No brimmed hat makes you fat

The holiday season is fast approaching and I’ve recently been scanning the mags for all the latest fashion tips. Today’s top tip is that if we wear a wide-brimmed hat, like this one in Top Shop, we will magically take pounds off our hips and our shoulders will appear less broad. We could go down the more slightly less satisfying route of  eating a healthier diet which would save pounds all round but what fun would that be? Now, all that’s left for me to do is figure out which shop stocks the biggest brim!

I do actually have to start about thinking about some sort of food reduction plan as it’s only about 4 weeks until we head to warmer shores for our break away from technology. Yes, sunshine and good food is about the only combination that will drag me away from my desk. Sad but true. Anyway, the obligatory holiday diet is due simply so I can slip into my beachwear without scaring away the locals.

Last year I bought a fab retro swimsuit from ForLuna – It looks amazing on (well as amazing as I get in a swimsuit) but when I wore this on holiday I discovered one big flaw. It sucks you in like nothing has sucked you in before and after about an hour or so you start to find it slightly difficult to breathe. (After huge consumptions of local drink and food, that is). Definitely one for the lookbook rather than comfort. They have a lovely collection online that is definitely worth a look if you like to stand out.

For Luna Polka Dot Retro Swimsuit

Me in it. Top half. The only view you are getting.

I don’t know what possessed me but this year I’ve gone for something so bright that Alex will most probably need shades for his shades. It seems much more lairy in real life (yes really) but should at least compliment my tan. Alex certainly won’t lose me on the beach!

Tropical Rose Print Tankini from Boux Avenue

I didn’t want to spend mega bucks on something I only really pull out once a year but here is some more beachwear that I really love. I’ll buy it all when I’m rich, famous and über slim… *Sigh*

Miu Miu – Low-back halterneck swimsuit – £125 – Net-A-Porter

Zimmerman – Floral print bandeau bikini – £155 – Net-a-porter.com

Matthew Williamson – Butterfly print bandeau bikini – £180 –  Net-A-Porter

4 Responses

  1. Alice June 30, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    I LOVE that Polka dot bikini (and my tummy needs all the sucking in it can get!). Adding to wishlist… x

  2. Yvonne Duffield July 1, 2011 / 10:28 am

    I’ve been eyeing up the For Luna too, they are lovely but a bit worrying if you really can’t breathe in them after a while.

  3. seebyzoe July 1, 2011 / 11:29 am

    Maybe I was mid size? … One size too big next too small! Try it on at home and wait for an hour :)

  4. Gareth July 1, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Just bought a couple for the GF

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