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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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  • Best swimming shorts of summer

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 1

    HIBISCUS SWIM TRUNK by Gant

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

    £75

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 2

    Classic stretch trunk by Emporio Armani

    For those of you feeling a touch European this summer.

    £45

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 3

    Classic Swim Short by Howick

    For the conservative swimmers amongst you.

    £22.40

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 4

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 5

    NAVY BOAT STRIPE SWIM SHORTS by TopMan

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

    £24

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 6

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 7

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 8

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 9

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 10

    Aztec Swim Short by Criminal

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

    £24

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 11

    Wave Print Swimmers by FatFace

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

    £30

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 12

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 13

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 14

    Blue turtle print swim shorts by Vilebrequin

    Sweet shorts dude. Totally.

    £145

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 15

    Kiwi Print Swim Shorts by Franks

    Something for those who like things a bit fruity.

    £55

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 16

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 17

    Printed shorts by M&S

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

    £17.50

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 18

    Panelled Colour Block Washed Swim Shorts by M&S

    Channel your inner wind breaker.

    £22.50

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 19

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 20

    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

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 21

    Danno by Duck and Cover

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

    £35

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 22

    SATURDAYS SURF NYC

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

    £65

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 23

    'Springer' shorts by Orlebar Brown

    Ideal for those prone to spilling their lemon Calippo.

    £125

  • Best swimming shorts of summer 24

    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