Whether you are refreshing on a distant tropical beach or just relaxing on the local beach, these are the bright and brilliant swim shorts you'll wear this summer.
Patagonia, the king of eco-friendly outerwear, has earned a cult status with his Baggies collection, which he calls "the original Funhog shorts". We can not confirm this claim about the funhoggery heritage now, but there's a lot to like: the fact that they are made entirely from recycled ripstock fabric, the reasonable price, and the multifunctional design that makes them ideal for just about anyone makes shape of the water fun.
Buy from Patagonia | £ 45 (currently reduced to £ 31
Fred Perry Textured
Big Freddy P offers these floats in a range of colors, but it's the olive set that caught our attention. This summer, earthy colors are in vogue, and this color takes the fashionable throne of the season.
Buy from Fred Perry | £ 55
Adidas 3-Stripes Swim Shorts
With a short cut and iconic stripes on the sides, these shorts are the style-conscious choice for all.
Buy at Adidas | £ 27.95
Nike Swim Optic Camo Mesh 5 Volley
Although they look like they've been picked from a wardrobe buried in the sand since 1988 (not a bad thing!), These are Nike swimmers technically mature -out with flex-reinforcing leg openings and water-repellent material. Do not forget the car key you put in your zipper pocket before you throw Hasselhoff into the surf.
Buy at Wiggle | From £ 21
NN07 Jules Striped
If you're more of a Mr Ripley than a Mr Whippy Summer beach-goer, this preppy pair is for you.
Buy at Oi Polloi | £ 91 (currently reduced to £ 45.50)
Orlebar Brown Goldfinger
* Coughing coffee on the desk * Two hundred and forty five pounds?! Yes, apparently this is what the sophisticated swimwear champion Orlebar Brown considers worth to you to look like a beach bond. These shorts, part of the brand's new collection of 007-inspired summer garms, are inspired by Goldfinger from 1964, with a shorter cut and polished gold-metal side bars for a touch of elegance. Very nice. Very expensive.
Buy from Orlebar Brown | £ 245
Speedo ReflectWave 2-in-1
The recent explosion of stand-up paddling has not only opened our eyes to how much fun the Hawaiian pastime has been, it has also awakened everyone to us a whole body workout is. If you want to jump aboard this massive summer trend, Speedo's athletic shorts are the stretchy, eco-friendly and lightweight swimmers you can.
Buy at Speedo | £ 50
Boardies Tropical Cheetah
Neon Cheetah is not a design we ever thought we would recommend wearing, but here we are. They do not buy these for the super-soft, quick-drying and lightweight material they are made from. They buy these to turn heads and burn retina.
Buy at Boardies | £ 50
Polo Ralph Lauren Traveler
Just add Persol sunglasses to create a waterfront look that never goes out of style.
Buy at Oi Polloi | £ 59 (currently reduced to £ 29.50)
Bjorn Borg Sylvester Flamingo
100% polyester shorts with four-way stretch fabric … yes, great, but see how great these flamingos are , Good luck to any lifeguard at the pool who believes he can successfully scold us for bombing while they are in his eyes.
Buy on Bjorn Borg | £ 40 (currently £ 24)