Soak Up the Sun in a Liz McClarnon Swimsuit

here comes summer

We talked to the award-winning singer, "Celebrity Masterchef" winner, and upcoming restauranteur about her dazzling new swimwear line with Fashion World.

Feb 28, 2014 | 03:30 PM

Haute cuisine and sexy swimwear don't seem like they'd go together, but Liz McClarnon is living proof that you can have the best of both worlds. The award-winning singer and soon-to-be restauranteur has just launched a stunning new swimwear line with UK retailer Fashion World. The warm-weather designs are playful and figure-flattering—perfect for women of all shapes and sizes who are looking to soak up some rays this summer.

 Liz McClarnon Bandeau Swimsuit, £32.00

Liz was able to take some time off of her busy schedule to answer some of our questions about her fabulous swimsuits. Read on to learn what swimsuit is her favorite, what five things she'd absolutely need if she was stranded on a desert island, and how she stays bikini ready year-round.

What inspired you to start a swimsuit collection?
Liz: I love swimwear, I always really wanted to get involved in it. I wanted to see really colourful and sexy styles that included sizes for larger women. Even my "plain" black costumes or swim dresses aren't that plain, I love that. I'm delighted with the outcome.

What kind of woman is this collection designed for?

Liz: A woman who likes to make a statement with colours or patterns. These swimsuits are for those of us want to enhance the best bits of our figures.

 Liz McClarnon Swimdress, £38.00


What's your favorite design in your entire collection? Favorite print?

Liz: The blue costume with the cherries is my absolute favourite. It's a great colour that works with or without a tan.

Liz McClarnon Bikini Set, £30.00

If you could choose any three celebrities to wear your swimsuits, who would you pick and why?
Liz: Catherine Tyldesley (from Corrie)—I know they'd be right up her "street" (get it? haha) 
Beyoncé—because she's fabulous!
My mum—she's a celebrity to me and the designs are great for her figure too.

If you could go to any beach or warm-weather destination right now, where would you go and why?

Liz: As long as the sun is shining I'm not picky. Haha. But I do love it when it's warm here in the UK. One of my favourites beaches is in Morfa Nefyn. I've had many happy family summer days there. But if I wanted sunshine right now, I'd say Mauritius. It's beautiful there.


 Liz McClarnon Bikini Set, £30.00

You're stranded on a desert island. What five essentials would you absolutely need to have with you (presuming you're already wearing a Liz McClarnon suit)?

: Sun block!!!—I have fair skin and that is a MUST!!
A frying pan—mmmm pan fried fish! 
Fishing rod—I can't fish but I'd have to learn if I brought the frying pan.
Hair conditioner—gotta keep the hair healthy. :)
Dylan McDermott—you said "essentials" and if he was there, I'd never want to be found! Haha!

How do you get your body bikini-ready? Share some tips with your fans! 
Liz: I find jogging the most boring thing ever so if I want to do cardio, skipping is the thing for me. But I am what I am so really all I do is get my skin exfoliated so my tan sticks around longer. If your skin looks good, to me that's number one.


Thanks, Liz! To check out her full swimwear line, click here to visit the Liz McClarnon page on Fashion World.


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