Swim Wear To Suit All Shapes From Simply Beach ** WIN **

At this time of year you only need to open a magazine or switch on morning television to hear the phrase, “Summer bodies start in Winter.” And it’s a real bug bear of mine. Every year I struggle with these phrases, with all of this talk of “bikini bodies” and ways to lose a stone in 30 days, and I feel as though it is incredibly unhealthy. The truth is, anyone can have a bikini body if you simply put on a bikini. The difficult part is that, because of all this pressure to look good and conform to being a size 6, man of us are left feeling extremely self conscious and instead choose to cover up. I guess I’m here to tell you that anyone can wear a bikini, and thanks to Simply Beach there is something out there for every size, shape, age and style.

For athletic figures

Let’s face it, athletic figures look great in a bikini but that doesn’t mean that every woman with an athletic figure feels great in her bikini. I know I am naturally slim but I feel very self conscious in my bikini and it has taken me years to find a style which really works for me. I am a huge fan of bandeau bikinis which really suit a slender figure as well as those with a smaller bust. Bandeau bikinis tend to offer less support but you can get many styles with detachable straps to add a little extra boost!

For curvier ladies

I think many curvy ladies shy away from wearing a bikini which is sad, but I totally get that for many it’s a confidence thing. Simply Beach have some fantastic styles for to really highlight your curves while still providing support and coverage. If you’re trying to give the impression of a more streamlined figure steer clear of string bikinis, and loud patterns, and if you’re wanting to highlight your shape think block colours, high waists and halter neck tops.

For Mums To Be

Pregnancy is tough, and feeling comfortable and confident is so important. Simply Beach have a fab range of tankinis which are a great alternative to a bikini whilst pregnant. They give ample room for your ever growing belly, sun protection, and can be mixed and matched so you can create different looks with just a couple of sets.

For Those With Body Hang Ups

I think we all have body hang ups from time to time and I think the main thing is to draw attention the areas you like and away from the ones you don’t. so if you’re conscious of your bottom half go for dark block colours with a brightly coloured bikini top, or if you’re conscious of your bottom maybe go for a boy shorts design with fuller coverage. For those with tummy hang ups who really can’t bear to wear a bikini, a full swim suit with a knotted effect or ruching is so flattering!

As for me? I’m going to make sure I rock my bikini this spring during our first planned break to Italy. Life is way too short isn’t it?

We are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a £275 voucher for Simply Beach by entering via the link below. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email at close of giveaway on 24th March. Good luck!!

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** This is a collaborative post ** 



  1. Rena Plumridge
    February 18, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    I love bikinis

  2. Natalie Burgess
    February 18, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    Tankinis xx

  3. Kristyn Harris
    February 18, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    I like tankinis the most – they hide a lot of sins! ha ha ha

  4. iain maciver
    February 18, 2019 / 1:02 pm

    like tankinis

  5. Sophie B
    February 18, 2019 / 1:14 pm

    LOVE all in one halterneck swimsuits

  6. Georgina Prince
    February 18, 2019 / 1:15 pm

    i like a costume with under wiring support x

  7. Solange
    February 18, 2019 / 1:37 pm

    I love bikinis.

  8. Peter Watson
    February 18, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    A pair of trunks does for me but my wife loves the quality of Simply Beachproducts.

  9. T Brailey
    February 18, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    I like full coverage so low leg and high top.

  10. Tracy Nixon
    February 18, 2019 / 2:49 pm

    I love bikinis

  11. Pauline Dring
    February 18, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    I like a one piece because I’m a bit of a podge! but not halter necks

  12. Rachael Sexey
    February 18, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    I love a swimsuit 💜

  13. Annabel Greaves
    February 18, 2019 / 3:49 pm

    I love a one piece swimsuit x

  14. Clifford Sherwood
    February 18, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    My wife likes the all in one swimsuit but she looks great in anything

  15. sue leake
    February 18, 2019 / 4:16 pm

    At my age a one piece to hide the lumps and bumps…

  16. Rachel Craig
    February 18, 2019 / 4:35 pm

    Swimming costume.

  17. Kim Murray
    February 18, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    I like 50’s styles x

  18. Laura Banks
    February 18, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    i always wear bikini’s

  19. Katie
    February 18, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    I like bikinis

  20. Margaret Clarkson
    February 18, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    I like a one piece with a halter neck.

  21. Sue McCarthy
    February 18, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    Swimsuit to cover the flab!

  22. Kim Styles
    February 18, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    big swim suits that hide the bulges and saggy bits

  23. joanne darnell
    February 18, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    A swimsuit

  24. Heather W
    February 18, 2019 / 7:13 pm

    Any as long as it’s a flattering shape.

  25. pete c
    February 18, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    I like trunks; gf likes bikinis as a rule

  26. Catherine Bullas
    February 18, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    I like tankinis best.

  27. Hayley Colburn
    February 18, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    Usually a two piece but with shorts as opposed to briefs but since i’ve had my baby daughter im a bit more inclined to tuck the pouch away in a one piece

  28. Hali Kinson
    February 18, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    I love bikinis but also have a swimsuit!

  29. Maggie Norvell
    February 18, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    A flattering one piece for me !

  30. Maggie Norvell
    February 18, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    I aim to look stylish and chic !

  31. Suzanne Drummond
    February 18, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    I like a costume that fits and flatters

  32. Theresa Wakeley
    February 18, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    I love wearing stylish one piece swimwear with nice designs… This would be a fab prize to win… Perfect for all our summer holdiays! Fingers crossed!

