Lingerie looks for festival queens

By: Polly    on Thu 30th Jun 2016

Fit for a festival-bikini top by Vix
Fit for a festival-bikini top by Vix














So festival season is here again and though the headline acts and assorted frolics will be top of most festival-goers’ agendas, the festival wardrobe takes fairly high priority. And keeping an eye on  swimwear  trends  can be helpful, as a boho style bikini and kimono could prove a wise investment, taking you from festival to beach and back again over the summer months.

For a long time now Britain has taken the lead in offering an absolute smorgasbord of festivals to suit all-comers, whether it’s a pure all-out moshing, music and beer fest like Download, something a little more boutique like Wilderness or anything and everything goes, at the mother of all festivals, Glastonbury. Fashion retailers and magazines have long taken note, unveiling ‘your festival wardrobe sorted’ promotions and it works, in spite of the inevitable squelching underfoot and necessity for a plastic poncho to cover the whole look up.

This summer there are a number of beach-inclined festivals which are virtually crying out for a bikini top in the new boho style that’s very hot this season which we covered previously. One of these, proffering a mouth-watering line-up is the Electric Beach Festival in Cornwall. But there are plenty of others with a similar coastal vibe on the summer agenda;

  • Bestival on the Isle of Wight
  • Board Masters Festival at Fistral and Watergate Bay
  • Somersault Festival in North Devon
Bandeau bikini top by Banana Moon from Simply Beach
Bandeau bikini top by Banana Moon from Simply Beach

Simply Beach is a good place to start for your festival-to-beach-and-back bikini top needs. Their bikini top offerings from Banana Moon encapsulate the kind of relaxed and understated bohemian vibe we have seen in swimwear this summer, for example, the Nacotee Bando Bandeau top (pictured), the Dunja Naplo trip top and the Tamatoa Boro Bandeau Top. I also like the Krishna detail tri top by Vix with its festive feathery detail (pictured above).

A kimono is a sexy and also practical option for keeping off sunburn (hah!) or more realistically, keeping the cold breeze off and hiding our less than perfect bits. Anthropologie have a few cute ones which would work as part of a festival wardrobe, two examples are:

  • Noma Striped kimono
  • Calissa Crochet-back kimono (this has now been reduced in price)

Even icons of sumptuous lingerie, Fleur of England are getting in on the act, pushing their own festival edit, although frankly their pieces are so beautiful that teaming them with wellies, cut off shorts and a bad glitter tattoo would be a bit of a tragedy to say the least. Unless you are hanging in the VIP area at the most boutique of boutique festivals. Definitely not material for a damp tent parked somewhere in a churned up field.

So festival queens, enjoy your summer of peace and love and sexy bikini tops, and if the prospect of wading through the mud while your mascara runs in the rain doesn’t appeal, then you can always take a plane and show off your new gear with the beautiful people at Coachella.

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