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About Anita McLachlan

Anita McLachlan

At the helm of Sequins and Sand for the past 9 years, Anita has learned a thing or two about what women want and how they feel about getting ready for their precious summer holidays. And it's the 'how they feel' about getting summer ready that she's most passionate about. Helping women who have lost their confidence and in particular their cossie confidence, find the courage and the right swimsuit to get them off the sidelines and diving into truly enjoying their summer, is what gives her enormous joy and purpose.

But it's not all swimsuits and kaftans. Married to the military, moving every 2-3 years and with two gorgeous children, family matters the most to this devoted Mum. In fact, having an online business that could move with her wherever and whenever she did was one of the drivers for setting up Sequins and Sand.

Change is the biggest constant in her life and she thrives on it. Having been a radiographer, project manager (among other things in the retail property development arena), being an online entrepreneur is just another town on her journey so far with plenty on the drawing boards for the years ahead. Seeing more of the world will be a big part of that.

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About Us

At Sequins and Sand, the promise is simple: we want to help women get their summer holiday groove back, to be able to step out onto that sand feeling confident - and fabulous!

7 Swimsuit Tips To Flatter A Rounder Tummy Shape

"Everyone is staring at my belly!" Did thoughts like that chip away at your swimsuit confidence last summer?

You're not alone. Flattering the tummy area is the most popular 'figure fix' help our customers ask us for. And after 12 years experience, it's fair to say we know a lot about how to work with this 'troublesome spot'.

Long Body Shape? Here Are Your Best Fitting Swimsuits Styles and Why.

If you find it hard to stand up in most One Pieces, odds on you have a long torso. And buying swimwear that fits well is quite tricky and frustrating. Precious hours wasted. We know you don't have time for that!

But armed with the right information (from Cossie Whisperers who know 'swimsuit fit') finding a swimsuit that fits your longer body shape will be easier. Promise.

Wear A Wrap Rashie Vest for A Figure Flattering Sun Safe Fit

Rashie, Rash Vest, Rash Guard. No matter what you call them, there is no doubt, women are wanting the sun coverage and skin protection that a rashie offers. On the beach, at the pool, for hydrotherapy, for fun with the family and grand kids, there is no doubt that a rashie is a must have in your summer stash, if you want to stay safer, for longer, in the sun.

How to Find The The Best Colours For You? It's Easier Than You Think!

Have you ever had someone say "have you been on holiday? You look so well." And you haven't left the house!
When you wear the right colours, it's life changing. You feel uplifted and more confident because you look great! And others see it too.

'Because You Matter & A Lot Has Changed' - 3 Minute Survey

You matter to us here at Sequins and Sand. A lot has changed recently with Coronavirus. The overall uncertainty plus travel restrictions have had a significant impact. But with your guidance we will adapt, to be better than ever!

Solo Travel - Top Tips for Women Who Are Traveling Alone

Solo Travel. It's empowering, liberating and fun! But it's not without its challenges. Lea has been in the travel and travel events industry for over 30 years and in that time has done bucket loads of solo travel, both personally and professionally. Today on our Lunchtime Live Lea shares her top tips for women Solo travelers.

Mother's Day Giveaway - Ends 26th April 2020 at 12pm (EST)!

Mums. We can never thank them enough. This year Mother's Day will be different thanks to Coronavirus and lockdown laws. We're getting in early with our annual Mother's Day Giveaway because the post is sluggish and we want your Mum to get her prize on time.

How to find a swimsuit that actually FITS!

It's a seemingly simple act, getting into a swimsuit. But you and I know better. Finding a swimsuit that actually fits well rather than 'will do' is not easy, especially when you're a woman in her prime. Why settle for 'will do' when that swimsuit IS out there for you? Feeling confident in a swimsuit makes a big difference. It unlocks possibilities and empowers you to live summer on your terms, your way; making wonderful memories with family and friends.

How to include Kind Movement in your day - with Erica Webb

Movement is medicine. And now, more than ever, in Corona Isolation and lockdown, we need to move for our health and wellbeing. But where do you start? What moves are gentle and effective so that you can handle the change and feel better for it.

How to strengthen a Community in tough times - in lockdown and beyond

Know body knows how to build and nurture a strong community like country people. Living on large properties miles from their nearest neighbour. In isolated, small communities miles from the nearest shopping strip. Isolation is the country norm. Add natural disasters like crippling drought, flood and fire, relying on each other, no matter the distance or the difficulty is necessary for survival.

How to Travel With Less Stress - Top Tips from Lea @ hello me Escapes

Group travel and event management expert Lea from hello me knows her stuff. Having been in the travel industry for some 30 years she knows a thing or two about how to travel with less stress. This list of Stress Busters are her top tips for traveling with less stress.

NEW Travel wear Collection is HERE! Okay...The Staycation Collection is HERE!

Staycationwear. Homewear. Comfortwear. Work-from-home-wear. Corona-wear. All terms we should be using right now instead of what we intended to use when talking about our new Travel wear collection here at Sequins and Sand. How things have changed. This hand-picked Collection is designed with effortless style and comfort in mind. Hardworking pieces to do much with. 'Overs' and 'Unders' that work so well together, so you can create different outfits for day and night with ease. Packing less to do more with.

So What If Your Figure Has Changed. Your Bikini Awaits. Here's How To Find It.

Bodies change for all sorts of reason over the years. But that doesn't mean to give up on getting back into a Bikini, plus size or otherwise.

Womens Rash Vests. Sun Safe & Stylish Rashies for Every Body. Sizes 10-26

Each summer you're buying more and more rashies. You're women wanting to lead by example as you play with the kids and the grand kids on the beach and in the pool. And Australian labels are rising to the occasion too with thoughtfully designed ladies rash vests and guards as well as beach clothing to cover up and swim in. Sizes 10-26 so include plus sizes too.

5 Much Loved Swimsuit Styles in NEW Cherry Blossom Print | Sizes 10-22

Five of the best selling swimsuit styles, in sizes 10-22, have just landed in a stunning new print - Cherry Blossom!

Classy Coverage - NEW UPF50+ Beachwear is in! You really need to see it.

Covering up when in the sun, on the beach, around the pool and beyond is becoming more and more popular for a whole host of reasons. Beachwear with UPF50+ sun protection. Clothing options in styles that are functional, comfortable and beautiful!

Dispatch Deadlines and Trading Days | Festive Season 2019/20

With Christmas and New Year 2020 just around the corner, we thought we'd give your our tips for ensuring you get your goodies when you want to this year.

WARNING : These Swimsuits May Induce Happiness! NEW Costa Rica Collection is in!

We've never sold swimwear that comes with a warning. But we felt it was our duty.
WARNING: These swimsuits may induce happiness.

Swimsuit Fit Tips: The Best Tankini Top Styles for Wider Hips and Thighs

Swimwear Fit Tips: Let's talk Tankini Tops that work best for woman with wider hips and thighs.
Having wider hips and thighs than shoulders and busts is such a common body shape. Some call it a Pear shape, others a Triangle. Whatever you call it, there are a few features to look for when buying bathers online.

How To Wash And Look After Swimwear

How Do I Look After My Swimsuit? Can I put it in the washing machine? The short answer is "No". Not even on the delicate cycle. Not if you want them to last longer. Here's why.

Jump into Summer & Make Those Precious Memories | Do it for you. Do it for them. Do it for Embrace Kids.

Summer holidays are upon us. The great Aussie tradition of hitting the beach and the pool. Time to be those we love and time to clear our head-space and take time for ourselves. Well that's the plan any way. But for many beautiful women, that plan is not always put into action - not the way in their hearts they want to anyway.

Love colour? Then you MUST check out the NEW Diamond Geo Swimwear. Plus Sizes too (of course).

Hello happy, bright summer! If you love colour you will love these swimsuits! The NEW Diamond Geo range is a bit Sporty Spice. There are 4 fab swimmers to this new range that includes plus sizes too. Let me take you for a test drive!

Blue Summer! The NEW Blue Hawaii Swimwear Range in Plus Sizes Too is IN!

We know you love your blue swimmers! The Blue Hawaii range is now in store. It includes plus sizes up to a 22 AND a NEW Tankini style too!

How To Find the Best Tankini Top For Your Shape

Tankini's are tops. There is no doubt about that. Each year this swimsuit option grows in popularity here at Sequins and Sand and for plus sizes too.. Find the style that works best for you and feel more confident this summer.

So what makes the Tankini two piece so popular?

Welcome Artesand Swimwear! NEW size 12-24 swimsuits in C-G cups too!

Hello sunshine and it's a big hello to Artesands swimwear! Another great Aussie label with a thoughtfully crafted range of swimwear that includes plus sizes and considers most shapes too!

