Photo Diary: Figleaves may just be our new beachwear go-to, take note

Okay Australia, we can see you’re suffering in the cold right now. That’s very unfortunate for you, because here in the UK it’s SUMMERTIME and we are getting ready to dive into one big European summer season! Sorry to rub it in.

So, while you’re all sharing your photos cuddling up in warm jackets and sitting by fireplaces with red wine, we plan on sharing our piccies lazing by the beaches of San Sebastian, Spain. Perhaps we’ll share some of us frolicking in the crystal clear water of the lush Greek Islands. And we’ll definitely share some of us getting our pool party vibes on in Ibiza.

Not only has the warm weather in London been getting us super excited for our travels, we’ve recently gotten our hands on some gorgeous new swimwear pieces from online shopping destination Figleaves. Figleaves specialises in beachwear, nightwear and sportswear, offering a range of loved brands as well as their own in-house brand.

Bearing in mind we’re not in the Aegean seas of Greece yet, we’re still in London, we took a day out to shoot the swimwear at UK’s popular seaside spot, Brighton. For two girls coming from 40 degree days in Australian summer heat, Brighton was an interesting experience to say the least! While we’re used to sand rather than pebbles, and sweltering heat rather than chilly breeze, Brighton still had us impressed with the vibrancy and youthful culture of the city.

Back to the focus… our new swimwear! We absolutely fell in love with the Ted Baker ‘Sea of Clouds’ cupped swimsuit: a gorgeous white design featuring metallic geometric patterns over soft coloured detailing. With detachable straps, wired cups and a slimming waistline, this stunning swimsuit not only looks gorgeous but has some incredible features too.

Notably, we were so surprised that all pieces fit perfectly, first go. Mel is not one to shop online often, especially when it comes to swimsuits, but both of her picks ended up being totally flattering and fitting to perfection. Her first pick was the Freya Swim Set, including the ‘Sundance Underwired Bandless Halter Bikini Top’ and the ‘Sundance Skirted Brief’. It’s safe to say this is now her new fave bikini in the wardrobe. The top fit comfortably with loads of support, while the skirted brief offered something a little different to your regular bikini bottoms. She’s definitely going to take this one with her to party in Ibiza.

Mel also chose a one piece for those days spent consuming her weight in seafood and pina coladas: the seductive Bluebella ‘Sargasso Swimsuit’. Featuring sexy strappy detail, a plunge neckline and a semi-french cut bottom, this swimsuit sought to streamline the figure and enhance curves. It would also be ultra cute as a bodysuit on its own, pairing suitably with a pair of ripped shorts or a flowy maxi skirt for party nights in the Greek Islands!

Figleaves is really great for women of all shapes and sizes. Their selection is undoubtedly quality, made to enhance the feminine figure and offer maximum comfort. Head to their website here to shop swimwear, nightwear, lingerie and sports.

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