This is an open letter to my hormones asking them to calm it
This is an open letter to my hormones asking them to calm it

Edaein OConnell

The local’s guide to Ardmore, Waterford
The local’s guide to Ardmore, Waterford

Hannah Stapleton

A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’
A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’

Amanda Cassidy

Page Turners: ‘Exile’ author Aimée Walsh
Page Turners: ‘Exile’ author Aimée Walsh

Sarah Gill

Is your workplace a generational echo chamber? It’s time to bridge the divide
Is your workplace a generational echo chamber? It’s time to bridge the divide

Victoria Stokes

I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing
I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing

Sophie White

Wedding supplier spotlight: Your Story. By Elle.
Wedding supplier spotlight: Your Story. By Elle.

Shayna Sappington

Mid-century cool meets contemporary Irish design in this Dublin seaside home
Mid-century cool meets contemporary Irish design in this Dublin seaside home

Orla Neligan

Calling all emerging Irish artists – NYX Hotel Dublin is looking for you
Calling all emerging Irish artists – NYX Hotel Dublin is looking for you

IMAGE

White maxi skirts will be your summer saviour this year
White maxi skirts will be your summer saviour this year

Sarah Finnan

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