Splish Splash - The Fashionworld Liz McClarnon Bandeau Swimsuit in Flamingo Print for #FWSpotlight.

Back in April, I was lucky enough to sit down with the lovely Liz McClarnon and have a chat with her about the stunning new swimwear range she'd worked on with Fashionworld. The gorgeous, kitsch prints really spoke to my vintage loving side, and I couldn't wait to squeeze myself into one of them for some poolside fun!

I really liked the shape of the sundress, but the Liz McClarnon Bandeau Swimsuit (£32) felt like it would be a better fit with my shape. I have a very large bust (K-Cup) and liked that the swimsuit came with foam cups and a bust shelf to help support them. Although my boobs become flotation devices once in the water, it's nice to be as jiggle-free as possible during the walk to the pool or beach!

Liz McClarnon Bandeau Swimsuit (£32).
Although I'm pretty confident with how I style myself, I never in a million years thought I'd find a swimsuit which I'd feel comfortable posing in, let alone posting to the internet. For me, wearing a swimsuit has always been something which had more of a utilitarian feel. I needed something to cover my boobs and never really thought about the overall aesthetic. If I'm completely honest, I just didn't think it was POSSIBLE for me to look good in one, and although this suit still shows off my lumps and bumps, I feel so happy wearing it. I love that it has removable straps, I love that it has moulded cups, I love that it has a deliciously cute print which is designed to be loud and attention grabbing. I've never been so happy to be seen in something which I've previously always wanted to hide in.

Simply Yours Jumpsuit (£35).
In addition, I had also been looking for something for my holiday arsenal which I could throw over myself with ease when coming in AND out of the pool. There's nothing worse than clean clothes sticking to a wet swimsuit so this roomy Simply Yours Jumpsuit (£35) was the perfect poolside option to cover up. It has a removable belt and is so easy to step into.

I really felt like the Fashionworld swimwear range was the perfect antidote to a multitude of magazine covers shouting their top tips to get beach body ready. It really is very simple - find a swimsuit you like, put it on, and have fun! It seemed as if a lot of plus size issues had been considered when the range was at the design stage, and I love that it's possible to feel fun, flirty and supported up to a UK size 32.

Until next time,

Diana xx

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