Blog 20: How I tackle swimwear

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been preparing for this blog which has taken a lot of time and effort to put together. The summer isn’t over yet and there is definitely more time to (slowly) get a tan and it’s not like you’re gonna chill out in shorts and a tee. Bikinis and costumes are essential! This season has really been about sexy swimming costumes with writing all over them so I’ve got a few costumes but really you can never go wrong with a bikini. I have found the search for a good style of bikini quite hard as you really need bikini tops to be supportive (especially in the sea when there’s loads of waves). I had a bit of a disaster a few days before my holiday when I ordered a bikini top from Asos and it fitted my flat-chested sister better than me. But panic aside, not everything is true to size, and luckily I had ordered another one anyway so life was good. So here’s my guide for the best swimsuits for 2016:

ASOS Mix and match bikini

Bikini top £20 £12, Bikini bottoms £8 ASOS

This is my favourite bikini ever as I mixed and matched it to suit me. The top came first and I just loved the netting at the front which kept everything in place. I was convinced that I needed colbalt blue pants to complete the look so I got some with netting inbetween the straps at the side to suit the look and carry on with the theme of netting. For £20 all together? Not a bad deal if you ask me.
Rating: *****

Link: Top http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-fishnet-halter-caged-bikini-top/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6210215&clr=White&SearchQuery=white+bikini&pgesize=6&pge=0&totalstyles=6&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=3
Bottoms: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-mix-and-match-mesh-insert-brazilian-bikini-bottom/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6528661&clr=Oxfordbluenude&SearchQuery=blue+bikini+bottoms&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=129&gridsize=3&gridrow=4&gridcolumn=3
www.ASOS.com

Boohoo mermaid Costume

Boohoo swimsuit £20 (many other styles available)

First of all IGNORE THE SUNBURN. The only shade I can go is tomato. I really wanted a swimsuit with a statement written on the front as these types of costumes are very trendy right now. I chose this one because I loved the colour and the “Undercover mermaid” quote on the front. It is VERY plungy and not at all supportive so I really wouldn’t recommend it if you have a big chest. However I just about got away with it. Very true to size.
Rating: ***

Link: http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/new-in/skiathos-mermaid-scoop-back-slogan-swimsuit/invt/szz99176

Mavele patterned bikini

 
Bikini top £54.95, Bikini bottoms £44.95 Mavele swimwear
 
This costume is gorgeous and it’s top quality so worth all the money. The pattern is beautiful on the bikini top and it is really supportive even without straps! The bottoms are such good quality as well (didn’t fall down when diving in a pool!) and they have a little pinched detail on the back which I love! The only downside is that probably you don’t want to spend that much on a bikini but honestly for the quality, it is so worth it.
Rating: ****
 
 
 
 

Mavele Nautical swimsuit

Cut out swimsuit £80 Mavele

No joke this is my favourite swimsuit EVER! I honestly love everything about it from the vibrant pattern to the style of the costume. The cut outs make me look slim even when I’ve just eaten an entire pizza and ice cream and chips and more ice cream… It again is really supportive and a great cut. Honestly worth every penny!
Rating:*****

Link: http://www.mavele-swimwear.com/collections/2016-collection/products/nautical-pelican-one-piece-swimsuit

Wanderlust Bikini

Top and bottoms set £30, Wanderlust bikinis

Now this bikini is not only beautiful and amazing quality but it has been so thought through. This fantastic brand really want to help end pollution by trying to end the need for a seasonal piece. They have named their bikinis with locations instead of season to try to make something that will last a long time, and I can definitely tell you that their swimwear is of an amazingly high quality which will last me a few years! They manufacture ethically to reduce the damage done to nature and their packaging is plastic free. If this isn’t enough they have even dedicated some swim lines to endangered animals and all the profits go to charity. Honestly it has been a privilege to collaborate with such a hardworking and influential brand. Thank you again for your beautiful bikini and please could everyone take the time to look at this fantastic swimwear company!

Rating: *****
Link: http://wanderlustbikinis.com/product/lanai-island-limited-edition/

Hope you all enjoyed the blog and thank you so much to Mavele swimwear for their beautiful products! Here’s a link to their site: http://www.mavele-swimwear.com/

Thanks also to the wonderful Wanderlust bikinis for sending one of their amazing bikinis! Continue with the fantastic work!
Link to their site: http://wanderlustbikinis.com/

See you all next sunday!
Thanks,

Ciao xxx

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2 Comments

  1. August 22, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    All of your choices are stunning! I especially love the white & blue and the wanderlust ones. You hit the nail on the head with "tops needs to be supportive." Definitely!

    • August 22, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope I've helped you in your search! Those ones are really lovely and supportive!! 💕

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