If you follow me on Instagram and watch InstaStories you’ll know that I have a current fascination with Love Island.
It’s on ITV2 and I haven’t quite worked out what it’s about yet. I think it’s a dating competition, following the “goings-on” of a group of twenty-somethings living it up in a villa in Ibiza. Let’s assume it’s about finding love and generally there is a lot of flirting and “coupling up”, with a good measure of tears and tantrums tossed in!
You don’t need to tell me. I know I’m too old to be watching this type of TV show. I should be older, wiser, and basically over it, but I’ve always been young at heart and having stumbled across it, I’m hooked. Not just on the lingo they speak, I had to press rewind a few times to work out that “did you neck on” is cryptic for “did you snog”, but I’m also loving the fashion.
In the nineties we wore the bottom half of a bikini, a scrunchie and a smile! Modern fashion dictates that you wear a bikini, with as many straps as a swimsuit, “arm, neck and ear swag”, full make-up, false lashes and four inch heels.
I mean literally, I’m glued!
I’m not taking the mickey, cause I know I would be in the thick of it. Gold waist necklace, the lot. I’m also loving it because if the young ones are wearing more on the beach, so can we.
It’s been a timely insight as last weekend, SP and I want to St Ives. We couldn’t have been more lucky. With temperatures hitting the high 20’s and ice lollies selling out as they hit the fridge, we spent the whole weekend on the beach, plastering on the sunscreen. We “coupled up”, obviously, but no-one wants to film a married couple having fun!
For the first time ever, I only packed a black costume (H&M). There’s no point in denying it, I just couldn’t be bothered to worry about dieting the week before, I wanted to chuck on a tummy control costume and have done with it. Never have I felt more liberated and comfortable eating a Cornish pasty, on the beach, ever.
Here’s a pics of my costume. I think it’s quite sexy and the shaping makes it more so. The pic below is from when I bought it (ignore the slippers and candle)
Fancy getting in on the swimming costume act? Here’s some ideas…
There are loads of shops selling swimming costumes with shaping. Why not take advantage of it. After all, like the girls on Love Island, we should be making the most of what we’ve got, with a little help here and there.
Now, for false lashes….
Til next Friday.