Mums, bring some glamour to the beach this summer

fifties inspired bathing suit retro

I’m not going to pretend – I expect a lot from bathers these days. They have to hold bits in, smooth bits out and make sure the tatas are under control. Too much information? Sorry, let’s just imagine I’m only speaking for myself.

I was hankering after a fabulous fifties inspired swimsuit from Prue Trollope in May, when we did our Mother’s Day picks. Well, I indulged and chose the gorgeous cherry design. Since then, our editor Mandi has also become a Prue Trollope swimsuit fan and, at the risk of all of us turning up to the beach this summer in identical bathers, it is worth sharing the secret of these amazing swimsuits.

fifties inspired bathing suit retro

Firstly, the designs are flattering – the sweetheart halter neckline looks good on everyone, the back is relatively high (holds everything in) and the bottom is low. My favourite bit is the ruched tummy section. Seriously, whoever thought to ruche bathers should be knighted – it hides all manner of flaws.

There are different designs to choose from – polka dots, cherries and plain black. If you’re concerned about white Lycra and any ‘surprises’ that may appear when the bathers are wet, don’t worry – the bathers have two layers of fabric, are super thick and I can assure you that nothing will be on show!

All styles are $145 each and are available in sizes 6-18 (some styles are available up to size 26 on request). Prue Trollope delivers Australia-wide.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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