Women's Lifestyle
Prima UK

Prima UK August 2019

Prima delivers real life guidance, inspiration & ideas to simplify the lives of modern woman today. In Prima Magazine there is something for everyone - advice on how to look and feel your best, time and money saving solutions, quick and easy food, beautiful homes and gardens, and above all everything you need to get the most out of life. Prima addresses the emotional needs of everyday women, covering issues relevant to every life stage, through shared experiences and real life inspiration and advice. Its tone is supportive, warm, helpful and fun, with a positive approach to life and a modern point of view.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
your feelgood summer

Picture this: it’s a warm summer’s evening and you’re floating in the cool water of a shallow stream. You feel the stresses and strains of the day washing away. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Well, for Kate Townshend it’s a daily reality. She found that swimming (or wild swimming, as it’s known when you bathe in natural waters) helped cure her anxiety (page 30). But then the great outdoors is an amazing thing. Our feature on page 34 focuses on how gardening, or even just spending time in your garden, can boost your mood and give you a sense of inner peace. I’m someone who finds it hard to relax, so I’ll be giving it a go, and I’d love to know how you enjoy your time outside this summer, too. If…

2 min.
prima loves

Compiled by Jo Atkinson, Medina Azaldin, Carolyn Bailey, James Cunningham, Alice Shields…

11 min.
‘i’m an embarrassing mum ‐ i’ve had to rein it in!’

Gabby, 46, lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, Kenny, a former Scottish rugby international, 47, and their twins, Lois and Reuben, who turn 14 this month. GIRLS RUN THE WORLD I’m part of BBC’s Change The Game season – we’re the biggest destination for all women’s sport this summer. I’m primarily involved in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the athletics in Doha later in the summer. There’s also women’s cricket and netball. It’s such a positive and important progression in women’s sport, as it will be shown in prime-time slots on the main channels and hopefully will attract new audiences as well as ones that are already engaged. When I first started out, women’s sport wasn’t on TV very often. If you’re a child or teenager watching this summer, there will be…

3 min.
slip into neutral

Hazy days If you’re looking for something a bit special, try a pair of statement trousers for summer events. Wide-leg styles are super flattering and sufficiently floaty to keep you cool. A tie waist also defines your middle, so keep your top half fitted and simple to balance the look. Top, £67; trousers, £143, both 8-18, J.Crew. Hat, £19.95, Seasalt. Earrings, £9.50, M&S Collection. Mules, £60, 3-8, Aldo Snap happy Stay smart and stylish in relaxed summer tailoring by investing in a shorts suit. Worn together or as separates, be it for work, weekends or even a wedding, your outfit opportunities are endless. Jacket, £49.50; shorts, £29.50, both 6-24, M&S Collection. Camisole, £19.99, 8-20, Lindex. Earrings, £54, Branch Jewellery. Necklace, £10, Accessorize Go with the flow Easy to pack and easy to wear, a floor-sweeping maxiskirt is…

1 min.
try the trend

Slip on over swimwear for an oh-so stylish poolside lunch. Team with a classic striped blazer for garden parties and posh picnics. For festival style, go for cowboy boots and a belt bag. Bold accessories add some fun. Go all out with an eclectic mix of feminine accessories: ideal for a summer wedding.…

1 min.
buy it, wear it, love it!

Style solutions from our fashion director AMANDA MARCANTONIO SARONG STYLE Yep, they’re back! This summer sees the return of the sarong. Use as a cover-up and to add colour to your classic black cossie, or wear with a pretty silk cami and barely there sandals for nights at the beach bar. TOP TEES Stars, stripes and slogans: we love these fun holiday T-shirts. Perfect to slip on over swimwear tucked in to denim cut offs, or team with linen paper bag-waist trousers for a relaxed evening vibe. Eastern influence Our favourite bohemian brand, East, has had a makeover. Relaunching with a new sustainable luxury collection, it will focus on organic cotton, earth-friendly dyes and a people-positive approach to fashion. With this, it aims to make a commitment not just to the planet, but to its customers who want…