A postcard from Rachel Smith, our swimwear designer

Rachel Smith, our swimwear designer takes us along on her girls trip to Cyrpus. Here she gives us her insider tips on feeling beach body confident, nailing poolside accessorising and her favourite swimwear piece of the season!  

womens holiday shop

Where is your go-to getaway for some serious sun?

Cyprus – always guaranteed sunshine and gorgeous beaches.

Give us some insider tourist tips – best places to eat, soak up the sun and discover?

I have been up to the Aphrodite Baths – it has gorgeous natural waterfalls and plunge pools, I’d definitely recommend. Coral Bay is the best beach, the water is so clear and you can swim up to a little island. My favourite restaurant is on McKenzie Beach front, it’s called Ammos – it has a lovely chilled vibe.
 

Where is your go-to getaway for some serious sun?

Cyprus – always guaranteed sunshine and gorgeous beaches.

Give us some insider tourist tips – best places to eat, soak up the sun and discover?

I have been up to the Aphrodite Baths – it has gorgeous natural waterfalls and plunge pools, I’d definitely recommend. Coral Bay is the best beach, the water is so clear and you can swim up to a little island. My favourite restaurant is on McKenzie Beach front, it’s called Ammos – it has a lovely chilled vibe.
 

What’s the first thing you do when you arrive?

Throw on a bikini and head straight to the pool.

Describe your holiday style?

Very colourful and bright, but still laidback.  

How do you stay feeling confident on the beach?

I’m a bit of a gym bunny and exercise regularly, so that helps and I usually eat quite clean the week before I go away, so that I’m that extra bikini body ready.

What’s the first thing you do when you arrive?

Throw on a bikini and head straight to the pool.

Describe your holiday style?

Very colourful and bright, but still laidback.  

How do you stay feeling confident on the beach?

I’m a bit of a gym bunny and exercise regularly, so that helps and I usually eat quite clean the week before I go away, so that I’m that extra bikini body ready.

As our resident swimwear buying expert, tell us whats your favourite look of this holiday season?

I love this blue and white bikini – the shape is great for my figure. It’s easy to adjust and there’s lots of colour in it to match with any cover up.
 
 
How do you accessorise poolside?

I love an ankle chain on holiday then I add bright nails, big sunglasses and some sliders.


What’s your top tip when you’re off on a girls’ trip?

When packing, spread out your clothes in each other’s cases – this way if someone’s case gets lost you’ll have backups.


What are your beach bag essentials?

Tanning oil, sunglasses, lip balm, magazines and a hat

As our resident swimwear buying expert, tell us whats your favourite look of this holiday season?

I love this blue and white bikini – the shape is great for my figure. It’s easy to adjust and there’s lots of colour in it to match with any cover up.
 
 
How do you accessorise poolside?

I love an ankle chain on holiday then I add bright nails, big sunglasses and some sliders.


What’s your top tip when you’re off on a girls’ trip?

When packing, spread out your clothes in each other’s cases – this way if someone’s case gets lost you’ll have backups.


What are your beach bag essentials?

Tanning oil, sunglasses, lip balm, magazines and a hat

"Don't be afraid of trying new styles, remember bold colours look amazing with a tan!"

Rachel Smith

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