Poolside Glamour


Hello and welcome to the first of a series of posts where I'll be sharing my holiday wardrobe! As you'll know from my last update, I recently spent a week on a yoga retreat in Portugal, where one of my favourite activities was (naturally) sunbathing like a cat in the glorious 30-degree heat. And thanks to the lovely people over at UK Swimwear, I was able to do this in style! I was gifted two gorgeous bathing suits to share with you in this post, and I surprisingly had a lot of fun taking these snaps for you - although as I'm sure most of my fellow bloggers can testify, it is BLOODY HARD trying to do this only using self-timer! #bloggerproblems! But without further ado, let's get into the photos!

👙 Sex on the Beach Swimsuit 👙


The name of this all-in-one suit definitely raised my eyebrows when I first saw it, bringing to mind a skimpy thong and perhaps some matching nipple-tassles! However, it really wasn't as revealing as the name perhaps suggests! This suit is an elegant yet comfortable new take on the classic one piece, with small cut-outs down the length of each side, a plunging back, and a high neckline. The built-in cups keep you feeling secure even if (like me!) you're a fairly energetic swimmer! The back straps on the costume are adjustable, meaning that you can wear the suit bra-style as I have here, or as a racerback if you prefer. The polymide and elastane mix from which the costume is made is thick and durable, and doesn't give the static-feel you often get when running your hands down swimsuit material. This is a super flattering swimsuit and perfect if you're looking for something a little bit different! Just watch out for some potentially interesting tan lines! My only piece of advice would be to size up if you're tall - I'm 5ft 7 and I take a size 10, and the built in cups were just a teeny bit too low on me, so I would highly recommend that tall girls take a size bigger just to make sure you're in total comfort.

👙 Bali Charm Triangle Bikini 👙


And now for something completely different! To allow me to compare both the one-piece and the two-piece options on their site, UK Swimwear also sent me this stunning triangle bikini! The bright colours really bring to mind a tropical island, the print is eyecatching and unique, and I received so many compliments whilst wearing it! I loved the colour so much that I even had my nails painted to match! As well as being stylish, the soft and silky material from which the bikini is made is also very comfortable. Both the top and bottom pieces are thickly lined throughout, so if you're worried about flashing your nips when your swimsuit gets wet, you'll have no concerns with this bikini. The details really are stunning; small spirals of beads are wrapped around the string securing the top, and the cups are beautifully embellished with hand-stitched sequins. However, some of the sequins did start to come loose during the week, which was a little disappointing. Still, wearing this bikini really did up my confidence and make me feel glamorous at the poolside!

Are you an all-in-one or a bikini kinda girl? Which of my swimsuits do you prefer? Leave a comment down below and let me know! Huge thanks again to UK Swimwear for these gorgeous pieces!

Until next time,

A x

*The swimwear featured in this post was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.