The past few weeks I've been searching high and low for a flipping bikini that fits me! I'm so excited to be going on holiday in June - I haven't been for over 3 years, so I may be getting over enthusiastic trying to buy bikinis already! Even the ones that haven't been far off fitting haven't impressed me. I must have tried at least 10 different bikinis from ASOS over the past few weeks and none have been quite right. They look lovely on the website, but the cuts are peculiar and unflattering, not to mention steeply priced. I don't know if anyone else experiences this, it may just be because I have an annoying body shape to buy bikinis for and a tight budget.
I buy bikinis as separates as I have a cup size over a DD and I'm a size 10 on the bottom. There are so many bikinis that are gorgeous, but either too pricey or they don't sell separates, or if they do, they're clip backs, so if you buy a size 16 top to fit your boobs, as I usually have to, it's too big around the back!
By chance this week I popped into Primark. It had never crossed my mind to look in Primark for bikinis for some reason. I ventured upstairs and came across a surprisingly extensive collection of bikinis! Halterneck, bandeau, size 8, size 18, pretty, plain you name it, it was there! I picked 2 different halterneck bikini tops with 2 bottoms for each. One is a crochet, cream bikini, the other is a floral, frill front style bikini (as you can see in the pics below!). I tried them on and was surprised by the quality, fit and style for the price (the tops £5 each, bottoms £3 each). They look similar to ones in River Island I think! Although they're not underwired (they are lightly padded), to me they are still supportive and comfortable, so I snapped them up! If you've had the same issues as me you should pop in and try some on! I should also say that I've found La Senza to be good for bikinis, they stock a huge variety of sizes and styles. I'm lucky enough to have an outlet near(ish) me, so I've snapped up a bikini there for under a tenner before!
There's loads of other great holiday stuff in Primark too. I also picked up some sunnies for £1 and sandals for £6. I'm not too sure if the sunglasses suit me, but I wanted some robust enough to survive being in my bag all day as my aviators aren't surviving too well!