I think all of us fashion fanatics can agree that packing for a summer holiday can prove a testing task. As we raid our wardrobes we begin asking ourselves what to take and what to leave behind while sitting on top of our stuffed suitcases determined to squeeze those last pair of sandals in.
But, lucky for you Holiday Hypermarket is offering a helping hand by revealing the fashion myths that you can ignore this year when packing for your last minute getaway.
For as long as most of us can remember fashion rules have governed the way we dress, telling us that sequins should never be worn through the day and mixing two patterns is a no-no.
Get ready to jump for joy all you sequin loving floral fans as most of these so-called rules are now outdated. Besides, fashion rules are made to be broken, right?
Now, take a look at the fashion myths you no longer have to live by.
Sundown, sequins on
So, the question is can sequins be worn through the day? Yes, of course they can just don’t overdo it.
Want to look glam at the hotel pool party? Opt for a sequined or embellished kimono like this black lurex one from Miss Selfridge for a subtle yet chic style. The Kimono will add the right amount of glamour to your image without looking like you have rocked up in last night’s attire.
Need some inspiration? Then, look to the Only Way Is Essex stars that were recently spotted in some stunning kimono’s on their latest jaunt to Marbella, showing us all how the look should be worn.
Yes, mixing patterns is no longer a fashion faux pas. And, it seems the style is taking off this season as we have witnessed trend testing celebrities and models sporting the challenging look.
Why not make a bold statement at the hotel beach bar with your snake skin meets polka dot ensemble. But, be careful as this trend can go one of two ways, Coco Chanel or Coco the Clown. The key to perfecting this craze is mixing prints but not colours, try to keep all the colours the same or if not, similar like this look from ASOS.
Leave your trustworthy little black dress at home because it won’t decrease your waistline. Besides, who wants to appear dull and dowdy on their summer holiday? Didn’t think so.
In fact, they are a number of block colours which have the same effect. Try wearing something orange like this cape back maxi dress from Topshop as the colour promises to give off the appearance of a slighter frame while complementing your sun-kissed skin.
Worrisome white bikini
The white bikini, yes we know it sounds like a scary thought but trust us if worn correctly the risk-taking bikini can be one of the most flattering, particularly against bronzed skin.
Afraid you’ll show more skin than you wished-for on the beach? Then, lose the see-through flimsy fabric and opt for a thicker lined material like this one from H&M to avoid any mortifying holiday moments.
Never Mix bold colours
After the colour blocking craze hit the fashion world, this myth seems to be one of the most outdated.
Recently mastering the art of colour blocking was actress Emma Stone, who wowed spectators at the Met Gala with a colour blocked two-piece which mixed pink and fuchsia. Want to recreate the look? Try mixing this wrap over mini skirt from Missguided with a fuchsia coloured top.
Still not convinced? Start off with colours from the same group and slowly introduce new ones as you begin to feel comfortable. And, a summer holiday is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with the adventurous trend as bold and bright colours are a must in a tropical climate.
Only tall women can wear maxi dresses
Maxi dressers have become a popular summer essential over the last few years, so why should petite women miss out? Let me guess, you have tried plenty on and left the changing room in disgust as you accept the trend isn’t for you.
Well, we beg to differ as fashion-savvy celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Nicole Richie and everyone’s favourite reality star, Kim Kardashian have embraced the tall-friendly trend.
Going for some local cuisine at the hotel restaurant? This stripe cami maxi dress is perfect from Dorothy Perkins, simply pair it with some wedged heels and feel like Kate Moss as you sample some of Mexico’s most mouth-watering dishes.