So the holiday is booked, you’ve checked that your passport is valid, now all you have to do is find your swimwear. So here are a few ideas and confidence tricks that will help you look and feel your best.
Linea at House of Fraser have some lovely mix and match pieces to create your beachwear capsule wardrobe.
My first tip is to add some glamour – if you want to draw attention away from your figure add a few pieces that will grab attention such as:
- A fabulous pair of sparkly flip flops
- A large brimmed hat – to add an air of mystery
- Dark glasses – ditto
- A beautiful beach bag – you can always place this strategically in front of your tummy until you lie down!
And always have a great coverup, whether that be a sarong or kaftan, to wear when heading to the beach bar.
Here are my top tips for finding swimwear that works no matter what your ‘challenges’:
The well endowed
Always choose a swimsuit or bikini with support designed for the larger bust. Good makes to look for are Fantasie and Freya who both do cup sized bikini tops and you can buy the tops and bottom separately to ensure a good fit.
If you want to make a small bust look fuller, go for a padded bra top in a bright colour and make sure it fits well. Or give the illusion of greater width with a stripe.
Draw the attention upwards with frills or detailing at the bust, or a darker colour on your bottom half.
If it’s your tummy you are worried about, wear a one piece and again draw the eye up with bust detail or wear a swimsuit with ruching to conceal.
Finally for those all important beach accessories:
Linea Stripe floppy hat now £12.50
Retro spot swimsuit by Linea now £22.50
Melissa sugar sandals now £15
Matching retro spot kaftan now £20
Embelished sandals by Steve Maddon was £65 now £39
Jute bag in yellow and red far right by East from House of Fraser £18
Floppy hat by Biba was £65 now £26
Animal print bandeau bikini top now £12 and briefs now £8.00
Linea Metallic tote now £10.50
Animal kaftan by Linea now £24
Floppy hat by Timney was £49 now £19.60
Tropical leaf print kaftan by Linea now £32
Tropical print tummy control swimsuit by Linea £36
Eliot sandals by French Connection now £15
So, having found the swimwear to make you feel ‘body confident’, all that’s left to do is relax, soak in those rays of glorious sunshine and enjoy … have a great holiday wherever you’re going!