Beach to Bar

I don’t know about you but I am so fed up with this grey wet weather. I am desperate for some sunshine. Which is supposedly arriving next week. I will believe it when I see it.

Until it arrives all I can do is dream about my holiday to Italy in May and browse the shops for beachwear.

It’s been a few years since I last had a proper, lay on the beach, type of holiday. In fact I think it was my honeymoon, nearly three years ago.

I am in desperate need of new holiday clothes and beachwear as I am two stone lighter than I was back then. I have the basics sorted. Denim shorts, simple tees and vest tops and plenty of summer footwear. But I need dresses for both the day and evening.

First I am concentrating on daywear. And simple dresses to throw on over a bikini. To wear to breakfast and so that I can walk from beach to bar with a little dignity. You know the type of dress I mean.

Normally I am quite conservative in my style but on holiday I am always happy to be a little more adventurous and I have found some fabulous dresses online.

The first selection are all from Asos, which I think is THE best place to look for something different for holidays.

I would wear any of these dresses and I currently have four sitting in my basket waiting for me to decide which one to buy.

I haven’t seen as many that I love on the High Street. But here are a small number that I think are lovely.

I have bought the dress above from Accessorize. It’s red for one thing and I wanted a short dress as well as a midi/maxi. It really is a gorgeous dress. I absolutely love it.

Next are always a good place to shop for beachwear. They always haveva great selection. These are just a few. I saw the first dress below earlier in the week. It looks better in store than on the website. It’s quite vibrant and also roomy. Just what you need to hide the holiday belly. And for £18 you can’t go wrong.

I absolutely love these three from River Island. Look at that yellow. Pure sunshine.

I wouldn’t really opt for black as daywear on holiday but I know plenty do. I thought this dress from Matalan was nice if you prefer darker colours. It has lovely detailing on the neckline and a hanky hem and is a bargain at £16

Matalan have a large collection of Kaftans at very reasonable prices including this full length version for £18.

Lastly something completely different from Zara. This looks stunning and very expensive but is only £29.99. I can just picture it teamed with gold sandals and lots of bangles.

So now all I have to do is decide which one (or maybe two) to buy. Which is your favourite? Or have you found something that I have missed. If so please share xx


Melanie xxx