The IMAGE Advent Calendar has arrived with LOTS of prizes to give away
The IMAGE Advent Calendar has arrived with LOTS of prizes to give away

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Accounts to follow for homemade giftspiration and Christmas décor ideas

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How to set intentions for the next month in a new moon ritual

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From Scandi chic to cheerfully colourful, create a Christmas wreath to suit you
From Scandi chic to cheerfully colourful, create a Christmas wreath to suit you

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5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year
5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year

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WIN a luxury 3.1 Phillip Lim weekend bag made from eco-friendly materials
WIN a luxury 3.1 Phillip Lim weekend bag made from eco-friendly materials

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What the Irish in Australia miss at Christmas: the cold, the full fridge and the roast potatoes
What the Irish in Australia miss at Christmas: the cold, the full fridge and the...

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This Wexford estate with swimming pool, gym, tennis court and a gate lodge is on the market for €2.5 million
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IMAGE staffers on the essentials that make their Christmas
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11 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland
11 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland

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Image / Fashion

The Idea Of Summer


By IMAGE
19th Apr 2014

The Perfect Bikini is a mostly phantom concept, or it used to be until the high street decided to embrace the high-waisted bottom. For years this item languished in the shape wear department, a running joke in Bridget Jones, but now the shops are rife with a rainbow of choices that aren’t just forgiving but totally make you feel like a glamorous 1950s movie star off-duty. Think Elizabeth Taylor in between husbands and having cocktails by the pool with Montgomery Clift and you’ve got a window into our souls. Going to the seaside isn’t done enough on this island but when you’ve got a little something like this red number from Topshop in your tote bag you’re probably going to be the girl in group who suggests visiting the coast every weekend.

We want this. We want it real bad.

For other brands that make you feel less like the girl who kicked the bikini-diet magazine features into the recycling and more like your fabulous, and comfortable in the near nude self, check out Seafolly and Norma Kamali.

Topshop’s Red Basic Longline Bikini

Jeanne Sutton @jeannedesutun