Spring is finally here and with the weather still looking pretty dreary in the UK, many of us are thinking ahead to our summer holidays. If you're looking for some essentials for your suitcase, you might want to take a look at the swimsuit that has hundreds of reviews on the Marks and Spencer website.

The Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit has over 300 reviews and a score of 4.4 stars out of a possible five. The swimming costume comes in five shades, including black, green, orange, pink fizz, and bright blue, and features scalloped trims and a plunging neckline.

The regular fit swimsuit is padded and non-wired to enhance your natural shape, has added stretch for lasting comfort chlorine-resistant fabric keeps its strength. Satisfied shoppers have been praising the Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit for its "super flattering" look and "expensive" feel.

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You can also get the swimsuit in a bikini form if that's more your style. The Neoprene Padded Scallop Plunge Bikini Top costs £22.50, while the Neoprene Scallop High Leg Bikini Bottoms cost £15.

At the time of writing, there are 229 five-star reviews for the swimming costume. One customer wrote: "Really flattering and comfortable but stylish. Looks more expensive than it was!" While another added: "This is so flattering and comfortable. I get so many compliments when I wear it!"

The Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit from Marks and Spencer

And a third commented: "Got this in the black for me and the blue for my daughter. We are totally different shapes but both of us look fab. I had this shape in white last year and loved it. Fits and flatters." And a fourth commented: "Very flattering! The scallop detail on the neckline makes it look premium." You can read more about the Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit here.

It's worth noting, however, that some shoppers felt the sizing came up small, especially on the cups. One wrote: "I am an E cup so I tend to buy swimwear that comes in cup sizes rather than 8/10/12 etc. I thought I'd risk it this time and bought a size larger than I usually wear. It's a lovely swimsuit but the cups are small and I had to return."

While another added: "This is a lovely swimsuit but I didn’t keep it as the sizing wasn’t right. I’m a 34d and tried a 14 and a 12. The cups on the 12 were too small and the 14 too big. Perhaps if you are a c cup and below this would be better."

As a third commented: "Lovely suit but gives your boobs a funny shape from the side. They look good straight on but I think maybe the cup as are a bit low down." You can read more about the Padded Scallop Plunge Swimsuit here.

And if you're in the market for a new swimsuit, you might be interested in the Plain Ruched Swimsuit in black from John Lewis which has been reduced to just £19.50 in the sale. Shoppers have praised the swimming costume for its quality and fit.

Or maybe the Padded-cup High-leg swimsuit, £21.99, from H&M that comes in six colours is more your thing. Elsewhere, New Look is selling the Black Ruched Side Swimsuit, £25.99, which has a review score of 4.7 out of five. You can keep up to date with the latest What's On news by signing up to the newsletter here.