NEW Honeycomb Plum Swimwear - D-G Cups - One Piece, Pants, Tankini and Bikini Tops

You love the Honeycomb black and navy one pieces and tankini's in plus sizes so much, that the team from Australia's Capriosca Swiwmear have done it in a beautiful Plum colour for this summer AND introduced a new Bikini Top and matching Bikini Bottom too! And we've got them for you to try and buy - with Free Express Post for Aussie orders over $100 and Free Returns!

NEW Stunning Bohemian Sunset Swimwear. A print you'll love in styles you trust.

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. We are lost for words actually. The NEW Bohemian Sunset print from the clever team at Capriosca Swimwear is something to behold. AND it's in styles that we know you trust and love.

Let's take a look.

NEW Swimwear for your Big Bust - D-G Cups in figure flattering styles!

Big Busts Rejoice! Both have NEW SIZING - D-E and F-G Cups! in One Pieces, Tankini Tops and Bikini Tops have landed here at Sequins and Sand. AND in Plus Sizes too. Mix n match them effortlessly! Both new ranges come in D-E and F-G Cup options in every style. AND there's a new Bikini Top style that offers great coverage and will house breast prostheses too.

NEW Tummy Taming Togs for Your Shape & Size | Black Blossom is Here!

Feel less concerned about your tummy and begin loving your summers more with these just in tummy taming swimsuits in plus sizes too. The styles are brilliant and the print just gorgeous.

Spring is here! Colour Pops with NEW Costa Brava Dresses, Tops and Pants from HAVEN

Spring means colour! Resort wear in Australia is colourful to go with our vibrant skies, land and sea. Dresses, tops and relaxed fit pants trimmed with neon brights on black and white. In plus sizes too. Brilliant. Easy wear, even easier to co-ordinate and pack for that much loved summer holiday at the beach and with loads of pool time.

JUST IN! - Rule the Pool in NEW Raj Swimwear - 6 Figure Flattering Styles

Rule the pool with this JUST IN and just stunning Raj swimwear collection.
Shop for your shape, plus sizes too and boost your Cossie Confidence with this sublime print. And FREE Express Post for all orders over $100!

FREE EXPRESS POST for All Aussie Orders over $100 & FREE RETURNS!

Sequins and Sand is now offering FREE EXPRESS POST for All Aussie Orders over $100 AND FREE RETURNS!

NEW Capes in stunning prints | Take Your Summer Looks to the Next Level!

Take your summer holiday looks to the next level with this much loved resort wear staple. These NEW Capes will be your summer suitcase bestie. Guaranteed to lift you up and have you looking fabulous. So versatile. For all shapes and sizes too!

NEW Black and White Resortwear is in! Team them with Black &/or White Bathers for an easy-peasy summer break.

On their own as separates or together in prints, black and white will always be a summer classic.

Each season our range include classic black and white swimwear and resortwear. Mix n match printed top with black bottoms or the other way around and you'll get more bang for your buck as you create many swim and resortwear looks in a snap.

Your most trusted swimsuit styles in a NEW Wild Berries print! Up to a G Cup and size 22

It's with great excitement that we bring to you this gorgeous range from Capriosca swimwear. I know many of you love this brand for its thoughtfully stylish swimwear and this Wild Berries collection brings together many of your favourite, trusted styles - one pieces, tankini's, bikini's and womens rashie, in a brilliant print that will team so easily with black. Some up to a G cup and all up to size 22 so it includes plus sizes.

Summer Has started with NEW HAVEN Resort! Pre-Orders are open now for an early-mid August dispatch!

Summer has perched and is ready to land here at Sequins and Sand - starting with fabulous HAVEN resort wear, beach dresses and summer dresses that include plus sizes too - up to a size 24! Pre-Orders are open now for an early/mid August dispatch!

This is Special | Shine. The Summer Retreat is here! Apply Now! Grab Early Bird Savings of 15% too!

Renew. Reset. Connect. And Get Ready For Your Best Summer Yet!

New Beginnings. A chance to connect with like-minded women, in a small supportive group, in an incredibly beautiful space, a stunning place, to spend time doing something just for you.

Join the Cossie Confidence Crew this summer! We're Re-CREW-ting for 2019/20 Now!

Re-CREW-ting for the much loved #CossieConfidence movement it on again!

Become a Cossie Confidence by Sequins and Sand Crew Member and help change the lives of women who hold back, missing out on making wonderful memories each and every summer, because they find it hard to get into a swimsuit. We are looking for 12 women to join us this spring and summer. Could one of them be you?

Best Selling Black Bathers For Your Shape - Back in Stock!

Black Swimsuits. Black Swimmers. Black Togs. Black One Piece, Tankini, Long sleeve Black Rash Vests and bathers too. Whatever you call them, doesn't matter really, as long as they're Black! Isn't that right girls?! For almost 10 years, many of our fabulous cossie customers here at Sequins and Sand, reach for black bathers each season. And that's great. Whatever gets you diving in to live your best summer.

Must Know Basics about Sicily and Special Insider Tips Too

Sicily (Sicilia to the locals) is that island that Italy supposedly kicked into the Mediterranean Sea. Heading off to this beautiful part of the world? This article is designed to give you the fast facts, as well as a few insiders tips brought to you by a Suzie and Elena. Besties who have traveled to Sicily many times and have a few top tips to share just for you.

I hope you find them all useful. Let's go!

Shine, The Summer Retreat is here! Get ready for your best summer yet!

Shine, The Summer Retreat has just launched! Get ready to live your best summer yet!

Packing Tips: 7 Best Selling Swim & Resort Wear Pieces for a Summer Holiday in Winter

Pack these 7 Best Selling Swim and Resort Wear pieces on your next sunny break and you'll not only look and feel fabulous, your suitcase will thank you!

Do you feel like your 'falling out' when doing your water workout? This Swimsuit will save you and here's why.

Do you work out often in the pool? Is hydrotherapy part of your weekly routine? And when you work out, do you feel like your 'bits' are falling out? Oh yeah! We know! We here it all the time. "I need a swimsuit that will keep all my bits in when I'm working out in the pool."

Win an entire Outfit from our Getaway Collection for Your Mum!

Mums shape us. What they say and do influence who we are and guide us.
To help you say "thanks" to your Mum and to spread the Mum love to you too, we're giving away an entire outfit from our new Getaway Collection!

Make Mum Happier This Mothers Day | Gift Ideas She'll Love! FREE Express Post Too!

Mums. They do so much for us how do we ever show her just how much she's loved and appreciated. A gift she'll love is a pretty good start! Then follow it up with big kisses, hugs and that Facetime call. This Mother's Day, send Mum a little something she'll love. And we'll throw in FREE Express Post to get it there on time.

The NEW Getaway Collection is here! Hand-picked, versatile Clothing just for you. BONUS giveaway for subscribers!

Hello girls. Welcome to the Sequins and Sand GETAWAY COLLECTION!
Hand picked, versatile dresses, tops, cardigans, wraps and essential layering pieces that are stylish, comfortable and affordable. In plus sizes too!

It's CLEARANCE time! Swim + Resort Wear 30-70% Off!

It's Clearance time here at S&S. A great time to grab an extra pair of togs for you or someone else. This year, our Clearance sale has a bit of a different back story

Take the stress out of 'what to pack' | NEW Eb&Ive Light Long Sleeve Dresses are in!

Perfect for travel, take the stress out of 'what to wear' on your next escape with a NEW Eb&Ive light long sleeve jersey dress.
In 3 fab colours: Shiraz (THE colour for this winter and next summer!), Raven Grey and Black. Lift your look with a fabulous matching Juniper scarf and your travel looks are sorted!

Welcome Es Una. Sun Safe Beach Rashie Dresses to Make a Splash In!

Beach Dresses that offer maximum Sun Safety hard to find. A UPF50+ Beach Dress that you can splash around in too, now that is even harder to buy. Oh and made from a fabric that is environmentally friendly too...impossible! Until now. Read on!

Melanoma March - Love, Emma Care Packages + Profits for a Melanoma Cure

It's March already! And that means Melanoma month here at Sequins and Sand. For the last 3 years we have donated and raised funds for vital Melanoma research and cure.

This year we are fund raising with Love, Emma Care Packs - for life's harderst moments.

The Best Swimsuit Styles for Your Shape

For over 9 years now we've been helping women find THAT swimsuit. In this article we answer a very popular question. What's the Best Swimsuit for My Shape?

The Top 10 Swimsuits for Summer 2019 So Far as Chosen By You!

They're your top 10 Swimsuits for a reason. Swimwear that fit and feel fabulous on!
With summer well and truly hitting its straps now, we thought you might like to see those judged by you, the girls in our fab S&S community, as THE BEST so far for summer 2019.

NEW Swimwear is in! Best Selling Styles with more Coverage.

