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How to…look hot on the beach

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Now come on. Who wouldn’t want to look like this? While I can’t offer any help with getting her hair, her face or her body, how about some suggestions as to how you capture the feel, the whole Sicilian hot mama-type gorgeousness of it all? Or, if that’s just not your style, how about going for a touch of Bardot-esq chic or a Surfer Girl beach vibe? It is, after all, almost holiday time…

The D&G Goddess

Bianca Balti’s (aka the star of countless D&G campaigns) look might not be the most low-key, but for all-out glamour, it’s hard to beat. Wearing earrings to the beach might not count as the most practical thing to do, but for all-out-Balti-gorgeousness, this is how to do it…

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Bikini top, £15, and high-waisted bottoms, £10, Topshop; Earrings, £6, Accessorize; Sunglasses, £173, D&G; Boyleg Maillot, £98, Seafolly

Surfer Girl

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Even if you’re not 18 and possessed of a waif-like body and long, wavy hair, you can still channel that whole laid-back surfer girl vibe. Think bright colours, a cool cover-up and a No Worries attitude.

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Tropical bikini top, £15.99, bottoms, £15.99, Zara; Tenne kaftan, £98, Anthropologie; Candy pom pom bracelets, £28 each, Sweetlime; Swimsuit, £237, Mara Hoffman

Riviera Chic

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Channel ’60s Bardot, embrace the breton stripe and go for classic Riviera glamour.

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Top, £12.99, Bottoms, £7.99, H&M; Floppy hat, £19.95, Gap; Sunglasses, £92.80, Ralph Lauren; Swimsuit, £59, Boden

And four other great bikinis and one-pieces to try…

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Top, £55, bottoms £50, J.Crew

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Moon print swimsuit, £55, & Other Stories

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Bikini top, £12.99, bottom, £7.99, H&M

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Birthday Balloons one-piece, £213, Swash

IMAGES: Dolce & Gabbana/Ete/Corinne Day

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Lilly
    June 3, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Hi there,

    Love your blog and what beautiful images! – Where are the d&g goddess glasses from please?

    Thanks

  • Reply
    Alex
    June 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Lilly,

    Thanks for your lovely comment. And for pointing out the fact that I forgot to credit the sunglasses – yikes, sorry! They are this season D&G – here’s the link. I’ll also add it to the caption. Thanks!

    http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/dolce-and-gabbana/4195/pink-269713/42242.aspx

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