Style Coach, Cait Taylor from Chasing Cait loves this season’s Lilly & Lime D Cup and up swimwear collection. To celebrate summer, we spoke to our favourite NZ style crush to find out about her choice of holiday bikini, big boobs, her second pregnancy and the hottest accessory on the beach this summer.
Without a doubt, Cait has got to be one of the most relatable and body positive Style Coaches in New Zealand. Cait’s been blogging since 2010 and is passionate about using her personal style and eye for beautiful fashion to help women look and feel amazing.
Cait has declared Lilly & Lime’s new range “absolutely gorgeous”! She packed the Azure Palm Sophie Balconette top and matching basic brief on her recent family trip to Vanuatu and was blown away by the great style and the fabulous fit.
“The bikini top offered heaps of support for DD/E cup boobs, without looking like a big, heavy top and was still fun and sexy! I love a lower cut bikini bottom, plus I’m pregnant so I needed something that will sit under my tummy this summer. I couldn’t go past the palm print either, so on-trend for summer!”
Lilly & Lime are experts when it comes to bikini fit and size with their speciality bra size swimwear. Emma-Jane Hughes and Ashleigh Hill, who are both a D Cup and up, created the swimwear line in 2016 as they were fed up with having to compromise fashion, for comfort and fit. Lilly & Lime swimwear brings women with larger boobs more variety, style and support.
Like Lilly & Lime, Cait is passionate about dressing people to suit their body shape. When it comes to swimwear advice for women with a D Cup and up, Cait encourages us to be bold.
“I think that women with larger busts always assume that they need to go for black, or other plain dark colours to “minimise” their bust. But, not at all! A good, supportive top, constructed for a larger bust will keep your body looking in proportion so you can rock a bright colour and a cool print and still look amazing! I always look for tops that are constructed like a bra. You want that extra support in the design, but that also doesn’t mean you can’t go strapless! Again, it’s all down to the support in the design”.
Last year, Lilly & Lime was labelled the perfect pregnancy bikini by Australian mummy blogger, Sophie Cachia and has also been a favourite of New Zealand mummy bloggers Jordan from @withthewhittakers and Ness from @wearethewatsons. Right now, Cait’s pregnant with her second child. We asked her if she had any extra tips for pregnant women or new mums on how to chose swimwear to help them look great and feel supported?
“My biggest piece of advice for gorgeous pregnant ladies and new mums when choosing swimwear is to own your amazing body – it just grew (or is growing) a human for goodness sake! So as long as you feel comfortable in your togs, and nothing is hanging out, or digging in, then own it. Trust me, the more you hide, the most self-conscious you will feel so pick a pair of togs you feel great in, just make sure you get the size right. This is particularly around the boobs, as they probably will have changed shape and or size”.
Cait also gave us the scoop on this season’s fashion-forward tropical accessories. She recommends a gorgeous wide-brimmed hat, a bright colourful kimono and beach towel or bag featuring a palm-tree, flamingo or cactus will have you nailing it in the style stakes. However, Cait was quick to add that summer style does not end here.
“I’m going to be brutally honest. Self-confidence is the hottest beach accessory this summer. Want a bikini body? Then put a bikini on. The end. We spend so much time worrying about what everyone else think about us, but in the end, who cares!”
You can view Lilly & Lime’s entire range at www.lillyandlime.com where they offer free size checks, free shipping and free exchanges.