I've never been to Mexico, and I haven't been abroad ( 5 days in Berlin and 3 weeks in the South of France for work aside!) for over a year, so buying a new holiday wardrobe has never been more exciting. However, I am super, super, SUPER fussy with bikinis. I have no idea why. Most people will argue that apart from colour/pattern and style, they all fit and look the same.
I have to try them on and stand and stare at myself for ages before I decide or not whether it suits me. It has took me an entire year to get together these 6, and I still need one more and have less than a fortnight to find it (super difficult as they're no longer readily shoppable on the high street.) so I'm panicking slightly!
I will admit I am a tiny bit snobby with bikinis. I think you pay for what you get, however I won't pay a ridiculous amount as I think it's absurd to pay £££ when you're going to drench it in chlorine and salt for 14 days! I tend to stay away from Primark as I find their swimwear appalling quality, and usually stick to a budget of around £25, which I think is reasonable.
So, these are my current 6!
|From L-R. Brown bow bandeau bikini: Matalan. Pansy print bikini: Topshop. Palm tree print bikini; H+M, Black crochet bikini: Topshop, Orange tropical print bikini: New Look. Red floral bikini: Accessorize.|
Looking at these, I think I have decided that my 7th bikini must be plain. The patterns on these are hurting my eyes!
Do you guys find bikini shopping difficult? What's your preference with style and colours?
Any of you going on a winter holiday?!
Lady T x