Summer wardrobes just wouldn’t be the same without plenty of swimwear. The weather over here doesn’t always give us the opportunity to lounge out in the sun much but most of us are fortunate to enjoy a holiday or two over the year. Whether choosing bikinis, swim dresses or classic swimming costumes, swimwear needs to provide a solution for all kinds of situation and location. Whether lounging by the beach, plunging into a pool or playing games with the kids, there is swim wear to suit you.
When you’re in the swim
When you’re heading for a swim whether in your local pool or on your holidays you need some practical swim wear to ensure you’re supported, able to move freely and feeling confident. A classic swimsuit is a good choice for women who are looking to swim rather than just lounge. For the most flattering look play to your best features and pull attention away from any bits you don’t love. The Bonmarché Contrast Trim Basic Swimsuit is a great practical choice. It features a colour detail to the centre bust area, but offers plenty of coverage to ensure you’re fully supported no matter how strenuous your swim. For those of us nervous of bearing our behinds the swim wear designers have come up with a great new solution.
The Swimdress is the classic swimsuit but with a flirty skirt to provide a little extra coverage around the hips and a great disguise for a jiggly backside. Bonmarché’s Pink Spot Bow Detail Swimdress is a pretty yet practical solution that is just as at home by the beach or in the pool.
When life’s a beach
When it comes to lounging by the beach, style and body conscious design is important. If planning to grab a bit of tan then a bikini is a good choice for the confident. Choosing a bikini with a detail to the centre will show off a great bust. For the flexibility of a bikini but the confidence of more coverage, the tankini is a girl’s best friend. The Animal Print Central Panel Detail Tankini Top and Bottom from Bonmarché offers an on trend print and a flattering design.
For a fashionable cover-up take along a sarong or tunic or maxi dress to throw on if you decide to take a stroll along the beach. They’re the perfect way to flatter any body type and can enable a beach-side look to be suitable for a casual café or bar too.
Play to your strengths
Summer holidays aren’t just about lounging by the beach, when there are kids involved there’s plenty of play and rough and tumble too. A skimpy bikini just doesn’t cut the mustard on this occasion. Something with support, coverage and flexibility is essential or you may find your assets on display at an inopportune moment. A practical swimsuit is a good idea to enable you to be as active as you like. The Spot Top Palm Print Underband Swimsuit by Bonmarché offers good coverage and support and will look great if you throw on a pair of casual cropped trousers or shorts for a quick game of Frisbee. For those women with a generous bust, active play isn’t always comfortable. Choosing swimwear with a supportive bust is a must. The Bonmarché Plain Buckle Detail Moulded Swimsuit offers support and coverage.
A swim skirt is also a good choice for an impromptu game without having to cover up in clothes. Swim skirts offer a good way to add a feminine touch to a swim suit while disguising hips and bottom.