorts by Orlebar Brown

The kings of swimmers, these shorts from Orlebar Brown are just asking for a meta trip to the beach.

£225


Aztec Swim Short by Criminal

To be accompanied by a long, cold glass of something from Mexico. Beer probably.

£24


Wave Print Swimmers by FatFace

You could say that FatFace is making waves with these shorts. You could, but you probably know better.

£30


Tile Print Swim Shorts by John Lewis

This shade of jade will work well whether you're a paler shade of pasty or fortunate enough to boast a sun-kissed hue.

£28


THE RUFUS LEAF PRINT SWIM SHORTS by Farah

A refreshing leaf print. Don't worry, they don't rustle - they're made of polyester.

£45


Blue turtle print swim shorts by Vilebrequin

Sweet shorts dude. Totally.

£145


Kiwi Print Swim Shorts by Franks

Something for those who like things a bit fruity.

£55


BOUNTY - ENDANGERED FISH by Riz Boardshorts

Constructed like a pair of tailored chino shorts with slanted side pockets, these will serve you well on the beach and at the bar.

£85


Printed shorts by M&S

As bright as a goldfish, with the memory to match. And they're as bright as goldfish.

£17.50


Panelled Colour Block Washed Swim Shorts by M&S

Channel your inner wind breaker.

£22.50


Red geometric print by FRESCOBOL CARIOCA

These are a smart fit, sitting midway up the thigh. Good for getting a tan, even better if you're proud of your pins.

£125


BUFFEL by Ted Baker

These sit somewhere between shorts and swim shorts. Ideal for those with a preference for splashing in the shallows rather than jumping in the deep end.

£60


Danno by Duck and Cover

Duck and Cover successfully quietened down a loud Hawaiian print with some stripes.

£35


SATURDAYS SURF NYC

These shorts are actually smarter than the majority of trousers we own...

£65


'Springer' shorts by Orlebar Brown

Ideal for those prone to spilling their lemon Calippo.

£125


Butterflyfish By Hugo Boss

A medium length short from Hugo Boss that's nearly-but-not-quite the short equivalent of the flag of the Canary Islands.

£59