A woman in Hawaii who sought out the perfect place for a photo really should have seen it coming. Perched on a rock beside the ocean, she poses as a wave rolls in. Unfortunately, the wave was a little bigger than she anticipated. See what
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If you’re already planning your summer getaway or have high hopes for a great British heatwave, getting to grips with swimwear can prove tough even for the most experienced of fashion devotees.So we’ve scoured our favourite A-listers’ Instagram pages for the lowdown on their go-to beach attire – bringing you the photographic evidence of this season’s most coveted trends.From the supermodel pack’s hip-grazing bikinis (we can thank the likes of Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber for that one) to gram-worthy animal print, there’s something out there for everyone.If not for holiday wardrobe inspiration but serious wanderlust, here’s a dose of swimwear inspiration courtesy of your favourite celebrities.
While Brits will bake themselves in the sun at any given opportunity, over in China, women will do anything to keep their bodies away from its rays.Because while the beauty ideal over here in the UK is as-bronzed-as-possible nowadays, over in South East Asia, it’s being pale.To protect themselves, many Chinese women go to extreme measures – wearing mirrored visors to cover their faces, carrying UV-blocking umbrellas at all times, and wearing ‘facekinis’ on the beach.With the same amount of coverage as a burkini but with added coverage on the face (save room for eyes, noses and ears), facekinis might seem bizarre to bikini-clad Westerners but are pretty commonplace on strips of the Chinese coast.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Back to school: The best trips to learn a new skillThird of Britons believe having sex with a robot counts as cheatingThe morning after pill could soon be droned your way
We sometimes become so caught up in which beach in South East Asia or the US we should visit next that we forget what’s on our very own doorstep.Despite having one of the longest coastlines in Europe, we neglect the fact that some of the most breathtaking views, finest sands and unforgettable sunsets are just miles away.And according to a survey by retirement home company McCarthy & Stone, some beaches are more popular than others.After quizzing 2,700 of its customers, it found that almost a fifth (18.5%) favoured the seaside resort of Salcombe in Devon for its sights and activities.Here are the top ten.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Leaving kids home alone during the summer holidays: OK or not?Repelling mosquitoes: Everything you need to knowFestivals, fashion and food: 10 things to do this August
Monte Carlo is a luxurious area of Monaco on the French Riviera that’s particularly known for its casinos near the beach – perfect for a holiday. Monaco is a principality which means that, although it is within France, it is its own sovereign state with its own royal family.When it comes to a holiday, Monte Carlo is a great place to visit as you only have 2 square kilometres to explore in the sun.If you want a truly upmarket break, head here for a weekend of money, fast cars, palm trees and cocktails. These are my tips for how to get there, what to do and where to eat.Laura Pearson-Smith is founder and blogger at beauty, style and travel blog A Life With Frills.SaveSaveSaveSaveSave
As soon as January hits, we all start to think of our next holiday. Will it be a relaxing beach-filled trip? Or something full of adventure?If you’re in the mood for the first option, you’re in luck. National Geographic has scoured the world for the best beaches full of white sands and clear waters. Some of them are even a lot closer than you think.Time to start searching for the holiday of a lifetime.Prepare to be amazed by the world’s best boutique hotels18 of the hottest hotels opening in 2017
Havana is probably one of my favourite cities in the world! In total, I spent around seven nights there and loved every single day. There are lots of different areas to Havana including Old Havana, Central Havana, Vedado and China Town (amongst many others). Havana can be described as the buzzing 'London of England’ - but 100x better with much more buzz about it! With classic cars zooming around, horse and carts and bicycle taxis, there’s something for everyone in Havana.
Imagine dipping your toes into a stunning clear ocean whilst listening to the waves crashing on the shore. See in your mind’s eyes staring at an infinite emerald green horizon. Doesn’t that give you a sense of tranquillity? From the Maldives to Seychelles, it’s no wonder that we tend to choose these so-called utopias as a desired holiday escape. The world’s most stunning beaches are indeed gems of natural beauty crafted by Mother Nature. However, before you head off to your ultimate all-inclusive getaway surrounded by swaying palm trees and sunny blue skies, you have to pack some necessary beach-ready items. Sunscreen, beach towels and plenty of water are certainly an absolute must. Nevertheless, you still want to look flawless as well, so make sure to opt for these stylish beachwear essentials to put together the perfect beach babe look.Interested in blogging for us? Join our Yahoo Blogger Network!
If you’re dreaming of a beach with powder-soft sands, turquoise seas and killer surf, there’s no need to go booking that long-haul flight just yet. In fact, you won’t need to venture nearly as far afield as you’d think. We’ve got some of the world’s most glorious beaches right here in Blighty, and TripAdvisor users have just crowned the best one of all – Woolacombe Beach in Devon. The three-mile stretch of sand has taken the top spot for the second year in a row, nudging out rivals in neighbouring Cornwall and seeing off opponents from Scotland and Wales. From familiar favourites to wilderness spots, these are the UK’s 10 best beaches.
In an ideal world, no one would feel self-conscious about her body or how it looks in a skimpy swimsuit. Tony Posnanski, a dad of two who’s been documenting his body struggles on social media for the last several years, posted a photo and accompanying text on Facebook earlier this week that resonated with thousands of people across the Web.
Taylor Swift is cute — she loves cats, enjoys knitting, and quite nights at home cooking for her friends and boyfriend — but for GQ’s November issue, the magazine tried to get the singer to break out of that shell (one made of rainbows and love) by dressing her in bathing suits and asking her to writhe around in the sand. While the 1989 star strips down, she’s still the same through and through and as the feature story notes, there is a perpetual sense that nothing about her career is accidental and that nothing about her life is unmediated. Taylor Swift in high-waisted shorts and a sheer shirt. Photography by Michael Thompson “I would see these bands that were doing so well, and I’d wonder what went wrong. So self-awareness has been such a huge part of what I try to achieve on a daily basis.
Once you’ve gone all the usual routes to prep your skin, hair and nails to hit the beach, make sure you follow our easy beach hacks to make the most of your beauty and style the whole holiday through.
Janet Street Porter recently declared that no women over the age of 20 should wear a bikini. In response to that we turn your attention to the gallery below Janet Do you agree with Janet Street Porter and think a woman over 20 shouldn’t wear a bikini? Tweet your answers to @YahooStyleUK Related reading The Most Iconic Swimsuit Bodies Ever 7 Swimwear Styles for Every Body Bikinis, Beaches and Babes - The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special Allesandra Ambrosio, 34 The queen of the beach shot, it’s hard to believe that this Victoria Secrets Angel has had 2 children. Image credit: Getty Kim Kardashian, 34 Like her or loath her she’s the poster girl for curvy girls everywhere Image credit: Getty Jessica Hart, 29 Another graduate from VS Angel school, its not hard to see why Hart is currently at the centre of the Jamie Hince media storm.
The weather is taking a welcome turn to warmth and sunshine, with weekends making the perfect excuse for pool parties! From your BFF’s paddling pool on the terrace, to swanky members’ only bashes featuring glittering disco balls, there are myriad looks to match every occasion this season. In preparation for what is sure to be a gorgeous August, we have lined up the perfect pool party essentials, from sunglasses to sandals and everything in-between, don’t miss your chance to pick out an outfit to make a splash. This gorgeous red belted plunge swimsuit from ASOS is smoking hot and city pool party appropriate.