We are thrilled, or should I say 'Frilled' to introduce you first to our latest swimwear just in. The lovely Tropical Coral range from Capriosca Swimwear. Just a small injection to freshen things up a little. The print is softer in beautiful pastel shades of mostly coral with highlights of white, yellow, mint and purple. Just beautiful.

Festive Season Trading Days - Online and in Studio

We have no idea how it happened but Christmas 2018 is mere days away! Summer holidays beckon as we usher in 2019.
The team here at Sequins and Sand will be taking a break to refresh and recharge between Christmas and New Year and a little bit longer.
Here's when we will be dispatching orders and helping you in studio in Brisbane.

NEW Retro Swim is in! Black & White Checks for a Very Happy Summer!

Love a little Retro Swimsuit Style? The latest offering from Capriosca Swimwear is now in store and it's just lovely. A combo of cute and classic. Checks never really go out of style. And as for black and white...well...that's timeless.

NEW Black Tropics Swimwear in Trusted Styles - D-G Cups Rejoice!

Black Tropics. The name says it all. A NEW black based swimwear print with swirls of tropical colours to add a fresh zest to your summer. It's gorgeous!

A Swimsuit Style for Every Shape in the NEW Embroidered Roses Range! Sizes 10-26 too!

Finding the right swimsuit style for your shape is THE ticket to Cossie Confidence and enjoying a hot summer. Do you know what cuts work best for you?

The Beach to Bush Calendar - The Story and Where to Buy It!

3 women walk into a bar. Nah. 2.
2 women walk into a bar in outback Carinda, 268 clicks north of Dubbo. A Soldier's Wife, a Cotton Farmer's Wife and their idea. Actually, they don't walk into a bar. That's a lie, they use the phone.

Spot On! NEW Navy, White and Black Spotted Swimsuits for a Sensational Summer

Love a spot? Or do you call them dots? Either way, these swimsuits are here to stay each and every summer at Sequins and Sand. Navy and White usually steal the show, but this year, we think the Black and White option might just take the honours.

NEW Easy to Mix n Match Linen Shirt Dresses, Tops and Skirts from HAVEN!

This is a luxe for less, easy to mix n match collection of linen resort inspired pieces that will serve you well all summer long. Shirt Dresses, Tops, Skirts and Scarves to finish it off in style. From Australia's HAVEN Co.

Announcing the Cossie Confidence Crew for 2018/19!

After reading and watching loads of submissions to join The Crew for this summer, agonising over who to choose, we have the absolute pleasure to introduce to you, your Cossie Confidence Crew for 2018/19.

FREE Express Post for orders over $50 + Bonus FREE Aussie Cossie Giveaway

Cossie Cossie Cossie. Oi Oi Oi !! For the Australian Day long weekend we are offering FREE Express Post for orders over $50 + as much loved S&S members, a Bonus FREE Aussie Cossie for one lucky subscriber! Not a subscriber? Head over here to do just that. There's another treat when you do. Something to use a little later :)

The Best Swimsuit Styles for Wider Hips and Pear Shapes

If you're part of the 'hip' crowd then these womens swimwear and resortwear styles are best for you. Look for features and details that will lift attention towards your beautiful face, and leave those hips alone. Whether you are plus size or not, the same principles apply.

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Beach to Bush Ladies Day - 27th October - Looking after women in outback NSW.

It's quite incredible how life takes on twists and turns. You start out in one place, with a destination in mind, and the path you thought you'd take, takes on a different nature.

Could this be THE most Beautiful Print ever? NEW Swimsuits are in!

Summer 2018 is starting to land here at Sequins and Sand has kicked off with Crane Birds! NEW Onepiece, Tankini and Rashie styles from Australia's Capriosca Swimwear and we reckon'it could very well be THE most beautiful print we have ever seen. Seriously. The Crane Birds range from Capriosca Swimwear is just stunning and your #CossieConfidence is in good hands.

Cossie Confidence 2018 is here! Re-CREW-ting now until the 12th August. Hop on Board!

Having the confidence, the Cossie Confidence to get into a swimsuit really does matter. It's the difference between existing through summer and living it; really living it.

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Supporting those with cancer through Bravery Co scarves & turbans

Beautiful Headscarves and Turbans for cancer patients. Bravery Co. In store this summer at Sequins and Sand and part of our Cossie Confidence mission.

Behind the Scenes. Behind the Smiles Lies a Very Different Story. A Very Important Message

It was so much fun! But behind the smiles there are stories. These gorgeous girls are united by their stories and are very passionate about helping other women to harness theirs. At the heart of it all - Cossie Confidence. Swimsuit confidence.

Heads Up! Cossie Confidence 2018/19 is coming!

Cossie Confidece is back! We are building on the success of last year's campaign to create an even bigger impact this summer!

Stylish Swimwear that Flatters and Supports | Seasoned Singapore Expat Women

Finding stylish swimsuits when you're over skimp and shun frump can be difficult. Especially when you live in a land with not a lot on offer down the road!

Win $500 Swim and Resortwear | Mother's Day Giveaway with Mumpack Travel and Sequins and Sand

Mums. Our Mums, Mother's in Law, Grandma's, Step Mums and the wonderful Women who care for families every single day. Their influence shapes us. Their love supports us. Their hugs and kisses never leave us.

Next Facebook Live Event! : Being Strong & Healthy with Wellness Expert, Peta Gillian

In my 40's I had health issues and went through menopause. I thought I was not going to be a 7 to 10 kilo weight increase statistic, but I was. A weight increase started my journey or so I thought. At this stage my WHY or GOAL whatever you want to call it, was to lose weight but the really touchy feely aspect of this was to keep wearing my bikini. When you make changes you need to be really connected and emotionally involved.

5 NEW Swimsuit Styles to Cover, Support & Flatter Your Shape!

This summer's most popular swimsuit styles for extra sun coverage, bust and tummy support are back! In a beautiful new Aqua Mosaic print and in sizes 10-22 that includes plus size, from Australia's Capriosca Swimwear.

NEW Eb&Ive and Isle of Mine Light Weight Winter is here!

A collection of easy to mix and match and co-ordinate for your travels. A simple palette of black, grey, vanilla and khaki. Basics, dresses and statement layering pieces. Accessories to tie it all together, create a different feel, a different mood.

FREE Express Post this Easter Long Weekend!

This Easter the Egg-spress post is on us! Get your FREE Express Post before Monday midnight!

Loved the Water but Hated My Body. Jane's Journey is our next Facebook Live.

Getting into a swimsuit was always a torment and massive struggle. She loved the water but hated her body. Jane turned things around (and how!) and it's since become her passion to help other women and teenagers do the same. Join us for a chat this Thursday night when this amazing and infectiously inspiring woman shares her story and insights on how to turn that hate into living life to the full again. She know. She cares and it shows.

Finding THAT Swimsuit That's Best for Your Shape To Boost Your Cossie Confidence

Finding THAT swimsuit that's best for your shape can be difficult and very frustrating. And for many women, it's a very confronting and emotional journey.
This is a guide to finding yours for your shape.

CAPE CAPRI- Find out more about this Brisbane Resortwear label & Sarah, its creator.

Packing for your summer holiday means doing more with less. Versatile travel and resortwear that effortlessly sashay from day to night with the power to transform the simple to something so much more. CAPE CAPRI is a wonderful Brisbane based label with the lovely Sarah at the helm. Let me introduce them both to you.

Win a $300 Health Package : Private Pilates or Gym Consult + Swimwear!

Look after you! Win over $300 worth of prizes from Body Smart Exercise and Physiology and Sequins and Sand to help you kick exercise regime in the gluteus maximus!

Get Flawless Summer Makeup - Facebook Live!

Join us this Thursday the 22nd Feb @ 8pm Brissie time for a fab Makeup Hacks with Marni!
There is more to summer than keeping cool beyond swim and resortwear (I can't believe I just said that!). And because we believe we should be helpful or why bother, we'll be bringing you all sorts of fabulous info and hacks with experts who do the stuff we don't but the stuff you need. And we're starting with Makeup and Skin Care because in this heat, it gets messy and feels horrible!

Flawless Summer Makeup - with Marni Robinson - Makeup Artist to the Stars!

When you've had over 15 years in the makeup artistry industry and your clients include Jennifer Hawkins, Amanda Keller, Jane Kennedy and Bob Hawke just to name a few, you obviously know your stuff, and you're damn good at it.
Read on and you're bound to pick up an amazing tip or two to help with your flawless summer makeup.

Beach to Brunch to Bed! New Bracewell lands and it's brilliant!

Organic cotton relaxed vibe clothing with a finish and detail you'll absolutely love. Wear them anywhere, any time for loads of different reasons. The perfect travel dresses, shorts and tops for your next summer holiday. Made in Australia in a diverse size range and easy to co-ordinate neutral colours. I want one of everything in every colour!

Thrifty Thursday - Starts in February. Find out more here!

