As any girl who has so much as contemplated a trip to the pool or beach can tell you, Swimwear is not merely a small sliver of wardrobe space visited between the months of May and August before being locked away until the next swim season; rather, it is an entire closet unto itself that is modified and updated throughout all twelve months of the year (including winter – hello hot tubs!), encompassing not just bikinis, but sundresses, cover-ups, sunglasses, bags, and sandals. How do I know this? I will confess; I am a swimwear-aholic.
Like many other beach babes, I am always on the hunt for a new bikini or sarong to add to my burgeoning collection. It makes no difference that I have countless pieces peering out of my bureau, tags intact; there is something liberating, inspiring, and thrilling about having a new piece of swimwear in one’s possession – especially when it is a piece that makes you look and feel fabulous. And what makes me look and feel fabulous? Bandeaus!
Currently, my swimwear essentials are bandeau bikini tops and low-rise hipkini bottoms in neon peach hues; skin-toned wedge sandals with barely-there ankle straps; sarongs in bright colors that make one feel like a belly-dancer; oversized sunglasses; and sand-skimming maxi dresses.
In light of tomorrow’s swim-centric holiday, tell me…what are your swim essentials?
Thanks to Fashion Q&A for the picture.
FTC Disclosure: This is a post written in partnership with Debenhams; however, all opinions expressed therein are my own.