A few people have requested I do a post on Swimming costumes - so here it is! A lot of women's bodies change after they have children and as they get older and along with that so can their choice of swimwear.

Personally my breasts aren't as 'perky' as they used to be so swimsuits without support in this area can make them look a bit 'flat' (nice!). I also prefer to cover up/ get some help holding in my tummy (which i can't blame entirely on having kids) so I have started to prefer to wear swimming costumes as opposed to flimsy bikinis - although saying that there are some cool high waisted bikini bottoms around at the moment that show off the most flattering part of the tummy  - the ribs!

Things to look for are - support around the boobs, avoid weird cut outs or straps, pale or nude shades are never good,  low V necks aren't the most flattering on a flat cleavage and swimming costumes with no support or shape to them will not look good.

Swimming costumes are things that you really need to try on to see how they fit - so if you are shopping online order a few styles and sizes and don't be afraid to go for fun bold prints or patterns. From personal experience when i have spent a bit more on a swimwear i have not regretted it as it lasts longer and holds it shape better.

Good news is that one piece swimsuits are in at the moment so there are a lot to choose from. Here are a few i've seen that tick all the boxes:

TOPSHOP £36 / Laura Ashley £31.50 (was £45) / Ted Baker £55.30 / John Lewis £39 / Phase Eight £55.20 / & Other Stories £39