In February 2018 Thrifty Thursday is on! It's where we mark down a few items for 2 days and then they're gone. The next Thursday we do it again with different swimwear. Here's how it it works.

NEW Much Loved Project Ten Bags in Store Now!

Project Ten bags are the bomb! So many uses, indestructible, easy to clean and in happy prints too! These Geelong based bags have been best sellers since day one and now we have MORE!

Cossie Confidence - Kate's Story

Kate shares her Cossie Confidence journey in the video below. A very personal, honest and heart felt story. Kate's a Sequins and Sand brand rep who said 'yes!' to being part of this shoot. Not having experienced such a thing before, Kate dove right in... all the way from Christmas Island, which is no mean logistical feat! She has put her self out there to do this and her passion to encourage others to regain their swimsuit confidence is just brilliant.

Win a $250 Cossie Confidence Swimsuit Pack!

Win a $250 Cossie Confidence Pack! Just in time for the Christmas Holidays with Sequins and Sand and Style Loving 2.

Remembrance Day - Why and How will you remember them?

A post about womens' swimwear. Resortwear? No and deliberately not so. Not today.

Cossie Confidence - Clair's Story

Having battled with her own body insecurities for years, Clair without hesitation wanted to be part of this day and the Cossie Confidence message. She's such a sweetheart.

Cossie Confidence - Anita's Story

When you've been in the swimsuit game for 8 years, you get to learn a thing or two. What my business has taught me is that far too many beautiful women miss out on enjoying so much in their lives because they can't face getting into a swimsuit.

Cossie Confidence - Fiona's Story

What a find Fiona is! Lenses melted and hearts fluttered when Fiona was filmed on our Cossie Confidence shoot! Such a talent and absolute joy to be with. Most of her teens, Fiona struggled with her body image.

Introducing Coola Cozzies - Sun Protective Rashies & Swim Shorts for Women from outback Qld!

What a story. A wonderful Australian story about a woman from outback Qld who couldn't find colourful sun protective swimwear for her family, including larger sizes for her mum. Then a soul sucking drought deepened and that was it! She started making them. Not bathers but the outerwear like rashies, boardies, swimshorts and tops.

Cossie Confidence - Karen's Story

Mum & Grand Mother too, Karen wrote a great article last summer about getting into the right swimsuit and it was so well received, striking a chord with so many women. Karen didn't hesitate when asked to be part of delivering the Cossie Confidence message this year and we are so very grateful that she did.

Cossie Confidence - Liz's Story

A lover of the bandeau one piece and thankfully for us, Sequins and Sand lover too! Liz has been a great supporter and when asked to join in on the day took it and shook it.

Cossie Confidence - Katrina's Story

Katrina is a juggler! Teacher and blogger with a knock-out smile, who knows first hand the challenges of getting #CossieConfidence back after breast cancer. Amazing.

Cossie Confidence - Helen's Story

A mighty good woman and one of the most positive 'get in there and give it a go' women on the planet. Energy + and so very passionate about helping others. She's bloody amazing.

Cossie Confidence - Evie's Story

There's not much this woman hasn't done and she brings all that experience and zest for life now to Cossie Confidence. Yay!
Preferring to tread a path less traveled, Evie's been a 'Plus Size' model when it was incredibly tough to make it and when Australia wasn't quite ready for her plus size label, she took it to the you do!

HOLIDAY perfect. NEW Beach Dresses and Kaftan Cover-ups from Australia's HOLIDAY!

Ditch the daggy T-Shirt over bathers this summer once and for all and reach for a fab cover-up from HOLIDAY!

A Kaftan a Day Giveaway - for 3 Days! And the winners are..

The new Shanty Corporation resortwear range of kaftans and dresses has just landed and we're bursting with enthusiasm, keen to share the wonders of this fabulous Australian label.

Make your escape with gorgeous NEW resortwear from The Shanty Corporation

Sister label to the much loved HOLIDAY, The Shanty Corporation continues to shine as a relaxed lux resortwear offering without the hefty price tag. Last year the Sardinia kaftan dress was a massive hit and this year its back in such gorgeous cotton fabrics that will take your breath away. Joining Sardinia are a few other new styles that are resort and summer holiday perfect.

New SunSoaked - Luxurious, stunning, sun safe swimwear is here!

Sun protective swimwear has never, ever, ever looked so good! SunSoaked is a Brisbane based swim and resort label lead by the lovely Kate Davis-Steer. This year, her range of luxury 'rashie meets one pieces' swimsuits (and other delightful pieces) expands to include sizes 10-20. It's the next step up for this Australian label as it expands and grows. We are very proud to have SunSoaked in the Sequins and Sand stable and know you are going to absolutely fall in love with this season's range.

Sequins and Sand - 2017 Brand Rep Snaps!

We have 4 Fab Brand Reps that are putting themselves out there, showing the way in their swimwear (and resortwear), encouraging other women to get out from under that palm tree and dive into their make happy memories with those they love.

How To Pay for your Swimwear and Resortwear with Afterpay at Sequins and Sand!

Afterpay is now available at Sequins and Sand for swimwear and resortwear and it's really easy to use. Here's how to use it.

NEW Capriosca Swimwear is in! HUGE Range. NEW styles. Old FAVES in new colours and prints.

What a range! It's big! New styles, old favourites in new prints and colours. So much to talk about I think this will be part 1!
Let's go!

Meet our 5 new Brand Reps! Vita, Anna, Kate, Maz and Jane. Let's go girls!

Five fab women. 3 wondrous months. Decked out in stunning swimwear and resortwear. In different shapes and sizes. Showing the way. Encouraging other women to get back into a cossie and make very happy memories this summer and beyond.

NEW Curvy Swimwear in store now! Stunning Summer 2017/18 Collection in Sizes 14-26. See it here!

The NEW Swimsuit range from Australia's Curvy Swimwear has just landed and what an absolutely beautiful line up it is! Heavenly prints in sizes 14-26 so includes plus sizes too. Thoughtfully designed for different body shapes there are Bikinis Top, Bottoms, Tankini's and One Pieces to choose from.

Sequins and Sand Brand Rep Search On Now! – Could It Be You?

Get set for summer with $400+ of goodies from us!
Become a Sequins and Sand Brand Rep! We're looking for 5 everyday women who want to share their love of summer with others.

If that sounds like you, then on!

70% off Swimwear SALE Now On In Clearance!

It's on! Our 70% Off Women's Swimwear Clearance SALE. Onepiece, swimdress, tankini, bikini tops and bottoms in Sizes 10-30. Loads of swimsuits have just been lopped and popped into Clearance and marked down to 70% OFF!

Bras, Bathers and Breast Cancer - 24th May in Brisbane @ Sequins and Sand HQ

Breast cancer. It's a shit of a thing and anything any of us can to do help, will. Research and awareness are critical. Check those assets yourself, have them checked, get your screening done...stay on top of it and your odds will improve.

But even the most vigilant can be hit when Breast Cancer sneaks on in. That's a cruel knock out.

NEW! Winter Basics with a Twist and Layering Legends from Eb&IVe & Isle of Mine

Winter is never really heavy here at S&S. Being all about getting you summer holiday ready, it's always about Travelwear fabulous clothing to wear on the plane, in transit and for when the weather might turn a little.

This winter we've kept things tidy and tight. Not in the fit, but in the offering. A travel capsule to freshen up your looks and put a pep in your step when you're out and about and heading off on your holiday.

$700+ Prizes in our Mother's Day Giveaway!

Mums shape us. What they say and do influence who we are and guide us.

Hello ADRIFT! New Travel Basics & Gorgeous Dresses | Sizes 10-22!

Adrift. New to S&S. It just makes sense. We are neighbours here in Brisbane and we are both passionate about helping girls of all shapes and sizes boost their confidence and feel fantastic.

Win a Sunscreen & Rashie from Natural Supply Co and Sequins and Sand

March is about Melanoma awareness and fund raising here at Sequins and Sand. Our mates over at Natural Supply Co have joined us to offer a UPF50+ Rashie and 100% natural Sunscreen pack to give away! Share your Sun Safe tip to join in and win!
Thanks girls! Good luck.

Thank You! We Raised $1100+ for Melanoma Research & Emma!

March was all about Melanoma here at S&S. Raising awareness and much needed funds for research - to eradicate this horrid cancer and to give those who have it, more time.

Swimwear CLEARANCE Time!

It's Swimear CLEARANCE time at S&S and that means getting great swimsuits at ridiculous prices!

Capriosca Swimwear for All Shapes and Sizes

Capriosca Swimwear is an Australian label that takes pride in offering different cuts for all shapes and sizes, up to a 30. Inspired by an Italian summer this season's prints are stunning, colours coastal bright and sunset soft. Trusty favourite styles are back with a few new ones added too! As always, they've been thoughtfully designed with different body shapes in mind. All are available in sizes 10-22 with some up to a 30 and a G cup too.

