Blog by Ashleigh Dougherty

01/07/2017

FREYA BIKINI: SUNDANCE STYLE


I'm back from Croatia and have had the best holiday, ever. I can't believe it's all over and I'm now back in rainy London! To start things off, I thought I would share the swimwear that I wore out there. 


I'm not one to shy away from standing confidently in my own skin, so it was to no surprise that I still went ahead sharing one of these photos on my social media. 

Within seconds, I got a comment from a guy addressing my 'love handles'. Within 24 hours, my photo was shared around Twitter and got to 1,800 likes from people who support body positivity and confidence in women. The community can be so wonderful at times; but horrible at others. 


Freya 'Sundance'
*Top: £42 - available here
*Bottoms: £23 - available here

Embracing my curves is something I am all about and something I will never stop doing. I have always been curvy; with hips and boobs and I am happy and confident with my body. I'm glad and somewhat lucky that I have a thick skin, so can easily brush these kinds of comments off. However, I know so many people struggle with body issues and have little confidence in how beautiful they are. It shouldn't be like that.


This gorgeous white lace style bikini is from one of my favourite lingerie brands; Freya. This is a brand new style that has just launched and is available in a few different colours too. I have never had a top style like this one, but I actually love it and out of all the bikinis I took with me, I felt most comfortable in this one. They also have different style tops and bottoms; and a swimsuit style too. 


The bottoms are really comfortable too and not at all revealing. I have admittedly never had a white bikini before as I have always been scared it might be see through or revealing when wet. However, I had no problems with this one due to the thick lace layer on top of the material.


I already want to go on holiday again so I can wear this another time. I definitely recommend this style and Freya as a brand to go to for lingerie and swimwear. They stock sizes up to a K cup which is amazing for us bigger chested ladies!

OH... and I have a new thigh tattoo which I haven't introduced to my blog yet. Meet Sheila the elephant!

Disclaimer: Bikini is a PR sample in return for an honest review. All photographs and words are my own.
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39 comments

  1. Beautiful swimwear, well done you for being confident of your body.

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  2. How was Croatia? You are looking fab, more women need to get out there and remember that they are beautiful!

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    1. It was amazing thank you! My blog post on it has just gone up if you're interested in it :) Thank you so much.

      Ashleigh x

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  3. What a pretty bikini, I love the detailing on it and you ROCK it so much!

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    1. It's my favourite one this year! Thanks Sarah x

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  4. You look absolutely frickin' gorgeous in that bikini! I would LOVE it if they did that in my size. It's stunning! x

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    1. They go up to cup size K, so they might do it depending on your size? Thanks very much x

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  5. Well I think it is amazing that you are so body confident and that dweeb clearly needs to get laid if he is posting horrible comments like that. Ignore him, you are awesome! x

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  6. You look absolutely stunning in this bikini and I am glad that you didn't listen to that cruel man's words x

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    1. Thank you Rhian! Never let a man bring you down :)

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  7. Croatia is STUNNING, isn't it? And you look fab - hope the guy who commented on your 'love handles' provided a photo of himself in a bathing suit, so you could return the favour and give HIS body a critique..? ;) x

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    1. Haha! He apologised afterwards but it's not the point!

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  8. I love the top half of the bikini! It's gorgeous. I love lace detail in clothing

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  9. Love this bikini, love the crochet but not too over keen on the top, bit too much near the neck for me. And you look amazing in in it!

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    1. Aw, it's not for everyone I guess. I have never had this style before, but they do have different style tops and bottoms in this bikini :)

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  10. The bikini is wicked, love it. I think it's a good thing you're not shy to show your body - why the heck not. It's yours, if you love and respect it - I do too x

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    1. Thank you lovely! I am totally not shy :)

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  11. I love the style of the bikini and it's great you are confident enough to wear one. I wish I was but am working on maybe wearing one next Summer.

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  12. Girl, you look incredible. That bikini looks great on you!

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  13. What a beautiful bikini, you look great! Can't wait to hear more about Crotia! xx

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    1. My Croatia post is now up if you was waiting for it :)

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  14. You look lovely in this bikini. Glad you had a good itme! Tx

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  15. Angela Milnes4/7/17

    Wow. It really looks a beautiful bikini I really love the style and the color was good too

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    1. I know. I have never had a white bikini before, but wouldn't overlook them anymore!

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  16. I love this pair. Simple and elegant. I love also the design of it. Not too much. Good that its somehow gives a wholesome effect.

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  17. I love the Freya swimwear. They are great for curves and they have some really nice cover ups too.

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    1. Agreed! My go to place for lingerie too : )

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  18. I love the pace look on the bikini it's very different to see a halter next top version. Definitely shows your curves. You look great x

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  19. Like you, I'd probably never have dreamed of wearing a white bikini for fear of flashing my bits. So good to know that this one has a thick double layer! x

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  20. Gorgeous bikini. I love seeing people just enjoy life and not worry about anything else. I tend to be that way, but I just can't seem to bring myself to take photos and share them. I hope to get to that stage at one point. X

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  21. I also think that body confidence is a big thing. Great pictures!

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