This year was definitely THE year when sun-safety took a great big step forward in the style-stakes.
I was that teenage girl in the oversized boys rashie. Partly because I was trying to cover my body, but mostly because I was covered in pale skin.
And while over the years I found body confidence and embraced my body, a lack of stylish sun-safe options meant that I was still rocking a boxy rash top all summer long. But this year, I discovered some GREAT options.
My favourite swimsuit has got to be this gorgeous one by Capriosca Swimwear. Not only because it’s a stunning pattern, and flattering cut – but it also elongates the need for my to rely on hubby’s dodgy sunscreen skills for my back! It also means if it’s just me and the kids, there’s a lot less of my that requires sunscreen so I can quickly get back to the fun! Get the Folklore Roses Frill Zip Swimsuit here. Also in Black and Navy, sizes 10-22 (I’m in a 14).
Seriously – give this company all the medals. Sunsafe wear designed for women. Maximum protection, with buckets of style.
I wore this SO MUCH over summer. With a toddler, I end up spending a lot of time standing around in shallow water – meaning that I’m totally exposed. The shirt dress sits up high on the back of my neck and covers my bum. It’s perfect for mums. Especially those bending over the kiddy pool constantly.
As for the hat… I’d been lusting after a Eugenia Kim hat all summer, but my budget just doesn’t stretch that far…
but recently I found this alternative at ASOS and for under $40!!
I’m one very happy (shady) lady!
What were your gold-star items over summer?