Holiday, Brave & True, Talisman + Shanty - Dresses, Kaftans and Maxi's!

HOLIDAY, TALISMAN, SHANTY and BRAVE AND TRUE. Rayna and the team have introduced amazing fabric, new prints that will blow you away and in styles that are relaxed chic on a stick. At home or away you will feel fabulous in new HOLIDAY.

New MIST is in! Just beautiful. Limited Collection. S-XL

Mist. It's loved very deeply by its devotees and very sought after here at Sequins and Sand. This year, the unique prints are just as beautiful and the colours are stunning. Summer dresses in soft pinks and blues mix it up with lush tropical greens! Yep, I think this is the first time we've had a black based Mist dress in store!

NEW Summer Swimwear has Landed! Hello Curvy!

Summer 2016/17 has begun with the arrival of new swimwear and it's Curvy!

Everyday Sun Smart Fashion UPF 20-50+ :: Made in Australia.

When most people think about sun protection, the first thing that comes to mind is a bottle of sunscreen. When we head out to the pool and beach, we throw on a rashie. But this amazing range of clothing goes well beyond that. Here's how.

10 Ship Tips: What To Wear and How to Prepare for the Perfect Summer Cruise

Thanks Jan. Getting ready for your summer cruise is not that unlike a resort holiday - perhaps just with more activities on offer, on board and on shore. So think of your ship as a floating resort that occasionally sails into town. Here's our packing guide to staying stylish on the high seas.

10 Ship Tips: What To Wear and How to Prepare for the Perfect Summer Cruise

Getting ready for your summer cruise and no idea what to pack? Think of your ship as a floating resort that occasionally sails into town. Here's our complete packing guide to staying stylish on the high seas.

Packing for 10 days in Fiji

Pack for a humid heat in Fiji and take fabrics that breathe and feel cool on, in styles that allow air flow and are built for comfort and relaxation. Don't skimp on the splash of glam, after all these holidays are precious so why not feel fabulous whilst away!

Cossie Confidence - Helping Women Get In To A Swimsuit & Making Happy Memories

Summer. It's eagerly anticipated and much loved in Australia. Summer holidays, very precious. Days at the beach, in the pool, a chance to relax and have fun. But for many women, it's laced with fear, shame and insecurity. This summer, our mission is to get more women feeling fabulous about themselves in a cossie. If they can do that, they have the ticket to enjoying their summers and more importantly, making beautiful memories with their families and friends. And, for themselves. Welcome to CossieConfidence.

Reclaim Your Beach Confidence with a Frump Free Swimdress

Who knew that the swimdress would make a return to Australian swimwear wardrobes? Embrace your shape and just get out there; try one on and see!

The Best Swimsuit Style for Curvy Girls and Busty Beauties

A Crossover One Piece swimsuit is a fabulous all-rounder. A very clever swimwear. An eternal classic for a very good reason. Think crossover dress and you start to get the idea.

My Post Breastfeeding Boobs Are Small and I Need Flattering Swimwear

Natalie contacted us with a dilema recently and it's not uncommon. After breastfeeding her last child, her boobs that served her so well have failed to bounce back. They're flat and floppy. She's off on holiday soon and wants to get swimwear to have a great time away in and wants to know what style she should go for.

What to Pack and How To Wear It :: 7 Nights in Tropical Port Douglas

For some women, throwing a few kaftans and swimsuits together is all it takes but for many, packing for a week away on a tropical holiday is a pain, particularly if you haven't been there before. Port Douglas in Qld's tropical north, is a popular destination particularly in winter. This little Holiday Look Book is your paracetamol and will ease the packing pain by showing you easy looks for every day and night and at the same time, save your summer suitcase from unnecessary overload.

What Tankini is Best for a Big Bust? - Cath

Hello girls! Welcome to the first Ask Anita post where we answer the questions that we're asked often here at Sequins and Sand. This one is about a Tankini and comes from Cath in NSW.

Vietnam Quick Tips | Top 10 Destinations by Travelfish

Whether you're heading off to fabulous Vietnam or returning for more, these quick Top 10 tips are worth checking out, and ticking off. Courtesy of the fab team at Thanks guys!

Vietnam For Beginners | What to Expect and What Not to Miss

Vietnam Holidays must include a sunset cruise floating through Ha Long Bay. Getting measured up for a suit in charming Hoi An, belting through Saigon by cyclo. Trekking in the northern hills of Sapa. Just a few gems of advice from the most amazing team at But wait, there's so much more....

Curvy Swimwear Sizing

Celebrate being a woman in the new home grown Australian swimsuit label, Curvy Swimwear!

Why is Buying a Swimsuit So Hard? It's All About Cossie Confidence

Flabby belly, Ceasar scars, big belly, big boobs, small boobs, wide hips...the list goes on. We all have body bits that we wish were better. And what is regarded as 'a problem' is completely different for everyone. But it's really not the bits that bite us, it's our mindset.

How to Travel with your Hat: It really is a snap!

Don't waste your hard earned cash buying a new sun hat every time you go away. And certainly don't sacrifice your beach holiday look by leaving your much loved wide brim at home. You can travel with a Hat. It really is a snap!

Fiji made easy: What to pack for a fabulous Fiji fling

Planning a break in beautiful Fiji? Breathe-easy fabrics, flowy loose-fitting styles are your friends. Kaftans and summer dresses, the perfect packing partners. Take the humidity in your stride and keep your tropi-cool with these 5 top tips.

How to Pack Light and Right On Your Next Summer Holiday

Do you over pack when taking a summer holiday? Lucky to wear half of what you take and the rest feels like a waste? Hardworking, versatile resort pieces like kaftans and summer dresses are the key. Here's how to bring it all together and do more with less.

Port Douglas and Surrounds - 12 of The Best Places The Locals Love To Eat

Fabulous food, vino and a view makes for a great holiday. Add people you love and a light as air kaftan and you've pretty much got it made. Sometimes though, things can be a bit hit and miss. If you want to eat the best at a good price, then simply go where the locals do. Here's 12 of the best from much loved locals and our fabulous Facebook fans.

Eat, Pray, Frock Up! - What to Pack For A Bali Break With The Girls

Ditch the mum at home and office outfits and loosen up. Take advantage of this precious week away with the girls and frock it up in Bali!

Resortwear Basics: How to choose Swimwear that fits just right

Buying your swimwear online can save huge amounts of time and hassle - but how do you know exactly what size and fit to choose? Use these top tips for finding the perfect piece.

What to Wear on your Resort Island Holiday in Fiji

Traveling to a tropical island means being humidity savvy. Keep your cool and enjoy your break with these 5 top top 'what to wear' tips when packing for your resort getaway.

The Best Holiday Travel Clothes: Travel in Comfort, Arrive in Style!

On the plane or in the lounge. The test of any worthy travel clothing is that it will let you travel in comfort and arrive in style? Travel clothes that won't look crushed but feel luxuriously soft to the touch. Ultra fine cotton knits and super soft jerseys, a must.

Introducing HOLIDAY Designs | Kaftans, Beach and Summer Dresses

Adore summer holidays? Want to live like it's a holiday every day? Well, you can with HOLIDAY, an Australian resort wear label devoted to all things summer; kaftans, dresses, tops and more.

How to Hide Those Winter Wobbly Bits with The Right Kaftan Prints

You don't have to workout around the clock to get in shape for your short winter-sun break. The right printed kaftans and summer clothes will cleverly mask what lies beneath. Here are 4 simple tips to help you find the right prints. Prints that will have you looking and feeling fab on your quick trip away; no fuss, no bother.

How To Tame a Tummy with a Tankini for Women in Plus Sizes up to a 26!

Flabby bellies aren't a good look but so many of we women have them. If you love the flexibility of swimwear separates, a long line tankini is both clever and stylish and a great swimsuit for taming a tummy.

Get Beach Ready in a Flash with this Beach Bag checklist

Does getting out the door to go to the beach leave you a quivering ball of stress? Ever arrived on the sand to find you've left your towel at home? Kiss goodbye to stressful exits and forgotten sunnies with our no-sweat beach bag checklist.

The best beach wear for Curvy Girls: kaftans, swimwear & prints to make you look fab

Does your curvy figure make you feel self-conscious when summer rolls around? Don't despair. With the right clothes and accessories you can walk tall and reclaim your natural confidence.

The Capriosca Collection: Australian Swimwear with built-in self confidence!

Reclaim your beach confidence this summer. What ever your size or shape, Capriosca Swimwear Australia offers affordable, figure flattering swimsuits, in prints and plains, up to a size 26 and F Cup. This year, the mood is both rich and bright and delicately subdued in florals, intricates and a dash of retro.

