How to be a cover-up sensation on the beach?

Whatever your shape

Whatever your size

Whatever you don’t feel confident about

Make this summer different.

So if you are a big girl, a curvy girl, a skinny girl, a too ashamed to take your clothes off kind of girl – keep reading because we can help you create the illusion of fabulous and give you the confidence to walk the beach in style.

Have you heard of swim bras and swim briefs? We had certainly missed this one. So check out Elomi Swimwear  available online and at Debenhams.


This bra in black gives up the support and comfort you need without the fear of falling out of an itsy bitsy bikini.

Team it up with the black high waisted briefs to pull in and flatten where you feel you need it. This range is called Yarra and what makes it truly fabulous on the beach is this flared tankini that you wear over the top of the bra and briefs.

It’s in tan, chocolate and black animal print and worn with the swim briefs and swim bra it is perfect for sitting on the beach, walking to the bar and for taking a stylish dip.

The whole outfit exudes confidence according to designers Elomi and after taking a look ourselves we believe them.

But what if you are not curvy and your confidence dips because your hips stick out or your chest is flatter than the M25?

We love this Tahloola slashed, fringe cover-up from Agent Provocateur. Wear it over a bikini or swimsuit and cause waves on any beach this summer. It’s the ultimate confidence booster. We make no apologies for featuring this item yet again.


But don’t be put off by the Agent Provocateur price. It’s gorgeous but this ASOS Crochet Fringed Beach Tee at only £30 is a good alternative for those looking to create an illusion this summer.

It’s crocheted, has a ribbed bodice and tassel fringing from the waist downwards. The tassels feel great as you sashay across the sand.

All three beach outfits will allow seductive swirling this summer whatever it is we are trying to hide.

Any other tips for making a confident entry to beaches?

How to look great on the beach this summer …

For those of us who dread the annual strip off your clothes and bare your bits on the beach – let Freya come to your rescue.

On this Fabulous Friday start dreaming now of your summer break and if you can’t afford to go anywhere just wear it round the house!

This balcony bikini from the Freya Marimba range will brighten up any beach, bedroom or back garden. The print is African inspired and the wide straps will shoulder any boulders with the fold bikini briefs giving just a little more coverage.

Photo of Marimba bikini from Freya

The size range is good top 28D to 40HH and bottoms XS to XL. Prices £36 top, £24 bottoms.

But if you are worried about wandering to the bar or even just wandering onto the beach then Freya has this added extra.

This lovely kaftan is good enough to be a Boudoir ‘Illusion’ tip. It comes in S,M,L and costs £36.

Photo of Marimba Kaftan from Freya