Posts Tagged ‘swimwear’

Throwing a street party this year?

Earlier this month, the Eden Project promoted the ‘Big Lunch’, this government backed initiative is to encourage people that live in the same neighbourhood to get together and enjoy

Get together with friends for a Street Party

Get together with friends for a Street Party

home-made food together. Over 700,000 people took part last year so why not get involved and organise a street party in your neighbourhood? You probably already vaguely know the people that live on your street, but why not get to know them better and put together an event that could bring your neighbourhood closer together?
We think this is a great excuse for a party and an opportunity to build a stronger bond between families that live in your area. As adults, we tend to make our friends and stick with them and don’t socialise as much as we did when we were younger. So bring the children along, plan your event and get to know your neighbours better over great home-made food, you never know there might be some great cooks on your street, which is always good to know!

Here are some ideas to help you to plan your own party;

  • Get each household to bring a dish from a different country, that way you get to try different dishes as well as experimenting with your own cooking skills.
  • Have a street BBQ, this may require more than one BBQ but the relaxed atmosphere of a BBQ especially when the weather is good can’t be beaten!
  • Go for a picnic, if your street is a less than desirable place to eat or if you’re getting together with a few people on different streets or live in flats, then why not take a picnic to your local park? There will be plenty of room for everyone and you won’t get in the way of those who didn’t want to join the party.
  • Have a tea party, if making enough food to feed a whole street just sounds like too much hard work then go for a tea party instead. So long as there is plenty of tea, enough milk and something sweet to nibble on, everyone should be happy.

Visit www.thebiglunch.com for more details and ideas of how to get your own street party started.

Perfect picnic food

We Brits love a picnic and whether you go for haute cuisine or a simple French baguette and cheese, there’s nothing like enjoying the great outdoors with some yummy food and a flask

of tea of course! So here are some ideas to make a perfect picnic;

  • Make it a home-made picnic, sandwiches and salads are much cheaper and often healthier when made at home. A little bit of effort goes a long way when it comes to food so make
    Have a picnic...

    Have a picnic...

    sure you have enough time to prepare your dishes and do some preparation the evening before if you plan on leaving early the next day.

  • If it’s an impromptu picnic, get the basics; bread, cheese, ham, salad and get stuck in with your fingers!
  • Try making wraps instead of sandwiches, it’s much more fun! Carrot and cucumber batons with hummus are also a healthier option than breadsticks.
  • Use leftovers, made too much pasta again for dinner? Then use what’s left to make a pasta salad, just add some pesto, ham, olives and serve with rocket for a full flavour dish.
  • Take something sweet to complete the feast make sure you have something to satisfy your sweet cravings. Cakes, scones and strawberries with cream will round off a very British day out nicely.
  • Don’t forget the props, the food is sorted but it’s the blanket, chairs, plates, games to keep the kids entertained and extras that will make your picnic more comfortable and enjoyable!

Happy picnicking!

Fun, flirty and floral

Fun Florals

Fun Florals

Have some fun on the beach this summer with our funky floral bikinis, in an array of different styles and shapes we’re sure you’ll find the perfect fit! The India bikini in white with shimmering silver details that catch the sun will look great with a tan and add a little glamour to your beach wear. The ruched sides make this a very clever bikini too as it allows you to adjust the fullness of the cups, plus choose from tie side or ruched briefs according to your preference.

The contrasting colours of the Flirty Floral bikini are sure to get you noticed, that’s if the boob boosting effect of this gorgeous bikini/tankini set doesn’t! Tankinis are a great alternative for those of you that like to feel more covered up on the beach and are conscious of the tummy area. However, this style is grown up and will give you just as much of a boob boost as the bikini version! If you like the sound of that then you might also like the Fabulous Fuschia bikini/tankini too! This particular style goes up to a K cup so no matter what your size, you can feel supported and uplifted in this hot pink set! For the ultimate in bo-ho chic this summer why not try the Paisley bikini, this gorgeous print is soft and feminine but ensures great support all day long. With double string, ruffle and low centre front detailing this bikini has more than enough features to get you noticed. The soft colours and subtle print also suits most skin tones. Cover up with our Halterneck Beach Dress and add some bohemian inspired jewellery to take this bikini from beach to pool side lunch or drinks in no time!

You can’t beat a great fitting, boob boosting bikini for ultimate pool side confidence!

