Holiday season is now in full swing, but are you beach body ready? I’m certainly not which is why I decided to buy a whole new drawer of swimwear instead of attempting to squeeze into last year’s ensembles! Yes, you heard right. A whole new drawer. How? Because they were all so cheap!
Granted I’ve been buying them all sporadically, but I think that 3 bikinis and 1 swimsuit for under £50 is pretty damn good! My first purchase was this nude ribbed triangle bikini from Primark.
Top: £6 (original unavailable online, similar here)
Bottoms: £4 (original unavailable online, similar here)
I’d been after a nude bikini since last year, so when I spotted this underneath the masses of bikini piles and saw the astonishing price, my heart began to thump with worry that I wouldn’t find my size.
Frantically flicking through the rails, I found the top in my size, but the bottoms only in a size up from my usual. As I was so in love with the bikini, I thought I’d try it on in the changing rooms. Doesn’t that alone prove how sold I was on it? I mean who can actually be bothered to queue up for the changing rooms in Primark?!
To my delight, the bottoms came up really small so the size up from my usual fit perfectly. Off to the the 3 hour long queue I went!
£18/£9 (here) (similar here)
As I am going on a hen do in a few weeks, I knew that I couldn’t go wrong with a black swimsuit. All I need now is some gold wedges and a gold body chain, and I’ll have the Essex girl pool party look sorted lol!
This is the first swimsuit I’ve ever owned; the reason being that I’m a bit of of a tan obsessed freak. What I mean by this is that I will only ever buy bikinis because I feel like a swimsuit will ruin my tan lines. However, what drew me to this black swimsuit from F & F clothing was the fact that it is multiway so I can wear it in a way that will avoid crazy tan lines. Oh and the fact that it was reduced down to £9 from £18 may have helped!
It’s actually so comfy and such good quality that I would have happily paid the full price. Well done F & F – please keep your online store open! How will I purchase beautiful online exclusives like this again?!
£18/£10 (here) (similar here)
£12/£4 (here) (similar here)
These plain bandeau bikinis have been around for a few years now and may not seem like anything that special, but I personally think the plainer the better. Whether you have a larger bust or not, I think that bandeau bikini tops suit everyone. There is no denying how great they are for tanning too; no need to keep pulling your straps down to avoid tan lines!
It’s also hard to find a bikini of this style without the bottoms coming up super high, so I love the fact that these come up just past your hip. High enough to warrant their description of being high waisted, but not too much where they begin to dig in to you and make you look bigger than you are!
Top: £6 (here) (similar here)
Bottoms: £4 (here) (similar here)
Last but not least, is this ribbed white triangle bikini from F & F clothing. They are killing the swimwear game this summer! 2 out of my 4 items were purchased from them. I was just doing my average food shop (which you’ll know always turns into hours if you’ve read my previous post My Fashionable Finds From F & F Clothing) when I noticed this bikini top hanging up. It had a great big £6 sticker on it and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I honestly thought that F&F had teamed up with Missguided or something because it looked like an exact replica of their bikinis.
I was hoping to buy a white bikini that had a bit more sass like those that are cut out on the sides or are strappy on the top…
However I couldn’t stop myself when I saw that the bottoms to match the top were only £4. Way cheaper and probably way comfier. F & F for the win!
Whether you are going on a party holiday, family holiday or simply sunbathing from the comfort of your own home in this amazing UK weather at the moment, any of these 4 swim pieces are likely to suit.
I hope this post has given you an idea of where to look for your next swimwear purchase and inspired you to #DiscoverDifference. Any comments? Let me know below…