Style Advice

Poolside Glam

Style Advice

Poolside Glam

February 25, 2024



How to look and feel your best on holiday

Summer is here and your flights are booked – so cue the annual hunt for the perfect swimsuit. Finding feel-good swimwear can be a challenge. You want pieces that are cooling and comfortable, with plenty of support for when you take a dip. But it’s still got to make a style statement, of course. Because if sun and siesta living don’t call for a little poolside glam, we’re not sure what does! We asked our designers for tips on looking good by the pool this holiday season. Read on to discover their key sunshine styles.

How to look good by the pool

Poolside glam – it’s about so much more than a swimsuit. From tankinis and a pretty swim dress to kaftans and cover-ups in exclusive, summery prints, we’ve got pieces to suit every style.

Synergy Tankini 1280

Find the right swimwear

When choosing swimwear, we recommend starting with your body type. Curvy hourglass figures that are evenly proportioned at the bust and hips should look for styles that reflect their proportions. A two-piece in a matching print makes a wonderful choice because it complements the balance in your top and middle. We think you’ll love the print of our Synergy Tankini. Its colour-pop mix of bright, primary shades brings joy to poolsides and sun loungers (yes, even those at home). Our team designed the top in a fun crossover style with support in the cups and straps, ensuring you feel confident when the water calls.

Athletic or apple shapes (where your frame is wider in the bust and shoulders than the hips) looking to create definition at the waist should try our Embers Flattering Swim Dress. It’s intelligently designed with a wrap-effect waist for tummy contouring properties. The gentle frill skirt makes it a beautifully modest choice, with comfortable support in the integrated bra cups.

We design and make all our swimwear here in Britain, using performance fabric that is colourfast, sunscreen-resistant and holds up to repeated laundering.

Cotton and Silk Floral Kaftan 3910

Kaftans in stand-out prints

Lightweight, breezy, elegant… kaftans are a must when wondering what to wear by the pool. Slip them over swimwear as you lounge or make your way from hotel breakfast to blue sky pools.

Ocean escapes are calling your name with this Seaspray Jersey Kaftan (coming soon). It’s effortless to slip on, with a maxi length, loose fit and side splits – plus pockets for your poolside essentials. Or, why not embrace the full colour spectrum with our Cotton and Silk Floral Kaftan (coming soon)? Its bright print adds personality and style, in an exquisite blend of cotton and luxury silk.

The Geo Jersey Kaftan is another statement kaftan (coming soon) – one of our favourites for poolside glam. Art deco designs inspired the swirling print, which is unique and exclusive to us. Why not wear it to dinner with sandals and bold jewellery?

Geo Jersey Kaftan 3820

Mandala Cotton-silk Overshirt 6835

Cover-ups for poolside glam and evening attire

Cover-ups work overtime in your holiday wardrobe – you can wear them by the pool or out to dinner. Our cover-ups are true premium pieces, crafted here in Britain from luxurious materials and heroing vibrant, original prints.
The designer of the Mandala print on this Cotton-silk Overshirt, for instance, was inspired by Lisbon’s iconic painted tiles. With wide cuffs and a modern collarless design, you can add it to white trousers and a simple vest for a whole new evening look.
Our Luxury Cotton-silk Overshirt (coming soon) is equally versatile, this time in soothing tones of pistachio and teal. The luxe cotton-silk blend is light against your skin, offering coverage from the rays while keeping you comfortable in the heat. We’re wearing it over our swim dress and then to the beach bar at 7pm, sharp.

Lime V-neck Jersey Top 2121 / Spotted Jersey Skirt 8287

Bring poolside glam to all your looks

Carry poolside glam throughout your suitcase with our designers’ top holiday choices.

Bright separates in solid hues are essential for clever packing. Select them carefully to work with various prints, and you’ll enjoy a new outfit every night without fear of exceeding the luggage allowance. Why not try our Lime V-neck Jersey Top or our Textured Jersey Skirt?

Printed dresses make an instant statement, and we’ve designed the Relaxed Jersey Shift Dress and the Figure-flattering Wrap-effect Dress with summer ease in mind. Simply pull them on for a complete look in one step.

How to do make up for the beach

You’ve worked out what to wear by the pool. Now add the final touch with a little make up.
Follow up your moisturiser with sun cream in SPF 30 or higher, then apply a quality primer.
Less is more when it comes to make up for the beach or pool. Too much, and it may crease or feel ‘cakey’ as the day heats up. Using concealer or tinted moisturiser will provide you with a touch of coverage – plus protection if you choose one with added SPF.
Waterproof mascara is key, and we’re sure your favourite make up brand will have one. They contain silicone or wax-based ingredients to stop them from dissolving in water.
If you want to feel a touch ‘dressier’ at dinnertime, add a dusting of powder bronzer to the high points of your face (your forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose), and finish with a moisturising lipstick or lip stain in your favourite shade.

Figure-flattering Wrap-effect Dress 5500

Sunshine calls

Wherever summer takes you, whether it’s sun-soaked escapes or more local retreats, we hope you have a wonderful season. Feel and look good by the pool – be sure to take a glimpse at our stunning summer collection.


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