The term ‘sexy’ has always been a weird one for me. I’m not really sure why – maybe it’s my tomboyish dress sense. Or maybe it’s because I want people to take me seriously, and being a ‘model’ who also obviously tries to be ‘sexy’ puts me into a category too quickly.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to say that I don’t put in any effort into my appearance. I want my body to be toned, I want to have clear skin, I want to dress well. I also know that there are countless women out there who are sexy and who pull it off effortlessly. But I don’t feel like that woman is me. There’s just something about obviously trying to create sex appeal that feels, well, like I’m forcing myself to wear a pair of shoes that don’t quite fit. ‘Sexy’ has never been a word that runs through my mind when I get dressed in the morning, and it’s definitely the last word I think about when putting on bathers. I just want to look nice without feeling like I tried too hard, you know? (Inner monologue: that’s not revolutionary, Emilia. Pretty much all women want that).
Basically the point I’m trying to get to is that when I look for bathers, I look for those that flatter my body and suit my dress sense. I’ve bought a myriad of bathers in the past which didn’t suit my dress sense and hence were never worn – floral and frilly, I’m looking at you. Ideally, I just want a pair of bathers that make me feel like myself. Enter Her The Label. I pretty much wore their triangle bikinis to death last summer and this black one piece has double the fabric thickness (read: smoothing), a low cut back and an understated aesthetic that makes a girl like me want to hang out at the beach all day long.
WEARING: Her The Label ‘Jac’ One Piece.