Fun swimwear

Fashionable Swimwear

Fashionable Swimwear

Swimwear has become fashionable and is now as important as your summer wardrobe! We love classic spots, stripes and checks for beach time fun and we’re just going dotty for this 50’s inspired polka dot bikini. The Soprano bikini in classic black and white is fun, funky and fashionable, just what we want for our summer holiday. The tie detailing gives this bikini a feminine touch so you’ll feel confident and fully supported on the beach. Sticking with the dot theme is the Cocopalm bikini with a choice of deep briefs or tie side briefs. This bikini has light padding for extra oomph and the warm shades of purple and orange will look sensational with your holiday tan. Going on holiday is all about getting away from it all, the stress of everyday life and your normal routine, but we know that you also like to look your best when hitting the beach. The striped Miami bikini has a choice of alterneck or triangle style top so that you can choose the right style that you feel most comfortable in. Either way, this bikini is colourful, cheerful and cleavage boosting! The fold brief option gives you the choice to cover up a little more too, this style of brief sits higher on the hips for those of you that like to feel more covered. Bring out your flirty side in our Gingham bikini, this gorgeous bikini is pretty, feminine and a little bit cheeky. The lightly padded cups ensure a boob boost whilst the ruffle details add a fun girlie feel. Choose from high waist deep briefs that give this bikini a 50’s scarlet look or the low rise briefs with ruffled hem for a more modern look.

Well, you didn’t want boring swimwear did you?!

New high summer collection is here!

High Summer Collection

High Summer Collection

Our high summer collection has arrived and we just had to tell you about these fantastic new dresses, there’s one for every occasion! Here are some of our best day time dresses…

Graphic Print Shift Dress hits the print trend without being over the top. The retro feel of this dress gives it a high place in the fashion stakes and the cut fits and flatters in all the right places! To crank up the 70s vibe of this dress, wear with red, orange and brown accessories.

Like a walk on the wild side? Our Tailored Safari Dress will keep you cool in the office, but throw on the accessories at 5pm to take this dress into the evening. The neutral tone of this dress works best with natural/earthy tones, it comes with the plaited belt to define the waist so just add a couple of bangles and some statement earrings and you’re ready for a wild night. Whether you’re hunting clothes, men or simply a place to go for dinner with the girls, this dress will definitely get you in the mood!

If you’re looking for a casual dress that is easy to wear and accessorise than why not try the Ruffle Front Dress. This particular style has a sporty feel to it with its cute collar and button down neckline. The hot pink detailing adds a spark of colour, whilst the ruffle front and gathers around the bust will ensure there is plenty of room for your boobs.

Hit the colour trend with our Cotton Pleat Summer Dress. This gorgeous sundress will ensure you keep cool, whilst looking hot on summer days. The A-line shape of this dress gives a flattering silhouette and the thicker straps mean no flashing bra straps to detract from the beautiful bright colour.

Zebra print maxi dress

Zebra Print Maxi Dress

Zebra Print Maxi Dress

We are so excited about this zebra print maxi dress we just had to bring it to your attention. We think it’s the perfect dress for summer. Maxi style, check, tribal detailing, check, animal print, check, flattering shape sizes 8-18, curvy-super curvy, check and double check! The lined print of this dress makes it very flattering on any shape or size and the empire line pulls in at the narrowest part of the body helping to define the waist and make the most of the long length of this dress. Its simple colouring also makes it easy to wear and match accessories, shoes and handbags to. We would recommend statement earrings, a couple of bangles and not much else to set the dress off without over doing the tribal theme. On the beach wear with simple flats and a straw hat for that laid back glamorous look or dress up with heels and daintier jewellery for dinner dates and drinks.
Maxi dresses are huge news this season and look just as good on the beach as they do in the city so why not treat yourself this summer to a maxi dress that is a little on the wild side?

Sex and a different city

SATC2

SATC2

(IF YOU HAVN’T SEEN THE SECOND FILM YET AND PLAN TO STOP READING NOW, THIS MIGHT RUIN IT FOR YOU, AND WE DON’T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF RUINING SUCH A GREAT FILM!!)

As the Sex And The City girls continue to WOW at film premiers all over the world, we can’t help but wonder what happens next to the quartet of women we’ve spent so much of our time with. Will Carrie and Big change their mind about having a family, or will they simply have to move to a bigger place for Carrie’s ever growing wardrobe? Will Miranda and Steve get their happy ever after? If the second film is anything to go by then they’re sure set for martial bliss as they appear like a couple of smitten teenagers sharing longing snogs and embraces that would make a lot of us feel nauseous. Although we do think laid back Steve is perfect for the constantly stressed out Miranda and as she encouraged him to follow his dream of opening his own bar, he returns the favour in the second film…
Will Charlotte and Harry cope with family life when they didn’t think they could have one? They say be careful what you wish for and the sequel sees Charlotte crying uncontrollably in the pantry whilst her girls run rings around her. Could it just be the case of the terrible twos or has Charlotte’s dream of the perfect family turned into nothing more than a fantasy? And finally, Samantha, she’s been the strong independent one the whole way through the series, despite overcoming cancer and ending her relationship with Smith (why oh why she broke up with Smith I don’t think we’ll ever understand) so why change? SATC2 sees Sam up to her old tricks again, leaving her in some rather sticky and somewhat illegal situations. Oh how we will miss laughing out loud at Samantha’s wild antics and matter of fact ways.

