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8 one-piece swimsuits you need

8 one-piece swimsuits you need

If you only add one thing to your holiday wardrobe this year, make it a one-piece swimsuit. Flattering, practical and eternally chic, they've fast become the poolside outfit of choice. This year, opt for statement prints, low backs and some on-trend sporty numbers that will look just as good under beachwear as they will in the pool. Now, how long till we go on holiday?

 

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1. Sleek and supportive

Biba icon swimsuit

 

Biba's iconic swimsuit returns for another season, this time in a bohemian art deco print. With padding for added support, it'll be faithful to you this summer and next.


Biba Deco Palm Icon swimsuit £55

 


2. California cool

Polo Ralph Lauren Racer Loop Swimsuit

 

Because one colour just isn't enough. Stepping out in summer's tie-dye trend will have everyone on the beach looking your way - just add a bucket hat and shorts for festival season style.


Polo Ralph Lauren Racer Loop swimsuit £170

 


3. Straight-laced

Dorina Bahamas Push Up Swimsuit

 

Introducing a do-it-all swimsuit in a bold orange hue. With supportive cups, an adjustable halter strap and flattering dipped back, you'll never want to take it off.


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4. Sporty numbers

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Logo Swimsuit

 

Looking for an athletic design to take you to the pool and stay put in the sea? This is sports chic at its best. Just pair with sliders for those laidback summer days.


Tommy Hilfiger,Tommy Logo Swmst Swimsuit £75

 


5. One sided argument

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Bel One Shoulder Swimsuit

 

One-shoulder styles are a huge trend this summer. Tuck this number into shorts for chic, city-break style and add sandals and a straw bag for hitting the beach.


Lauren by Ralph Lauren Bel One Shoulder Swimsuit;150

 


6. In full bloom

Ted Baker Ted Berrysundae Swimsuit

 

Let floral trends extend to your swimwear with classic guises from Ted Baker. To stay poolside cool, add a sun hat and oversized shades.


Ted Baker Ted Berrysundae Print Swimsuit £95

 


7. Buckle up

Ted Baker Scoop Belted Swimsuit

 

Belted swimwear is set to be the retro, beach-side silhouette of the summer. To really lean into the pin-up style, all you need is cat-eye sunglasses and shoulder-grazing earrings. 


Ted Baker Scoop Belted Swimsuit £90

 


8. Under the palm trees

Biba Spicy Palm Cross strap swimsuit

 

Prints? Check. Tummy control? Check. Supportive halter neck? Check. This flattering tropical number will see you through every summer swim occasion.


Biba Spicy Palm Cross strap swimsuit £50
 

3 ways to wear bright eyeliner

3 ways to wear bright eyeliner

 
Coloured eyeliner is a beauty trend that's here to stay, and we're not mad about it. It's a quick and easy way to add interest to an otherwise simple makeup look and (we promise) it can be a flattering alternative to black. Here are three ways to wear the look this summer...

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Electric blue


A slick of blue liner is a welcome change from the minimalist makeup we often expect during the summer months and this royal shade gives us big Jardin Majorelle vibes - exactly where we want to be when the sunshine hits. Wear a thick line with fresh, dewy skin and minimal mascara to look daring, not dated.



 

Pure white


Now trending: white eyeliner. From Sophie Turner to Bella Hadid and most recently Jodie Comer, we've seen some of the most stylish celebs wearing the look. It's versatile enough to wear from day to night and instantly brightens the eyes. Makeup artist Naoko Scintu used the Diorshow On Stage Liner in Matte White on Jodie for the premiere of Killing Eve season two. She paired it with warm blush and a nude lip. 



 

Neon


The inner corner of your eye is a high impact area. Highlighter is usually applied here to add brightness, but this summer try adding a neon colour à la Rihanna and Katie Jane Hughes. It's a simple, less intimidating way to wear the trend and can be created using eyeshadow too. Pair it with black winged liner for maximum impact.

