Some people embrace bikini season like a long-lost sibling. Others, like me, are dreading it and hoping it passes by quickly and painlessly.
But that really shouldn't be the case! Bikinis aren't reserved for size zero women with a tan comparable to well oiled leather, they're for everyone and finding the right size, shape and colour has never been easier.
This June is potentially going to be one of the hottest ever which is why the bikini should become a staple piece of underwear, swimwear and lingerie for everyone. After all, if you get invited to a spontaneous pool party, you want to be prepared!
The basic piece everyone should have in their lingerie collection is a triangle bikini. In one of the most flattering fits, the triangle bikini provides support via halter neck straps and a sexy amount of coverage that just hints at the curves that lie beneath.
Simple and sexy, the triangle bikini can be spiced up with interesting details and sexy patterns, but beware - certain patterns can make your body look bigger or wider than it really is!
Dreamgirl have created a fabulous range of triangle bikinis known as the Aqua Diamond range and one of the highlights of the collection is the Dreamgirl Aqua Diamond Gold Ring Swimsuit Bikini Set.
Reminiscent of that scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, this gorgeous red bikini is particularly flattering on fuller figures.
The smooth material is surprisingly thick, allowing for extra support to the bust and the tanga-style bottoms have extra coverage to the back - perfect for complementing curves!
To the front of the bikini top and briefs, there are smooth gold rings which will really offset your tan nicely.
For slimmer figures there's the Dreamgirl Aqua Diamond Ruched and Sequinned Bikini. If you don't have curves already, this sexy piece of swimwear will create some!
The gorgeous triangle top is lined with vertically striped sequins that mould around your bust, creating the effect of bigger, fuller breasts.
Not only does this bikini emphasise your chest, it works wonderfully on flat bums too! The tie sides help to create smooth sexy hips and the back is shirred in the centre, shaping the buttocks into perfect curves.
Worried about tan lines? Then pick up a C-String bikini! These clever pieces of 'invisible' underwear just slide into place and allow you to tan your thighs, hips, bottom and stomach without the fear of those leftover pale patches.
They also come in a range of different colours with matching bikini tops too! If you're pale skinned then go for the shimmering red bikini for a stark yet sexy contrast and for darker skin tones, go for the polka dot version - it really highlights your colour!
If you're still unsure about flashing your flesh, maybe consider a bikini 'body'. These are designed to be a cross between a bikini and a swimsuit, so give you the cut of a bikini but the coverage of a more substantial piece.
Hustler Lingerie do a fantastic set of 'body' bikinis - one in sexy polka dots and one in cherry print. As you can see, the key features include:
- Tight, tie-up bust that pulls the breasts against the body in a curve-creating, support-enhancing fit.
- Tie side briefs which flatter hips and bums.
- Extended central section that covers the stomach.
- Cute patterns and sexy bows that draw the eye to your favourite parts.
Whichever style and design you prefer, these are all available and in stock at Lovehoney today! And with something to fit every budget, you're sure to pick up a bargain.