Well yes I know I don't have a bigger bust but I do love flattering bikinis and swimwear and I love the cup sized swimwear options from Fantasie. I also love encouraging other women over 50 to embrace confidence and wear beautiful lingerie, swimsuits or bikinis. But as we are all mostly having a UK staycation this year, we may be feeling like we don't need new swimwear, but ... we still want to feel fabulous and embrace our inner confidence, and you never know, we might be lucky and have a heatwave summer!
I am sharing two lovely swimwear styles from Fantasie, the Fiji bikini was a previous gift and the Burano deep plunge swimsuit was gifted to me recently. Fantasie offer a vast range of comfortable and supportive cup sized swimwear with lots of different shapes, styles and coverage options, you can mix and match their bikini tops and bottoms to find the right combination for you.
The Fantasie Burano deep plunge swimsuit comes in this gorgeous deep blue floral colour and the wrap detail at the front makes the bust really flattering but supportive and not too plunging. There is a light control lining to help smooth and sculpt the tummy area but it is not restrictive or difficult to pull on. Buy the swimsuit in your usual cup size and it magically fits all over!
My hat is the Gilly packable and crushable hat with UPF50 from Creative DeZigns and is now my favourite reach for hat for summer days and summer dresses.
I am wearing a lightweight scarf from The Wendy House sale, this is quite a generous size scarf and easy to wrap around and wear as a sarong.
My beach bag is previous season from the National Trust Shop (similar here) but you can see how I have clipped the Escentual Sunscreen SPF50 to the handle. If you purchase one of these sunscreens or one from Clarins, Eucerin or Bioderma via the Escentual website they will donate one sunscreen for every one sold as part of their campaign - help us end #sunpoverty. This 45ml tube is priced at just £6.95 and ideal for kids bags.
Here I am wearing the Fantasie Fiji scarf tie bandeau bikini top in azalea. I've had this bikini a couple of years now, I wore it for the first time on what turned out to be our last holiday before the pandemic struck! You can see me wearing it in La Gomera here - along with a stripe style bandeau bikini, no longer available but similar in their outlet here.
Fantasie have a big selection of mix n match bikini bottoms! I personally favour the tie side briefs so I can adjust them.
My sandals are from Holster and they can be purchased on Amazon here..
I love the option to detach the strap for sunbathing. It also looks great worn under a shirt or dress! The navy blue cotton dress I am wearing here is from Creative DeZigns and I love how it can double up as a beach cover or be worn for sightseeing and relaxing. It has pockets!
A photo heavy post today and lots of summer holiday dreaming! I really hope we can all get away for a break whatever format that might take. Let me know what you are doing in the comments below!
Disclaimer: I was gifted the Burano swimsuit from Fantasie for the purpose of this post, the Fiji bikini was part of a previous collaboration with Fantasie.
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