Monday, 23 May 2016

Swimming with Mermaids

For some people searching for the perfect pair of jeans fill them with dread. For me it's swimwear.  And to the surprise of utterly no-one (except for you magical body-confident unicorns out there, teach me your secrets) I'm not alone. Hell, even the idea of trying on swimwear makes me feel sick. I have had the same plaid two piece for near enough 7 years. While some would say this would be testament to Scottish weather (partially) and my on again off again love affair with swimming (also a little bit true) it really comes down to how much I hate swimwear shopping. Now swimwear is basically like publicly acceptable lingerie, so it should be my main jam, but when you're feeling less than body confident, well it kind of sucks the fun out of it.  So with my confidence at an all time low, it was time to retire the old two piece (seriously guys 7 YEARS) and experiment with some vintage inspired swimwear.

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Swimsuit - Boden
Sunglasses - Emporio Armani

It's so easy to want to retreat in to our safety nets. Black, boxy shapes - anything that I can use to hide.  A skintight turquoise halter could not be further from my comfort zone. With the absence of an under wire I can't say I was feeling overly confident. However with the promise of inbuilt support and some lightly padded cups, well Boden's swimwear was kitted out to keep my modesty (and more importantly my tits) in tact.

I don't think any piece of clothing has the power to make all your body confidence issues go away, but a good one can make you forget about them for a while. I wasn't constantly tugging at my swimsuit and everything remained exactly where it was supposed to be.  And the scallop design? Perfect for visiting the home of the OG mermaids on the Sorrento Coast.  And sometimes that's all you need. Some old school glamour and some colour to make you feel holiday ready.
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  1. I love the swimming suit!! Totally get what you mean, I dont even own any swim wear and dread the day I'll have to buy one. Beach holidays are off the list until further notice. But you look fierce! Your hair goes perfectly with the mermaid theme x

    littlekaatie.com

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    1. Def invest in a nice fun bit of swimwear! Because always need an excuse to lie by the pool x

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  2. That swimsuit is gorgeous! And looks really good on you! Although, I completely agree, I hate shopping for swimwear. Especially, when there does not seem to be good options easily available for bustier women on the high street!

    Lii

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    1. I know right! Total nightmare trying to find anything with a bust. I remember being handed a triangle bra in a high street shop and being like "so...what would you like me to do with this?"

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  3. That suit is gorgeous! Love the 50s/Marilyn vibe! Can you believe I FINALLY got a bikini that fits and is comfortable, and promptly left it at my parents' - a two and a half hour flight from me!

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