As much as I love this style of dress, the bandeau top makes the whole bra thing a little complicated. Strapless bras render me breathless and sore so I've given up on my search for the perfect one. Poolside is a different matter altogether. You could throw this on (above) bra-less or over a bikini and look sensational regardless.
Now for the bikini du jour? So many choices when it comes to the two piece. I've always rather liked the naughty looking fluorescent Brazilian cuts. Teeny tiny bottoms and string tops with tiny triangles can be surprisingly flattering on both the petite and curvy. But then there's always sweet and floral, the quintessentially English take on the two piece, for a demure and pale-skinned pretty look. The kind of thing one imagines Anne Hathaway might opt for en vacance.
I picked out this colour print and to save choosing I'd go for all of them as each one looks so different.