Claire Sweeney, 51, enjoys a stroll on the beach in Barbados

Braless Claire Sweeney, 51, looks sensational in a plunging green maxi dress and totes a £1,440 YSL bag on beach in Barbados

Claire Sweeney certainly didn’t have the January blues as she hit the beach in sunny Barbados on Thursday. 

The actress, 51, looked gorgeous in a green Maxi dress as she enjoyed a stroll on the sand during her stay on the stunning Caribbean island. 

Claire, who jetted abroad with her friends and family to see the start of 2023 in style, appeared to be having the time of her life as she basked in the sunshine. 

Gorgeous: Claire Sweeney, 51, certainly didn’t have the January blues as she hit the beach in sunny Barbados on Thursday

The stylish frock featured tiered ruffle detailing as well a racy plunging neckline.

Adorned with a colourful abstract print the dress accentuated the former Brookside star’s golden tan. 

Claire toted her essentials in a £1,440 YSL beach bag and accessorised with a selection of gold jewellery.  


Beach babe: The actress looked gorgeous in a stylish green dress as she enjoyed a stroll on the sand during her stay on the stunning Caribbean island 

Stunner: The stylish frock featured tiered ruffle detailing as well a plunging neckline, as she appeared to go braless beneath it

The stunner sported a glamorous palette of make-up for the outing and styled her blonde tresses into loose curls. 

She made her way along the sand before stopping to chat with pals who were enjoying the sunshine. 

Claire has been sharing snaps from her luxury getaway on Instagram. 

Tan: Adorned with a colourful print the dress accentuated the former Brookside star’s golden tan


Exhausted: Claire had been having such a busy time she was forced to stifle a yawn 

While away, Claire has also been enjoying meals out at Mango Bay restaurant, where she rang in the New Year and the famous Lonestar. 

The star has been holidaying with a group of friends and her son Jaxon, seven, who is her son from a past relationship with her ex Daniel Reilly.

Last year, Claire revealed her weight loss secrets ahead of starring in Cabaret All Stars and wanting to look her ‘physical best.’

Chat: She met up with friends who were soaking up the sun in swimsuits 

Pricey: She toted her essentials in a £1,440 YSL beach bag and accessorised with a selection of gold jewellery


Paddle: Claire later enjoyed a paddle as she took in the magnificent views 

‘The plan is to start going to the gym and hot yoga five days a week, because it’s amazing for weight loss and strengthening my core.’ 

While she has been open about her fitness regime, Claire has always insisted she doesn’t put too much pressure on herself and has previously ’embraced being overweight’.

During a March 2022 appearance on ITV’s Lorraine, Claire revealed of her secrets to looking and feeling good: ‘I think it’s just dressing appropriately, I changed my hair slightly. Just embrace it and enjoy being you.


Posh: While away, Claire has also been enjoying meals out at Mango Bay restaurant, where she rang in the New Year and the famous Lonestar

Leggy: She put on a very leggy display as she strolled along the shore 

Family getaway: The star has been holidaying with a group of friends and her son Jaxon, seven, who is her son from a past relationship with her ex Daniel Reilly

‘I’m a stone overweight at the moment but that’ll come off. Don’t beat yourself up over things.’ 

Loraine replied: ‘You’re a wise woman. Far too many of us put things off – thinking I’ll wear that when I lose a stone. Wear it now!’

Laughing, Claire said: ‘Get your suck-in knickers on and wear a frock!’

Relaxing: She later joined her party as they chatted away in the sunshine 

Beaming: Claire appeared to be having a wonderful time on the tropical trip

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