Thursday, 9 August 2012

Summer Essentials: The Black Bikini


With less than a month to go until my summer sojourn to the Côte d'Azur, my thoughts have turned to the dreaded topic of swimwear. Never an easy task, this year I have vowed to keep it chic and simple inspired by Romy Schneider's little black numbers in Deray's cult classic La Piscine. Pared with a crisp white shirt as a coverup and a battered pair of brown leather sandals, this look should see me through summer. Nothing left to do except pray for sun!

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  1. COS sold a great simple black bikini(, but unfortunately I never got around buying it. :-(
    I ordered a black 50's bikini for Topshop the other day(, I'm not entirely sure about the high waisted bottoms, but I'll give them a try. ;-)

    1. I missed out on the COS one too! Their cuts are really flattering.
      Let me know how the topshop one looks!

  2. I've tried the high waisted one! Sweet but a bit too cover-up for holiday for my tastes. I'm still on the quest for the perfect black bikini!!

  3. Such a classic and no one wears it better than Romy Schneider. FLAWLESS!