So, just as I’d resigned to the fact that my summer holidays this year would be a three weeks road trip around California – an old wish of my husband’s, with not much time spent on beaches per se… one of my dearest friends drops the bomb: come to Ibiza for a pre-California girl’s week in my villa!!
I went from completely ignoring the beachwear section of the sales to a frantic shopping spree for new swimwear and cover ups – 3 seconds flat.
Luckily for me, the UK weather has not played ball and therefore it has not yet enticed many beachwear shoppers to hit the buy button. Hence, I found plenty of good buys still to be had.
As a Brazilian 45+ woman, it is probably easier for me to argue that a bikini is endlessly more flattering to a normal woman’s body than a one piece swimsuit..I know, I know, but can you disagree?
Starting with the fact that only tall women really achieve the much admired elegance a one piece can bring to the poolside, but that is just that. Poolside elegance, for show, not for real life. A white stomach and a shortened body are too great negative side effects to ignore. Then add to it the fact that a one piece swimsuit immediately shouts: ” I am self conscious”, it is therefore just a huge turn off for me.
So this week my delivery van is filled with the following: