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16 swim shorts that’ll win you golden glances

You may not be an Olympic athlete, but there are other ways you can look good in the water

16 swim shorts that’ll win you golden glances

Inspired by Adam Peaty's gold medal winning swim? Well not all of us can be Olympic athletes; some of us were just born to nurse beer bellies of a third trimester standard. However, there are other ways to look good in the water. Check out our top 20 swim shorts that'll get you gold in the styles stakes by the pool this summer.

Orlebar Brown

David Cameron owns a pair of these, but don't let that put you off, as these tailored shorts with an incredibly detailed fifties Las Vegas print are some of the coolest swims around.


Emporio Sirenuse

Don't want to see anyone else wearing the same swim shorts as you? Then go for a pair of these made exclusively in Le Sirenuse, Positano, which are only available to buy in the country or online.



The only thing more summery than these Liberty Art Fabric swim shorts is burning yourself in 30 degree sun and complaining about it even though you sat out in the sun for 7 hours with only factor five on.


Club Monaco

If you want a refresh of the staple summer floral, try out these monochrome poppies for a subtle approach to stylish swimwear.



Who knew Speedo crafted such tasteful retro shorts and not just massively exposing banana hammocks? You learn something new every day.


Ralph Lauren

Can't afford a boat but want to fool the world into thinking that you do? The answer is here with these nautical red stripe shorts from preppy masters Ralph Lauren.


Oiler & Boiler

These sky blue shorts feature an all over dahlia flower print that'll add a tropical splash to whatever type of holiday you're on.



If the hypnotic, kaleidoscopic print isn't enough of a reason to bag a pair of these, Brad Pitt and George Clooney are also massive fans of this French brand.



The nineties sportswear brand proves that their comeback wasn't just a novelty fad with these side taped baby blue swims.


Maison Kitsune

Look well traveled (even though you've only been Blackpool and Brighton) with these Mr Porter exclusive swim shorts, adorned with retro luggage prints.


Hugo Boss

If you're looking for a minimalistic, well made pair of shorts by an iconic brand that'll look good year after year, you can stop searching now.


Frescobol Carioca

Made with adjustable waist tabs, a great addition if you're on a lads holiday where being kegged round the pool is a high possibility.


Jack & Jones

If bright and bold isn't your thing, we suggest going for a timeless polka dot pattern in this longer length cut.


Polo Ralph Lauren

This pair of exotic swims has a coin pocket, so you can backstroke to the pool bar with cash at the ready without embarrassingly shouting for your other half to throw five euros at you for a frozen daiquiri.



If Fresh Prince of Bel Air was to ever make a comeback, you know Will would be chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool in these bad boys.



The closest you'll get to gold...



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