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Going on holiday soon? See our clever packing advice here…

When someone says ‘Holiday’, what picture pops into your head?

For Cyndy and Jan, the picture is of a glistening blue pool with loungers. As long as there are cocktails with bowls of crisps, nuts and delicious olives at sundown, they are in holiday heaven!

Of course we know ‘Holiday’ may mean something different to you; that what makes your holiday truly memorable meets your needs, lifestyle and budget… oh yes, and having your ideal holiday wardrobe too!

With the help of Debenhams Holiday Shop, we have been putting together the perfect packing list and holiday wardrobes for every type of vacation. And, because we know that looking great is important to you, we have included some beauty essentials, too…



Think long, languid days lounging by your pool, with lazy lunches and candlelit dinners on your own private terrace. The rhythm of a relaxed villa holiday means possibly wearing the same thing from breakfast to bed-time, so you want to pick villa-wear that looks fabulous but also that you can put on and forget about. So we are thinking luxury kaftans, brilliant (but not too brief) bikinis, and stunning slides, all zhooshed up with spectacular sunnies and a glamourous sun hat. Don’t forget your Jurlique Balancing Mist – just spritz it on your face to cool you down, and ensure your skin stays moisture rich, whilst lazing in the sun rays.

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Wherever you are heading for your beach holiday, whether it’s Marbella or Mexico, Ibiza or Italy, we know what you need for vacation perfection.  We reckon you want stunning swimwear, a sensational sun hat, fabulous flipflops, chic sunglasses and, most crucial of all, suncream!

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Whether you are exploring Rome, Barcelona, Boston or Edinburgh, your vacation needs for a City-break will be all about practicality and comfort – and, of course, looking chic…  Your city-break wardrobe will comprise jeans, tops, trainers and a handy-yet-chic- backpack! Don’t forget to pack your Urban Decay all nighter setting spray to ensure your makeup doesn’t budge. Even after a whole day of sight-seeing plus an evening of dinner and drinks!

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A cruise means dressing for a beach holiday, for a city-break and for a smart dinner-date – potentially all in one day. So, a cruise packing list needs to be clever or you could end up taking waaaay too much. Whether you are cruising in the Med or sailing round the world, we think these pieces spell ship-board perfection.

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A staycation means different things to different people, but whether we think it means staying at home and taking day-trips, or we think it means a week in a hotel or B&B not too far from home, we all agree it means practical clothing. This could be jeans, jumpers, coats which you probably already have… Why not splash out on a gorg new day dress, or maybe some luxe loungewear to ensure you can relax in style. For a staycation, we think the truly essential beauty essential is a brilliant fake tan product like this Laura Geller bronzer so that… well, you know why…

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What kind of holiday is your fave? Tell us below!


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