Fashion: Flirty florals for the... Hot tropic
Make a splash with vintage-inspired swimwear featuring flirty florals, modern neons and high-impact high-waist briefs
All clothes and accessories: Dunnes Stores, dunnesstores.com Photographer & production: Daniel Holfeld
Cue the sunshine! It's perfect timing as the exciting new swimwear collection arrives into branches of Dunnes Stores - with lots of hidden secrets, arming us with extra confidence on the beach.
This season, the fruit print trend is hugely popular and the bra top (left) is a winner on several fronts.
Cup sized for a perfect fit, it also has removable halter-neck straps. And the print is available in soft cup bikini version up to an E cup. The Bridget Jones-style high-waist brief has power mesh at the front, for subtle support that no one can spot. And speaking of secret support, the halter-neck top, available in B to E cups, is padded and it also has under-wiring for added support.
Just out of picture, the bikini briefs feature a cross-over skirt to create a flattering shape.
The 'firework' kaftan was ideal for our Marrakech shoot, bursting with colour and embellishment.
The vintage-style one-piece (turn to next page) is lined with power mesh for tummy control, and there's an in-built shelf for added support. I loved the extra detail, like the gentle horizontal seaming on the sides and the retro buttons on the lower half. Best of all, the removable halter-neck strap means no dreaded tan marks.
Stylist: Roxanne Parker
Hair and make-up: Ellen Van Exter
Model: Olga Kent, M&P Models
Location: Ksar Char-Bagh, in Marrakech, Morocco
All clothes and accessories: Dunnes Stores, dunnesstores.com
Photographer & production: Daniel Holfeld