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Dare to bare: 5 beach and body-friendly bikini & cover-up ideas

June 14th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru Google+ Ayesha Muttucumaru / 2 comments


Some great summer wardrobe inspiration, no matter what kind of holiday you’re shopping for

Having seen Project Bikini through from beginning to end, surely now seems right to reward yourself with some new summer clothes? Whether you’re looking for something to take you from pool to party or you’re a surfer or a tanner, we’ve found five great summer buys to match any beach body type and holiday activity.

From the more fashion-forward to the more sports-friendly, we hope you find your perfect match here. Happy shopping! Go on, you deserve it after all.


Roxy 2/2mm Syncro S/SL Back Zip SPR


£60. Buy online.

If you like to do more on the beach than work on your tan, this durable and flexible surfside companion will make sure you look great both in and out of the water. With intelligent Hyperstrength 3.0 technology for ease of movement and a Hydroshield Water Barrier to stop water from entering the suit too, we suddenly have an uncontrollable urge to drop the magazine and pick up a surfboard instead...


Panache Swimwear Britt Halterneck Bikini Top


Bikini Top, £26.99. Buy online.

Bikini Pant, £14.99. Buy online.

Finding a bikini for bigger busts that provides good support and also looks fashionable can be a tricky task. However, thanks to Panache and to this 50s pin-up inspired find in particular, there’s no reason why bikinis should only be confined to the mango-sized and papaya-breasted among us. With a size range from D to G, underwiring and subtle white piping detail, it’s an elegant and feminine choice for showing off an hourglass figure at its very best.

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Seafolly Botanical Maxi Kaftan


£81.99. Buy online.

The ideal beach to bar wardrobe essential, there’s never been a better reason to cover up this summer. Beautifully designed with a deep V neckline and thigh split detail, simply team with wedges, your favourite pair of sunglasses and your cocktail of choice for a beach look with a touch of the bohemian, or with a maxi cami underneath to wear as a day dress too.


Orlebar Brown Ipanema Toucan Yellow String Bikini


Bikini Top, £115. Buy online.

String Bikini Brief, £95. Buy online.

The slinkiest of the swimwear family, this designer bikini boasts the most vibrant shade of yellow to make a tan pop. With removable pads to provide a smoother, curvier shape for those who’d like an added boost of confidence in the right places, (yours truly included), team with the Alessano briefs for an eye-catching swimwear ensemble that’s perfect for those who aren’t afraid to flash some flesh.

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H&M Wraparound Bikini in Rust Red


Bikini Top, £9.99. Buy online.

Bikini Bottoms, £6.99. Buy online.

For those who like to experiment with their swimwear, try this bikini on for size. With supporting side panels and cut-outs that are subtle but make no less of a statement, it’s our favourite choice for making maximum impact, without the questionable tan line marks.

Join the conversation

  • Brianna
  • February 14th 2015

I would also like to add that buying the bikinis from the right stores is essential to get the best ones. Online shopping is one of the most preferred means to shop for beach wear and websites like provide beach wear at very cheap rates!

  • Brianna
  • February 14th 2015

Summer is an excellent time to relax and also the perfect time to gift yourself some gorgeous bikinis, beach dresses and cover ups. G strings bikinis are much in fashion nowadays and look gorgeous as they accentuate your best features.

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