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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Beach ready: Poolside cover ups!

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
£69

John Lewis



Leopard Print:
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
£170.00

House of Fraser


Geometric:
Principles - Ben De Lisi - at Debenhams
Designer blue diamond print wrap dress
£32.00

Debenhams


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
£120
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.