Gingham is everywhere at the moment and you may have seen my previous posts (here and here) where I styled gingham trousers in two different ways. I don’t usually follow trends but gingham is one I like although I prefer to go for the non-conventional blue version as opposed to the traditional black and white.
When holiday shopping I came across this bikini and at first I wasn’t sure if I would like it on, I thought it might have been too much with the one shoulder ruffle detail and lace trim. When it arrived I absolutely loved the shade of blue and knew it would be perfect for towards the end of my trip when I had built up a bit of a tan. The shape and style is very flattering with the top detail taking attention away from the bottoms. Having put a little bit of weight on (thanks to the 24 hour all inclusive), this was perfect. The bottoms are quite low cut which works well with the top being a bit fuller although having gotten so used to high waist styles, I initially felt a bit exposed and kept checking to make sure I wasn’t flashing anything.
All in all it’s a very good fit with the top being very comfortable yet supportive at the same time. I didn’t have to worry about the one shoulder falling down as it was just the right length for me. Most of the time I wore it bandeau style to avoid dodgy tan lines and again it was very supportive, I wasn’t worried about falling out of the top.
Since I’ve got back I’ve been checking to see if this brand has any other similar styles as I definitely want to stock up on some different patterns or designs. I feel like I’ve been wearing the same bikinis for a while now so it’s good to get some fresh new ones to add to my collection. As I’m getting older my shape is changing and the typical styles and designs I would have gone for don’t necessarily work for me any more. I’m steering towards more longline bandeau bikini tops and high waist bottoms and even enjoying wear swimsuits which is not something I’ve done in the past.
Bikini – Peek & Beau via ASOS
For info, I ordered size 8 D/DD for the top and size 8 bottoms.