This year, it looks like we might be blessed with some fabulous weather in late August and September after the washout that was June and July! If you’re thinking of taking a late staycation in the UK, or venturing a little further afield for a late summer break, then finding the right swimsuit – as well as the rest of your holiday wardrobe – is essential.
Late summer means plenty of heat but the possibility of cooler, darker evenings and colder water too! Swimsuits and tankini sets are perfect for this season, as they give a little extra coverage without compromising on style. The Stella Plunge Tankini is a versatile plunge top that provides you with plenty of support and comfort; team with one of our mix-and-match bikini briefs for summer holiday style (our favourite is the Classic Pant in patriotic red, white and blue!).
The Tallulah Swimsuit is a pretty alternative to a tankini. Thanks to the central floral panel and plain side, back and straps, it emphasises curvy figures giving you plenty of retro appeal. The wide, adjustable straps also make this swimsuit exceedingly comfortable – essential for hot weather. We also like the Veronica Swimsuit in a gorgeous lagoon blue. This classic swimsuit has a ruched panel and central decorative bow to make it look good from the outside; and there’s a tummy control panel and hidden underwires for great shape on the inside!
Alongside your swimsuit, make sure you pack a couple of versatile light jackets or jumpers which can be layered up on cooler evenings. Fitted shapes and natural fibres like wool and cashmere are perfect for curvy figures; a tailored blazer is also a sophisticated alternative to a jacket for evenings out. Don’t forget, too, to make sure you’re picking out the right size in everything (including swimwear). If you’re not sure whether you’re wearing the right bra size, double check before you go on holiday using our bra size calculator alternative: the Bra Fit Challenge.
If you decide to pack some feminine and floaty maxi dresses, make sure that you have suitable underwear to match: this might be a strapless bra like our supportive Porcelain Superbra or the Deity Plunge Bra from Masquerade. Both of these offer fantastic support while still being comfortable and discreet enough to be worn under the flimsiest of dresses.
What will you be packing for your summer holidays?