Category Archives: Swimwear

Abroad Holiday Essentials

Hello my loves, so this is my first post here at Simply Be and I’ve got the fantastic task of talking to you about the holiday season. It seems a little alien to me because I haven’t been on holiday since 2009! Yep, I’m not even joking it’s been that long. However I do have a holiday booked for September and I’m so excited I’ve already started planning what I want to take with me and I’m constantly thinking about the outfits I want to wear. I will be spending my 30th birthday out in Turkey with three friends so there’s going to be lots of lounging by the poolside, day trips discovering new places and tropical evenings spent sipping a cocktail or 5. My suitcase essentials, therefore have to cover relaxed, comfortable and glam. I wholeheartedly believe that getting the staples right is key and then you can fill in the gaps later. So here are my top suitcase picks…

Crochet Maxi Dress £35

First up my holy grail of any holiday suitcase is a maxi dress. I personally swear by a plain black maxi; whether you’re dressing it down for daytime or glamming it up for the evening, this is an item every girl’s holiday luggage needs. Not only is it perfect holiday attire but when you’re back home you can still get plenty of wear out of it by layering it up for colder English climates.

Black Crochet Maxi Dress

Convertible Swimdress £48

Don’t forget your swimwear! I’m all about a nicely cut swimsuit or swim dress and this Magisculpt Convertible Swim dress ticks both boxes for me. Not only is this amazing, violet bright pop of colour going to make you stand out like a million dollars it can be worn in different ways to suit however you’re most comfortable. It’s a swimsuit, swim dress and sarong all in one – me likey!

Convertible sarong swimdress

White Kaftan £24

Not only is this fabulous for covering up on those cool summer evenings, but I’d definitely be dressing this up for evenings with loads of statement jewellery and maybe a little metallic skinny belt around the middle. And at £24? Bargain!

White Kaftan

High Waist Button Up Short £25

Who wears short shorts? Or slightly longer shorts? Well whichever you fancy, I love these denim beauties; the length means you can choose to wear them a little longer or roll them up a bit if you want to show off a bit more of your new tan. Wear them with your kaftan around the pool or team them up for daytime wandering with a gorgeous graphic or printed tee like the Aztec one below.

High waist button-up denim shorts

Aztec Print Short Sleeve Blouse £20

Aztec-print short-sleeve blouse

Straw Hat £20 & French Connection Cateye Sunglasses £39

Last but not least, top your look off with a fabulous statement hat and a chic pair of sunnies.

Floppy Straw Hat French Connection Cateye Sunglasses

The best thing with all of these items is that they’re all pretty much interchangeable. The kaftan with the shorts, the tee over the maxi and the swimsuit underneath the maxi – it all works!

Oh and don’t forget your suncream!

Naomi xoxox

Four Hot Holiday Looks

Summer is almost here and with the much anticipated arrival of the elusive British sunshine comes the overwhelming urge to…book a holiday quick sharp! Poor ol’ Blighty, as soon as it manages to squeeze a little sunshine out of our dull skies, we all pack our bags and head to the Costas.

But who can blame us? With a summer that typically consists of just two scorching days (why are they always in the middle of the week when we’re in work? WHY?), who can blame us for wanting to get away? Whether you’re heading to an exotic beach destination, planning a chic city break, backpacking around the world or escaping to the English countryside, we’ve put together four key looks to get you through your summer holiday in style.


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Swimwear with Built-in Beach Confidence!


We’ve got a brand new section on our site and it’s dedicated to any of you who dread that moment when you have to slip off your sarong and bare-all on the beach. Well not all - we’re not talking nudism here – but…  you know what we mean!

We love our curves, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have a little helping hand to top our confidence levels back up to a full 100%. And our new swimwear department does just that!

Ladies, may we introduce… shapewear swimwear!

All 79 styles come with built-in control; light enough to be completely comfortable for a full day at the beach yet just enough to hold you in for that feel-good boost! It’s all thanks to a hidden powermesh lining – so no one will ever know it’s there.

Here are a few of our favourites:

spotty simwsuit

black halterneck swimsuit

Blue Wahoo swimsuit

sporty swimsuit

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In the Swim! Swimwear Styles to Suit You

Once upon a time, when it came to choosing swimwear we were limited to just a bikini or a one-piece. But now that’s all changed so you flaunt or flatter the areas you want.

A tankini is two piece set like a bikini, except that the top comes down to cover your tummy. It gives you a more fashionable look than most one picee swimsuits yet you don’t have to expose your tummy like with a bikini!

This tankini set from Panache is underwired like a bra so gives you great shape and support:

Panache underwired tankini


If your tummy is the area you’re worried about, a blouson tankini makes a great alternative to tummy control swimwear. Unlike other swimsuits – it won’t cling!

Blouson tankini


If you’d prefer to keep the tops of your thighs covered up then a swimdress is a flattering and feminine option:

Blue Wahoo swimdress


And if you want the best of both worlds then try a blouson tankini and skort combo!

Blouson tankini black and white Swim skirt skort

We’ve also got a great choice of classic one-piece suits, glam bikinis and beautiful beachwear, so whatever your style, you’ll find the swimsuit to suit you!