Whether there will be a SATC3 or not, we know that the girls will always have a place in our hearts and remind us that relationships will come and go (some might even come back) but friendships are forever. Corny but true.

Swimsuit and bikini solutions

Swimwear to suit you

Swimwear to suit you

Helpful advice on which shape bikini or swimsuit to choose for your shape. Us bigger boobed girls can have a tough time finding swimwear that fits, we’d like swimwear that keeps us in proportion whilst making the most of our assets.

If you want to define your waist; a full swimsuit will help to create a smooth silhouette and keep your stomach covered. Our Fern swimsuit will do just that, with its clever print that slims the figure and integral support to make sure your boobs stay in the right place. A strapless swimsuit can also help to define the waist, the Casablanca swimsuit in striking red has a detachable halterneck and light tummy control to help you feel your best on the beach!

If you want to slim your hips; a bandeau style top will balance a larger lower half. If however, you prefer a fuller swimsuit then the Chevron swimsuit skims the hips with flattering lines that will also balance out bigger boobs. The Skye bikini has tie detailing to the briefs that will flatter your hips and keep you a little more covered than other brief styles. The pattern on this bikini also creates complimentary lines to flatter your shape.

Boob flattering; styles; if you like a full swimsuit but also like to make the most of your assets than try the I love dots swimsuit. It gives great cleavage with its halterneck shape and deep neck line but remains modest by covering the tummy. With a little light padding the Sahara plunge bikini in cherryade will give your boobs a boost and get you noticed on the beach.

If you prefer to cover up; on the beach then a tankini and shorts combo could be your perfect beach wear solution. The tankini style top will give your boobs all the support they need, whilst the extra length will keep your tummy covered. Shorts also provide a little extra cover for those that are conscious about their lower halves. We have tankini options in the Sandon print which is a colourful spot print, the Athens print, a gorgeous blue and white print with white loop detailing and the Shanghai print which is a beautiful oriental floral print. We also have colour block tankinis for those of you that prefer something more simple. The Geneva swimsuit range comprises tankini, bikini, swimsuit, briefs, shorts and fold over briefs in black or coral pink (tankini and bottoms only). The Dare to Dazzle tankini in Azure is a classic shape in a bold colour which you will wear time and time again thanks to its flattering shape and reliable support! The Cyprus bikini comes with the option of a skirted brief which acts as a mini sarong for those conscious of their bottom halves.

For those sporty; types we have a range of swimsuits for swimming enthusiasts (rather than sun bathing enthusiasts) all with built in wire free support for extra comfort whilst you’re doing lengths!

SATC2

SATC2

SATC2

Some loved it, some hated it, some still haven’t seen it yet but one thing’s for sure this film is worth a watch even just for the elaborate fashion and the idealism of jet setting with your 4 best friends without a budget (a girl can dream).

The sequel to the first Sex and The City film has been long anticipated and so expectations were inevitably high. We were dazzled in the first film by the outfits as well as the boisterous story line, the second film however combines a very (borderline OTT) glamorous storyline with the real issues of marriage, trust and modern relationships. As the girls adjust to new stages in their lives, three of them married and Samantha readjusting to the single gal life, we learn that all is not rosy after you say ‘I do’. The film also brings up the reality of motherhood and for those with children (and without a full time nanny like Charlotte and Miranda) there’s a moment of praise in there for you too!

Although there are plenty of ups and downs between the couples and the girls themselves (without giving too much away for those of you that haven’t seen it yet) they pull through for one another and remind us that no matter what is going on with our relationships, you can always rely on your friends. And if you’re friends with Samantha, get you into and subsequently thrown out of some of the classiest places in the world!

New animal print

Bring out your wildside!

Bring out your wildside!

New animal print is all about subtlety rather than full-on head to toe leopard print! Animal inspired prints this season will appear on clothing, footwear and accessories so there are plenty of options for you to display a little bit of your wild side! Wear your prints with this season’s utility trend to hit the safari vibe or if you just can’t resist this trend in its fullest then go all out in an animal print maxi.

The prints; Leopard print has made a transition from evening to day wear and becomes more casual and a little edgy for summer. Zebra print and tiger print are also on trend so be creative with what prints you wear. Snakeskin looks great for accessories but not so good for clothing, so best stick to the handbags and shoes for this particular print. Why not glam-up your work wardrobe with a bit of print? Our Animal Spot Shift Dress in a subtle mono-chrome print is smart enough for work but add heels and a few glam accessories and it will work just as well in the evening! The shift shape and to-the-knee hemline keeps the dress sophisticated but the print makes it a bit more exciting than your standard office dress!

Animal print is also taking over swimwear this season. The Masquerade Tassia bikini combines black and brown zebra print with tribal inspired beading on the alterneck and briefs to a very glamorous effect and what’s more, this style is exclusive to us! Wear yours as it is on the beach and under a sheer kaftan for evenings or pool side lunches.