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Holiday in the Sun: 5 Outfits for a Winter Getaway

Feature: Quick Read
Words by Eleanor Hibberd

If you’re someone who counts down the days until they can wear a summer dress again, a mid-winter trip to the tropics might be on the cards for you. While others are wrapping up to slalom down a ski slope, you’re dreaming of barely-there bikinis and sun cream-slathered skin. Sound familiar? You’re among friends here – by the names of Zimmermann, Missoni, Maygel Coronel, Oséree and more. So, for those chasing that winter sun, look no further for the best holiday outfits this side of the season.

First-Class Lounge

When planning a trip in winter, your travel attire requires extra consideration – remember, you’ll be leaving in sweater weather and arriving in bikini climate. The key, of course, is layers. Wear lighter loungewear with comfortable cashmere pieces from Guest in Residence, Lauren Manoogian and Olivia von Halle that you can cosy up in on the flight and slip into your Anya Hindmarch hand luggage upon arrival.

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The Chic Tourist

Essential for days of exploring the local flora and fauna, cool co-ords and breezy summer dresses are the bread and butter of holiday style, for which the likes of Zimmermann, Evarae and La DoubleJ can always be counted on. With your step count on the up, the importance of comfortable footwear goes without saying (long live the ‘grandad’ sandal), and you should never go anywhere without a trusty basket bagcrossbody is best when out and about.


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Linen Embroidered Junie Shirt


Poolside Goddess

Swimwear is a state of mind while on holiday – so much so that most days, getting dressed is as easy as slipping on your driest bikini. As such, a good rotation of poolside attire is essential, from Maygel Coronel’s ruffled designs to Hunza G’s signature crinkle material. As for accessories, the best ones are those that protect – XL sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats and overshirts are all must-haves for sun-worshippers.

Sail Away

When trading in your pool lounger for a day out on deck, matching your cover-up to your swimwear is the shortcut to looking put together, but still primed for a plunge. Missoni’s iconic zigzag crochet channels retro Mediterranean glamour, while PatBo’s swimsuit-beach-dress hybrids bridge the gap between daywear and beachwear and Pucci’s prints look extra vibrant against turquoise waters.



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x Harrods Crochet Mini Dress


Golden Hour

Is there any feeling greater than slipping into eveningwear after a post-beach shower? Be sure to pack a few glamorous options so you can take your golden-hour aperitivo in style. Oséree’s signature lurex shimmer will catch the last light come sundown, while Christopher Esber’s cut-outs were made to show off sun-kissed skin.

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Lumière Plumage Maxi Dress



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