Monday, 7 March 2011

Everything's Going Swimmingly

Perhaps it's a little counter-intuitive to do a swimwear post in the middle of March. But I'm an optimist and a planner and the combination of these traits means that I'm super-duper looking forward to my Summer holiday. The boyfriend and I have pretty much decided on what we want, but what we actually book will depend on how much money we can save between now and crunch-time.

One thing I can guarantee, though, is that swimsuits will be required. And there's no harm in looking, is there? Looking and imagining and fantasizing, that is.

Perhaps it's a little old-fashioned of me, but I don't believe there's a better swimwear designer out there than Esther Williams. Her vintage styles are so flattering and timeless - after all, she was the original poster girl for swimming. So for my holiday, an Esther Williams two-piece and a one-piece are on my 'to buy' list.

Bathing Beauty One Piece in Black    In a Daze-y Two Piece
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They are also available in plus sizes and are very reasonably priced. They're available at Modcloth, too.

If you're super-confident and have a body to die for (unfortunately not me), and a fairly formidable wallet (definitely not me), I love love love this Agent Provocateur swimsuit, available at Net-a-porter for £245.

Agent Provocateur Lyssandra underwired plunge swimsuit
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I also love this Miu Miu 2-piece for its frilly girlishness. Again available at Net-a-porter, it's on sale for £145.

Miu Miu Frilled triangle bikini
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In general, I love the simplistic swimwear styles of Chloe and Melissa Odabash, or classic vintage styles which are available now at most high-street stores.

I'm a big fan of these from Topshop, which all retail for £26-£30:

Purple Meadow Flower One Piece   Blue Fine Stripe Bandeau Bikini   

Navy Vintage Floral One Piece   Paradise Retro Cup Bikini
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Ciao for now,

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