GREAT, it’s May. Close enough to summer to start daydreaming of ice cream sandwiches by the sea without it seeming like an all too distant fantasy.
The S/S collections have just landed in stores and I’m over the moon to finally see some one-pieces I'll actually look okay in, along with slashed statements and halter crops, which are still going strong following on from last year.
If you’re not planning on escaping to sunnier shores, there are a few festivals in the cloudy mainland of the UK that provide (some) hope for bikini tops and shorts. And even if it rains, who ever dresses appropriately in the British summer anyway? I’m aiming this at you – men with chests out at the first 18-degree weather forecast - it only makes me assume you have a perspiration issue.
Here’s my edit of the best.
LoveStories are a new Dutch lingerie brand who pride themselves on their mix and match collections. What I love about the bikinis are that they're reversible, and not in that tacky let's-just-whack-another-design-in-there-because-we-can way, but in a wow-these-are-actually-both-cool way.
Enjoy the sun when it decides to finally arrive, and if you’re struggling to decide between the pages of fit models in bikinis, Hunkemoller also have a great body shape guide for finding what’s most flattering.
By Holly Earp