Thank you Boden.

Navy polka dot bikini with ample coverage, impeccable fit, substantial fabric, and excellent quality. It was a bit of a no-brainer when I saw it online - can you believe I forgot that Boden makes swimwear? *slaps forehead*

The bikini shorts are quite high rise on me because I am short in the rise. Bra comes in cup sizes - bonus.

My swimwear capsule is coming together nicely - see below. I'm having SO MUCH FUN putting it together. Bikini is sorted. Cover-up is perfect. Very long, yet alluring and nice worn open. White sunnies are having prescription lenses fitted - can fetch them next week. Basket bag is on trend and beachy.

For those who think I need a rash guard - I don't. I will barely be in the sun on the beach in Italy. I'll be covered under an umbrella most of the time. Will barely swim, and will walk around in my cover up from time to time. Trust me, I'm VERY careful to cover up in the sun.