It's officially summer, although you would be forgiven for thinking it's not, but it's still bikini-wearing time!

For those of us lucky enough to be jetting off in search of the sun, or those of us willing enough to embrace the Irish sea, one thing is certain - we’re all more than likely going to need a bikini at some stage over the course of this summer.

If there is one thing I dread more than revealing my less than perfect beach bod, it is looking for affordable and non-generic swimwear. Penneys, as always, have not disapointed and they have given us this colourful, fun and on-trend two-piece bikini for a price that I’m sure is unbeatable.

This tribal/aztec print bikini gives a nod to one of the biggest trends this season, the colours are fun and overall this is a cool and youtful bikini that will surely turn a few heads while you emulate a baywatch star on the beach. Retailing at a total price of €10 (€6 for the top and €4 for the bottoms) this is definitely a bargain.

The cut-out detailing on the top half of the bikini is interesting and fun. This subtle detail definitely gives the bikini a more expensive feel, more than it’s €6 price-tag. This bandeau top could also be a stylish addition to any outfit. Pair it with a plain high waisted skirt and a blazer, or loose shirt and this bikini top could add a very stylish element to any outfit.

Also, fret not for those of us with bigger busts, who wouldn’t dream of wearing a strapless top for fear of flashing unsuspecting beachgoers, there is a halter neck top available (also retailing at €6) which will give more support.

Nicky O'Flanagan