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Beachwear dilemma

(8 Posts)
MissBeehiving Sat 09-Jul-11 21:26:31

Right. I need some perspective on my purchase.

I need a beach cover up for holiday and love this and have ordered it.

I converted from being a "6 bikinis from Primark" kinda gal to a "one expensive bikini" per summer a couple of years back. IMO they are better value in terms of fit and ability to be able to wear for more than one year.

Is it madness to spend £120 on something I'll wear every day for a week and then probably not much after that?

ellangirl Sat 09-Jul-11 22:30:41

I would never spend that much on a beach cover up. Mostly because it's white and will get stained by suncream etc. If you can spare £120 however, then great, buy what the hell you like for your holiday...

wileycoyote Sat 09-Jul-11 22:46:25

Yes, it is madness! It would probably cost approximately the same amount to chartere a small bi-plane pull a cloud accross the sun so you don't need a cover up... grin

MissBeehiving Sun 10-Jul-11 13:15:19

I love the bi-plane idea grin

Although it's not so much for covering up again the sun probably more for lunch times and posing by the pool grin

I will try it on when it arrives and consider options...

StyleandBooty Sun 10-Jul-11 13:19:39

It doesn't seem to say what the fabric is, and whether it can be washed.

otchayaniye Sun 10-Jul-11 13:21:35

I would actually prefer (and I don't dislike Heidi Klein particularly) a cheapo cotton kaftan from an Indian market, something in orange or turquoise. I think that's actually too sheer to lunch in.

DragonAlley Sun 10-Jul-11 13:27:29

I think that is ridiculously expensive for something that will be ruined by sun cream.

MissBeehiving Sun 10-Jul-11 13:29:26

Erm, no that's true S&B <feels a bit of a failure> <resolves to be more observant in future>
otchayaniye - I like those kaftans but also look like some mad hippy in one rather than the Ibiza stylee look I aspire to.

What about this as an alternative?

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