OK, so it would probably be pretty hard to pull this off AS a playsuit, even if you were a model. Not because it wouldn't look good, you understand: just because it would look like you were out in public in your swimsuit.
And that's exactly how we'd wear this. Not in "public", we hasten to add, but say you felt like lounging around the pool (without necessarily going in), flicking through some magazines, sipping on a cocktail... this is what you'd wear. And if not this, then perhaps we can interest you in the black version?
ASOS Bandeau Playsuit with Bow, £30: click here to buy it.