Swimwear Tips for the Discerning Pool-Side Goddess

Picture the scene: you’ve finally agreed on a destination; it’s taken some time to get to the point of actually booking the holiday. It could be a well-earned rest from all the stress of work with your partner, a hedonistic youthful party trip or a girl’s holiday. Whatever it is, though, as soon as you’ve received that booking confirmation in your inbox, it’s time to prepare – the swimwear body regime, holiday clothes shopping and destination research.

The Swimwear Body Regime

Water is key – drink it and keep hydrated. We all know this, but really, it does make a real difference to your skin, weight and general wellbeing. Don’t diet, as it inevitably leads to guilt while you don’t keep to whichever one you’ve decided upon. Instead, reduce potions, eat at least five vegetables or fruit a day, and limit the amount of saturated fats you eat. Next, to achieve the swimwear body, the key is obviously exercise. Choose something you’ll enjoy – Zumba, boxercise, yoga, running – whatever you’re likely to do more regularly. Then moisturise with something that smells decidedly like holidays, something that smells so delicious you’ll wear it day and night.

Holiday Clothes

Swimwear and accessories are your staples when shopping for holiday attire but here’s one myth which needs to be ousted: tankinis are very versatile and wonderful for ladies who aren’t brave enough for a bikini. Be warned, however, if you don’t want to attract attention to your midriff then tankinis probably aren’t the choice of swimwear for you. Dividing your body at your hips will only accentuate your tummy, look for a block colour and a continuous shape over the tummy area to help minimise. Buy a sensible piece of swimwear and two fashion pieces to effortlessly shift between a classic 50s swimwear goddess and a cutting edge fashionista. As for accessories, have some fun and go wild. Whatever your look, never forget to accessorise. It’s all about kaftans, sarongs, playsuits and no shorts (unless your legs are as long, toned and lean as those of a lingerie model). These pieces are supposed to be treated as part of your whole outfit – to accentuate what you’ve got and play down the areas you’d rather not dwell on.

Destination Research

We’re all busy. And even though we would love to learn everything and anything about our chosen holiday destination, it often gets left to the last minute. It is important to do the minimum, however: simply try grabbing a moment each week to peruse online – this will allow you to book key events or not to miss restaurants. Then buy a guide and indulge on the plane to your destination.