Capriosca Swimwear - How To Find THE Best Swimsuit For You

Finding Swimwear with the right fit is so hard. Capriosca Swimwear is thoughtful, styled with real women in mind. Be it a One Piece, Tankini, Bikini or a Swimdress here are top tips for finding that perfect Swimwear piece.

How To Holiday Like an A-Lister by AT

You know we adore Australian Traveller (AT). Kate Perkins finds out how to holiday like the rich and famous, when money is no object and you allow yourself to dream.

The 'forgotten demographic': women aged over 35, looking for stylish yet age-appropriate resort wear

The 'forgotten demographic', women aged over 35, looking for stylish yet age-appropriate resort wear, is abundantly accommodated at a Brisbane-based retail website. [Press Release]

Pack Light and Right this summer. 7 simple tips show you how.

Pack light and right for you next summer vacation. These 7 simple tips will help make sure you don't over pack again, and what you do pack, actually works!

The best beach wear for big bellies: 3 simple tips for finding the right Bathers

Whether it's the baby bump that never went away or an attack of hormonal high-jinks, taming that tummy with swimwear that fits right is the ticket to looking your best this summer.

Resortwear Basics: 5 Handy Tips - What to pack to keep cool on your next summer escape

Travelling to a warmer climate particularly if it's a humid one, can take you by surprise if you don't get it right. Keep your cool with these 5 top tips.

Organise your Summer Holiday in a Snap...Just Tripit!

Summer holidays are eagerly anticipated events. Getting one organised can be time consuming and frustrating. Take the pain away and 'Tripit'. I said "Tripit...Tripit good!"

Lonely Planet's Top Tropical Paradises

Don your silk kaftan and escape to the exotic. How many of these can you tick off your list?

Cruise Holiday Must Do's: Top tips for packing right, for day & night so you can really cruise like a princess

Cruising to a summer place when it's winter is magical. Preparing for one if you've never done it before can be stressful. Top tip..pack the least to look your best. Start with versatile resortwear and a kaftan or two AND never pack anything you couldn't stand losing forever!

Resort Holidays: Family, couples, groups... something for everyone

Easter holidays are a great chance to duck off and get away. Resorts are perfect for a short break. With everything at your finger tips, you won't waste a single precious moment!

10 things to do before you turn 10. Top travel ideas for the family.

Great experiences to share with your kids before they turn 10. Nod knowingly, laugh out loud and pay attention to Dad's Tips in this fantastic article. Thanks Australian Traveller magazine and Dorian Mode, it's an absolute pearler!

Beach Holiday Travel: Leave the city wear at home! Here's the perfect travel wear for a summer break

From the moment you leave home, you should be in beach holiday mode. One of the best ways to get you in the groove, is to wear stylish yet relaxed summer clothing before you get on the plane.

Packing tips for any occasion : 4 rules of a happy suitcase

Does the thought of packing for a trip make you break out in hives? Take the panic out of preparation by following these four simple rules – wherever you're going, and for however long.


Here is a quick and easy place to find out those important things about shopping with a flash!

Resortwear Basics: What's Your Summer Style? - are you a 'Classic' girl?

A Classic Colour Palette for me immediately evokes images of crisp, cool whites and clean classic lines...sails furling gently in the breeze.


It's reassuring to know that when you shop on the internet, the people you are dealing with are real and are there for you.

Capriosca Swimwear Sizing

Here are my tips for helping to overcome the swimsuit sizing dilemma! We stock Australia's Capriosca Swimwear because we think it's stylish, thoughtfully crafted, great value and the sizing is generally 'true'.

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Watermelon Crush

Pink and turquoise. The colours of summer skies and sunsets. And cocktails. Remember blue curacao girls? Get summer ready in splashes of pink and blue!

  • NEW - Turquoise Blue One Piece - perfect for a Bigger Bust (D-G Cup!) and Longer Torso shapes.
  • BUNDLE and SAVE - Moroccan Ikat Beach Bag Bundle
  • SUN SAFE - Matching Hats!
  • Plum SARONG

Buy the LOOK below. FREE Express Shipping on all orders over $150 AND FREE Returns too!
Happy summer girls.

New in Blue!

Get summer ready in a flash and in your favourite Blues!

  • NEW - Turquoise Blue One Piece - perfect for a Bigger Bust (D-G Cup!) and Longer Torso shapes.
  • BUNDLE and SAVE - Blue Tile Beach Bag Set
  • SUN SAFE - Matching Hats!

Buy the LOOK below. FREE Express Shipping on all orders over $150 AND FREE Returns too!
Happy summer girls.

Bundle and Save - Palm Sundays XL Bag Set PLUS...

Save $ and time! Grab your stash of awesome, indestructible and summer-tastic bags and save 12% as you do!

In this Palm Sunday Bundle and Save Pack there is:
1x XL Beach Bag in Desert Palm Print - big enough for a family of 4
1x Wet Cossie Clutch - a waterproof clutch to stash your wet swimmers in
1x Mini Clutch - for all those essentials like phone, keys, lippie and $'s

Great for a day out at your local beach, pool or picnic! Ideal for travel - they pack flat and are super versatile. Being waterproof, you can pack cosmetics, lotions and medications in them too. Great for separating smalls from the rest of your clothing. So many uses.

Happy summer girls!

Weekend Away - What to Pack in Your Overnight Bag

Just one night a way can reset and restore us. And in these Coronavirus times, as lockdown laws are loosened, we will relish those short stays away. Here are some ideas for what to Pack in your Overnight Bag for an overnight escape. Layering essentials like leggings and a extra large wrap for day and night. Accessories to change things up with ease and a Wow dress for that dinner out. Enjoy!

Well Spotted!

Easy summer beach days, pool days, summer holidays. This crinkle cotton kaftan dress in gorgeous black spots is perfect for over swimmers, out to lunch and casual dinners too. A must pack for your next summer vacation where you don't want to iron, care and mix an match with less. Teams so well with black and natural colours and textures too. The bathers in this look are fabulous on those with a fuller tummy shape. Sizes 10-20 so includes plus sizes too. Bathers go up to a 26. Happy summer girls!

Natural Beauty - An Outfit the Pool, Beach and Summer Holidays

Easy, relaxed and beautiful. Low fuss. High confidence. This outfit has all you need for a wonderful day out by the pool and on the beach. Out to lunch is a breeze too with this look. Pack it on your next cruise or resort holiday for effortless day and night dressing. This kaftan will work hard for you. Over swimmers by day and over a slip dress at night. Knot it up, tuck it in and wear it over white pants or jeans for a different look again. So easy! Shop it below!

Classically Summer

A beach and holiday outfit that will have you feeling great for a very long time. Classic white, naturals with a dash of black. A onepiece, relaxed fit white shirt, wide brim hat and neutral woven beach bag. An outfit to lean on again and again for confident summer dressing and days.

Pretty in Pink - Beach and Pool Outfit

Isn't she...pretty in pink. Oh the 80's! You might have had your hay day in the 80's but you won't be feeling out of touch with this stunning outfit made for a hot summer holiday. Perfect for beach days and pool parties too. And pink brings it altogether.

  • A one piece swimsuit in Bohemian Sunset print - in plus sizes too
  • Large cotton sarong in Plum - to bring out the pink tones of the togs
  • Wide brim hat with - pink accents in the same tones of the togs
  • Candy Stripe - beach bag and waterproof wet cossie clutch to store all you need for your day out, including your wet bathers!

It's happy summer, effortless summer, here we come.


Summer Fun!

Inspired by a love of pink and green, this outfit will have you looking and feeling fab by the pool and at the beach this summer. So much fun with a dash of print clash too! In this look is:

  • #1 selling Bikini style - The Frill Bikini with High Waisted Pant in the very popular Costa Rica print
  • Large cotton sarong in Plum - to pick up the raspberry tones of Costa Rica brilliantly
  • Beach Bag + Wet Cossie Clutch to store your wet togs in and heaps more. In the Candy Stripe print - to pick up ALL the colours and tie them all together.

Love it? Shop it below. All of the bits or whatever takes your fancy. The idea behind it is to get you holiday ready quickly and easily.
Thanks girls!
Anita xx

Candy Crush Summer Pack

The perfect summer pack. Get you or someone you love set for beach, pool and resort days with this awesome Candy Crush Summer Pack.
Includes a 3 Bags all in a fab retro inspired multi-coloured stripe + matching Sarong and Hat.
Add a swimsuit in any colour to complete the look. Go for a print clash too!
Happy, easy as summer girls!

Black Leopard Pack

Get you or someone you love set for summer holidays with this Black Leopard summer pack! AND get a FREE Bonus Wet Cossie Clutch too!

Includes: Matching set of Leopard print beach bags + Hat with Leopard scarf + Black Sarong. Beach, pool and resort ready!

