Every blonde harbours a not-so-secret wish to look like Ursula Andress on the beach. That's a fact. It's such a given that, on looking for an iconic Dr No bikini to go away with this year, I was shocked to learn that hardly anywhere does a classic, white, no-frills two-piece. I trawled through broderie anglaise, tacky sequin sprays and hip-widening ruffles but, alas, nada. Panicked that my holiday would be utterly bereft without it, I continued to search for The Perfect White Bikini. It just seemed to conjure up a sort of transendent sex appeal; part Bond Girl, part desert island fantasy.
Now, I can't promise to be going all Bear Grylls on my holiday; I really can't see me forcing clams open with my teeth etc, but hopefully this M&S number (I found it in *M&S!* I know!) will propel me that little bit closer to looking like a classic beach beauty in manner of Ursula or Brooke Shields circa Blue Lagoon. And if anyone disagrees I can always threaten them with my diving knife.