No use sticking your head in the *ahem* beach sand and hoping bikini season will disappear. It's here to stay and to make the transition from winter to summer as fluid as possible, we've rounded up some of our favourite bikini choices for the season. Don't hate on the models - with the right knowledge about your body type, you can make any one of these bikini's look great on you!
This is a relatively unknown brand to South Africa, but we just can't help but love all their swimsuits and gorgeous photography (including the intro picture). Most Stuttafords stock Sea Folly as well as a few handful of boutiques around South Africa. You can find a comprehensive list of South African stockists here. And do check out their website if online shopping is what you're after. Starting from the left, we adore this cute little number! A bold and fun tropical pattern always looks great on a boyish figure, lending it the illusion of shapes and curves. Strapless bikini's are always a hit, but be careful if you plan on swimming in them! We love the subtle gold feel of the second bikini - it's ultra glamorous and perfect for sipping cocktails along the side of a pool. The ruffles on the bikini top are great for creating a fuller effect, and the ruffled sides hide away any love handles you may not want to show. We absolutely love the full swimsuit range that Sea Folly has on show. This '50s inspired get-up is really fun and the extra thick straps will mean extra support for your girls. An all round win if you're not quite ready for a bikini We couldn't leave out the traditional triangle bikini that we all love. The fun pattern lends a playful feeling to this swim suit and the side ties make your legs look longer - perfect if you're shorties like Kim and I!
We've told you about Cotton On a few times and are thrilled to see it coming to Pavilion Shopping Centre in Durbs soon (we'll keep you posted!). In the meantime, feast your eyes on their bikini options. What's great with Cotton On is that their suits come in separate pieces - allowing you to mix and match as you please. We adore the fun navy blue and white polka dot bikini and the structure of the bikini top means more support and less flashing action on the beach. The cheeky cleavage reveal of the black swimsuit is perfect for smaller girls; allowing the illusion of a fuller look. The playful ruffles of the black bottom are perfect for distracting the eye from the stomach and you don't get a more flattering colour than black. We couldn't not show you the fun print of the third set! We love the very on-trend aztec style of the print and the colour is perfect for darker skins. An all round win!
If you're in dire need of a bikini look no further than the ever-popular Billabong. You can't go wrong with the always on trend, affordable and good quality suits that Billabong have to offer and we battled to narrow down our choices! For the smaller girls, a strapless bikini always does wonders. We love the tie detail in the front of the bikini and the purple is the perfect pop of brightness for this season. We've seen a lot of scalloping and laser-cutting in fashion, and so we naturally love this coral bikini that is right on trend. The ties on the side of the bottoms are perfect to hide away the ever troublesome thighs, and they'll do wonders for elongating your legs. White is a brave choice for swimwear and we only love it on tanned skin - so whip this bad boy after a few sun-filled days. We love the subtle crochet texture of this bikini. You don't get more fun, flirty and ultra-feminine than florals, lace and ruffles - and this last bikini combines them all so that you can show off your bikini body with pride!
Bikini season doesn't have to be a nightmare. It's all about choosing something that you love and feel great in and just getting out there with confidence and gutso in your strut! Happy shopping!
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Labels: bikini, billabong, CottonOn, fashion, sea folly, Summer