With all the great weather we’ve been having in the UK recently, our thoughts have turned towards swimwear, as we begin the quest for the perfect summer bikinis and swimsuits for lounging by the pool.
John Lewis has long had a reputation for excellent quality clothing from a wide range of well-known brands and their 2013 swimwear collection does not disappoint. From functional and sporty to glamorous and sexy, there’s something for everyone. For those of us who would prefer to hide under a sarong than bear all, there’s also a great range of control swimsuits.
Here are a few trends from brands such as Seafolly, Speedo, Freya and Zoggs to keep an eye out for this summer:
‘50s Retro Glamour
Halternecks, polka dots, retro prints and bustier tops make up a collection of swimwear that is feminine, flattering and has more coverage than skimpier styles. Try this blue polkadot swimsuit or this South Pacific halterneck swimsuit with a fun tropical print.
Graphic and ethnic prints have popped up all over the runway this year and a bright graphic print bikini is a great way to stand out poolside. Try this hexagon bandeau tankini, Ikat bikini, or these feathered stripe briefs.
Frills and Bows
Ultra girly styles are also in this season, with cute bow detailing and frilled bikini tops. For some ultra-feminine looks, check out this pink striped bikini and ruffle dot bikini top.
Of course the British summertime never lasts long and before we know it, the nights will start to draw in and winter will be upon us again. There’s no need for doom and gloom though – treat yourself to some new lingerie and no matter how many bulky layers you’re wearing, you’ll feel confident and sexy.
The lingerie collection from John Lewis offers a huge selection of sizes and styles, including shapewear, maternity and nursing bras from brands including Elle Macpherson, Calvin Klein, Sloggi, Wonderbra and Wacoal.
When it comes to lingerie that will make you look and feel great, the importance of good fit cannot be overlooked. John Lewis offers help for customers shopping online; there are some useful guidelines and fitting videos.
Here are some lingerie styles that caught our eye on the John Lewis website:
Everyday doesn’t have to be boring. Aussie brand Bonds has long been a favourite on the other side of the world and is now available in the UK at John Lewis. The range is sporty, comfortable and fashionable.
We’re in the middle of wedding season at the moment and the Bridal Collection from John Lewis offers a pretty and lacy selection of lingerie and hosiery in ivory
In cute pastel colours and flirty styles, the Mimi Holliday lingerie range is fashion-forward, young and playful.
Whether you buy swimwear or lingerie from John Lewis, shoppers are reassured by the excellent customer service that the company is renowned for. When shopping online, orders can be returned for refund or exchange by post or to a John Lewis shop within 90 days of purchase. John Lewis also offers a “Never Knowingly Undersold” guarantee and will price match any other UK high street shop.
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