Next essential is of course the bathing suit or bikini. I came across Poko Pano a couple of days ago, and they have the nicest things! They have a sale right now that is fixed to the weather here in London, so todays weather is 14 degrees, which mean that stuff will be on sale for £14 despite the old price!! Amen to good marketing ya'll.
I prefer swim suits over bikinis because they suit me better (read; cover the fatty bits)...and if I am gonna wear a bikini I haaaave to have something like a shawl or something to wrap around hips...gotta dress what your mama gave you well!