Easy to pack - the bags pack flat and are indestructible. Here's how to pack the hat so that it holds its shape. It's already very tough though.

Team it with a Black Swimsuit for an eternally stylish look. A great gift idea.

To your summer - with confidence!
Anita & The Girls

Leopard Love

Inspired by the love of Animal print, this Leopard Love look will have you feeling confident to take on your next summer holiday. Perfect for days out and about too (without the togs).

Add a Rita Wide Bring black hat and the look is complete! Rita comes with a leopard scarf as a feature trim. Will look fabulous with the Cies dress in black.

Hello summer. If you love leopard print and black, this look is for you!
Happy summer!

Anita & The Girls

Busty Bundle - Save 15% + FREE Sarong + FREE Express Post!

Getting summer holiday ready has never been so easy, and great value too!
Buy the bundle and save! Get summer holiday ready in a flash and save 15% when you do. We'll throw in fabulous freebies including a Sarong and Express Post too!

The 'Busty Bundle' has been created with those who have a bigger bust and don't have time to browse around looking for the right togs for their shape. AND you get the freedom to choose!

Our best selling style for a bigger bust is the Ruched Underwire and it comes in F & G cups up to a size 22.

Add in that summer essential, a Hat and we'll throw in the rest!

FREE beach bags and you're well on your way to a happy holiday with grace and ease.

Excellent value with a 15% saving, a Free Bag Set AND Free Express Post - what's not to love!

All you need to do:
1. Select ANY two Ruched Underwire swimsuits - either a one piece or a tankini top and matching bottom (in your size)
2. Add the Hat of your choice.
3. Enter the Code BUSTYBUNDLE at the checkout to get your 15% off
and we'll throw in the SARONG when we wrap your order up!

Offer Expires 18th Dec 2019 - just in time for Christmas Summer Holidays.

NOTE: The 15% off will only apply to the entire Bundle. You will need to order each of the elements in numbers 1&2 above to qualify for the discount and the code to work. That's 2x swimsuits + 1x Hat.

If you need a hand with sizing for your swimsuits please email us at or call us on 1300996256.

Here's to your happy summer and getting ready for it in a flash!
Anita & The Girls @ Sequins and Sand

Blue Belly Bundle - Save 15% + FREE $30 Bag Set + FREE Express Post too!

Buy the bundle and save! Get summer holiday ready in a flash and save 15% when you do! We'll throw in freebies including Bags and Express Post too!

The Blue Belly Bundle has been created with those who love blue and are tummy conscious. Our best selling style for a fuller belly shape - the 3 Tier is in this bundle as well as a figure flattering navy Bamboo Dress to wear as a cover up and out and about. It's also a great travel dress too! Add a Sarong and your holiday packing is almost done! Stash that sarong in your FREE beach bags and you're well on your way to a happy holiday with grace and ease.

Excellent value with a 15% saving, a Free Bag Set AND Free Express Post - what's not to love!

All you need to do:
1. Select ANY two 3 Tier swimsuits - either a one piece or a tankini top and matching bottom (in your size)
2. Add the Navy Bamboo Dress (in your size)
3. Add a Jam Jam Cotton Sarong (any colour you like just as long as it's a Jam Jam sarong)
4. Enter the Code BLUEBELLYBUNDLE at the checkout to get your 15% off
and we'll throw in the BAGS when we wrap your order up!

Offer Expires 18th Dec 2019 - just in time for Christmas Summer Holidays.

NOTE: The 15% off will only apply to the entire Bundle. You will need to order each of the elements in numbers 1-3 above to qualify for the discount and the code to work. That's 2x swimsuits + Navy Bamboo Dress + Jam Jam Cotton Sarong.

If you need a hand with sizing for your swimsuits please email us at or call us on 1300996256.

Here's to your happy summer!
Anita & The Girls @ Sequins and Sand


Look cool on hot summer days at the beach or by the pool with Clovelly. Features plus size options in the NEW Bohemian Sunset swimwear range teamed with a matching beach wear sarong, hat and coverup. So easy. Pack it on your next summer holiday.

Natural Beauty - An Outfit For Beach and Resort Holidays

Bring your love of classic linen with you when you head off on summer vacation this year! A Natural Beauty brings the eternally stylish shirt dress in the classic neutral shade of 'sand' to anchor the stunning colours and print in our Black Blossom swimwear range. We've added a wide brim hat in stunning textures and colours to bring them together. Such a beautiful outfit.
Here's to your happy summer holidays, with confidence...naturally.
Anita & The Girls.


Ipanema is all about flair, fun, and colour. Not to mention sun, beach and surf! Brighten up your next summer holiday with Resortwear and Swimwear bursting with colour and a smooth, sassy vibe. In this look are Wild Berries swimwear - bikini top, high waisted pant and underwire tankini top. Team it effortlessly with Costa Brava Tops and a relaxed, wide leg pant for lunch and drinks beach side for a perfect summer holiday. Wear the bikini or tankini top with the pants! Rio style. Pack with minimal fuss knowing it all comes together brilliantly. Ipanema. Shop it below girls!

San Sebastian

Pack this Look and be beach ready in a snap. Inspired by the colours Spain and one of its favourite beaches, San Sebastian. Relaxed chic with a dash of fun! A one piece in a stunning print of red, blue, black and gold. #1 style for a fuller tummy figure. Add a black cover up trimmed with bright pom-poms for swish and happiness! A bright Jasmine beach bag and matching zip up clutch to put you wet bathers in after that soothing dip.
To your summer - with confidence! Ole!
Anita & The Girls xx

Euro Vacay or Chase the Sun Break

Heading to a warmer place this winter? European Vacation? Perhaps north to the warmth of The Top End of Australia. Pack light and right with a swimsuit, a clever cover-up that will double up and serve you well and a wide brim hat. Store your wet swimmers in a zip up Wet Cossie Clutch and set off for your days out or pool side with a pack flat indestructible beach bag! Ready. Set. Shop. Pack! All in one place. All at Sequins and Sand - Live Your Best Summer .... Holiday!
Anita xx

Sunday Rose

A coffee catch up with friends. Weekends away with the girls or your significant other. This casual outfit is super easy to throw together in essentials that are super comfy too! Bamboo Leggings, White T shirt, Relaxed Fit Knitted Jumper finished off beautifully with a scarf to bring all those colours together and to give it a lift. Lovely and simple. Happy travels girls! And yes, we are Keith and Nicole fans :)
{These are items are from the Sequins and Sand Getaway Collection. A hand-picked selection of versatile pieces to help you create effortlessly stylish outfits and to pack light and right for your next precious escape}.

Sunday Brunch

Relaxing back. Time to breathe and just be. A spot in the gently warming sunshine. There's a little sharp coolness in the air. The coffee is soothing and the conversations...well, there might not be much at all. And that's absolutely fine.
This is your time. Trusty, comfy clothing a must. Go-to pieces that you know time and time again help you relax and look good.

Black & White - It's Alright!

Sorry...had to be said. Lara is rocking this 3 Tier Tankini top in classic Black and White Dots. Her fuller tummy shape is perfect for this best selling style. In sizes 14-26 it's a winner for so many! Keep it classic and simple with a Mesh Kaftan dress that falls brilliantly and feels heavenly on. Breathes in the heat, dries in a flash and sand just shakes out instantly! A holiday look that's hard to beat. Just add a matching Black Beach Bag and Hat and you're done! Thanks Lara. Awesome.

Classic Black Darling

Black. A Classic. Loved by our southern girls more than most, it's a go to for many.
This look is a modern take on that classic colour. The Batwing Onepiece takes its lead from the very popular off the shoulder look and turns it into a glam option for those precious resort escapes when sashaying from pool to bar and beach is all part of the daily routine. Stunning. Thanks Evie, one of our #CossieConfidence Crew girls from SA.

Off To The Beach!

Tatia's is set for a beach day out with her figure flattering 3 Tier One Piece in Black (perfect for her fuller tummy shape), matching coverup Cape in black and white and finished off with a pop of summery green from the indestructible yet stylish beach bag. All local Aussie labels who know what we need for a great beach day out.
Thanks girls! Ax

Classic. Relaxed Chic. Black & Naturals.

If you're summer style is Classic with a dash of relaxed chic then this look is right up your shirt dress. Naturals and black. Eternally stylish. Linen and cottons. Hats, Beach Bags and Zip Up Pouches in matching shades and weaves. And they'll take a knock or too, in fabrics that bounce back to life every time. Timeless summer style.

Classic with a Twist - Coral + Khaki

When you want to experiment with colour, teaming it with a trusty neutral that won't compete for attention is the way to create a look that is well balanced and relaxed.

Here we've teamed a coral kaftan with a khaki travel robe and added a swimsuit that brings both of those colours together and accessories to top it off nicely.
Happy holiday vibes indeed, and a little unexpected.

