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DRESS LIKE A MUM ON A HOLIDAY

My family and I recently went to Kos, Greece with Mark Warner holidays and we had such a great time! Since having children the way we holiday has changed - in order to have to a relaxing time I have worked out that I need to eliminate cooking, cleaning and constant kid entertainment - which are the main things that Mark Warner do so well.

MELISSA ODABASH £140 (was £320) - I love this dress - so comfortable and flattering, the perfect thing to wear pre / post beach.

A typical day on our Mark Warner holiday consisted of waking up and going to the breakfast buffet (which had everything from freshly made smoothies, to a full English, to pancakes). We would then drop the kids off at Mini Club which is like a massive play room, with super friendly staff, loads of toys, crafts and activities - my son went sailing, windsurfing, swimming and played tennis. Then my husband and I would RELAX - we'd either go to the pool, to the beach (i actually read a book!) or to play tennis. We would then pick the kids up at lunchtime and have lunch in the restaurant together. 

LOVE MOSCHINO £110 (was £210)

The afternoon was spent with the kids by the pool, in our room, in the playgound and at the beach. We would then take the kids for dinner at 5.30ish and at 7.30pm we'd take them to movie night at the Mini Club - where all the kids sit together and watch a film before getting into their little camp beds and all going to sleep in a row. We would then go for a drink(s) at the beach bar before heading up to dinner. After dinner we would collect the kids (asleep) and carry them back to our room.

The whole holiday worked so well - it is a tried and tested formula where both the parents and kids have a brilliant time.

We went to Lakitira resort - it has tennis courts, swimming pools, beaches. As well as Greece Mark Warner also go to Sardinia and Corsica.

Of course being on holiday and somewhere with good weather all the time  gave me a perfect excuse to pose by some Greek walls in some amazing summer clothes. 

SENSI STUDIO bag £117 (was £195) / Pom Pom Sandals £110 / Toolally Earrings £45 

Iris & Ink dress £125 / Jigsaw leather clutch £34 (was £69)

More of my holiday outfits can be found over on my Instagram @dresslikeamum.

SWIMSUITS

There are so many different shapes and style swimsuits around at the moment its hard to work out which one to go for. Personally i find the most flattering ones are the ones with some kind of support for the breasts. After 2 children there is a danger that without support boobs can look a bit 'flat' so its good to have!  Here are four that are flattering and supportive but also fun and fashionable:

 M&S £19.50 / Boden £59.50 / Lepel Helena £40 / TOPSHOP £36

DENIM SHORTS

I recently purchased some denim shorts for my holiday - unbelievably they were the only item of denim clothing i didn't already own (i say this but thinking about it now i do have a few pairs of denim shorts just not any exactly like these!).

I think shorts tend to be more flattering if they fit looser around the thigh and not to tight around the waist/ hips (NO muffin top) also they are more comfortable that way and if they are comfortable you are more likely to wear them.

Mine are from Zara and fit as described above.  I'll be wearing them with a looser fit top, possibly over a swimming costume.  There are LOADS of denim shorts around - some fit higher around the waist like Mom jeans (good for pot belly hiding), some fit looser, longer, tighter, shorter... here are a few i've shortlisted.

Weekday £27 / TOPSHOP £40 / H&M £14.99 / Zara £25.99

ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT

I was in no hurry to race back into a bikini after having my kids (obviously) so i invested in fun swimsuit.

If you don't fancy wearing a bikini - get a cool, fun, flattering swimsuit like one of these: