Thursday, 11 July 2013


We're having a heatwave here in Scotland. I don't appreciate it. It's sweltering, I have to wear a floor length kilt and there is no air-conditioning at work. Most bloggers seem to be posting pictures of themselves in exotic places and Facebook statuses are littered with photos of beaches and airport terminals. Sure the Bruar Falls are beautiful, but the midges are evil little creatures.

Due to the weather I just want to wear nothing. Which is awkward when you have a roommate. And so my mind has led to bikinis which, as my sister put it, is 'the closest that you can get to being naked in public without being arresting for indecent exposure.' 

Thing is with bikinis you can't create an illusion of a waist and you can't use make-up to cover blemishes or moles. So you just have to embrace them. 

The introduction of the Fatkini has been revolutionary for us curvy girls. Designed with feminine curves in mind it serves as a symbol that you don't have to look like Kate Moss to look fabulous on the beach. 

It's ridiculously hard to find a cheap bikini to fit anything above a C cup, especially as bandeaus and triangle tops are a recipe for disaster. But here are a couple of styles I've found on the net. And even one I bought!

This was inspired by Nadia Aboulhosn's latest post. She's fantastic. I may have mentioned this before. The high-waisted pants cover the usual 'problem-area' for us curvy girls, while accentuating a tiny waist. The dark panels are slimming, while the bright panels are perfect for summer. I know I said I didn't like bandeaus. But when they are structured enough (with boning) they show off a great pair of shoulders. This suit also has a great vintage silhouette, but with a modern graphic colour scheme. 

I love the idea of bra-tops as bikini tops as they offer far more support, especially with the straps, than most bikinis. Too often bikini tops are too skimpy to offer that support, or the support is placed in the band wholly and not the straps at all, so everything begins to go southwards... Lower cut bottoms also suit me much better. So I love this style. And I love a bit of pink gingham.

 This suit I actually bought from Asos. It's a bandeau style, but is structured enough to support everything. I love the gold band at the front which adds a bit of glitz to it all. As with most things in my wardrobe it's navy and gold. And only cost me £20. Far more in my price range than most bust-specific designs.

I hope you are enjoying the heat and are having a great week!


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