Swimwear may be something you are thinking about purchasing around this time of year. Whether you’re going on holiday, or travelling for a long period of time, a good bikini or swimsuit is essential. It’s essential to take good care of your swimwear, mostly because these items are much more delicate than your other clothing items.
When it’s time to do your laundry, it’s key to wash your swimwear separately, on the hand wash setting on your washing machine if you have one. If you do not have this setting, then it’s time to hand wash! We have a perfect laundry liquid, suitable for hand washing, in order for the dye to not run and to be gentle on your skin. It’s made in the New Forest, using the natural ingredients of aloe vera and rosemary.
Within this blog, we will be showing you our favourite bikinis and swimsuits and hopefully giving you some fashion inspiration!
In 2002 Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein launched Heidi Klein, a beautiful swimwear company that uses beautiful prints and flattering designs to make every women feel the need to make a purchase. Although Heidi Klein is a little on the pricey side (1 bikini ranging from £70-£200), the swimwear you purchase will last for years if looked after carefully!
The swimsuit pictured here is ideal for a summer holiday around the pool, the contrast between white and blue is extremely flattering and classy, especially the navy blue line at the top, which really accentuates your waist. This swimsuit is also reversible, meaning you can chose to wear the white/navy one day and the navy/white another day, essentially meaning you get 2 in 1 with this swimsuit!
It is important to look after your swimwear, as you know the harsh chemicals and sea salt can sometimes reshape or dye the colours – and once this has happened, there’s no going back. After you’ve been for a dip in the pool or the sea, it is vital to have a quick cold rinse off of all the chemicals on your swimsuit. This will prevent colour stains and any potential reshaping.
When it’s time to dry your swimsuit, avoid drying hung up on a balcony in the sun. Although this is the most practical way to dry it, the sunlight can often change the colours. Rinse your swimsuit in cold water and let it dry flat, on a dry towel to preserve the quality and lifetime of the item.
The olive bikini pictured is from Monday Swimwear a beautiful brand created by Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman, best friends and designers. Their collection is simple, yet classic and comes in a range of dreamy colours. The olive green bikini is £75 and available to order online via their website.
If you have any further tips on how to care for your swimwear or any further good quality brands, then we’d love to hear from you. Why not drop us a line?
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