Naturals and Blue

For those who love colour but not so loud and proud, teaming naturals with colour bursts like blue and aqua is the go. Naturals will temper any bright look, day and night. Perfect for relaxed summer holidays.

Blue Sky Beach Days

Katrina loves a 3 tier one piece on her shape. She's a bit tummy shy. And that Garden Party print! Very spring and happy. Complete the look with a sky blue kaftan cover-up, add a sassy mid brim hat and don't forget the bugs! No summer is complete without bugs. Thanks Katrina from Sista with Style. Awesome!

Beach Days & Chardonay

When Karen heads off to the beach she does it with a splash of summer style. Not over the top, still relaxed in her summer bright kaftan over the top of her figure flattering togs. Wide brim hat a in a neutral tone to go with anything and a big beach bag for all those essentials. When it's time for lunch, it's a dash to the surf club and no need to feel any less fabulous. She's Chardy set! Thanks Karen!

Get Away Essentials : Relaxed. Easy.

Time away to relax and unwind is precious. You want to keep that vibe alive with resort and swimwear that's thoughtfully stylish and comfy too! Pieces that effortlessly work together to create great looks in a snap. No need to think when you pack. We love that. Here's to your precious Get Way girls. Anita xx

Classic Black and White Swim and Resort Wear

Resortwear staples in classic black and white will stand the test of time. Reliable, versatile pieces to turn to again and again. Travelwear that is so versatile you can wear them day and night, transform an outfit with ease and have you doing more with less.

In this look we take a classic black maxi to wear day (when knotted at the split) and night (let loose) layered with a long line Kimono if you like. 2 night time looks.

Wear the Kimono as a swimsuit coverup or sarong then as a head scarf or neck scarf to jazz up a day time look. So easy.

Keep the black and white colour palette tight for a classy look and team your resortwear with a wide brim hat, clutch and swimwear.

It's all about doing more with less. Happy summer holidays!

Off to the Beach in Under 4 Minutes!

Yes you can get to the beach in no time at all. If it takes more than 4 minutes, we're not interested (bikini line preening not included in that time). This look is brought together with Coral being the hero colour. Do this with any colour that's in your cossies. We love this kaftan for its cool, light fabric. Layer over a cotton slip for lunch at the surf club or casual dinner out with the family. Thanks Clair for showing how fab it looks!

Happy summer holiday Beach Bunnies!
Anita x

Classic Colours. Classic Beach To Bar Look.

Fresh and so very summer holiday. White and blue are the classic colours of summer. Add a splash of black to the mix and you've got an eternally stylish look. Easy as. Happy beach days girls! Anita x

Long Sleeve Beach and Beyond Days

Long sleeves are essential for some girls in the summer sun. A dress that is light enough and versatile to wear over togs then out and about is a must for any summer suitcase. Pack light and right with this deep indigo blue dress from Australia's Holiday.

Now Where's that Beach Bag?

There is something so very summer about a white dress. And this clever one will take you from the beach over togs, to out out lunch at the surf club and on to that BBQ with friends. Love what you've teamed it with Fiona! Finally, that beach bag turned up. Happy holidays Beach Bunnies! Ax

Just Add Water.

Just add water. And this fab easy wear, do more with less beach dress. In soft as striped green fabric keep cool and stay calm these hot summer holidays. We've picked up the black stripe and teamed it with slate greys. Beach, poolside, lunch at the club, spot of shopping with the girls. Your go to dress is here. Thanks Adrift Clothing and Fiona for showing us how easy it is to do.

Make mine a G&T thanks. And poolside please.

This is why kaftans are so popular. What happens when your beach day is done and you need to get ready for drinks by the pool before dinner? Here's what you do! Thanks Fiona. Love the 'reverse' look. Easy as, yet again. Happy holidays. Make mine a G&T please. Anita x

Get Classy at the Beach. Dare ya!

Go on. Every now and then it won't hurt. Get a bit classy for the beach and add a bit of bling. This kaftan has gorgeous pretty beads and sequins along the neckline. So lovely. For beach and beyond. Happy times.

Casual Beach Holidays Means Easy Peasy Please!

Easy Peasy. That's the vibe on a family holiday. By the time you take care of the kids and all their gear, there's not much time for you to get yours together. Throw on this beaut beach dress over your togs, all a bag and hat and...quick as a flash, you're done!

Portside Drinks. Cruise Holiday Best Dressed!

Summer parties, cruise holidays, destination weddings to that tropical paradise. These occasions and more call for a maxi dress and this light and cool maxi is certainly the ticket. Fiona wears it with a simple heel and a smile. Oh! it also comes with a matching navy cotton slip dress too. Available in sizes SM, L/XL and 2XL/3XL it will fit from a 10-22. Fiona is a 16/18 and wears the L/XL.
Happy cruisin' Beach Bunnies!

Tropical Island Wedding & Party Ready!

Nothing screams summer party and beach wedding like a maxi dress. A bright floral maxi kaftan dress with yellow high lights and blue tassels - simply stunning.
Team it with a sun safe parasol so your hair do stays fabulous and yo are special occasion set! Oh! And don't forget your clutch. A girl should never be clutchless.

The Beach Is Calling - C'mon Fiona!

Play with prints and stripes. Create a sophisticated beach holiday look with a twist. Make it your own. Glad you got it together Fiona! Love it! Kaftan dress in Lantana print from Holiday. SunSoaked Lucie black and white zip up one piece. Blue bag by Holiday. Striped hat by Kooringal

Corsica is Calling!

A happy blue kaftan dress in a relaxed fit style that looks as good as it feels. Wear it over you bikini and then out on the terrace with wedges and a splash of brightly coloured bling to welcome the sunset in.

Add A Little Leopard Print

When Kate wants to lift her summer holiday looks she reaches for a little leopard print. Teamed with coral and black this is a va va voom poolside look. Add a lovely lariat and heels and take this creation out for lunch. Easy as! Thanks Kate.

Let's catch up for a bite to eat!

When Fiona wanted to head out for a meal with the family, fussing about just wasn't going to happen. On holidays, less is definitely best. Relaxed. Easy. and Stylish. Kaftan dress that can be revved up or kept casual THE best resortwear piece in your summer suitcase.

Beach Ready - I've got my eye on you!

Classic colours for a classic summer holiday look with a boho twist. Black kaftan over black and white check swimsuit topped off with a mid brimmed fedora in caramel. Easy to throw together. Easy to mix n' match with so many other resort pieces in your summer suitcase.

Just Add a simple black Kaftan

As Evie wraps up her day on the beach she's heading out to late afternoon drinks with friends. This trusty black kaftan is just the ticket. In her relaxed vibe, Evie just wants to switch her beach thongs for sparkly heels that say 'party time!'. Low fuss, maximum impact. That's how we like our summer holiday dressing to be. How about you?


Beach days and lazy long lunches. Cottesloe. Simply sandy chic.

Bali Break

Simple, cool with a splash of colour. Kaftans are hard to beat in the heat - it's all that air flow! Relaxed Bali breaks by the pool and on the beach.

Holiday in Greece

White washed walls. Brilliant blue skies. Relaxed. What is your Greek Island dream?

Port Douglas Escape

Poolside chic. Walks on Four Mile Beach. A Port Douglas getaway is all about good food, great views and relaxing.

Hello Hawaii

Palm trees kissing the sky. Crystal blue water and warm sunny days. Oh and the hoola!

Sail Away to Fiji

Sail away to Fiji. Divine sunsets. Drink cocktails out of coconuts and walk on pristine beaches. Light cotton casuals are the go. A top over bathers then pants for when the wind picks up and night falls. A carry all for that towel and extras. Love. Fiji.
Anita & The Girls xx

A European Escape

Roam the countryside and hide in cafes. No need to think black pants and short sleeve knit revved up with a tiger strip tunic and soft warm wrap scarf. Add your boots and you're done!
Click on the link here for tips on how to bring it together!

Summer Mystery with a Hint of Mint

Mint slice inspired? Maybe. Think rich blacks, chocolates and bronze with a hint of mint to lift and have them begging for more. Black mesh cover-up, black retro onepiece, mint scarf and cuff. Top it off with a black and white hat and a metallic clutch. Stunning!

Blue Summer

Turquoise seas and summer sun. A simple jersey summer dress over swimwear and then out to lunch.

Sunset Dreamer

Island escapes and warm summer night have you out and about, so dress to impress. Kaftan, necklace, slip dress and cuff. Ole!

From Fiji with Love

Fabulous Fiji. Relaxed. Sunny. By the pool. On the reef. Kids are safe and it's time to step out for the night! Kaftan, onepiece, hat, bling and colour!

Luxe Spa & Bar

Step off the plane and hit the tarmac running. Set for a luxury spa day or a cool soothing cocktail at the pool bar.