Most women can carry off a bikini; the problem is they don’t think that they can and don’t have the confidence to try. As long as you’re in good shape, who can say you’re too old to wear anything? It’s bound to be more difficult after you have children, or if you’ve not been to the gym for a while, or even if you’ve just eaten a lot because you’re on holiday…I mean, we’ve all been there!
But that’s when the one-piece comes into its own. If you’re in a one-piece no one is going to look at you and think, “God, she’s put on weight” –instead they will just think how chic you look in that very fashionable swimsuit. Bikini confidence is a state of mind. Firstly, you have to accept who you are – if you’re larger on the bust then get some support rather than going for a stringy bikini top. And look after yourself – exfoliate your skin, get a spray tan, treat yourself to a pedicure – it will help to make you feel more beach confident.
As a teenager I could never find any swimwear that fitted me. That’s why I came up with the concept for the New Look collection. Every season we stay with the 1950s theme because that’s very much me – I’m never likely to have a drastic change in style because I wear what suits me and I stick to it.
… says Kelly, posing here for her New Look bikini collection.