Sunday, 10 March 2013

move on out captain..

Havana Stripe Halter Boyleg Swimsuit, £65.50
I've been after a new swimsuit for quite a while, now. Let's be honest, I am always on the look out for a new swimsuit. This one pretty much ticks all of the boxes and seemed to be too good to miss.

Well, if I'm completely honest, I was a little concerned about the halter strap at the neck, because my last swimsuit was a halterneck and I'd always be having to pull the front back up. I've worn this one a few times now and can safely say that I've had no similar problems. No problems at all, in fact.

I've never before had a swimsuit with shorts style legs, but I really like these, they don't feel weird or ride up and I sort of hate my legs a little less when I'm wearing it. I also don't hate my stomach quite so much as it's got some rather strategically-placed ruching across the middle which makes it almost flattering. Not enough to post a picture of it being worn, but still. I will never be confident enough for that, and I really admire Sarah for this post. That doesn't mean I don't like it, though. I really, really do.

I think this suit from Simply Beach will do me well for quite some time, which is an important consideration when you swim daily, as I do. I used to balk at the thought of paying more than £20 for swimwear, but when it has to come into contact with chlorine every other day and put up with regular washing, I've found I need something a little better quality than the Primark holiday section has on offer. Cut out backs, sides and stomach areas (those crazy things which look like a stripper-suit, otherwise known as a bikini-held-together-at-the-sides-with-a-bit-of-string-at-the-neck-to-hold-it-on, are just not functional).

Are there any other amazing swimsuits out there, which I need to add to my collection? 


  1. I love this swimsuit! I also saw a very lovely one - similar style, but red and white polkadots, I am still kind of swooning over that one ;)



  2. This bathing suit is amazing! I really want a vintage style bathings suit!

  3. That's a cute suit :) I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & if you like, following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

  4. I am a bit of a swimwear obsessive stalker, sometimes I don't get around to buying pieces - probably a good thing, but J Crew do beautiful swimwear as does Free People, those are the places I send most of my swimwear lusting.


  5. Sooooo cute! I'm drooling! xx00

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  6. That is gorgeous! I wish I swam as much as you so I could justify the cost xx

  7. This swimsuit is lovely! I like Toast swimwear and ASOS is pretty good too :)

    Maria xxx