Go anywhere on holiday with chic well fitting swimwear and a few accessories.
I have never been one of those women with a drawer of bikinis and swimwear. One, or two has always seemed enough, even though I’ve realised that I was somewhat lacking in the swimwear department. I detested buying swimsuits as much as I detested buying bras – always more of a saga for the larger of bust.
Last summer after a week boardboarding in Cornwall I realised that the credit card needed to be flexed and that a swimwear upgrade was necessary. It does not really matter what you are wearing under a wetsuit, but I suddenly was bored of my sole and saggy suit and ordered two tankinis with bra sized fitting.
It is a good thing that I did expand my wardrobe as I went off on a press trip to Tahiti at the start of the new year (why can the main clothing shops not have all year round tropical shops for preparing for this type of trip?) and I realised that more frequent exotic travellers than I, lived in bikinis all trip with a cover up or kaftan thrown over the top. I came back and immediately bought a bikini top for one of my tankini sets, as well as a smart cover up dress.
So the three piece bra sized swim suit offers the best of all worlds, and with several sets I have every option thanks to reversible shorts, and halter-neck and regular tops. Bottoms and bikini top for lounging by the pool or for under clothes between swim spots and a tankini top, that hides your tummy for the days that you have had too much dinner the night before. Pair with a pretty sheet cotton coverup dress to take you from pool to pool side bar, a scarf to tie your hair back, fun jewellery, corsage and a huge pair of sunnies.
I’m getting a bit swimwear addicted now.
Many thanks to Simply Be who have a webshop full of curves, for my new Reflex three piece made by Curvy Kate, at just under £100, for a halter neck tankini, standard bikini and shorts.
We received swimwear as a gift from Simply Be. All opinions our own.