I don’t know about you, but I certainly find it hard to get beachwear cover-ups that are:
- Versatile to enable you to head straight to the restaurant at lunchtimes
- The right fit – too baggy can simply make you gain weight
- Not long enough – they just about cover the bum, so unless you have fantastic legs and no cellulite on the bum – what do you then use to cover up the lower half?!
- And then will it be in the right colour to match in with all your beach accessories 😉
This weekend I headed to the shops to see what’s out there – and I have to say that there is more choice than ever. And designers have included more than one style cover-up in their designs to offer us ladies more choice!
There are four key trends in beachwear this season: Riviera (blue and white striped), Leopard print (more so in browns than blacks) Geometric (hard line patterns in bright colours ) or Tropicana (bright & colourful flowery designs) – try and pick one style and have a blast with accessories to match in.
So starting with Riviera:
Ted Baker Neighla Cover Up, Navy
This one from House of Fraser is very much glam – especially for those who may go to a pool party or two!
Gottex Bangalore Leopard Print Pareo With Belt
|House of Fraser
Principles – Ben De Lisi – at Debenhams
Designer blue diamond print wrap dress
This is the one I went for, as I bought the bikini that goes with it – it looks fabulous on, the blues and the greens make an change just to wearing black! Sadly I don’t think this picture does the garment justice – however I don’t know if I will be brave to show you my holiday photos 😉 we will have to wait and see if there is a follow-up to this blogpost!
And for the final trend – Tropicana:
Seafolly Rio Maxi Dress – House of Fraser
|House of Fraser
Seafolly have some really great designs in Geometric too – if you think you’ll get the wear out of them over the next few summers, then they are worth investing in.