Monday, July 19, 2010

Honeymoon Wardrobe Essentials

With the wedding season in full swing, and luxurious honeymoons on every bride’s mind, we took the opportunity to ask our guest blogger, top stylist Isobel Kershaw from the NHJ Style Consultancy, what every style-conscious bride should be packing in her suitcase this summer. Here are her top style tips for a honeymoon wardrobe that’s bang up to date:

Isobel says:

Your honeymoon is a wonderful time to relax after the excitement of the wedding with your new husband, and so it is important to look and feel great at all times.

Writing a list of honeymoon essentials is a great way of ensuring you can mix and match your clothes without packing too many! We all have a penchant for packing those ‘maybe’ clothes, and then getting to the airport to find that our luggage is overweight!!

So here is a list of the items you should consider.

1. The swimwear

This is one of the most important pieces to take as you will be wearing your swimwear the majority of the time. The great thing is that it is a very small piece of clothing, so you can take 4-6 options.

If you are a bikini wearer think about intermatching your tops with your bottoms. Go for colour and flattering shapes to suit your body.

Small busted girls should consider wearing swimwear that has padding in the bust or ensuring that the top has alot of fabric to give the illusion of a bigger bust.

Ted Baker Oceano Bikini
Bigger busted girls should choose bikinis that are bra sized to ensure the perfect fit.
2. Cover-ups

We may think of the sarong as the only cover-up option, or some of you may just don an old t shirt!

This season, however, is very much about the jumpsuit and the maxi dress and so we can bring these options to the beach as well as dress them up for dinner!

Sweaty Betty Kiyoko Jumpsuit

3. Shorts

Trying to find a sexy pair of shorts can be challenging. White denim can look good and there are many options on the street now. If you prefer a longer short opt for a slim fit style to flatter the leg.

4. Tops

Instead of packing your regular boring t shirt, think about a top with interest i.e. that has colour, detail fit and femininity. They should be versatile to go from day to dinner and work with your trouser and skirt options.

Mint Velvet Hydranga Top

5. Footwear

As well as taking the usual flip-flops and comfortable shoes, ensure that you pack at least one pair of sexy heels to complete your evening looks. If you find heels uncomfortable, practise in them before you go!

6. Underwear

This is the time to indulge in some sexy underwear so head off to Selfridges and get yourself a free fitting and some romantic sets to show off to your new husband!

Elle McPherson Spree Set
7. Accessories

Accessories are a great way to finish off an outfit as well as changing the look of it, so if you want to repeat an outfit, accessorise it differently.

Top Shop Lace detail belt

And finally, grab yourself a pretty summer bag to carry around all those essentials such as your sunglasses, perfume, suntan lotion and essential summer chic lit.

Ted Baker Poppy Bag with Flip Flops
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