Bikini shopping is something I always dread. No matter how body confident you are the wrong bikini can make you feel crap. And this year is no different.
The current trend seems to be thongs or extremely high legged bottoms, something I’m not a fan of and wouldn’t dream of wearing on a family holiday. For the last few years, I have just gone to Primark to buy some new bikinis but they never last long, I usually have to refresh them each year. It’s also a bit of a struggle because like most high street shops they sell bikinis tops in clothing sizes rather than bra sizing.
On a student budget bikinis aren’t something I would invest in, I really am quite lucky to go on holiday at all so I was really excited when I got to pick one from Hunkemoller.
My chosen bikini arrived beautifully packaged in tissue paper and a pink and white striped box. The packaging made it feel like a little present from me to me. I opted for the Leo Padded Underwired Bikini Top and the matching High bottoms. The quality of this feels so good and I have no doubt that it is going to last me a good while. All the bikini tops on the website are in bra sizes, giving you a really nice fit. The bikini bottoms are also true to size and really comfortable.
I felt so confident in this bikini, so much so that all these photos were taken on a beach in Dundee when it was 10 degrees. You can actually see my clothes in the sand on some of the photos. I had no issues prancing around getting photos taken as I just felt so good. I’m not the biggest fan of wired bras but the padded underwired bikini top is really comfortable and the high bikini bottoms hid any slight insecurities I had. There is also a guide on the website to inspire you for what bikini you could wear for your body shape. Obviously, you would pick something you are most comfortable in but I really did like this part of the website.
There is such a wide variety of different shapes and you can mix and match to get your ideal bikini. They have so many cute patterns and shapes, I really struggled to pick between them all. Although £47 is a bit pricey for being on a student budget, I wouldn’t hesitate to invest in one or two more from Hunkemoller for going on holiday.
Do you follow the trends with bikinis or do you have your own style that you always go for? Let me know in the comments!
* This item was gifted however all opinions are my own.*