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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.


What to wear to a summer wedding

What to wear to a summer wedding

 

Wedding season is officially upon us and if your wedding-guest wardrobe is looking a little lackluster, now is the time to delve into some sartorial inspiration. Whether you've been invited to a big white wedding in the country, a chic city celebration, or you're heading to sunnier climes for the nuptials (lucky thing), we've got just the wedding guest outfits you need. 

 

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A country wedding


Classic prints like polka dots and florals are always a safe bet for a wedding, no matter what the setting. Whether the wedding party is sitting on hay bales or is sheltered in the comfort of a decked-out barn, these dresses marry statement prints and feminine, fluid silhouettes that allow for ease of movement (and some serious dancing later). Add a clutch bag or a miniature cross-body to keep all of your must-haves - and tissues - close to hand and throw on some low-heeled strappy sandals and embellished hair accessories for extra glamour.


 

 

 




A city wedding

 

A city summer wedding is a laid back affair. Look for fun, expressive pieces that will have a life long after the big event. Don’t feel like you have to embrace the ultra-feminine either; bright tailoring or a jumpsuit is an easy, effortlessly chic option. Look for playful colours to avoid anything too corporate, and keep it modern by opting for straight or wide leg styles. What's even better, they can easily be restyled for dinner dates and work - just swap your heels for statement flats. And on the big day? Go for seriously comfy mules.




 

 





A wedding abroad

Weddings overseas present an opportunity to wear lightweight garments and generally allow for more skin to be on show than a British wedding. We love a strappy midi or maxi dress for the perfect balance of summery and wedding-appropriate. Clothing-wise, opt for standout shades and tropical prints. Keep your accessory colour palette neutral so you can re-style pieces throughout your trip, but include interesting details like wooden heels and a beaded bag. If you're lucky enough to be beach-side for the ceremony, opt for flat leather sandals and remember to keep your sunglasses to hand.



 

 
 
 

 

 
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