Fashion: Vitamin Sea

With the Mediterranean out of the equation this summer, more and more people are turning to the Irish coast for their outdoor swimming, so it’s time to invest in some fashionably functional swimwear

Zara ruffled bikini top, €17.95; high waistbikini bottoms, €15.95

With travel restrictions still in place, the Irish coast is the obvious port of call for those looking to swim in open waters this summer. For the novices among you, beware — braving the Irish Sea, or the Atlantic for those on the south and west coast, isn‘t for the faint of heart. But remember: practical doesn’t mean sacrificing style.

For a swimsuit fit for the sea, you need something flexible that you’ll be free ...