How to do your own bridal makeup

How to do your own bridal makeup


If the thought of leaving the fate of your wedding day makeup in someone else’s hands fills you with anxiety, take control (and save some of your budget) by doing your own. It’s a good idea not to stray too far from your usual look, but take note of these beauty tips to ensure you’re at your very best.
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1. Preparation is key. Never underestimate the importance of a good skincare routine. With a glowing complexion underneath your makeup, you’re already halfway there.

2. Keep your face in place all day using a primer. NARS Pore and Shine Control Primer is a firm favourite amongst makeup artists as it controls shine and blurs imperfections.

3. This will probably be the most photographed day of your life, so choose a foundation that looks good both in person and on camera. We recommend Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. It blends seamlessly, boosts radiance, and doesn’t contain SPF (which can make you look washed out in photos).

4. The easiest way to look bright and well-rested - and you may not be feeling it on the big day - is to conceal your under eyes properly. Apply a heavy duty concealer over dark circles first - we love MAC Pro Longwear Concealer as it's full coverage without being cakey. Then follow with an illuminating concealer like YSL Touche Eclat.

5. Warm the highest points of the face with bronzer, then add Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush to the apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow. For lips, choose a colour that’s similar to your natural tone for an understated but polished look.

6. Don’t forget to practice. Run through your whole look around three weeks before the big day, including fake tan if you plan on wearing it. This will give an idea of how much time the whole process will take and ensure your hair and makeup complement each other.


Introducing Sofa.com | Made to Order Sofas


We owe a lot to the humble sofa, don’t we? The chosen one is the ultimate home investment, the room-transformer, the setting of many a weeknight evening and lazy weekend morning. And as it’s probably one of the biggest buys for your home, you want to get it exactly right.
Enter the clever folks at sofa.com. Their award-winning designs are made to order in a choice of sizes, with colour and fabric options like no other – over 160, the last time we counted. Graphic prints, burnt orange velvet, buttery soft leather in enticing colourways like latte and espresso? Count us in. We've picked out some of our favourite designs here, but there's plenty more where that come from. Sofa seeker - prepare to be knocked off your feet.
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BLUEBELL


One of the originals, the Bluebell has been a firm favourite for over ten years – and we can see why. The secret to its enduring appeal? It’s all in the detail. That distinctive sweet heart frame, soft round pleated arms and seriously swanky turned oak legs capture a real feel of classic country style made modern. So yes, it’s a looker, but it’s also a sofa to really sit on, with supportive feather and fibre back cushions. And it's available in a wide range of sizes and the full 160 fabrics, so you can tailor it to your heart's content. Now to work on the country mansion....
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Izzy


IZZY


Sometimes, less is more - enter the Izzy. Style-wise, it’s all about that straight-edged, structured frame and sleek armrests, which keeps it feeling contemporary while maximising all-important bottom space. The slender oak legs are a little taller, raising the height of the sofa and providing the perfect antidote to heavy furniture which can suck space out of a room. This one really caught our eye as a modern classic that won't date any time soon - and after all, who wants to buy another sofa in two years?
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Isla


ISLA


The Isla is the ultimate twist on the traditional - refined and elegant, but ready for lounging (just like us). One of the top contenders for the most comfortable range, this is a sofa to sink into; the cushions are made from fibre wrapped foam, so they’re soft and springy and don’t need much plumping – our kind of sofa. It comes 'breakdownable' as standard, so we promise those awkward stairs to your top floor flat are conquerable. We’ve got our eye on the perfectly personal small armchair (reading nook, anyone?) but there’s a range of options maxing out at a generous corner sofa.
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THE BEST BITS

• Speedy service: delivery in as little as 4-6 weeks

• Craftsmanship: each piece is handmade to order

• Serious peace of mind: a lifetime guarantee on all beechwood frames

• Stress-free delivery: breakdownable sofa options

• Spoilt for choice: Free swatches of over 160 hand-curated fabrics available online and in stores

• Currently available in over 10 House Of Fraser stores with more openings to follow.

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