  33. Angie McDonald
    February 18, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    I really like tankinis!

  34. Sheena Batey
    February 18, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    A contoured swimming costume don’t think I can get away with a bikini at my age

  35. Debbie Hawkins
    February 19, 2019 / 12:58 am

    I’m not body confident so like something that will accentuate my good parts and disguise any flaws

  36. Elizabeth
    February 19, 2019 / 1:09 am

    Tankini (because I’m apple shaped) with shorts (because I’m a brunette and 2 hours’ swimming should not require 1 hour’s shaving), padded cups (because in summer, I swim in unheated lidos), some kind of straps (because I’ve seen an It’ll Be Alright on the Night outtake about what can go wrong with strapless models) but not the halter ones you have to tie (because I had one of those once, wore it to a water park in the Algarve and the damn thing got pulled so tight it wouldn’t untie again). Bonus if it’s chlorine resistant as I have to swim in chlorinated pools in winter and it annoys me how the colour fades after a year or two.

  37. Ailsa
    February 19, 2019 / 5:10 am

    After 3 kids in 15 months, one piece, tummy control and halter neck

  38. Lisa
    February 19, 2019 / 5:13 am

    I like bikinis the most though i do use both those and swimsuits.

  39. Jo m welsh
    February 19, 2019 / 7:11 am

    I prefer to wear a tankini generally.

  40. Vivien Taylor
    February 19, 2019 / 9:08 am

    Most practical for me is a tankini

  41. Marycarol
    February 19, 2019 / 10:04 am

    Usually a tankini or a one piece for me x

  42. Fiona K
    February 19, 2019 / 10:10 am

    I like bikinis the best

  43. Emma Walters
    February 19, 2019 / 10:11 am

    something that covers the lumps and sucks in the bumps haha

  44. Ro day
    February 19, 2019 / 10:22 am

    1950s style swimwear

  45. Rhia
    February 19, 2019 / 10:29 am

    I haven’t worn a bikini since having my son 4 years ago…. I did manage to find some retro-style full swimsuits that were really flattering and a bit more unusual that I loved…but now I’m pregnant again I don’t think they’re going to fit me anymore! So loving your tankini recommendation here, hoping to take up swimming more regularly during this pregnancy so fingers crossed

  46. MM
    February 19, 2019 / 10:56 am

    For myself, it depends on whether i am mainly going to be swimming, or going to the beach, where i tend to do lots of other things than just swimming.
    For swimming in the pool i like a pair of jammers, and for the beach something baggier, with zipped pockets.

  47. Sheila Shepheard
    February 19, 2019 / 11:10 am

    I like bikinis with ‘big bottoms’
    Also halter neck tops.

  48. Lisa Pope
    February 19, 2019 / 11:15 am

    I like a 1950’s shape swimsuit, I think my bikini days are behind me

  49. Sally Collingwood
    February 19, 2019 / 11:18 am

    I like a one piece for myself, bright and colourful

  50. Karen Usher
    February 19, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I do adore a bikini, but don’t feel confident in it, so always go for the one piece that covers my tummy 🙂

  51. Mary Heald
    February 19, 2019 / 11:37 am

    A one piece swimsuit

  52. Sarah Lambert
    February 19, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    I tend to wear full swimming costume these days and I like underwire support

  53. Jackie Howell
    February 19, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    swimsuit for me

  54. Tracy Newton
    February 19, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    I love bikinis .

  55. Paula Phillips
    February 19, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    I like a full coverage suit with low leg and high top.

  56. Cherry Lloyd
    February 19, 2019 / 1:01 pm

    I like tankini’s with underwire support, they offer cover but you can mix and match top and bottoms as you like.

  57. Rich Tyler
    February 19, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    Shorts, but wife would love a swimsuit

  58. jane oholleran
    February 19, 2019 / 1:28 pm

    i love swim dresses

  59. Elaine Savage
    February 19, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    I love a one-piece swimsuit with a halterneck

  60. Tanya Deliyska
    February 19, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    I like lightweight bandage swimsuits with thick crossover straps the most.

  61. Geri Gregg
    February 19, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    I love one piece swim suits x

  62. Jennifer Smith
    February 19, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    Bikini’s all the way! Been loving the high waist bottoms too!

  63. Claire Nutman
    February 19, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    Always wore bikinis, but last y ear i bought a swim costume and i really love it x

  64. Lynda Jones
    February 19, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    I like a one piece swimsuit

  65. nicola dean
    February 19, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    I wear tankinis because of my baby belly, but I love bikinis and I’m hoping to be able to wear one on holiday this year as Ive been training hard at the gym.

  66. Penny H
    February 19, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    Something supportive and flattering across the tummy area would be the best for me.

  67. Susan B
    February 19, 2019 / 5:41 pm

    I no longer have the figure to wear a bikini so I like a swimsuit covered with a light kaftan.

    February 19, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    For me personally i prefer a one piece swimming costume

  69. Clara
    February 19, 2019 / 6:16 pm

    I like a bikini

  70. Lorna Ledger
    February 19, 2019 / 6:38 pm


  71. Jo Richards
    February 19, 2019 / 6:57 pm

    I love a nice tankini as not brave enough to wear a bikini

  72. Angela treadway
    February 19, 2019 / 7:33 pm

    full swimsuit x

  73. Teresa Lee
    February 19, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    Usually a bikini, occasionally a costume

  74. Ann-Marie Downie
    February 19, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    I like tankinis

  75. laura milton
    February 19, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    After having two kids I am really conscious about my tummy so I go for a full costume now….but i am so happy that you can get some beautiful ones…a few years ago it was all about the bikinis only 🙂

  76. Dawn Samples
    February 19, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    I really like a tankini as it suits my body type x

  77. Corinne Henson
    February 19, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Has to be a full swimsuit to cover my mum tum

  78. Nikki Stewart
    February 19, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    I love swim dresses x

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