Toyah can make a style Splash! Proof you CAN find
a swimsuit to flatter every figure
55-year-old woman with short legs, scars across
my stomach from childhood surgery and a bosom so
generous it can make me look dumpy, I never
dreamed that one day Id be parading around
in a swimming costume on national television.
as a contestant on ITVs reality diving show
Splash!, Im doing just that and
couldnt be more terrified. Ever since I
agreed to be in the show, Ive been
petrified at the thought of exposing my physique
in a swimming costume.
I try to keep fit and Im a size ten, but Im
only 5ft 1in, and my body confidence is so low
that I never go on beach holidays. The thought of
walking down the sands showing off so much skin
makes me feel ill with nerves. I havent
worn a bikini since I was a teen and even
the swimming costume I wear to the local pool has
a skirt attached to cover my legs up.
this, Im a devoted swimmer, and have always
wanted to improve my diving, so I couldnt
turn down the chance to appear on the show.
But how to cope with revealing my body to five
million viewers? Well, a flattering swimming
costume to replace my usual baggy old
pink-skirted one was a good start.
With this in mind, I enlisted swimwear designer
Melissa Odabash whose beachwear is worn by
stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss
to help me find the figure-fixing
swimsuits that could make even a flawed
fifty-something like me look utterly fabulous.
If youre thinking of escaping for some
winter sun, there could be a costume for you
and, best of all, theres not an
itsy-bitsy bikini in sight!
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