Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Because God knows it’s bikini weather

Ain’t global warming just grand? February, and here I am, thinking about swimwear. It’s thanks, in all fairness, to an email I received this week alerting me to Cath Kidston‘s swimwear range (online and in Dundrum Town Centre) – which, …

Wed, Feb 16, 2011, 17:24

   

Ain’t global warming just grand? February, and here I am, thinking about swimwear. It’s thanks, in all fairness, to an email I received this week alerting me to Cath Kidston‘s swimwear range (online and in Dundrum Town Centre) – which, while not exactly timely, did cheer me slightly and offer me a chance to think about sun, rather than about rain and stolen bicycles (gah) and kitty-threateners (gah again!).

This slightly abstract blue print reminds me of Mad Men (did anyone else love, love, LOVE the episodes where Don went to Miami?!) and of the 1960s and a little of The Great Gatsby or of Never Let Me Go (if they’d ever gone to the beach instead of walking around under grey skies, sulking).

LOVE IT. Also loving the slightly retro feel of the fuller brief, and the delightful shape of the bikini top. The bikini is €39 and the swimsuit will set you back €46.

In all honesty (as an aside), I couldn’t justify another swimsuit purchase, as I currently own four – and two bikinis – and holiday roughly once a year, and end up wearing the same swimsuit the whole time. Okay, I’m lying, I wear the same bikini bottoms the whole time, and that’s pretty much it, and I won’t be judged because I always wear sunscreen and I just don’t like tan lines! How about you? Do you go bikini or swimsuit, and do you like to buy a new one every year?